Classical 101 Goes Behind the Scenes with REBEL Baroque

Mar 26, 2018

Last Friday afternoon, Classical 101 really did go for Baroque.

Our crew went to Capital University’s Mees Auditorium for a rehearsal of acclaimed ensemble REBEL Baroque and two of the world’s foremost Baroque dancers, Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Thomas Baird.

The musicians and dancers were in town to perform Les Caractères de la danse by the ensemble’s namesake, French Baroque-era composer Jean-Féry Rebel, and other works from the period, as part of the Early Music in Columbus concert series.

We streamed our sneak peek of Friday’s rehearsal live on Classical 101’s Facebook page, and you can watch it here:

Charming music, graceful dancing. What's missing? Only the spectacular period costumes the dancers wore during the concert.