Early Dance Circle Festival

Early Dance Circle Festival

From the Dancing City to the Athens of the North…

Norwich Historical Dance were able to relax for a few months after hosting the 35th Early Dance Circle Festival but minds were already turning to the 36th festival which took place in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh group, Les Danses Antiques  had visited Norwich for the 2018 Festival and NHD enjoyed their hospitality as Les Danses Antiques hosted the 2019  Festival in October.

NHD took the painting “The Paston Treasure” as their theme. This interesting painting  which shows off the rich and diverse collection made by the Pastons, is in Norwich Castle Museum and we thank them for generously giving us the use of the image during the performance.

The Paston Treasure
‘The Paston Treasure’, the 17th century painting that inspired Norwich Historical Dance’s performance for the 36th Early Dance Festival in Edinburgh in 2019. (Image courtesy of Norwich Castle Museum)

Within their performance NHD set the scene for the last of the Pastons who tragically ran up huge debts thus dissipating all that had been built up over the previous generations.

NHD are preparing to run their 4th ‘Norwich Playford Ball’ held in honour of Norwich man John Playford, on November 16th 2019 in the Assembly House. So all you dancers out there, get out your dancing shoes, costumes and step lively…!

For more information about the Playford Ball, please visit our Playford Ball page.

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