Practical session led by Hubert Hazebroucq

In this session, Hubert will present a part of the choreography from his solo performance “Harlequin’s Flute”. He will share the process of creating two short minuets, with two opposite theatrical meanings. You will learn their spatial structures and steps vocabulary, inspired by original notated dances, in order to create sequences adapted to the character and the dramatic context. The use of spatial and rhythmical patterns will allow to include some improvised parts supporting the interpretation.

Hubert Hazebroucq is a French dancer, choreographer, teacher, and independent researcher specialising in baroque and renaissance dance since 1998. He obtained MSc in Art studying early dance from the 17th century. He regularly presents lectures and publishes articles on early dance at international conferences. In 2017, he co-organised a symposium on German dance treatises for the Centre National de la Danse and the University of Leipzig. Lately he has received three ‘Research and Repertoire’ grants from the Centre National de la Danse in Paris.

As a performer, he has worked with Christine Bayle in L’Éclat des Muses, as well as several other choreographers including Marie-Geneviève Massé and Lieven Bart. In 2015, he performed for the BBC4 documentary “The King who invented ballet”.

As a choreographer, Hubert is regularly invited to collaborate with music ensembles, such as Denis Raisin-Dadre’s “Doulce Mémoire” to produce “Magnificences à la cour de François I” in 2015 and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. His own dance company “Les Corps Eloquents” has performed in operas in Versailles (“Le Devin du Village” with “Les Arts Florissants”). Since 2017 he is touring a solo programme “Harlequin’s Flute” on Telemann’s Fantasias.