Dance and music in period costumes, including Baroque dancer, Baroque trumpet, cello and harpsichord. This unique group can include Baroque band with one or two dancers, 1-2 trumpets, 2 violins, 2 viols, cello, and harpsichord.
Since 1999, Baroque Arts Project has enchanted audiences with innovative programs of music and dance of the 17th & 18th centuries. Based in historic New Bern, NC, the group was founded by Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Baroque trumpeter Barry Bauguess to bring the rich dance and musical arts of the Baroque period to life. Through research and reconstruction of historical performance practices, Baroque Arts Project artists create fresh and enlightening performances that delight young and old, enrich the arts landscape in communities, broaden the understanding of our heritage, and spark curiosity. Core members based in North Carolina are frequently joined by impressive historical dance and early music artists from around the world to perform Baroque masterpieces of court and theatre. In addition to public performances, Baroque Arts Project offers a wide range of engaging educational programs.
Baroque Arts Project has performed concerts and educational programs throughout North Carolina and has partnered with a variety of organizations including the ECU Early Music Ensemble, the Concert Singers of Cary, Chatham Baroque, and the New Bern Dancing Assembly. Baroque Arts Project musicians also collaborated with Paige Whitley-Bauguess in the production of two educational Baroque dance DVDs.