Early Music – Baroque Dance – Commedia dell’Arte
Commedia dell’Arte and 18th century English pantomime; baroque dance and theatre music from the London stage. Musicians, dancers and singers recapture something of the flavour of real musical performance in times past.
Chalemie is a group of musicians, dancers and actors whose aim is to explore the theatrical side of early music – from the dance and pantomime of eighteenth century London to the court spectaculars of earlier centuries.
Chalemie is motivated by a belief in total theatre; the combining of different performance arts to create new dramatic forms. Its own particular focus is on early music, dance and commedia dell’arte. With these as its primary materials it seeks to create a style of theatre that is close to the popular stage of the early 18th century.