On November 26th 2023, 6 PM

at Kadriorg Art Museum

Baroque dance group Arte Movimento, led by Kristine Esko

Early music studio Cantores Vagantes

In collaboration with Lossimuusika


The atmosphere of the dance performance brings baroque dance to the viewer in all its richness. French Baroque dance is historically associated with Louis XIV, the king who danced. He mastered the art of dancing and demanded this skill from members of his court, and used dance to restore order and peace to the court. In a dance performance, dancers appear in front of the audience to demonstrate their skills in the same way that Louis XIV’s courtiers appeared before the king at nightly balls and performed their dance.

Music by many French composers can be heard:
Jean-Féry Rebel, Francois Couperin, Charles (Francois) Dieupart, Marin Marais and others. The choreography was created by Kristine Esko together with the group members.

Margit Maalmeister, Teele Raue, Marii Tunnel, Anni Nurmsalu, Aasa Nurmsalu, Rafael Nappir, Joonatan Liivamägi, Siimeon Liivamägi

Reet Sukk – baroque flute, recorders
Taavi-Mats Utt – recorders
Reinut Tepp – harpsichord
Egmont Välja – cello

Early music studio Cantores Vagantes, the festival Tallinn feat. Reval promoter and organizer, is not fixed. It can be considered a fellowship of dedicated musicians who respect historical performance practice and use period instruments, where the performers depend on the demands of the music. This time, they have been been joined by a very inspiring group, who are very eye-catching. By 2021, a baroque dance groupe had emerged at Arte Movimento, a dance studio created by Kristine Esko, a former well-known professional competitive dancer.