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We are available for booking for dance performances, workshops and for living history events . We are able to supply our own musicians for a performance if required, who use reproduction period instruments, and who also have period costume.

Details of the experience of our specialists available on request.

If you want to find out more about us or book us then please contact Robert Huggett



Dance performances


We can provide dance performances customised to your requirements as to number of performances and duration. We can cover dances from any period from 1450 through to around 1650. We prefer to perform indoors. Performances would normally require a minimum of 4-6 dancers and at least two musicians. We can present background information about the dances such as historical context, sources, types of dance if you require the performance to have an educational element. Performances can include simple audience participation dances which we will teach.

Music and dance performances can either be timetabled according to your requirements, or on a semi-continuous basis as and when an audience gathers. We can also timetable talks on a variety of topics suitable for the period covered including talks on music, dance, costume, food including preparation, serving and dining arrangements, people associated with the site, and period pursuits such as hunting.

We have participated in the staging of Elizabethan/Jacobean Masques and can provide the dance elements for a masque presentation, and we have contacts with actors who can provide a theatrical performance.

If you want an evening event that includes a meal then we can also arrange for period cooks to provide appropriate food and drink for a buffet or sit down meal.


Workshops


We can provide workshops covering dances from any period from 1450 through to around 1650 for complete beginners or those already familiar with early dance. The maximum number of participants will depend on the space available and type of workshop with advanced workshops being more restricted in number than those for beginners. We can provide experienced dancers to assist and demonstrate the dances. Workshops can be delivered with either live or with recorded music. We can combine a workshop with a dance performance if required.


School Visits

Most members of the group are not available during the week, but a small number are and have experience in working with children in schools. Members of the group can cover a wide range of topics - contact Robert Huggett for further details.


Living History Events

We would be happy to assist in the staging of domestic living history events. We cover the period 1450 to 1650 and we can supply people in good quality reproduction period clothes appropriate to the period. The members of the group have between them a wealth of experience in historical interpretation, both in events for schools, and in events open to the general public.

The exact roles that we can cover depends on who is available, the group includes people able to cover the following roles: Household steward, cook, laundry woman, seamstress, lace maker, huntsman, gentleman, merchant, secretary, gentry lady, musician, still room woman, navigator, astrologer, physician and dancing master. Many of the group have been trained in historical interpretation for work at Hampton Court and almost everyone in the group has participated in the annual Kentwell Tudor recreation.


The following pictures provide examples of the activities we can include in events in addition to dancing. Click on them to enlarge