|5 - 6 January 2013
|We will be doing short informal performances throughout the day at Ware Museum as part of a living history event by the Hungerford Household.|
|7 April 2013
|We will be performing Masque dances in Masque costumes at Ware Museum as part of a living history event by the Hungerford Household.|
|25 - 26 May 2013 - CANCELLED
|Due to unforeseen conservation works that the National Trust is carrying out at the Vyne, we are unable to perform at this event.|
|3-4 August 2013
|Henrician cooking, music and dance at this CADW site|
Our first event in 2012 was at the Wallace Collection, Negri's "Battaglia" as part of an evening performance by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in conjunction with the exhibition of Renaissance Swords at the Wallace Collection. We then participated at a two day living history at the Vyne as part of the Hungerford Household followed in June by two days at Shaw House, Newbury.
We then had two events at CADW sites in Wales. In August we were at Tretower Court and then a month later at Raglan Castle demonstrating the preparations for a Jacobean Masque. Closer to hime, we put on a beginners course followed by a concert performance of dancing as part of the Southampton Tudor Revels.
In 2011, we put on a set of performances in support of Dunstable's History Day 2011, followed on June 12 by participation in A Dance Through Time. This major collaborative work saw three dance groups recreating 16th and 17th century dances in the site the dances were named after. It is hoped to repeat this on a more extensive list of sites in 2012
Over the summer, we put on a weekend event of music and dance at Chepstow Castle, followed by a weekend charity event at Wolverton Manor and a one day event at Farnham Castle for the heritage open days.
In 2010 we performed at Medieval Mayhem at Ufton Court in May followed by a return visit to Chepstow Castle in June. July saw us providing music and dance for the British Museum "Renaissance Late" event held in conjunction with their "Italian Renaissance drawings" exhibition
Our Welsh tour followed in August with visits to Plas Mawr and Tretower Court. This was followed in September with participation in 2 events in the same day at Farnham Castle and the Vyne In support of the Mary Rose exhibition at the Willis Museum in Basingstoke, we provided music and dance for Tudor days at Basing House in October.
Events are performed under our stage name - Renaissance Footnotes.
We gave our first public performance in 1992 and since then have performed on our own, and in association with other groups at the Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, the Great Hall Winchester, the Commandery Worcester, the Painted Hall Greenwich, the Weald and Downland Museum of Buildings, Dinan (Brittany), Tourcoing (Alsace), Arreton Manor (IOW), and a number of English Heritage, National Trust and CADW sites across the country
We perform in good quality reproduction period clothes and footwear, either all of a single period, or showing a variety of styles illustrating the changing fashions between 1450 and 1650. We are able to supply our own musicians for a performance if required, who use reproduction period instruments, and who also have period costume. In addition to the performance dances, we know a number of simple audience participation dances which we are able to teach.
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. So in addition to performing the dances we are able to discuss the social background to the dances, the basis of their reconstruction, our clothes etc., with the audiences.
We also have extensive contacts, and would be happy to assist in the staging of domestic living history events. 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, secretary, gentry lady, musician, still room woman, 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.
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