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Workshops/Festivals 2016: (DE) 4th Historical Dance Symposium - Dance in Italy, Italian Dance in Europe, 1400 - 1900 (25-29 May, 2016)

Contributed by admin on Dec 07, 2015

Location: Burg Rothenfels, 97851 Rothenfels, DE

"Our starting point on this path lies in the late Middle Ages, when the first dance books in history were written in Lombardy. The path leads us further through the highest flourishing of the Renaissance, when Italian dance masters and dancers were active in all European courts and laid important foundations for the later ballet. Special emphasis is placed on the period of the cultural duel with France in the 18th century and the develop­ment of the great ballet reform, before we finally end our journey in the Risorgimento, Italy’s struggle for a unified statehood. ...

True to the motto "research dance - dance research", the central goal of the conference is to bring together dancers and researchers and thus enable intensive interaction between the latest research and current dance practice.

  • A series of lectures presents the present status of dance research.
  • Workshops give an opportunity to try out new dance styles and reconstructions.
  • Short performances demonstrate current artistic interpreta­tions.
  • A bookshop offers a wide range of literature and music relating to dance.
  • Social dance evenings with live music help make a variety of new contacts.
  • A celebratory ball with costumes of the period represents the culmination of the conference.
  • Sharing leisure and programme together in the castle enables a time of especially intensive contact. " ...

Visit the EarlyDance.org website for more information and of pertinent links.