Past EDC Biennial Conferences

Table of Conferences

Retrieving & Reconstructing the Past through Dance

6 – 8 May 2022
St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth, Buckinghamshire RG9 6NN
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Paul Cooper Dances and Dancers, prestigious London balls c.1800-1820
Petra Dotlacilova Retrieving Dance of the Past through Costume
Barbara Segal Some Observations on the Concept of Country Dance
Hazel Dennison Canario Siciliana or The Diplomatic Dancing Master
Matthew Spring Dancing Opportunities on a Family Stay in Eighteenth-century Bath
Gerrit Berenike Heiter with Mareike Greb Reconstructing a Second Half of the 18th Century Country Dance Repertoire in Connection with the Central German Provincial Court of the Schonburg-Waldenburg
Christine Bayle with John Whitelaw A Baroque Body, What the Hell is That?
Tiziana Leucci Between Europe, India, Java and America: Sharing and Migration of Dance Styles in Jean Cebron’s Choreographic and Pedagogical Systems
Anne Daye Finding our Footing: a discussion of the evidence for a social dance step vernacular to these islands
Uta Dorothea Sauer The Method of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze and its consequences for Modern Dance Development
Susan de Guardiola Les Ronds Extraordinaires: Uncovering Opening Changes in the Late 18th Century French Contredanse
Klaus Abromeit Copy Callot
Larraine Nicholas On the Appeal of Authenticity: The Dance of the Seven veils in Early 20th century London
Alena Shmakova & Mats Mellin Exploring Jacobite themes in Scottish country dance collections of the 18th century
Lisa Fusillo Uncovering Hidden Histories in American Popular Social Dances 1900-1930s
Bill Tuck Curious Conjunctions: The interwoven lives of Cecil Sharp, Isadora Duncan and Ralph Vaughan Williams 1910-1930

Perception and Reception of Early Dance

18 – 20 May 2018

St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth, Buckinghamshire RG9 6NN
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Christine Bayle The Marriage (or Divorce) of Music and Dance?
Giles Bennett An English Subject – Parallels to English Dancing?
The Group Choreographies in Thomas Morus, Babenhausen 1688
Theresa Buckland Dancing the Past for the Future: Early Dance as Cultural Heritage
Sharon Butler Sport and Dance in 1599: Arcangelo Tucarro’s Trois Dialogues de l’exercice de sauter, et voltiger en l’air
Paul Cooper The Waltz in England, c.1790-c.1820
Hazel Dennison Vercepe Observed. Vercepe Obscured. Vercepe Illuminated
Charlotte Ewart The Estampies: Should we accept the current perception and can it be changed?
Laura Fusaroli Pedrielli, Gloria Giordano and Silvia Rambaldi Perception and Reception in the Reconstruction of the Ballet Martel D’Amore:
from Lione Tolosa to Barbara Sparti
Gerrit Berenike Heiter Functions and Intentions of European Ballet Prints in the 17th Century:
Multiple Purposes in Relation to Reception and Perception
Yelena Kilina Embedded Values and Perception of European Early Dance in Russia and Kazakhstan
Edith Lalonger The Ballet Figuré in Zoroastre, Act IV (Ballet Infernal)
Edith Lalonger Rameau & the Senses
Tiziana Leucci The ‘Moresca’ dance in Pietro della Valle’s travel accounts of South India (17th century)
Pilar Montoya Chica The Minué during the reign of Felipe V
Robert Mullally The Reception of Early Music and Early Dance
Nira Pullin & Bill Wilson The Scandalous Tango – Good or Evil?
Uta Dorothea Sauer The Social Relevance of Noble Dance
Barbara Segal Pantomime in early 18th century London: its Perception & Reception
Bill Tuck From Rigaudon to Reggaeton: the perception and reception of European dance cultures in the Caribbean
Hannelore Unfried Modification – a new analytical approach to the understanding of la belle danse

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Terpsichore & her Sisters: The Relationships between Dance and her Sister Arts

8 – 10 April 2016

St Katharine’s, Parmoor, Frieth, Buckinghamshire RG9 6NN

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Jane Turner & the Semaphoreselfies Calling to the past whilst Waving to the Future with the
Turning Worlds Dance Company. Talk & Performance
Hazel Dennison The Banquet as Performance Art. Talk & Workshop
Petra Dotlacilova Picturing Horror: Sorceresses, Furies and Demons on the French stage from 1650 to 1770
Barbara Segal Dance in Baroque Art: Some Pitfalls of Interpretation
Gerrit Berenike Heiter The Mask in the French Court Ballet (1573 – 1681) Talk & Workshop
Margaret McGowan Dance’s debt to Artists in Early Modern France
Robert Mullally Flemish Art and Burgundian Dance c. 1470 to c. 1500
Tiziana Leucci Mrs Elford: stage dancer and teacher in London (1700-1730)
Bill Tuck The Dances in Dioclesian: The Dorset Garden Theatre as performance space
Hannelore Unfried Johann Raab’s Quadrille L’Alliance, danced in lines with Polka-Mazurka steps. Workshop
Tiziana Leucci Dialoguing with Music, Poetry, Painting and Sculpture in Traditional Indian Dance Training under V S Muthuswami Pillai
Anne Daye The Mystery of The Nyne Muses
Ann & Paul Kent A Realisation of The Nine Muses Dance. Talk & Workshop
Paul Cooper The Science of Country Dancing in the Early 19th Century
Kimiko Okamoto Conflict and Harmony: Dance and Music in Early 18th Century France
Camilla Kandare Queenship in Motion, Social Protocol in the Life of Queen Christina of Sweden
Carola Finkel A Dancing Master for the Horses – Pierre Dubreil and the Equestrian Ballets at the Bavarian Court
Christine Bayle Dance & Drama: “A la Suite de Marin Marais”. Talk & Video
Madli Teller & Ipshita Rajesh Ways in which Travel Influences Dance Creation
Roula Lymniati Making Movements and Dances from Illustrated Dancing Bodies on Vases of the Geometric Period & Ancient Texts. Talk & Workshop
Nira Pullin The Charleston in Relation to the Music
and the 1920’s. Talk & Workshop

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Ballroom, Stage & Village Green: Contexts for Early Dance

11-13 April 2014
Prior Park College, Bath, Somerset
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Matthew Spring The Fleming Family’s Dance School at Bath 1750-1800
Georgina Boyes Dancing Spies: Nazi attempts to infiltrate the English folk revival
Barbara Segal Every Savage can Dance”: dance as a class identifier
Isabel Suri Arches and Arcades”,Workshop
Andrea Strassberger The Dance Card Collection in the Vienna Museum
Cornelis Vanistendael Napoleon’s Grande Armée: a driving force behind the distribution of dance repertoires in continental Europe (1803–1815)
Jennifer Thorp Mrs Elford: stage dancer and teacher in London (1700-1730)
Bill Tuck The Dances in Dioclesian: The Dorset Garden Theatre as performance space
Hannelore Unfried Johann Raab’s Quadrille L’Alliance, danced in lines with Polka-Mazurka steps. Workshop
Tiziana Leucci The Apotheosis of Louis XIV as Bacchus Winning India in the Court Ballet Le Triomphe de l’Amour” (1681): an example of politics at play, in a play within a play
Anne Daye Seventeenth Century Dance Spaces: the infrastructure
Charlotte Ewart Stones in our Shoes: the fight that Early Dancers today have to face when performing at heritage sites
Christine Bayle A Few Steps, a New Dance, as You Like it. Workshop
Hazel Dennison Delizie e Danze: a tangible context for an intangible heritage. Workshop
Jadwiga Nowaczek Story-telling through Dance. Lecture & Performance

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Dance and Society

16-18 March 2012
Farnham Castle, Surrey

Maxine Horne and Alan Hartley-Smith Early Dance in the ‘Big Society’ Era: making historical dance fit for the 21st century
Barbara Menard Pugliese From Scotch Reel to Western Reel; a Scottish dance becomes American
Clara Rico The minuet in 18th century Spain: a change in cultural identity?
Hazel Dennison Dancing the Common Man, Lecture & Workshop
Jennifer Kiek ‘Full of State and Ancientry’? Tracing the social connections of The Old Measures
Marianna Jasionowska Dance in the life of the Polish Nobility from the 16th to the 18th Centuries
Diana Cruickshank Social Equals – till the music stops
Anne Daye Satyrs and bawds: representing the people in the Stuart masque, Lecture & workshop
Tiziana Leucci Dance in Indian society: temple and courtly traditions, Lecture & Workshop
Jennifer Thorp Murder, theft and wrongful arrest: dancers and crime in the long eighteenth century
Catherine Bowness Forget the crisis and dance; reconstructing Master Treby’s years of dancing and pleasure 1802-1815
Helena Kazárová The Forbidden Kate and the Prague Student: Issues of Nation and Political Context in Social Dances under Maria Theresa Habsburg, Lecture & Workshop
Darren Royston Out of this world: Did the Elizabethan court society really want to dance with the planets?
Madeleine Inglehearn A brilliant appearance of genteel company – Dance and Society in eighteenth-century Yorkshire
Sharon Butler Choreographies of Order and Chaos, Pastoral and Courtly, in Chaucer and Spenser
Bill Tuck Participative theatre and the re-creation of early Stuart masque

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Dance and Heritage: Creation, Re-creation and Recreation

20th March, 2010
All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, St. Alban

Klaus Abromeit Little Punch meets Alexander the Great – Lecture/Demonstration
Jeremy Barlow Picturing the Past: Later illustrations of the dance in the garden from Le roman de la rose (c1230).
Cathie Bowness Past Performance: A review of intentions and outcomes, in three acts -Lecture/Demonstration
Georgina Boyes Featureless flannels and vulgar fichus: Problems of dress in the
English Folk Dance Revival
Michael Bukht Bonnets and Bullshit: the effect of popular and participative
culture on the interpretation, understanding and presentation
of early dance.
Frances Campbell Variety is the spice of life – variations on the double step
– Lecture/Workshop
Francoise Carter The idea of cosmic harmony in late 16th and early 17th-century court ballet
Grainne McArdle Dancing Masters in 18th C. Dublin
Ingolf Collmar Emotion of an Echo – Performance of Modern Baroque
Anne Daye Early[modern] dance and the genesis of [Early] Modern dance
Moira Goff Deadly Complaisance? Lecture/Demonstration
Tiziana Leucci Théophile Gautier on Maria Taglioni’s creation of the Bayadère
character and the Indian Temple Dancers performing in Paris in 1838
Tiziana Leucci From Dasi Attam to Bharata Natyam: re-definition and re-creation
of a South Indian dance style in the first half of the 20th century -Performance
Barbara Kane Looking at Isadora Duncan’s use of Ancient Greek Myth, Muses
and Philosophy – Lecture/Demonstration/Workshop.
Jackie Marshall-Ward Dance Alive!
Cecilia Nocilli Recreation of Historical Dance: a Legacy of the Collective Imagination of the Screen
Kimiko Okamoto Two Sisters’ Separate Paths: Early Dance and Early Music in the Age of Postmodernism
Nira Pullin &
Everybody’s Doin’ It – A Ragtime Workshop
Barbara Segal John Weaver and John Rich: Re-creation versus Recreation
in 18th century Pantomime
Bill Tuck Chivalric Humanism” and the role of the basse danse in the
re-creation of a mythic past at the 15thC Burgundian Court
Tomasz Marcin Wrona Court ballet into milky–bar–arts’ times: a Cultural Studies’
view of dance reconstruction

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Dancing Master or Hop Merchant? The Role of the Dance Teacher through the Ages

23rd February, 2008
St. Bride Institute, London

Françoise Carter Changing attitudes to dance through the ages
William Tuck Dancing masters in 15th C. Burgundy
Anne Daye Dance and education in the 17th C. – a report on work in progress
Sydney Anglo Fencing Masters, Dancing Masters, and Drill Masters.
Experiments in the Notation of Movement
Madeleine Inglehearn Dancing Masters: Professionals or Businessmen?
Jennifer Thorp Scholars, apprentices and dance training, 1700-1750
Moira Goff The Adroit and Elegant Monsieur Nivelon
Grainne McArdle Dancing Masters in 18th C. Dublin
Sheila Dickie Dance teaching in London from the 1890s – 1920s
Jeremy Barlow J’ay deffault de la dance. The place of Arbeau’s Orchésographie in histories of western social dance

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Masks, Masques and Masquerades: A Living Tradition

25th February, 2006
St. Bride Institute, London

Yana Zarifi Greek satyr dances, ancient and modem
Karl Toepfer Masks in the ancient Roman pantomime
Daniel Tércio Moreschi dances in the history of Portugal
Anne Daye Masquing vizards
Barbara Sparti The mask in the dance etchings of G. M. Metelli (1634-1718)
Barbara Segal Masquerade balls in 18th-century England
Margaret Coldiron Masked performance in Bali and Japan
Frances Tucker Methods for making masks

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The Great Divide? A Conference to Explore the Impact of the French Revolution on Dance, Costume and Culture

21st February, 2004
St. Bride Institute, London

Clarissa Campbell Orr The French Revolution as a cultural event
Sarah Nixon Gasyna Looking like Death: dress and allegory at the Balsà Victime
Ellis Rogers Changes in the ballroom repertoire initiated by the French Revolution
Elspeth Reed Dancing with Jane Austen
Frances Tucker Styles of dress in France and England from the French Revolution to the Regency

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The Restoration of Charles II: Public Order, Theatre and Dance

23rd February 2002
Bankside House, London

Roy Sherwood Cromwell’s Merry England
John Miller Back to normal? Government and society in Restoration Norwich
Anne Daye Theatre dance in the private and public domains of Stuart and Commonwealth London, 1625-85
Jeremy Barlow Mock musick and survival of antimasque traditions in the Restoration theatre
Moira Goff Shadwell, Saint-André and the curious dancing in Psyche

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Education and Early Dance

27th February 1999
Royal Society of Arts, London

John Harland Effects and effectiveness of the teaching of Dance in schools
Mary Collins The Art that All Other Arts Do Approve
Judy Smith Dance teaching packs: guidelines for producers
Anne Bloomfield The dancing children of Clifton Hall
June McKay Blind Dance
Nicola Gaines Early Dance in the preliminary training of children in Classical ballet
Diana Scrivener Setting the stage for Early Dance
Catherine Bowness From goals and scrums to mediaeval drums: conversion in a non-dancing society

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Belinda Quirey and Historical Dance

5th April 1997
Birkbeck College, London

Phrosso Pfister Belinda Quirey, MBE: glorious eccentric
Anne Daye Historical Dance in Higher Education
Velma Pursehouse The Belinda Quirey Memorial Fund
Ann Hutchinson Belinda Quirey: an appreciation
Diana Cruickshank “We’ve got a carriage!”
Peggy Dixon Historical Dance – past, present and future
Brian Trowell Some memories of Belinda Quirey

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