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Past Projects

2000-2016

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SEPT 2016 - APR 2017

DANCE & FITNESS FOR LIFE

Devon, UK

A series of free weekly dance and well-being classes offered by Mercurius Company to the community, totaling 72hrs/classes. Fully funded by the National Lottery 'Awards for All' programme.

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8-10 SEPT 2016

COSTUMED BALL

Schwetzingen Schloss, Germany

Workshops on Renaissance and Baroque dances by Ricardo Barros, leading to costumed ball organised by I Danzatori Palatini.

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15-18 AUG 2016

DANCING IN RESTORATION ENGLAND

Hertfordshite, UK

A residential course for intermediate dancers focusing on dances in Restoration England.

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25-29 JUL 2016

VIVA ITALIA

Perugia, Italy

Opening performance with Accademia Amsterdam and Baroque dance and music Summer school. The faculty is joined by Ricardo Barros, Baroque Dance.

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12 FEB 2016

LA VALANTINE

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Performance by Mercurius and public workshop with Ricardo Barros in celebration of Valentine's Day.

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27-31 JUL 2015

CELEBRATION & INSPIRATION

Perugia, Italy

Opening performance with Accademia Amsterdam and Baroque dance and music Summer school. The faculty is joined by Ricardo Barros, Baroque Dance.

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22-24 MAY 2015

BEYOND PLAYFORD II

Halsway Manor, Somerset, UK

Residential course for intermediate and advanced dancers with Mercurius, at the National Centre for Folk Arts.

APR - SEPT 2015

BAROQUE FITNESS & SOUNDS

Devon, UK

A series of free weekly dance and well-being classes offered by Mercurius Company to the community, totaling 105hrs/classes. Fully funded by the National Lottery 'Awards for All' programme.

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9 OCT 2014

PIGMALION & ANACREON

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK

A celebration of Rameau in collaboration with Plaisirs de Nations and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (dir. Jonathan Williams), with choreographies by Edith Lalonger.

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28 JUL - 1 AUG 2014

BAROQUE MUSIC FROM BALLET & OPERA

Perugia, Italy

Opening performance with Accademia Amsterdam and Baroque dance and music Summer school. The faculty is joined by Ricardo Barros, Baroque Dance.

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19 JUL 2014

TERRA BRASILIS

Mannheim, Germany

Performance of colonial dances following Rugendas' trip to Brazil in the 1830s. With I Danzatori Palatini, with choreography and direction by Ricardo Barros.

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7-8 JUL 2014

'ENLIGHTENED PRINCESSES' SYMPOSIUM

Hampton Court, London, UK

Performance by Ricardo Barros & Edith Lalonger during the symposium organised by the Historical Royal Palaces.

27 APR 2014

ZAIS

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK

A celebration of Rameau in collaboration with Plaisirs de Nations and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (dir. Jonathan Williams), with choreographies by Edith Lalonger.

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4-6 APR 2014

BEYOND PLAYFORD

Halsway Manor, Somerset, UK

Residential course for intermediate and advanced dancers with Mercurius, at the National Centre for Folk Arts.

FEB - MAY 2014

BAROQUE FITNESS

London & Devon, UK

A series of free weekly dance and well-being classes offered by Mercurius Company to the community, totaling 60hrs/classes. Fully funded by the National Lottery 'Awards for All' programme.

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27-30 JAN 2014

BAROQUE DANCE WORPSHOPS

Utrecht, Netherlands

A partnership between Mercurius Company and Folia (dir. Dorothee Wortelboer), a project including performance and workshops with the students of the Historical Performance Department of Utrecht Conservatorium (dir. Antoinette Lohmann).

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7 DEC 2013

COURANTE & MENUET

London, UK

Workshop organised by the EADH-European Association for Dance History,

with Ricardo Barros.

7 AUG 2013

FALLEN ANGEL, RISEN DEVIL

Edinburgh, UK

Performance of Forqueray recital with Ricardo Barros (harpsichord) and Liam Byrne (basse de viole) at St Cecilia's Hall and using the historical instruments of the Russell Collection,  as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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29-30 APR 2013

A VOTRE PLAISIR

Mannheim, Germany

Performances in Mannheim with I Danzatori Palatini.

Guest choreographer and dancer Ricardo Barros.

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8 DEC 2012

INCIDENTAL LOVE & DEATH

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ricardo Barros joins Folia (dir. Dorothee Wortelboer) and The Restoration Company (dir. Will Wroth) for a performance of Restoration music & dance.

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AUG-DEC 2012

BAROQUE FITNESS

London, UK

A series of free weekly dance and well-being classes offered by Mercurius Company to the community, totaling 90hrs/classes. Fully funded by the National Lottery 'Awards for All' programme.

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21 JUN 2012

TERRA BRASILIS

London, UK

Mercurius performs a programme of 18th- and 19th-century Portuguese and Brazilian music at Handel House Museum.

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8 DEC 2011

FILISTIJNEN

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ricardo Barros joins Folia (dir. Dorothee Wortelboer) and The Restoration Company (dir. Will Wroth) for a performance of Restoration music & dance.

10-18 SEP 2011

LES ARTS REUNIS

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mercurius collaborates with the Early Music Ensemble of the University of Sao Paulo (dir. Monica Lucas) in a staged potpourri programme with music by French composers of the Grand Siecle. Original 18th-c choreographies and new choreographic premieres by Ricardo Barros, who also conceived and directed staging.

A pioneer production of staged theatrical Baroque Dance in Brazil.

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3 AUG 2011

CARACTERES DE LA DANSE

Cambridge, UK

As a guest soloist with The Parley of Instruments, Ricardo Barros performs 18th-century solo dances and premieres his choreography to Rebel's Les Caracteres de la Danse. Promoted by Cambridge Early Music.

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FEB-9 APR 2010

LIVING ARTS PROJECT

London, UK

 

A project including workshops and performances, culminating in a concert of Couperin sacred music at St James's Piccadilly church.

Funded by the National Lottery Awards for All Programme.

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21-25 MAR 2010

IL PASTOR FIDO

Royal College of Music, London, UK

Ricardo Barros plays 'Amor' in Handel's Il Pastor Fido, produced by the Royal College of Music. Staging by John Ramster, music dir. by Laurence Cummings and chor. by Mary Collins.

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12 MAR 2010

DIOCLESIAN

Royal College of Music, London, UK

A collaboration between Mercurius and the RCM Baroque Orchestra (dir. Ashley Solomon), with chor. by Ricardo Barros and Madeleine Inglehearn.

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20 FEB 2010

18th-CENTURY DAY

Wallace Collection, London, UK

Performances with Mercurius and workshops with Ricardo Barros in the yearly celebrations at the Wallace Collection.

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18 sept 2009

ORPHEUS BRITANNICUS - A CELEBRATION OF PURCELL

Cadogan Hall, London, UK

A staged performance of a potpourri created by Ricardo Barros to celebrate Purcell's 350th anniversary.

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22 AUG 2009

HARPSICHORDS AT ST CECILIA'S HALL

Edinburgh, UK

Rameau harpsichord recital with Ricardo Barros at St Cecilia's Hall, using the historical instruments of the Russell Collection,  as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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18 JUL 2009

LABYRINTH

Devon, UK

Performances by Mercurius of choreography by Barros at National Heritage sites in Exeter, Plymouth and Yelverton, commissioned by Dance in Devon, including the premier of his choreography to Marais Labyrinthe.

6 JUN 2009

L'ALMA ARDIENTE

Leeds, UK

Performance of a programme of Spanish dances from the 17th to the early 19th century 'Escuela Bolera'. Guest director and choreographer Jane Gingell, musical direction by Ricardo Barros.

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20 MAR 2009

SCHATTEN:SCHAFT

Nox Illuminata Festival, Basel, Switzerland

Ricardo Barros performs in the programme portraying Vaslav Nijinski's spiral into madness, commissioned by Nox Illuminata Festival. Concept and direction by Ann Allen.

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23 FEB 2008

18th-CENTURY DAY

Wallace Collection, London, UK

Performances with Mercurius and workshops with Ricardo Barros in the yearly celebrations at the Wallace Collection.

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17 NOV 2007

WHEN HANDEL MET SALLE

Royal College of Music, London, UK

As part of the 300th anniversary of Salle, a celebration with choreographies by Ricardo Barros for Rabel's Les Elements, and Madeleine Inglehearn's for Les Caracteres de la Danse. Commissioned by the EADH-European Association for Dance History. A collaboration with the RCM Baroque orchestra (dir. Ashley Solomon)

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24 FEB 2007

18th-CENTURY DAY

Wallace Collection, London, UK

Performances with Mercurius and workshops with Ricardo Barros in the yearly celebrations at the Wallace Collection.

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22 AUG 2006

HARPSICHORDS AT ST CECILIA'S HALL

Edinburgh, UK

Royer and Couperin harpsichord recital with Ricardo Barros at St Cecilia's Hall, using the historical instruments of the Russell Collection,  as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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12 MAY 2006

L'ENTRETIEN DES MUSES

Banqueting House, London, UK

Mercurius perform its flagship programme of original French 18th-century dances set to Mythological themes.

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18 FEB 2006

18th-CENTURY DAY

Wallace Collection, London, UK

Performances with Mercurius and workshops with Ricardo Barros in the yearly celebrations at the Wallace Collection.

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19 SEP 2005

L'ENTRETIEN DES MUSES

Banqueting House, London, UK

Mercurius perform its flagship programme of original French 18th-century dances set to Mythological themes.

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14 DEC 2004

LA MER

Queens' College, Cambridge, UK

Mercurius perform a chamber music programme of with cantatas by Campra and Clerambault.

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4 & 21 DEC 2004

A CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIAN ENGLAND

London & Devon, UK

A Seasonal celebration with a Georgian Pantomime, Baroque music & dance.

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22 JUN 2004

L'ENTRETIEN DES MUSES

Queens' College, Cambridge, UK

Mercurius perform its flagship programme of original French 18th-century dances set to Mythological themes.

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1 NOV 2003

L'ENTRETIEN DES MUSES

Teddington, London, UK

Mercurius perform its flagship programme of original French 18th-century dances set to Mythological themes.

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DEC 2001 - JANN 2002

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Little Angel Theatre, London, UK

Ricardo Barros joins the crew of the renowned Little Angel Puppet Theatre as a solo harpsichordist in a production of Sleeping Beauty.

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4 MAR 2001

AIRS & BALLETS DE COUR

Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Premier of a staged potpourri programme based on Michel Lambert Airs de Cour. Concept, choreography and direction by Ricardo Barros.

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6 FEB 2000

L'ENTRETIEN DES MUSES

Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Debut concert and premier of its flagship programme.