14th Annual Oxford Dance Symposium

“Dancing in the theatre of Europe in the long 18th century”

New College, Oxford, 17th and 18th April 2012


The Timetable at a Glance

Tuesday 17th

11.00 Coffee, Registration

11.30 Anne Daye, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
‘Expressing character and action in dance on English stages’

12.00 Pilar Montoya, Conservatorio Superior de Salamanca
‘The reception of foreign dances in Spanish musical theatre during the reign of Philip V: study and documents’

12.30 Domenico Pietropaolo, University of Toronto
‘Pier Jacopo Martello on national styles in theatrical dance’

1.00  Lunch

2.00 Olive Baldwin; Thelma Wilson, Essex
‘Entr’acte dancing in concerts and operas during the reign of Queen Anne’

2.30 Dominique Lauvernier, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, Equipe HISTARA;
with the collaboration of the CIREVE, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Réalité Virtuelle - Université de Caen
Rediscovering sources and remains for 18th-century dance performance by the means of virtual 3D interactive reality’

3.00 Jennifer Thorp, New College, University of Oxford
‘Guillaume-Louis Pecour and La Feste de Chantilly, 1688’

3.30 Iris Julia Bührle, Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris / Stuttgart University
‘Noverre at the Württemberg court: the first “Stuttgart ballet miracle”’

4.00 Tea

4.30 Keith Cavers, Independent Scholar
Dancing for D’Egville: the dancers of the Wharncliffe album’

5.00 Caitlyn Lehmann, University of Melbourne
‘Opera girls in English discourse 1750-1789’

5.30 Madeleine Inglehearn, London and Queen’s, Belfast
‘Dancers in the theatres of the north east of England in the 18th century’

6.00 Michael Burden, New College, University of Oxford
‘"With dances analogous to the drama”; the ballet d’action on London’s opera stage’

6.30 Drinks followed by 7.30 Dinner

Wednesday 18th

9.00 Dana Mills, Department of Politics, University of Oxford
‘Grace and virtue: dance and politics in the work of John Locke, Adam Smith and John Weaver’

9.30 Edward Nye, Lincoln College, University of Oxford
‘Where did Pierrot go? Deburau’s 19th-century innovations’

10.00 Alessandra Zanobi, The Archive of Performance of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford
The legacy of ancient pantomime on the 18th-century stage’

10.30 José Sasportes, La Danza Italiana, Venice
‘Ange Goudar – a scoundrel against the ballet pantomime’

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Sabine Chaouche, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
‘Dance costumes at the Comédie-Française and the birth of consumerism in 18th-century France’

12.00 Mary Collins; Joanna Jarvis, London
‘The “great leap” – from earth to heaven’

12.30 John Powell, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
‘Henry Gissey's costume designs for the tragédie-ballet Psyché (1671)’

1.00 Lunch