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Call for Participation: Ecomusicologies 2012

30-31 October 2012

New Orleans, United States

Deadline for submissions: 16 April 2012

Pre-Conference (Live & Virtual) to the AMS/SEM/SMT 2012 Joint Annual Meeting

The AMS Ecocriticism Study Group and the SEM Ecomusicology Special Interest Group invite submissions on research from any academic field related to any issues of and around ecomusicology (ecocritical, ecological, environmental studies of music and /or sound), which is broadly construed as the dynamic relationships between culture, music / sound, and nature / environment, in all the complexities of those terms.

Please visit this link to see the complete Call for Participation.

3rd Rothenfels Dance Symposium: The Variety of European Dance Culture from 1420 to 1820

6-20 June 2012

Rothenfels, Germany

A conference for amateur and professional dancers and dance historians

"In Britain, you have the hornpipe, a dance which is held an original of this country. Some of the steps of it are used in the country-dances here, which are themselves a kind of dance executed with more variety and agreeableness than in any part of Europe, where they are also imitatively performed, as in Italy, Germany and in several other countries" (Giovanni- Andrea Gallini, 1762).

In our 3rd Rothenfels Dance Symposium the focus will be on the variety of European dance culture - from social to stage dance and folk to courtly dance - from the Early Renaissance to the end of the Napoleonic era. In particular we will investigate the manifold styles and dances of the individual countries, their social and political context and historical development. Another consideration will be the "journeys" of these dance forms, their dispersion to other European countries and their colonies, their reception, further development and impact as "cultural ambassadors" or even as political statements. Finally we will trace the travel routes of dancers and dance masters, their careers in different countries, the influence of local dance styles on their own development and their influence on the local dance culture.

The symposium features:

* A series of lectures conveying the current state of dance research.

* Workshops inviting you to discover new stylistic directions.

* Short performances providing new insights.

* A bookstore presenting a rich selection of dance books, music and recordings.

* Social dance evenings with live music to relax and end the day.

* And as the highlight of the symposium a festive ball in the style of the 18th century with period costumes.

* All participants are lodged at Burg Rothenfels so there is ample opportunity for making acquaintances, discussing the lectures, and exchanging ideas in an informal setting.


Barbara Alge, Rostock: Die Mourisca aus Portugal und ihre Rolle als "Botschafterin" seit dem 15. Jahrhundert.

Christine Bayle, Paris, Carles Mas, Barbara Sparti, Rome: A Hit Tune Becomes a Hit Dance: The Travels of a Pavane through Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, France and Germany.

Karin Fenböck, Vienna: Wien in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts: Schmelzpunkt der T anzKulturen?

Hubert Hazebroucq, Paris: French Dances in Foreign Descriptions: The Example of Johann Georg Pasch's Anleitung sich bei grossen Herrn Höfen und anderen beliebt zu machen (1659).

Gerrit Berenike Heiter, Cologne: Getanzte Vielfalt der Nationen und ihre Darstellung im französischen Hofballett (Ende 16. Jahrhundert - Mitte 17. Jahrhundert).

Guillaume Jablonka, Asnieres sur Seine: Italienisch-französische Tanztechnik auf der europäischen Bühne des späten 18. Jh.

Alexandra Kajdanska, Gdansk: Von Unterschiedlichen Täntzen: The Diary of Georg Schroeder and the Tradition of Dance Culture in Gdansk in the Second Half of the 17th Century.

Dora Kiss Muetzenberg, Geneva: The Polish Dance: A Comparative Approach. …