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The international Historical Dance Symposium
Burg Rothenfels am Main


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Under the motto "research dance - dance research", dancers, lovers of dance and scholars from all over the world come together to discuss, dance, gain inspiration and make new contacts.

        • Lectures present the current state of research.
        • Workshops give an opportunity to try out new dance styles and reconstructions.
        • Compact performances show current artistic interpretations.
        • Dance evenings and a celebratory ball provide a diversity of new contacts.
        • Sharing life together in the castle enables intensive days of encounter.

Current information:

2007 0422Rothenfels0022 klHaving received a staggering number of submissions, we succeeded in compiling a vibrant and exciting programme of lectures, posters, workshops, dance nights and short performances.

In the process of selecting topics, we decided to narrow down the thematic framework of the conference:

The Ball
Pleasure - Power - Politics
1600 - 1900

10 - 14 June 2020

KitchenBall aus1The deadline is over! Now, we are trying to find our way through a huge amount of exciting proposals. It'll be a difficult choice...

Symposium2020 BildThere is only one month left to our deadline (1 June) for submissions to the international symposium

The Ball
Pleasure - Power - Politics
1400 - 1900
10 - 14 June 2020

We are looking for submissions for lectures, research posters, workshops, dance evenings and short performances.
Download Call for Contributions

Stonyhurst C1"Theatre, ball and country dances and
the music of the eighteenth century"

take centre stage during the 51st Summer School of the Historical Dance Society from 4th to 11th August, 2019, again located in Stonyhurst College, Lancashire. Ricardo Barros, Kath Waters, Anne Daye und Ibi Aziz are this year's tutors.

For further informationen, see

Impressions of the last conferences