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PBO, UBE, and NYBDC Co-Present

FREE Baroque Dance and Music Workshop
for Students and the Community

Friday, January 25 from 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m.
UC Berkeley’s Hertz Hall

  • Dance to live French Baroque music from Rameau’s “Le Temple de la Gloire,” performed by members of PBO playing side-by-side with the University Baroque Ensemble directed by Christine Brandes.
  • The brilliant New York Baroque Dance Company Founder and Co-Director Catherine Turocy will lead the exhilarating workshop onstage!
  • No prior dance experience is necessary. It’s okay to sign up to dance or to observe.
  • Please click HERE to reserve your seat on a first come, first served basis. Please be advised that Turocy’s last Workshop at UC Berkeley two years ago was filled within 24 hours.





Thanks are due to UC Berkeley’s student performers, staff, and faculty and to NYBDC for helping to make this event possible!

An Ongoing Partnership

In April 2017, conductor Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale partnered with Cal Performances, Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, and New York Baroque Dance Company to produce the modern-day premiere of Rameau’s original version of his opera, “Le Temple de la Gloire,” with libretto by Voltaire. The original manuscript lives at the Jean Hargrove Music Library at U.C. Berkeley. It had not been performed since its original debut in 1745.

An overview video was produced by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale with Tal Skloot and TriTone Media and was generously sponsored by Rebecca Moyle and Tyler Lange. This video won a 2018 Telly Award in the category of non-broadcast music/concert:

Nobody today seems more qualified to reconstruct the French dances of the 18th century than this American (Catherine Turocy) and her New York Baroque Dance Company.”  —Le Figaro

Running Bach”: A Workshop with Catherine Turocy
The Quick Dances of the Bouree and Gigue

Saturday, January 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose Street, (close to North Berkeley Bart)

Suggested Donation:  $10 for adults.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Students may attend free of charge.

Back by very popular demand, New York Baroque Dance Company’s Artistic Director Catherine Turocy and musicians from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra will guide participants in an active exploration of Bach’s dances. Last year’s Workshop focused on expressive, graceful minuets. This year, be prepared to MOVE! No previous dance experience is necessary. (It’s ok just to listen.)

The Junior Bach Festival’s Annual Workshop explores an aspect of Bach’s music; working knowledge of baroque dance is absolutely essential to musical excellence.

The Junior Bach Festival is a longstanding participant in PBO’s Education Programs that train young artists.



Questions? Contact Education Director Lisa Grodin at (415) 252-1288 x-316 or






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