you’ll meet costumed contemporaries of Lafayette as you sample exquisite fare from some of Washington’s finest restaurants, hotels and pastry shops …
We will surprise you and transport you to a supremely elegant and romantic 18th century grand soiree!
This short performance (15 minutes) is underwriten by Genevieve Brunet Smith. It captures the excitement of General Lafayette’s second visit to the young United States in 1780. Sailing on the Hermione, Lafayette landed and was quickly swept up with attending balls in his honor.
You may even be tempted to join the ball. Watch your steps!
More program details coming soon! Including a fast-forward to the present, as the band and the DJ invites you to dance the night away!
Caroline Copeland and Junichi Fukuda of The New York Baroque Dance Company at Hillwood Museum and Gardens.