“Il Corpo nel Suono” – 4th edition

Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome announces the international conference on the relationship between music and dance and the role of the musician in dance

music and dance international conference

From 1 to 4 November 2018 Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) will host the fourth edition of Il Corpo nel Suono, an international conference on the manifold relationships between music and dance and on the role of the musician as a key figure in such relationships. The press communiqué circulated by AND is available in Italian at this link. Info about registration is available on the dedicated website www.ilcorponelsuono.com.

Partecipating artists:

Keith Terry, Terese Capucilli, John Sweeney, Vincenzo Lamagna, Suzanne Knosp, Philip Feeney, Mikael Karlsson, Kim Helweg, Federico Di Maio, Quentin Tolimieri, Andrew Warshaw, Valentina Casesa, Alberto Maniàci, Karen McIver, Alan Costello, Massimo Carrano, John Toenjes, Luca Tieppo.

Featured sessions (schedules to be defined)
  • Piano Circus | open dialogue about music in ballet and contemporary dance classes​
  • Body Music (Keith Terry)
  • The Sacrosanct Accompanist | a musical journey through Martha Graham’s dance technique (Terese Capucilli | Suzanne Knosp)
  • Composition and Choreography (Philip Feeney | Mikael Karlsson | Vincenzo Lamagna | Valentina Casesa | Alberto Maniaci)
  • Blind date
  • Learn Music through Dancing (John Toenjes)
  • Sigurd Leeder: a Musical Legacy (Suzanne Knosp)
  • Music theory and musical training in dance classes | Aspects of multitasking pedagogy (Kim Helweg)
  • Free Flow Motion (Federico Di Maio)
  • Methods and practices of the teacher-pianist communication: perspectives from behind a keyboard (Luca Tieppo)
  • How do we judge Musicality? (Karen McIver | Alan Costello)
  • The angelic Body and the rhythmic Brain(Massimo Carrano)
  • Vertebrate Pattern-Movement Music (Andrew Warshaw)
  • Giuditta e Oloferne
Contact:

Accademia Nazionale di Danza – Istituto di Alta Formazione Coreutica
Largo Arrigo VII, 5 Roma (Italy) – website: www.accademianazionaledanza.it
Phone (+39) 06-57177710 – E-mail: up@accademianazionaledanza.it

UniGraz: selection for one Baroque Oboe teacher

UniGraz baroque oboe teacher selection

The Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (Institut für Alte Musik und Aufführungspraxis) has announced the selection procedure for one Baroque Oboe teacher. The contract will start from the Winter semester of the 2019/20 academic year, on a part-time (50%) basis with a monthly salary of  €2502,55 gross, with two extra bonus payments per year.

Basic requirements
  • a degree from an Austrian or comparable foreign educational institute that suits the position, or an equivalent artistic aptitude
  • willingness to participate actively in the further development of the university’s teaching environment and its artistic and scholarly life, as well as helping shape the academic autonomy of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz
  • gender competence
Specific Employment Requirements
  • an outstanding personality with the highest qualification and artistic communicative ability, who – in addition to virtuosic mastery of the instrument and construction of oboe reeds –is also an expert in historical performance techniques and in imparting the latest knowledge of historically-informed performance practice based on historical sources
  • an internationally outstanding artistic career
  • an excellent pedagogical and didactic competency
  • willingness and ability to undertake artistic directorial duties

The official regulations indicate that, in case of equivalent qualification, preference will be given to female applicants. Also, following the concept of social sustainability at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, which interprets all aspects of special requirements, persons with special needs will be given preference in the case of equal qualifications.

The application deadline for the job of Baroque oboe teacher is on 13 september 2018.
Webpage of the Institut für Alte Musik und Aufführungspraxis: www.kug.ac.at

“Premio Roma Danza” for Choreography and Video-Dance: the finals

Final stages for the 2018 edition of Premio Roma Danza organized by Accademia Nazionale di Danza

Premio Roma Danza Choreography Video-Dance

click on image to watch the promo video

Official communiqué:

Premio Roma Danza

The Premio Roma Danza 2018 is a central activity in this year’s celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the National Academy of Dance, Beyond the Myth 1948-2018.

Now in its 16th edition, the competition has, since 2011, alternated annually between best performance for dancers and best choreography, placing talents from both disciplines and from around the world in the spotlights. From 8-12 July, 2018, the suggestive open-air Teatro Grande on the grounds of the National Academy of Dance, with the ancient Roman Palatine hill as backdrop, will host creations by choreographers representing a wide international panorama. A new video-dance section will be inaugurated for this occasion, presented in the Academy’s indoor Teatro Ruskaja in front of a special jury of experts in the area of technology applied to the arts. The Premio Roma Danza values excellence in the world of choreography – a special occasion that stimulates the creation of an artistic terrain in which artists share and compare, in keeping with the poetic sense of a never-ending quest for artistic achievement.  The historical heritage that marks the theme of this year’s annual celebrations also provides the setting for this 2018 edition of the Prize, which will bring to the stage performance action, moving images and bodies both physical and virtual, all parts of one greater whole.

The jury engaged to select the winners will include authoritative figures in the world of choreography, dance journalism and artistic programming. Presidents of the Jury for past editions have made their contributions to the recognized prestige of the Premio Roma Danza, and these include important international dance celebrities like Vladimir Vassiliev, Milorad Miscovitch, Jean Babilée, Ekaterina Maximova, Violette Verdy, Boris Akimov, Carla Fracci, Jorma Uotinen, Ushio Amagatsu and Susanne Linke.

The Prize Presentation Ceremony will take on July 12 at the National Academy’s open-air Teatro Grande in the presence of a knowledgeable public of dance professionals and students that continues to grow each year. In addition to cash prizes totaling some €16,000, further Special Prizes offered to emerging talents will include residencies, commissions and performance opportunities.

                                                       Maria Enrica Palmieri,
Director – National Academy of Dance, Rome

Members of the International Jury:

JURY – PREMIO ROMA DANZA 2018
International Choreographic Competition

KOFFI KOKO
Presidente
(Benin)

The dancer and choreographer Koffi Koko is known as one of the initiators and most prominent representatives of the modern African dance scene

ELISABETH NEHRING
(Germany)

Playwright and dance critic for Tanzjournal and Ballettanz. One of the main focuses of her work is reporting on the dance scenes of Eastern Europe, Israel and the Arab countries.

HAFIZ DHAOU
(Tunisia)

Artistic director of the festival Rencontres Choreographique de Carthage and of “We don’t contemporary” of Hamburg. Also member of the artistic commission for the Triennale l’Afrique Danse at the Institut Français in Paris

FRANCESCA  MANICA
(Italy)

Coordinator and person in charge of special projects for Roma Europa Festival.

OMAR  RAJEH
(Lebanon)

Choreographer, dancer and director of Maqamant Dance Theatre, the most dynamic choreographic centre in the mediterranean area. He is also founder of BIPOD annual festival for contemporary dance in Beirut.

VALENTINA VALENTINI
(Italy)

Professor of performance studies and digital arts at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. Expert in theoretical and historical studies on 20th century theatre and performance.

ITALO PESCE DELFINO
(Italy)

Director, screenwriter and cinematographer, currently jury member of David di Donatello movie awards. He is one of the most authoritative Italian experts in the field of high definition and its applications to cinema and television.

Names of the candidates selected for the semi-finals (listed according to time of application delivery):

Choreography Section:

  • Eulalia Di Pietro
  • Maria Grazia Minopoli
  • Sanga Ouattara
  • Hamdi Dridi – Lakhdher
  • Annarita Pasculli
  • Anna Hop
  • Hu Hu
  • Ioanna Strati
  • Gestum Project
  • Xu Yi Ming
  • Giorgio Movavero
  • Carlo Massari
  • Giovanni Napoli
  • Elena Salierno
  • Silvia Autorino​
Video-Dance Section:

  • Xiao Huang
  • Nail Long Song
  • Dasa Grgic
  • Francesca Vasta
  • Curzi – Giansante
  • Cora Gasparotti
  • Sonia Daniele
  • Angela Mingardo
  • Mariagiovanna Esposito

Monday 9 July

  • 9.30PM – Semi-finals for Group A competitors (Choreography Section) at Teatro Grande

Tuesday 10 July

  • From 5.00PM – Screening of Semi-finalists’ videos (Video-Dance Section) at Teatro Ruskaja
  • 9.30PM – Semi-finals for Group B competitors (Choreography Section) at Teatro Grande

Wednesday 11 July

  • From 5.00PM – Screening of Finalists’ videos (Video-Dance Section) at Teatro Ruskaja
  • ore 21,30 – Finals of the Premio Roma Danza 2018 at Teatro Grande

Thursday 12 July

Gala evening with Prize winners and with Rossella Battisti as MC. Within the event, the performance Omaggio a Cebron – MOBILE reconstructed by Beatrice Libonati (assistant: Cristina Caponera) and four short choreographic excerpts from the final performances of the four AND Schools will be staged.

  • from 6.00PM to 9.00PM the winning video of the Video-Dance Section will be screened at Teatro Ruskaja
  • from 9.30PM Award Presentation at Teatro Grande

Location: Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Largo Arrigo VII, 5, Roma, Italy
Free entrance on July 9-10-11 . It’s possible to book a free ticket for the Gala evening on July 12 by sending a mail to premioroma.and@gmail.com

Full credits can be seen on the official website premioromadanzaand.wixsite.com

Early Dance and Music performance “Il Torneo amoroso” in Rome

On Friday 25 May the Il Teatro della Memoria Early Dance & Music Ensemble onstage at Teatro Cyrano

Torneo amoroso early dance music

Il Torneo Amoroso

Love battles, musical scherzi and drinking songs between Renaissance and Baroque

Music by: Cosimo Bottegari, Vincenzio Calestani, Giandomenico del Giovane da Nola, Andrea Falconieri, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Biagio Marini, Diego Ortiz, Salomone Rossi.
Choreographies from the treatises by: Thoinot Arbeau, Fabrizio Caroso and Cesare Negri

Dancers: Simona Buompadre, Fiorella Cardinale Ciccotti, Claudia Celi, Paolo Di Segni, Yari Molinari.

Musicians: Mauro Morini (trombone), Carolina Pace (recorder), Angela Paletta (shawm), Rosanna Rossoni (singins), Francesco Tomasi (lute, baroque guitar), Andrea Toschi (bass curtal, recorder)

Artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi

Teatro Cyrano Il torneo amoroso early dance

Click for PDF poster

Friday 25 May 2018 – 9.00PM
Teatro Cyrano – via Santa Maria Mediatrice 22 – Roma (Italy) – see map below

Info & booking: (+39) 348.1012415 botteghinocyrano@gmail.com
www.teatrocyrano.net Facebook: Teatro Cyrano

Reduced tickets are available for subscribers to this Blog or to the Il Teatro della Memoria Facebook Fan Page . For info about booking them go to the tickets page.

Tickets available at: Teatro Cyrano Box Office, Ciaotickets sale points or online on webpage www.ciaotickets.com

International Call for “Premio Roma Danza 2018”

The Eternal City hosts the 16th Edition of the Choreography & Video-Dance Competition aimed at promoting new talent

Premio Roma Danza Video-Dance

click on the image for the Premio Roma Danza website

This is the press communiqué circulated by Accademia Nazionale di Danza. The competition is open to choreographers of any nationality aged 18 on or before May 30.

The “Premio Roma Danza 2018” is a central activity in this year’s celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the National Academy of Dance, Beyond the Myth 1948-2018.  Now in its 16th edition, the competition has, since 2011, alternated annually between best performance for dancers and best choreography, placing talents from both disciplines and from around the world in the spotlights. From 8-12 July, 2018, the suggestive open-air Teatro Grande on the grounds of the National Academy of Dance, with the ancient Roman Palatine hill as backdrop, will host creations by choreographers representing a wide international panorama.

Premio Roma Danza video-danceA new video-dance section will be inaugurated for this occasion, presented in the Academy’s indoor Teatro Ruskaja in front of a special jury of experts in the area of technology applied to the arts. The Premio Roma Danza values excellence in the world of choreography – a special occasion that stimulates the creation of an artistic terrain in which artists share and compare, in keeping with the poetic sense of a never-ending quest for artistic achievement.  The historical heritage that marks the theme of this year’s annual celebrations also provides the setting for this 2018 edition of the Prize, which will bring to the stage performance action, moving images and bodies both physical and virtual, all parts of one greater whole. The jury engaged to select the winners will include authoritative figures in the world of choreography, dance journalism and artistic programming. Presidents of the Jury for past editions have made their contributions to the recognized prestige of the Premio Roma Danza, and these include important international dance celebrities like Vladimir Vassiliev, Milorad Miscovitch, Jean Babilée, Ekaterina Maximova, Violette Verdy, Boris Akimov, Carla Fracci, Jorma Uotinen, Ushio Amagatsu and Susanne Linke.

The Prize Presentation Ceremony will take on July 12 at the National Academy’s open-air Teatro Grande in the presence of a knowledgeable public of dance professionals and students that continues to grow each year. In addition to cash prizes totaling some €16,000, further Special Prizes offered to emerging talents will include residencies, commissions and performance opportunities.

Maria Enrica Palmieri, Director
National Academy of Dance, Rome

infomail: premioroma@accademianazionaledanza.it
infoweb: premioromadanzaand.wixsite.com

Mathematics meets Art at Aplimat 2018

Photos from the Mathematics and Art section of the 17th Conference on Applied Mathematics at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Levi Montalcini Mathematics and art

The Institute of Mathematics and Physics of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava) has hosted from February 6 to 8 the 17th Conference on Applied Mathematics Aplimat 2018. The Mathematics and Art section,  dedicated to the memory of Mauro Francaviglia, has taken place on February 7 featuring communications by Silvia Benvenuti, Federico Brunetti, Alessandra Capanna, Luigi Cocchiarella, Corrado Falcolini, Lucas Haude, Loe Feijs, Gino Iannace, Marcella Giulia Lorenzi, Paola Magnaghi-Delfino, Paola Magrone, Jaroslav Marek, Giampiero Melle, Tullia Norando, Laura Tedeschini Lalli, Matteo Torre (together with his students from Liceo Scientifico Statale “L.B. Alberti” at Valenza), Stanislaw Zawislak.

Also for the Mathematics and Art theme, the plenary session of February 6 – chaired by Daniela Velichová – featured the invited lecture Twines, knots, mazes: an encounter with Paola Levi Montalcini across art and mathematics by Andrea Toschi. This lecture presented some insights into the mathematical curves that were used in some of her works by the artist, twin sister of 1986 Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi Montalcini.

Aplimat 2018 Scientific Board:

Jaromír Baštinec, Czech Republic
Jevgenijs Carkovs, Latvia
Manuel A. M. Ferreira, Portugal
Ivan Janiga, Slovak Republic
Marcella G. Lorenzi, Italy
Martin Nehéz, Slovak Republic
Marius Păun, Romania
Laura Tedeschini-Lalli, Italy
Daniela Velichová, Slovak Republic

Webpage of the Aplimat 2018 Conference: evlm.stuba.sk
For the titles of the Mathematics and Art papers download the program in PDF.

“L’Humor Bizzarro 2018” – registration info and costs

Registration L'Humor Bizzarro 2018 Early Music Early Dance

International Early Music & Dance Workshop
17th Edition – Rome July28th – August 5th, 2018

Courses, concerts and seminars managed by
Il Teatro della Memoria (artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

16th-17th Century Dances between Italy and Spain: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century Dances and Contredanses between France and Spain: Ilaria Sainato
19th Century Social Dances: Paolo Di Segni
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance & Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Renaissance & Baroque Trombone: Ercole Nisini
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Cembalo Accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra

Rhethorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato
Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble Music and Dance Accompaniment Practice

General information and fees

Programs in Italian are available (in Italian) at this link. Feel free to e-mail us for specific information or use the contact form at the end of this page. The final students’ performance will see the participation of music and dance courses together. Students that are already enrolled in one course may also attend individual lessons of another course with a supplementary charge (see below).

Registration & insurance fee
  • with advance payment up to June 30th 60.00 euros
  • with advance payment after June 30th 120.00 euros
Deadline extended: since June 30 is a bank holiday, it’s possible to make the advance payment on Monday July 2 and still take advantage of the reduced registration fee.

Members of specified Schools and Societies with a reduction agreement and students enrolled in more than one course are entitled to a discount of 40.00 euros.

Tuition fees

The basic tuition fee for singing and instrument courses covers individual lessons, collective lessons and the Qi Gong Seminar. The fee for dancing courses covers the collective lessons and the Qi Gong Seminar.

Principal courses:
  • Music courses (singing or instrument, inclusive of ensemble workshop and – for singers – of Rhetorical Gesture): 270.00 euros
  • Dancing courses (12 hours): 140.00 euros
Supplementary courses:
  • Six individual singing or instrument lessons (30 minutes each): 180.00 euros
  • Rhetorical Gesture Seminar: 90.00 euros

Registration and payments

The registration fee plus 50% of all tuition fees must be paid in advance by bank transfer to the account 8660-2799 at Monte dei Paschi di Siena (European IBAN bank code: IT 42 L 01030 03260 000000279928 – BIC: PASCITM1R33 ) in the name of “Il Teatro della Memoria”, or by money order to: Il Teatro della Memoria – c/o Toschi – via Gradoli, 56 – 00189 Roma (Italy). In order to save on bank transfer charges, be sure to choose the “shared charges” option. For residents outside the Euro area, payments are also accepted by credit card: go to this page.

After the advance payment has been sent, fill the form on the registration page. A copy of the bank transfer or of the money order must arrive not later than July 2nd:

The balance must be paid before the beginning of the courses.

Cancellation

The advance payment won’t be refunded in case of cancellation after June 30th. If the cancellation (to be made exclusively through the dedicated page) arrives before June 30th, the amount paid will be refunded with a deduction of 60.00 euros.

Maximum number of students
  • singing or instrument courses: maximum 10 per course
  • dance courses: maximum 16 per course

Students will be enrolled according to the order of arrival of the registration forms. Those that cannot be admitted because the maximum has been reached will be promptly informed, and the amount paid will be refunded, unless they want to enroll in another course. The Direction reserves the right to modify the programs. The courses for which the minimum number of registrations will not be reached will be cancelled, and the amount paid will be refunded.

Check-in and location

The check-in desk will be open on July 28th from 3.30 to 7.00 PM. The courses will be hosted by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio at Piazza Giustiniani 4/a (the historical Testaccio slaughterhouse) in a central area well connected by subway (Metro B line – station Piramide), local train (station Roma Ostiense – for timetables see trenitalia.com) tramway or bus (website: atac.roma.it).

Health & emergencies info

Registered students are insured against accidents during lessons with a maximum cover of 50,000.00 euros. Check with your health insurance company or your national health system about coverage in Italian hospitals in case of illness. Most EU member states have arrangements that admit the citizens of one state in the public hospitals of another free of charge. If you have any doubts, contact us and we’ll try to find information on the arrangements with your country and the documents you need. Emergency treatment (“Pronto Soccorso”) at public hospitals is free except for minor illnesses (white triage code) that are subject to a fixed fee (“ticket”) of 25.00 euros. In serious cases don’t hesitate to call the emergency phone number 112.

Special rates at hotels and restaurants

Special rates for our students are available at several restaurants, hotels and Bed&Breakfast. E-mail us for a list.

 

Contact info

e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org
phone/fax : (+39) 06 3326 7447
mobile:

  • up to July 27 (+39) 328 364 5555
  • July 28-August 5: (+39) 320 055 7319

Fill in the form below if you want more info:

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Next Summer in Rome: the Early Music & Dance Workshop “L’Humor Bizzarro”

Humor Bizzarro 2018 Early Music Early Dance

International Early Music & Dance Workshop
17th Edition – Rome July28th – August 5th, 2018

Courses, concerts and seminars managed by
Il Teatro della Memoria (artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

The teachers of L’Humor Bizzarro 2018:

16th-17th Century Dances between Italy and Spain: Claudia Celi
17th-18th Century Dances and Contredanses between France and Spain: Ilaria Sainato
19th Century Social Dances: Paolo Di Segni
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance & Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Renaissance & Baroque Trombone: Ercole Nisini
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Cembalo Accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra

Rhethorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato
Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble Music and Dance Accompaniment Practice

The teachers’ CV are available on this page.

Location: Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio – Rome – Italy.

Regulations, costs and registration form for L’Humor Bizzarro 2018 available on this page.
Programs (in Italian) are at this link.

Info: tel. & fax +39-06-33267447 – mob. +39-328-3645555; e-mail: info@teatrodellamemoria.org
or contact us by filling the form below:

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Baroque orchestra scholarships offered at Vadstena in Sweden

Vadstena-Akademien announces selections for a production next Summer

scholarships Vadstena baroque orchestra

The prestigious Vadstena-Akademien – hosted in the scenic Vadstena Castle on the shores of Lake Vättern – has over the years fulfilled an important role in bringing to new life forgotten masterpieces of the Baroque opera. Along this lines, for the Summer of 2018 the performance program features a pastiche based on the so-called Narva-Baletten, the grandiose show staged in Stockholm in 1701 to celebrate the military victory by Karl XII at Narva. Recently, scholars have identified among the composers, besides the Swede Anders von Düben (1673-1738) to whom hitherto the full work was attributed, also the French Jean Desfontaines (1658-1752) as well as Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).

The new production  Solen och Nordstjärnan (Sun and North Star) joins in the homage the Sun King and Karl XII by combining material from the original ballet with a comic intermezzo by Molière and Lully. The performance will be produced with stage and choreographic direction by Karin Modigh assisted by Lena Cederwall Broberg and Adrian Navarro. The musical direction is entrusted to Dan Laurin with Anna Paradiso Laurin as cembalo accompanist.

Scholarships for the Baroque orchestra

For the instrumental ensemble (pitch A=Hz 415) scholarships are been offered for the following roles:

instrument notes 
Violin modern or Baroque instrument
Violin w. obl. Viola (or viceversa) modern or Baroque instrument
Viola modern or Baroque instrument
Double bass playing continuo, modern or Baroque instrument
Recorder Baroque instrument required
Oboe Baroque instrument required
Bassoon playing continuo, Baroque instrument required
Lute playing continuo
Harpsichord playing continuo

Candidates should have a strong interest in historically informed Baroque orchestra performance practice. For bowed instruments however, previous experience on Baroque instruments may be an advantage but is not necessary.

The application form, filled according to the official regulations, should be delivered not later than 20 February 2018 to the address apply@vadstena-akademien.org.  Selected candidates will receive scholarships that consist in a contribution to the cost of food and accommodation. Rehearsals and performances will be in the period 30 June –  8 August (for continuo players) or 4 July – 8 August (for all the others).

Info: Terese Lindström – terese@vadstena-akademien.org
Webpage: vadstena-akademien.org

A selection for baroque dancers at Vadstena in Sweden

Vadstena-Akademien to grant scholarship for a production in Summer 2018  

Vadstena Slott_2

Located on the shores of Lake Vättern, the scenic Vadstena Castle is home to the prestigious Vadstena-Akademien that has over the years fulfilled an important role in bringint to new life forgotten masterpieces of Baroque opera. For the Summer of 2018 the program features the performance of a pastiche based on the so-called Narva-Baletten, the grandiose show staged in Stockholm in 1701 to celebrate the military victory by Karl XII at Narva. Recent scholarship has identified among the composers, besides the Swede Anders von Düben (1673-1738) to whom hitherto the full work was attributed, also the French Jean Desfontaines (1658-1752) as well as Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).

The new production entitled  Solen och Nordstjärnan (Sun and North Star) joins in the homage the Sun King and Karl XII by combining material from the original ballet with a comic intermezzo by Molière and Lully. The performance will be produced with stage and choreographic direction by Karin Modigh assisted by Lena Cederwall Broberg and Adrian Navarro. The musical direction is entrusted to Dan Laurin with Anna Paradiso Laurin as cembalo accompanist.

Scholarship

One scholarship for the corps de ballet will be granted to a female dancer with the following requirements:

  • date of birth in 1987 or following years;
  • basic experience of Baroque dance;
  • professional dance training with strong footwork, musicality, balance and coordination;
  • motivation to entering into another era and collaborating with singers and musicians in the opera context;
  • skills in acrobatics, acting and mime will be appreciated.

The application must be delivered not later than 15 January 2018 to the address apply@vadstena-akademien.org and must contain:

  • Video of applicant performing Baroque dance and preferably also another video performing any dance genre;
  • CV;
  • a brief explanation of the reasons for applying. (max. half A4-page).

Participating dancers receive payment in the form of a grant for all the days they spend in Vadstena. Rehearsals and performances will be in the period 15 June – 15 August 2018.

Info: Terese Lindström – terese@vadstena-akademien.org
web: vadstena-akademien.org