10th Annual Oxford Dance Symposium

“Intriguing places: dancing in royal palaces 1600-1800”

New College, Oxford, 3rd May 2008


The Timetable at a Glance

Saturday 3rd

11.00 Coffee, Registration

11.25 Dr David Parrott (New College, University of Oxford)


11.30 Marie-Claude Canova-Green (Goldsmith’s College, University of London)

‘From Ballroom to Theatre: Venues for Dancing at the French Court (1581-1671)’

12.15 Samantha Owens (University of Queensland – currently Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge)

‘Not always the same Menuetts: dance at the Wűrttembergcourt, 1662-1711’

1.00  Lunch

2.15 Matthew Jenkinson (Merton College, University of Oxford)

‘Calisto and the Culture of the Restoration Court’

3.00 Sandra Tuppen (The British Library, London)

’Shrovetide dancing: balls and masques at Whitehall under Charles II’

3.45 Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson (Brentwood, Essex)

’Theatre Dancers at the Court of Queen Anne’

4.30 Tea

5.15 Jennifer Thorp (New College, University of Oxford)

‘From Leicester House to St James’s Palace: Anthony L’Abbé’s dances to honour the Hanoverian royal family’

6.00 Demonstration session

Jennifer Thorp (Oxford), Edith Lalonger (Paris), dancers, and Jed Wentz (Amsterdam), flute

6.30 Reception followed by 7.15 Dinner