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Sarah Edgar

3104 Maple Ave

Berwyn, IL 60402

sarahesther2000@yahoo.com

 

 

dancer, choreographer, and stage director specializing in eighteenth century performance

 

 

 

Education

2010-2012  Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

                   M.A. Tanzwissenschaft

Thesis: “The Artful Construction of the Body through Dance in Eighteenth Century Germany: an analysis of Louis Bonin’s Die Neuste Art zur Galanten und Theatralischen Tantz=Kunst (1712)”

 

2007-2008  Nuova Fabbrica dell’Opera Barocca: Novara, Italy

 

1996-2000  The Ohio State University: Columbus, OH

  B.F.A. in Dance Performance: Summa cum laude, with distinction in dance

 

                       

Professional Positions

2012-Present  Stage Director/Choreographer

              Haymarket Opera Company

Responsible for the stage direction and choreography for Chicago’s only opera company devoted to the historically informed performance of works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

2000-Present  Associate Director

                        The New York Baroque Dance Company

              artistic director, Catherine Turocy

Performances throughout the United States and Europe including the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival in NYC, Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen in Germany, Guggenheim Museum in NYC, and the Pollensa Early Music Festival in Spain.

2006-2012       Freelance dancer in Europe

Performances of operas and ballets in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

 

 

Stage Direction

2018: The Judgment of Paris (D. Purcell) DePaul University Opera Theater

          Serse (Handel) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

 2017: The Magic Flute (Mozart) Wheaton College Opera

                     Ariane et Bachus (Marais) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

 2016: Calisto (Cavalli) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

                      L’isola disabitata (Haydn) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

  2015: Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Camacho (Telemann) Haymarket

Opera Company, Chicago

         Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) Bourbon Baroque, Louisville

         Amadigi di Gaula (Handel) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

2014: Gli Equivoci Nel Sembiante (Scarlatti) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

           2013: Pimpinone (Telemann) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

2011: Il ballo delle ingrate (Monteverdi) Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

 

 

Choreography

2018: An American in Versailles Alchymy Viols, Indianapolis

2016: Orfeo (Monteverdi) DePaul University Opera Theater

2015: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) Wheaton College Opera

           La Putain (Telemann) Bourbon Baroque, Louisville

         An Evening of Baroque Dance, Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago

  2014: His Majesty’s Ballet Hannoversche Hofkapelle, Hannover

           Actéon (Charpentier) Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

         Passé (Marais) Northwestern University, guest artist

  2013: Dido & Aeneas Haymarket Opera Company, Chicago

  2011: Passagalia of Venüs & Adonis Internationales Händel-Festpiele Göttingen

2010: The Fairy Queen (Purcell) Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

Soirée à Versailles Kölner Musiknacht

  2009: Varieté 1770  Arkadas Theater/Bühne der Kulturen, Köln

A Profound Bagatelle Arkadas Theater/Bühne der Kulturen, Köln

           Überbrücken Bezirksrathaus Köln-Lindenthal

  2007:  Armida Abbandonata Mark Morris Dance Center Performance Space, NYC

  2005:  Les Caractères de la Boudoir Flea Theater, NYC

Courtesan Soundance at The Stable, NYC

LIMBS play directed by Niegel Smith, HERE Arts Center, NYC

Minuet for one man and one woman DanceNow Festival, NYC; CRS Studio

Theater, NYC

The Tragedy of Echo and Narcissus CRS Studio Theater, NYC

 

Lectures and Teaching

 

July 25-26, 2018

Madison Bach Musicians Summer Workshop

 

July 13, 2018

Spektral Quartet Music Made Visible Workshop

 

Ongoing since 2017

master classes in baroque dance for music students

Music Institute of Chicago and Community School for the Arts (Wheaton)

 

January-April, 2014

visiting lecturer, baroque dance technique

Northwestern University

 

April 4-7, 2013

“Dance Notation in Early Eighteenth Century Germany”

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies: Cleveland, OH

June 11, 2014; January 31, 2010; April 9, 2009; January 24, 2009

master classes in baroque dance for musicians

Hochschule für Musik und Tanz: Köln, Germany

 

August 28-30, 2010

“Comic Gesture: Chaconne Darlequin De La Montayne, Entrée d'arlequin, and a contemporary Mozart pantomime”

STIMU Symposium: Gesture on the French Stage, 1675-1800

Utrecht Early Music Festival