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Festa a Corte by La Rossignol

HIGHLIGHT on Art and Culture: The Embassy of Italy in Jakarta and the Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta present a classic dance performance entitled “Festa a Corte” by La Rossignol. The cultural movement known as Italian Renaissance encompasses a long period of extraordinary growth, where masterpieces follow one another in a fascinating crescendo.

Music, dance and musical instruments grow into symbols with an intrinsic value: not anymore simply forms of entertainment, but indicators of an environment where social conventions are becoming more and more complex.

Magnificence gets married with grace: the desire to astonish and the research for a more and more refined way of living induce the courts to adopt precise behavior norms.

The Renaissance dances become more than a simple form of amusement and of courtly technique, and assume the characteristics of a proper musical and dancing art: refined, elegant, and codified into precise written forms. The performance is presented by international professionals wearing costumes of the XV and XVI century and playing very curious early music instruments.

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They will stress the social and inter-relational aspects of the Renaissance dances by recreating a typical Italian “festa” with its well-defied contrast of two different worlds: the musicians and servants preparing the feast, and the nobility amusing themselves with music and dances.

A part from the performance La Rossignol also conducts a workshop dedicated to amateur dancers and a master class for professional dancers involving students from several dance schools in Jakarta.

This classic dance performance entitled “Festa a Corte” by La Rossignol on the 22nd of September 2017 at 19.000 at the Usmar Ismail Hall, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. C No. 22, Jakarta Selatan.

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