Wednesday, March 12th 2014
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16th Annual Oxford Dance Symposium, Oxford: “The dancer in celebrity culture in the long 18th-century: reputations, images, portraits”




Organised by Michael Burden and Jennifer Thorp

Oxford Centre for Life Writing at Wolfson College


Tuesday 15th

10.30 Registration – The Marble Hall; Coffee – The Hall

I: Keynote address: - Haldane Room
11.00 Shearer West, Humanities Division, University of Oxford


II: Audiences and Signifiers - Haldane Room

11.45 Raf Geenens, University of Leuven
“‘Dance, like morality, is in the eye of the beholder”: Adam Smith on the role of
the spectator’

12.15 Kristin Flieger Samuelian, George Mason University
‘Signification and the Dancing Body, 1760-1826’


1.00 Lunch – The Buttery


II: Images, personalities - Haldane Room

2.00 Keith Cavers, Independent scholar
‘New Finds: Old Friends - New Pictures; digging up Icons of the Dance’

2.30 Joanna Jarvis, Birmingham City University
‘Natural beauty or ‘Paint-painted’? Giovanna Baccelli by Thomas Gainsborough – 1782’

3.00 Helena Kazárová, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
‘Unknown portraits of Salvatore Vigano in Bohemian Collections’

3.30 Iris Julia Bührle, Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris/ Stuttgart University
‘Capturing the hovering sylph: Marie Taglioni’

4.00 Tea – The Hall

III: Hester Santlow - Haldane Room

4.30 Moira Goff, Independent scholar
‘”Lovely in her countenance, delicate in her form”: The portraits of Hester Santlow
(c.1693-1773)’

5.00 Marisa Iglesias, University of South Florida
‘“Beauteous Wonder of a Different Kind”: Hester Santlow’s Celebrity Status’


IV: Dukes and dance - Haldane Room

5.30 Jennifer Thorp, New College, University of Oxford
‘The Montagu family and dance throughout the eighteenthcentury’

6.00 Anne Daye, TrinityLaban, London, and Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society
‘Some are born great: the Dukes of York as dance celebrities’


6.30 Reception – The Private Dining Room


7.00 Dinner – The Buttery

link for registration

Sabine Chaouche



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