Alchymy Viols – American at Versailles
July 7 @ 7:30 pm$12 – $22
An original ballet masque of French baroque music, dance, and drama written and choreographed by Sarah Edgar, featuring Carrie Hennimann Shaw, soprano; Sarah Edgar, director and dancer; with guest Paulina Francisco, soprano. The American on the Grand Tour encounters the exotic world of French baroque manners, dress, dance and love.
Performers include Allison Edberg Nyquist, Janelle Davis, Martie Perry, and Brandi Berry Benson, violin; Wendy Gillespie, tenor viol; Erica Rubis, bass viol; Philip Spray, violone; Tom Gerberd, harpsichord; Mark Cudek, percussion; Sung Lee, oboe, recorder, traverso; Kali Page and Joe Caruana, dancers; Carrie Hennimann Shaw, soprano; Sarah Edgar, director and dancer; and guest Paulina Francisco, soprano
Alchymy Viols‘ collaborates with some of the nation’s finest gambists and other soloists, choirs, and instrumentalists to present music from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Unique to Alchymy are its newly-written and arranged productions of music, drama and dance growing out of the form of the seventeenth century masque, productions such as “Cavalii’s Masque,” “American at Versailles,” “World of Leonardo,” and “Brothers Lawes.”