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4th Historical Dance Symposium
Burg Rothenfels am Main
25 - 29 May 2016


Contributors to the conference

Scientific committee:

Irene Brandenburg, Salzburg, Austria:

Brandenburg bearb1Musik- und Tanzwissenschaftlerin, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Senior Scientist) an der Abteilung Musik- und Tanzwissenschaft und Kuratorin der Derra de Moroda Dance Archives an der Paris Lodron-Universität Salzburg. Forschungsschwerpunkte: Bühnentanz des 17. bis 19. Jahrhunderts, Ballett und Opera seria, Ballettreform des 18. Jahrhunderts (Angiolini), Musiktheater im 18. Jahrhundert, insbesondere Opern- und Sängerforschung in Zusammenhang mit Gluck, Mozart und Händel, Editionswesen/Musikphilologie sowie Archivforschung.


Claudia Celi, Rom, Italy:

Celi bearb1Claudia Celi specialized in Early Dance with Barbara Sparti, Francine Lancelot, Shirley Wynne, Angene Feves, Cecilia Grácio Moura. She teaches Dance History and Historical Dances at Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND); she also teaches at Università di Roma "La Sapienza". Formerly a member of Barbara Sparti's Gruppo di Danza Rinascimentale di Roma and dance partner of Andrea Francalanci, she danced and choreographed for early dance companies in theatre, TV and movie productions. She co-directs the Associazione Il Teatro della Memoria. Editor for Chorégraphie and Cairon, she published research essays, in particular on Italian Ottocento ballet, and contributed entries to International Encyclopedia of Dance and Dictionnaire Larousse de la Danse. Formerly Deputy Director of AND and member of the Working Group of the Ministry for Education, University and Research for the drafting of new didactic charters of Higher Artistic Education Institutions, presently she is Coordinator of Dance History teachers in Choreutic High Schools.



Véronique Daniels, Basel, Switzerland:

Daniels bearb1Véronique Daniels graduated in Early Music from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She studied folk dances and historical dances with teachers of the Atelier de la Danse Populaire de Paris, Andrea Francalanci and Barbara Sparti. Véronique pursued research which led her to address the problems of tempo relationships in the Italian balli of the fifteenth century and to write the articles "Domenico da Piacenza" and "Antonio Cornazzano" in the new MGG.
She founded the company RenaiDanse, leads workshops and teaches the dances of the Renaissance as well as historical music notation at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.


Carol G. Marsh, Washington DC, USA:

Marsh bearb1Carol G. Marsh is Professor Emerita at the UNCG School of Music, where she taught music history and viola da gamba and was director of the Collegium Musicum. She has been on the faculty at a number of early music workshops in North America and Europe, teaching both viol, historical dance and Renaissance notation. An internationally recognized authority on Baroque dance and dance notation, she has published extensively in this field and has lectured and given dance workshops at numerous universities in the US and abroad.


Alessandro Pontremoli, Torino, Italy:

Pontremoli bearb1Alessandro Pontremoli teaches History of dance at the University of Turin, where he has been the scientific director of Master's Degree in Social and Community Theatre since 2004. He is member of Scientific Board of the journals«Il Castello di Elsinore» and «Danza & Ricerca» and he directs dance studies series "Tracce di tersicore" for UTET publisher in Turin. Since 2010 he has been member of the Dance Advisory Committee of the Ministry of "Beni e Attività Culturali" (MiBac). He studied Early Dance with Peggy Dixon in England and he has been directing the association "Il Leoncello-Scuola e gruppo di danza storica" of Legnano (Milano) since 1980. His historical and theoretical researches deal with aesthetic of dance, especially from 15th to 18th Century and with contemporary dance. Among his publications: La danza nelle corti di antico regime. Modelli culturali e processi di ricezione fra natura e arte, Bari, Edizioni di Pagina, 2012; La danza. Storia, teoria, estetica nel Novecento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2015 (seventh edition).


Markus Lehner, Herrsching, Germany:

Lehner bearb1Markus Lehner unterrichtet seit 1984 historischen Tanz mit dem Schwerpunkt Renaissance und englischer Country dance. Seine Tätigkeit im Bereich der Tanzforschung führte 1997 zur Veröffentlichung des „Manual of Sixteenth-century Dance Steps in Italy". Seit 2004 organisiert er mit großem Erfolg das Internationale Symposium für Historischen Tanz auf Burg Rothenfels, zuletzt 2012 mit dem Thema „all' ungaresca, al español - die Vielfalt der europäischen Tanzkultur von 1420 - 1820".




Markus Lehner, Herrsching, Germany:  see above

Uwe Schlottermüller, Freiburg, Germany:

Schlottermueller bearb2Uwe Schlottermüller studierte nach der Ausbildung zum Holzblasinstrumentenmacher Musikwissenschaft und Volkskunde. Seit 1979 besuchte er Tanzkurse für historischen Tanz, danach forschte er intensiv im Bereich Musik und Tanz. Durch seine Forschungen wurden u.a. drei wichtige Traktate aufgefunden und später herausgegeben: Lutio Compassos Ballo della Gagliarda, Paschs Anleitung, sich bei hohen Herrn und Höfen beliebt zu machen und die anonyme Instruction pour dancer. 1994 rief er ein eigenes Ensemble für Musik und Historischen Tanz, piedi ne(g)ri, in Freiburg ins Leben.




Klaus Abromeit, Berlin, Germany:

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Klaus Abromeit lebt Kunst zweifach – durch Tanz, Choreografie, Regie und durch die Bildende Kunst. Er machte eine Tanzausbildung und studierte parallel dazu an der UdK Berlin. Er ist neben Eigenproduktionen an internationalen Tanz- und Opernproduktionen sowie Ausstellungen beteiligt.



Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Rome, Italy:

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Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND), belonging to the Division for Higher Education in Art and Music of the Italian Government Department for Education, University and Research, is the only Institution in Italy granting degrees at University level in the choreutic field; its mission is to carry on a leading role in training and to operate in the fields of artistic production and research with a national and international scope. Today AND is subdivided into four Schools (Classical Dancing, Contemporary Dancing, Dance Didactics, Choreography) aimed at joining the theoretical-historical sphere based on the humanities with the technical-professional one, in substantial coherence with the basic plan strongly pursued by the first AND Director Jia Ruskaja since the foundation. For almost sixty years – the recognition of its didactic and administrative autonomy dating back to 1948 – within AND dancers, musicians, visual artists and intellectuals, often belonging to the avant-gardes, have collaborated side by side. Its Alumni, besides featuring in primary Italian and foreign theatres and companies, constitute the core of professionals in the choreutic field, from publishing to research, from theatre and company management to the education system. Presently AND is directed by M° Bruno Carioti. website:


Romana Agnel, Cracovia, Poland:

Agnel IvdPavert bearb1Romana Agnel is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, art historian, and founder of Cracovia Danza, the only professional Court Ballet in Poland, where she is Executive and Artistic Director. She is an alumna of the Community Ballet School in Krakow and she completed a degree in Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris. She specializes in characteristic and historical dance. She is also a dancer of the Bharata Natyam classical Indian dance. She is a lecturer and author of several publications on the subject of dance history.


Giles Bennett, München, Germany:

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Giles Bennett, Historiker, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte München im European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Projekt, Tänzer im Ensemble La Danza München (Leitung: Jadwiga Nowaczek), Mitherausgeber des Bandes „Barocktanz im Zeichen französisch-deutschen Kulturtransfers. Quellen zur Tanzkultur um 1700" Hildesheim 2008, diverse Aufsätze zum Tanz im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert.


Margaret Butler, Gainesville, Florida, USA:

Margaret Butler is an associate professor of musicology at the University of Florida whose research focuses on European opera of the eighteenth century. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Eighteenth-Century Music, Early Music, Music in Art: International Journal for Musical Iconography, and in other journals and collections. She authored the chapter on Italian Opera in The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music. Current projects include a book on French and Italian entertainments in mid-century Parma.


Nena Couch, Columbus, Ohio, USA:

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Nena Couch (BA, MM George Peabody College; MLS Vanderbilt University) is Head, Thompson Library Special Collections, Curator of the Theatre Research Institute and Professor, Ohio State University. Publications include "Dance in La dama boba" (Comedia Performance), "Choreography and Cholera: The Extended Life of Dance Notation" (A Tyranny of Documents), and others. Awards include the Harvard Rothschild Fellowship for Research in Dance, and the Theatre Library Association Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award. She serves on the board of the Dance Heritage Coalition. 


Cracovia Danza Court Ballet, Cracovia, Poland:

Cracovia Danza1 IvdPavert bearb1The Cracovia Danza Court Ballet founded by Romana Agnel is the only professional Court Ballet in Poland, which specializes in Baroque and Old Polish dances. The repertoire, based on dance masters' treatises as well as on old iconographical sources, consists of dance performances spanning the periods from the Middle Ages to modern times. The Ballet participates in many prestigious events in Poland and abroad. Cracovia Danza has visited around 30 countries e.g. Morocco, France, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Bulgaria, United States and India.


Anne Daye, Bedford, Great Britain:


Anne Daye pursues documentary research and reconstruction of dance of the past, with specialist study of the 16th and 17th centuries. Since completing a doctoral thesis on dance in the Stuart masque (2008), she continues to publish on dance on the London stage c.1600. Anne teaches in universities and for specialist courses; she is Director of Education and Research for the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society.


Hazel Dennison, Bedford, Great Britain:

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Hazel Dennison draws on a diverse practice of dance, drama and theatre studies through production and performance, research and conference. Inspired by early dance whilst training at the Central School of Speech and Drama and later gaining the DHDS teaching certificate, Hazel continues teaching and choreographing at all levels of education and for summer schools, workshops and heritage programmes. On behalf of DHDS she collaborated with Ann Allen and Mediva to produce the 15thC.CD Ballare et Danzare and its accompanying booklet. Focussing primarily on the Italian and English Renaissance c.1400-1610 she seeks to ensure a tangible dance heritage for the future.


Petra Dotlacilová, Prag, Czech Republic:

Dotlacilova bearb1Doctoral student. Graduated at the Charles University (Italian philology) and Academy of Performing Arts (Dance Studies) in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 2013 her MA dissertation was published in Prague under the title Vývoj baletu-pantomimy v osvícenské Evropě (The Development of ballet pantomime in Enlightenment Europe).In February 2015 she commenced doctoral research at the University of Stockholm. In her thesis she will examine the development and reforms of the theatre costume in Paris from the perspective of Enlightenment concepts of 'nature', 'truth', 'character' and 'nation'. In Stockholm she takes part in project "Performing Premodernity". In March 2015 she also began a collaboration with Dr Hanna Walsdorf's project "Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage: Constructions of Popular Culture in European Theatrical Dance (1650–1760)" at the University of Leipzig. 


Letizia Dradi, Milan, Italy:

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Dancer and choreographer she began studying ancient dance in 1992. She studied Musical Paleography and Philology at the University of Cremona. She choreographed and danced in Europe, Asia and America with severals early music groups as La Petite Bande S. Kujiken, Le Concert des Nations J. Savall, Dowland Consort of J. Lindberg and Norsk Barokkorkester Oslo. She has presented his researchs at the Society of Dance History Scholars (United States), Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society (London), Vaganova Academy (Russia). She is very active in teaching dance from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century in the Conservatives and Music Schools.


Matilda Ertz, Louisville, Kentucky, USA:

Ertz bearb1Matilda Ann Butkas Ertz teaches music historyat the University of Louisville and is director of the piano department at the Youth Performing Arts School. She has a PhD in Musicology from the University of Oregon and studies music and dance, particularly ballet music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is a pianist and harpsichordist with extensive dance training. Specializing in nineteenth-century Italian ballet music for her Phd dissertation, she has recently published research on Schneitzhoeffer's score to La Sylphide, Les Noces (Nijinska/Stravinsky), and Viganò's La Vestale.


Maria Cristina Esposito, Chieti, Italy:

Esposito bearb1Degree in Greek and Latin Literature at the University of Chieti (Italy), she studied ballet at the National Academy of Dance (Rome), dedicating herself to the study of historical dance later. She directed the Early dance Course of the Historical Festival "Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona" (1994-2013), and coordinated the Dance laboratory of the Marrucino Theatre in Chieti (1998-2006), where she choreographed for opera productions. Member of AIRDanza (Rome) and the CID-Unesco (Paris), she participated in international conferences on research into dance in Italy, Spain, France. 


Arianna Fabbricatore, Paris, France:

Studies of Philosophy and Aesthetic of theater, Italian Literature and Culture, dance. Doctor of the University Paris-Sorbonne, Teacher of Italian Langue and Literature, Professor of Danse. Topics of research: Social history, poetics and aesthetics of theater and dancing in the Early Modern Period, theoretical reflection on dance and its relationships with literature, music and theatre.
Publications on the quarrel of the ballet-pantomime, Gasparo Angiolini, J.G. Noverre. New interdisciplinary project on Gennaro Magri.


Josephine Fenger, Berlin, Germany:

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Josephine Fenger, Dr. phil.,arbeitete nach einer Ausbildung in Klassischem und Modernem Tanz als Balletttänzerin in Südamerika. Sie studierte Theaterwissenschaft, Publizistik, Wissenschaftsmanagement und Editionswissenschaft. Die promovierte Kulturwissenschaftlerin ist Mitherausgebern von tanzwissenschaftlichen Anthologien, Autorin von Auftritt derSchatten (2009) und veröffentlicht regelmäßig Beiträge zur Tanzforschung. Zu ihren gegenwärtigen Forschungs- und persönlichen Interessen gehört die Volkstanzkultur Süditaliens.


John Gardiner-Garden, Yarralumla, Australia:

Gardiner bearb1Dr John Gardiner-Garden has studied/researched/performed and taught historical dancingof all eras for more than 25 years. He has led and played for dancing at over 1000 events, produced 12 dance books and 8 dance CDs. He is the director of the Earthly Delights Historical Dance Academy that runs regular classes, balls and festivals in Canberra, Australia. He has guest taught around Australia, North America and Europe, and will shortly before this symposium release a new multi-volume study of historical dance from 1400 to 1900. He's accompanied by his wife Aylwen, a respected historical costumer.


Gerrit Berenike Heiter, Köln, Germany:

HeiterGB bearb1Gerrit Berenike Heiter ist Doktorandin, Schauspielerin und staatlich geprüfte Schauspiellehrerin mit einer Spezialisierung auf Commedia dell'arte, Barocktheater und historischem Tanz. Sie arbeitet aktuell an ihrem Promotionsprojekt der Theaterwissenschaft im binationalen Dissertationsverfahren an der Universität Wien und der Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. Ihre Forschungsarbeit konzentriert sich auf französische Balettlibretti von 1573-1651 und auf eine Vergleichsstudie des Hofballetts in Frankreich und an den Höfen der österreichischen Habsburger. Sie unterrichtet Tanzgeschichte an der Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Mannheim.


Guillaume Jablonka, Asnieres sur Seine, France:

Guillaume Jablonka trained as a ballet dancer in Strasbourg (France) and then moved to Ballet du Nord under the direction of Jean Guizerix and Wilfride Piollet. He discovered baroque dance while working for Company L'Eventail (Marie-Genevieve Masse) and founded then Divertimenty, for which he works as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. His research focuses mainly on the reconstruction of the divertissements and pantomime ballets notated in 1782 by Auguste Ferrere. He is currently preparing a master degree in Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle.


Alan Jones, Paris, France:

Alan Jones, American dance historian living in Paris, reconstructs choreography from the late Renaissance to the early Romantic period. In recent years he has gone well beyond the strict frontiers of dance, exploring culinary history, domestic and theater architecture and other aspects of everyday life that influenced balls and ballets. Author of the Dictionnaire du désir de la bonne chère (Honoré Champion, 2012), he is at work on a study of menus through the ages.


Helena Kazárová, Prag, Czech Republic:

KazrovH bearb1Helena Kazárová, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU), where she reads lectures on dance and ballet history, dance aesthetics and teaches early dances. She specialises in the reconstruction and revitalisation of dances from written and graphic notation, choreography and movement culture of the eighteenth century. In 1997 she founded Hartig Ensemble-Dances and Ballets of 3 Centuries (, facebook/, she has danced and created dances, or advised on period movement style and gesture for numerous performances, including Baroque dances for various music festivals, film and TV. She staged Rococo ballets and Baroque operas in the castle theatres at Český Krumlov and Mnichovo Hradiště and elsewhere. Her publications include two books (Barokní taneční formy/Baroque Dance Forms, AMU Praha 2005), Barokní balet ve střední Evropě/Baroque Ballet in Central Europe, AMU Praha 2008) and numerous historical and theoretical articles and studies namely on dance, ballet, and opera of the 17th-18th centuries. She is often invited to read papers at international conferences (most recently Stockholm and Oxford Universities).


Katerina Klementova, Prag, Czech Republic:

Klementova bearb1Dancer, teacher and choreographer specialized in the dance of renaissance period. Studied and taught in Czech Republic, Italy, Russia. Works as a cultural researcher by the Ministry of Culture. Member and co-leader of the early dance group Chorea Historica, since 2011 member of the Committee of Early Music Society (CZ). Since 2008 a teacher of the International Summer School of Early Music, Valtice (CZ). In 2007 has founded the Czech branch of the Società di Danza, Italian Society focused on 19th Century Social Dance. 


Christoph Koop, Leipzig, Germany:

Christoph Koop studierte nach seiner Mitgliedschaft im Dresdner Kreuzchor Musikwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte und Romanistik an den Universitäten in Dresden und Leipzig. Seine Affinität zu musikalischen Editionen mündete in einer Anstellung als Lektor in einem Leipziger Musikverlag. Zeitgleich gründete er den Verlag kopp & koop. Im Rahmen seines Dissertationsvorhaben studierte er an der Università degli Studi di Perugia und forschte zur Kirchenmusik von Francesco Morlacchi. Es folgte eine Anstellung im DFG-Projekt "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Briefausgabe" an der Universität Leipzig. Seit Dezember 2015 ist er am DFG-Projekt der Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe "Ritualdesign für die Ballettbühne" an der Universität Leipzig beteiligt. Seit 2009 wurde er als Sänger und Statist wiederholt für Produktionen des Concert Royal Köln am Markgräflichen Opernhaus Bayreuth, im Goethe-Theater Bad Lauchstädt und im Ekhof-Theater Gotha verpflichtet.


Lizbeth Langston, Riverside, California, USA:

Langston bearb1Lizbeth Langston is Librarian Emerita at the University of California, Riverside. She holds an MA degree in Dance History and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, both from the University of California, Riverside. She dances every week: Western Square dancing, contradance, historical or vintage dance.



Markus Lehner, Herrsching, Germany:

Lehner bearb1Markus Lehner unterrichtet seit 1984 historischen Tanz mit dem Schwerpunkt Renaissance und englischer Country dance. Seine Tätigkeit im Bereich der Tanzforschung führte 1997 zur Veröffentlichung des „Manual of Sixteenth-century Dance Steps in Italy". Seit 2004 organisiert er mit großem Erfolg das Internationale Symposium für Historischen Tanz auf Burg Rothenfels, zuletzt 2012 mit dem Thema „all' ungaresca, al español - die Vielfalt der europäischen Tanzkultur von 1420 - 1820".


Bianca Maurmayr, Rome, Italy:

MaurmayrB bearb1Bianca Maurmayr graduated at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in 2012 in Theories and Practices of Arts – Dance Studies. She is now following a PhD at the same University under the supervision of Marina Nordera, and has benefitted of a doctoral contract. Her research deals with the cultural exchange between Paris and Venice during the Seventeenth-Century, and stresses on theatrical dance. She served an internship at the Cini Foundation in Venise (2012) and at the Centre National de la Danse of Paris-Pantin (2011).


Ekaterina Mikhailova-Smolniakova, St. Petersburg, Russia:

SmolniakovaE bearb1Ekaterina Mikhailova-Smolniakova has started the career in historical dances in 2001. The leader of the renaissance dance ensemble "Vento del Tempo", one of the leaders of St. Petersburg Historical Dance Club, the secretary of the Historical Dance Association, a member of the organizing committee of the annual conference considering the reconstruction of European historical dances of XIII-XX c., the author of the book "Dance of the Renaissance" (published in Russian in 2010). Main field of interests is the dance and festival culture of the Renaissance in the context of aesthetic of the period.


Jadwiga Nowaczek, Ismaning, Germany:

Nowaczek bearb1Geb. 1953, Klassische Tanzausbildung, Studium der Schulmusik, Rhythmik und Musikwissenschaft. Seit 1980 Rekonstruktion von historischen Tänzen des 15.-19. Jahrhunderts nach den Primärquellen. Choreographie mehrerer Ballette, u. a. Dido und Aeneas (Purcell), Orfeo y Euridice (Leopold I) und Pygmalion (Mouret). Inszenierung von Dido und Aeneas München 2007. Leiterin von La Danza München (Tanz des Barock und Rokoko) und Bella Gratia (Renaissancetanz). Lehrauftrag für Historischen Tanz an der Musikhochschule München.


Flavia Pappacena, Rome, Italy:

PappacenaF bearb1Flavia Pappacena, professor at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome and at Rome University "La Sapienza". Since 1993 editor of the journal Chorégraphie and since 1984 of the dance collection by the publishers Gremese. She is the author of many research papers on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including Excelsior. Documents and Essays (1998), Carlo Blasis' Treatise on Dance 1820-1830 (2005), The Language of Classical Ballet. Guide to the Interpretation of Iconographic Sources (2012).


Jelena Rothermel, Leipzig, Germany:

Jelena Rothermel received her M.A. in Musicology, Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in 2013. She is currently studying for a PhD in Theatre studies at Leipzig University in affiliation with the Emmy-Noether Project "Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage: Constructions of Popular Culture in European Theatrical Dance (1650–1760)". Her research interests include Baroque Dance and Opera, contemporary music as well as the interaction of movement and music.


Ilaria Sainato, Venice, Italy:

SainatoI-bearb1Ilaria Sainato graduated in Musicology at Cremona-Pavia University. She studied Renaissance Dance with Veronique Daniels, Barbara Sparti, Bruna Gondoni, Deda Cristina Colonna. At presente, she teaches early dance at the Scuola di musica antica di Venezia and in several Universities, Conservatory and Institutions in Italy and abroad. She focuses her research on early dance treaties and their connections with 14th-16th century dance music; moreover she performs with many ensembles and companies on this subject. She is also interested in Music Theater (17th-18th century), and works in several theatre productions as dancer, choreographer and stage director.


Tal Shafir, Haifa, Israel:

Tal Shafir bearb1Tal Shafir (PhD U. Michigan, R-DMT), after certifying and teaching dance and working as a dance-movement therapist for several years, completed her Masters and PhD in neurophysiology of motor control, then two postdoctoral fellowships in brain-behavior interactions in motor development and in affective neuroscience. Her research at University of Michigan's Department of Psychiatry focused on brain mechanisms underlying movement-emotion interaction. This research is the topic of her TEDx talk: "How your Body Affects your Happiness". Shafir continues her research in her current position as Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies in University of Haifa.


Kathrin Stocker, Leipzig, Germany:

Stocker bearb1Kathrin Stocker studierte in Heidelberg Musikwissenschaft, Germanistik sowie Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte. Sie schloss das Studium 2011 mit einer editorischen Arbeit zu Tanzformen im norditalienischen Violinrepertoire ab. Seit April 2014 ist sie wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Emmy Noether-Projekt „Ritualdesign für die Ballettbühne" (Dr. Hanna Walsdorf, Leipzig) und arbeitet an einer Dissertation zum Thema „Choreographische Gefüge in Konstruktionen von Volkskultur auf der Ballettbühne des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts" (Arbeitstitel) an der Universität Leipzig. 


Nika Tomasevic, Rome, Italy:

TomasevicN bearb1Nika Tomasevic, a scholar of theatre and dance, is currently studying for a PhD in The History of Contemporary and Modern Theatre at "L'Orientale" University in Naples. She worked with Fabrizio Crisafulli within the framework of his theatre workshops at DAMS (College of Arts, Music, Stage & Cinema) at Roma Tre University. She edited the book Place Body Light. The Theater of Fabrizio Crisafulli: Twenty Years of Reserch 1991-2011 (Art digiland Books, Dublin, 2013) and with Manuela Canali the volume Luce per la danza. La nuova stagione, 1999-2012 (L'Epos, Palermo, 2012).


Lorenzo Tozzi, Rome, Italy:

Lorenzo Tozzi, professor at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the Universities of Fermo and Lecce. Since 1994 he is the artistic director of the Romabarocca Ensemble and Chairman of the Cultural Association "Romabarocca". He is the author of many studies on Italian eighteenth-century dance.


Rachelle Tsachor, Chicago, Illinois, USA:

TsachorR bearb1Rachelle Palnick Tsachor (BFA Juilliard; MA, CUNY; CMA); is Assistant Professor of Theatre Movement, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her historical dance publications include chapters in Dover's Courtly Dance of the Renaissance; Gordon & Breach's Moving Notation and the Institute for Historical Dance Practice's Terpsichore 1450-1900. Her reconstruction of Nido d'Amore was the basis for Dancetime's video The Majesty of Renaissance Dance. Tsachor was associate editor of Dances for the Sun King: André Lorin's Livre de Contredance. She researches the bodily expression of emotions with Dr. Tal Shafir. 


Hanna Walsdorf, Leipzig, Germany:

WalsdorfH bearb1Studium der Musik- und Tanzwissenschaft, Politischen Wissenschaft sowie der Historische Hilfswis-senschaften und Archivkunde an den Universitäten Salzburg, Bonn und Bern. Magisterexamen 2006 in Bonn,im Juli 2009 Promotion mit Auszeichnung in Salzburg. 2009–2013 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im SFB 619 »Ritualdynamik« an der Universität Heidelberg. Seit April 2014 Leiterin der Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe »Ritualdesign für die Ballettbühne: Konstruktionen von Volkskultur im europäischen Theatertanz (1650–1760)« am Institut für Theaterwissenschaft der Universität Leipzig.