Renaissance dance/music extravaganza set for May 26

"The Sylvan and Oceanic Delights of Posilipo," will be presented on Saturday, May 26, at UCSC's Theater Arts Experimental Theater

Professor of theater arts and choreographer Mark Franko, in collaboration with assistant professor of music Nina Treadwell and colleagues from Berkeley, will present The Sylvan and Oceanic Delights of Posilipo, Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 and 9 p.m. in the Experimental Theater at UCSC's Theater Arts Center. Admission is free.

A lavish court entertainment first performed in Naples in 1620 for King Philip III of Spain, the production features knights, cavaliers, sea deities, and sirens that rise up from the ocean waves near the rocky headlands of Posilipo, as well as sylvan creatures and gods of the forest.

The performances will include choreography by Franko; renaissance music by UCSC's Early Music Consort, under the direction of lutenist Treadwell; student dancers from UCSC; and singers and instrumentalists from the renowned MusicSources, under the direction of Gilbert Martinez.

Seating is limited. For more information, call (831) 459-2787.