The Italian Association for Research in Dance (AIRDanza,,
in collaboration with the Pietà de’ Turchini/Centro di Musica Antica
Foundation, is organizing the International Conference:

*Dance and Ballet in Naples: a Dialogue with Europe (1806-1861)*

The aim of the conference which will take place in Naples from 9 through 11
November, 2017, is to reconstruct the role played by dance in Naples within
the Italian and European dance culture.

Paper proposals can deal with the following topics:

-          Dancing as a performing art and as a profession;

-          Court or public theatres;

-          Social/popular dances;

-          Dance education as offered by the Ballet School of the Teatro di
San Carlo;

-          The transformation of ballet typologies and changes in
aesthetics, taste, entertainment, and the fashion of the age;

-          Ballet subjects and librettos: their contamination and migration
between various performance fields (ballet, opera, drama);

-          Specific developments of Romantic dance subjects and styles;

-          Circulation of dancers and choreographers between Naples and
Europe, wit special reference to Naples, Milan, Paris and Vienna;

-          The impresarios’ management  and its strategies;

-          Stage and costume design for ballet;

-          Music publishing.


The conference languages are: *Italian, French, and English*

Contributions may consist in individual *papers, panels, performances, and

A*bstracts* may be submitted in one of the conference languages. They
should not exceed  *1500 characters,* including archival and/or
bibliographic reference sources related to the theme proposed., and a* short
CV (max.* *800 characters).*

Papers must be submitted to info -at- by* 31 March, 2017.*

The organizers will communicate the names of the final panellists by *30 April

The conference proceedings will be published by the Pietà de’
Turchini/Centro di Musica Antica Foundation.

*Scientific Committee:* Roberta Albano, Rosa Cafiero, Elena Cervellati,
Arianna Fabbricatore, Francesca Falcone, Paologiovanni Maione, José
Sasportes, Francesca Seller.


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