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tagung ball titelIf you missed our livestream videos or simply want to read the various lectures with their wealth of information at your leisure, you will find what you are looking for in our conference proceedings.

In addition to the presentations of the symposium, it also contains an article on Guillaume Jablonka's workshop on the Allemande in Brive's "Nouvelle Méthode...", 1779. Highly recommended reading!

You can order it, like the volumes of previous symposia, from the publisher fa-gisis Musik- und Tanzeditionen, Freiburg,

DSC01360 BurgThis weekend, our 5th symposium came to a successful close. These were extremely intensive days, many exciting lectures and workshops gave us plenty of food for thought and research. Our technical innovations, such as simultaneous translation and live streaming of the lectures, worked excellently thanks to our brilliant technicians. But most important was the personal exchange with dancers and dance researchers from all over the world, the common discussion, dancing and living together at the castle. Tired and satisfied we went home again, full of joyful anticipation for the next time.

Guimard klUnfortunately, Caroline Copeland, our tutor for the Symposium Special, had to cancel a few days ago. Fortunately, we were able to find an excellent new tutor despite the shortage of time. Alan Jones, who has also worked with the New York Baroque Dance Company for a long time, is able to step in and, in keeping with his own research focus, will present us with an exciting program focusing on the late 18th century:

La Forlana - Ballroom Scenes from the late 18th Century
Alan Jones, Paris
12 - 15 June


Here you can find more information.

Bakaowicz Krakowiak dance in an inn 1851aus1The world is dividing into East and West again...

Not the right moment to dance? But yes, dancing unites people.

Especially this year we have a focus on Eastern European dance culture in our program. The manifold relations between Eastern and Western Europe have been evident for centuries. The Polka triumphantly performed in the ballrooms of Paris, Germans had fun with the Mazurka, French elegance was also in demand on the Russian dance floor, dancers and choreographers traveled from capital to capital. It is worth taking a look at what unites Europe.

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For all those who do not want to wait until the symposium: Cordial invitation to

Dance & History Online 2022
29 - 30 January 2022

With our online dance days, we want to once again shine a spotlight on the development of dance in German-speaking countries over four centuries. We have been able to attract a number of new speakers. This time our palette ranges from dance illustrations of the 16th century to Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's dance pleasure. Surely there is something exciting for everyone.

Full details at our homepage