Timaru people have the chance to see a performance by an expert in the art of historical dance next week.
The Baroque Music Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand is embarking on a South Island concert tour – beginning in Timaru on Tuesday – which this year introduces dance.
Mareike Greb, from Germany, performs as a soloist and leader of various dance groups in Europe. She will be dancing in authentic baroque costume to a live baroque ensemble led by Szabolcs Illes, of Hungary.
Baroque music was composed from about 1600 to 1750, when harmony accompanied melody for the first time.
The Baroque Music Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand is a charitable trust dedicated to making high-quality music in authentic interpretation on period instruments accessible to New Zealanders.
It brings together experts from the worldwide baroque community to perform in various parts of the South Island.