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Symposium Special
12 - 15 June 2022

As we have already done at recent conferences, we will once again be offering in the days before the Symposium itself a top-level dance course with internationally renowned teachers:

Le Carnaval de Venise

Ballroom Scenes from the Opera

1745 Pesne Barbara Campanini

A seminar for advanced dancers
with Caroline Copeland, USA


The last scene of André Campra's 1699 ballet Le Carnaval de Venise takes place at a magnificent ball and contains dances for "serious" and comic maskers. These dances range from an old fashioned suite of branles to the more "courante" chaconne and forlane. In 2017, Ms. Copeland choreographed a production of Campra's ballet for the Boston Early Music Festival (Mise-en-scène by Gilbert Blin). This process included the examination of problems like how to adjust extant choreographies and music to the number of dancers specified in the opera livrets (often 6-8 or more) and raised other questions for the choreographer about the dramatic and techni-cal possibilities for ballroom scenes in baroque opera.

CopelandThe workshop will explore typical material from dance forms such as branle, courante, bourree, minuet, passepied, and forlane. We will then study and learn Ms. Copeland's choreography for Campra's ballet, discuss questions about possible interpreta-tions and examine feasible choreographic solutions.

Caroline Copeland is an Associate Director of the New York Baroque Dance Company and has performed with the troupe throughout the United States and Europe, most notably at the Drottningholm Theater, the Interna-tional Händel Festspiele Göttingen, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival. Caroline is a featured dancer and choreographer at the Boston Early Music Festival where her choreographic credits include Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise (2017), Handel’s Almira (2013), Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (2015), and Steffani’s Niobe (2011). As a soloist, Caroline has collaborated with many music/ dance groups around the US and Europe including Nordic Baroque Dancers, The New Dutch Academy, Juilliard415, Cantata Profana, and Mertz Trio. Her choreography has been presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Public Theater, and the Philipszaal in The Hague. She received a MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches ballet and dance history at Hofstra University.


The course is intended for dancers with a good knowledge of Baroque dance. The teaching language is English.

Seminar number: 2219

Start: Sunday, 12 June, 2022 at 18:30 with the evening meal. Accommodation check-in from 17:00.
End: Wednesday, 15 June 2022, at 12:15 with lunch.

  regular reductions for
pupils/students aged up to 27
Seminar fee: € 130.-      € 80.-


Accommodation and meals per person:
Single room: € 220.-  
Double room: € 193.-  
Triple/quadruple room: € 172.- € 138.- (dormitory)






Early booking discount until 12 April 2022

 → Download of the invitation flyer


Registration via this Homepage of Historical Dance Symposium (English)

Registration via the Homepage of Burg Rothenfels (German)

or send your registration to:

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97851 Burg Rothenfels
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If registering by post or e-mail please give:
- Name / address / e-mail / date of birth
- Course number and short title
- Type of room desired
- Wishes for vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free/lactose-free/pork-free diet


Terms and conditions for our conferences:

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For your information here is an English excerpt. Only the German version of the text, to be seen on the Burg website (, is legally binding.

Registration: Please register in writing by post or Internet.

Prices: The prices can be found in the PDF for the conference in question. They consist of (a) the conference fee and (b) the costs for food and accommodation – prices differ for single room (EZ), double or two-bed room (DZ), triple/quadruple room (MZ).

Reductions: For persons in training or study and aged 27 or less, reductions are available for accommodation (dormitory) and the conference fee.

Early booking rebate: Those registering two months or more before the beginning of the conference receive a 10 Euro rebate on the conference fee. The deadline is specified in the general information for the conference.
Cancellation charge: For cancellations between 7 days and 1 day before beginning of the conference/course, the following cancellation charges apply: For weekend event 50.00 €, for a half-week event 75.00 €, or a one-week event 100.00 € (under-age children 50% in each case).
If the participant cancels on the first day of the event or leaves early, there will be no refund or reduction.

Other conditions: During your participation in our events, we do not provide you with insurance cover for accidents or third-party liability. An event may be cancelled for overriding reasons (course leader unable to come, too few participants etc.). We will then inform you immediately. Participants commit to attending the entire conference/course.

Child protection concept: Burg Rothenfels has a child protection concept for protecting children and young persons from violence and abuse.

The body legally responsible for the Heimvolkshochschule [“Residential Adult Education Centre”] and the youth hostel Burg Rothenfels is the Vereinigung der Freunde von Burg Rothenfels e. V. [“Association of Friends of Burg Rothenfels”]