The famous music and dance of Folies d'Espagne are comprised of short, highly expressive pieces. Each variation reveals an individual temperament that inspired its choreography. With this video, viewers can uncover secrets of dance interpretation, savor its beauty, and better understand the unique relationship between dance and music in the French Baroque style. Rich and entertaining, it provides an in-depth view of the artistic process of bringing Baroque dance alive for generations to come.Gorgeously layered with a wealth of historic architectural and artistic images, the video exemplifies five important characteristics of French Baroque dance: dance notation, treatment of space, arm embellishments, relation to music, and interpretation by the individual dancer. The Art of Baroque Dance: Folies d'Espagne from Page to Stage DVD presents the most important elements that enable us to understand, appreciate, and explore the preservation of Baroque dance.A segmented performance of historical French Baroque dance written and directed by, and featuring, Natalie van Parys. Available in French and English.