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Das Team
From left to right: Dr. Hanna Walsdorf, Kathrin Stocker, Jelena Rothermel, Petra Dotlačilová

 

Dr. Hanna Walsdorf

– on parental leave –

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from 04/2014 Director of the Emmy Noether Research Group Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage: Constructions of popular culture in European theatrical dance (1650–1760) at the Institute of Theatre Studies, University of Leipzig.
2013–2014 Lecturer at the Academy of Dance / Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts.
2010–2014 Lecturer at the Musicology Seminar, University of Heidelberg.
2011 Tanzwissenschaftspreis NRW 2011 [Dance Studies Prize, North Rhine-Westphalia 2011] (German Dance Archives Cologne / SK Culture Foundation, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia / University of Music and Dance Cologne).
2009–2013 Research assistant in the Musicology Seminar, University of Heidelberg with Prof. Dr. Silke Leopold (SFB 619 Ritual Dynamics, Subproject B7: Ritual und Inszenierung der musikalischen Aufführungspraxis im Zeitalter des Barock) [The ritual and staging of musical performance practice in the Baroque period] with research visits and archival studies in France, Italy, the USA and Mexico.
2009 Doctorate with distinction at the University of Salzburg: Politische Instrumentalisierung von Volkstanz in den deutschen Diktaturen. Ein Vergleich [The political instrumentalisation of popular dance in German dictatorships. A comparison] (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke).
2008–2009 Marie Andeßner Dissertation Scholarship from gendup – Centre for Gender Studies, University of Salzburg.
2006–2008 Post-diploma course TanzKultur at the University of Bern. Modules: Publizistische Betrachtung and projektieren/managen.
2006 M.A. (very good) on: Biblische Sujets in Diaghilews "Ballets Russes" (1909–1929): Von der "Josephslegende" zum "Verlorenen Sohn" [Biblical subjects in Diaghilev's "Ballets Russes" (1909–1929): From the "Legend of Joseph" to the "Prodigal Son"] (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erik Fischer).
2001–2006 Degree in Musicology, Political Sciences, Ancillary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies at the Universities of Salzburg and Bonn.

Key research interests

  • Transfer between popular dance and theatrical dance from the 17th to the 20th century.
  • Colonial music history in the modern period.
  • Ballet (music) history.
  • Film music.

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Kathrin Stocker, M.A.

– part-time (on parental leave) –

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Dissertation project
Choreographische Gefüge und Darstellungsmuster in Balletten des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts [Choreographical structures and patterns of representation in ballets of the 17th and 18th century] (working title). (Supervisors: Dr. Hanna Walsdorf, Prof. Dr. Patrick Primavesi)

from April 2014 Research assistant in the Emmy Noether Research Group Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage: Constructions of popular culture in European theatrical dance (1650–1760) in Leipzig (Director: Dr. Hanna Walsdorf).
November 2011 M.A. (very good) with a dissertation on dance forms in north Italian violin music of the 17th century: Giuseppe Colombis op. 1 (1668) – Edition und Kommentar [Giuseppe Colombi's op. 1 (1668) – Edition and commentary] (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Silke Leopold).
October 2005– September 2009 Student assistant on the Subproject B7 Ritual und Inszenierung der musikalischen Aufführungspraxis im Zeitalter des Barock [The ritual and staging of musical performance practice in the Baroque period] in special research area 619 Ritual Dynamics (Prof. Dr. Silke Leopold, Dr. Hendrik Schulze, Dr. Hanna Walsdorf).
October 2003– November 2011 Degree in Musicology, German Language and Literature, and Medieval and Modern History at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

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Christoph Koop, M.A.

– covering parental leave –

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from December 2015 Research assistant in the Emmy Noether Research Group Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage: Constructions of popular culture in European theatrical dance (1650–1760) at the University of Leipzig (Director: Dr. Hanna Walsdorf).
from November 2012 Freelance work for the Bach-Repertorium of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig at the Bach Archive Leipzig (Dr. Wolfram Enßlin).
June 2012– August 2015 Student assistant on the German Research Foundation project Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Complete Letters Edition at the Institute of Musicology, University of Leipzig (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Seidel, Prof. Dr. Helmut Loos).
December 2009– May 2010 Study visit to the Institute of Musicology of the Università degli Studi Perugia (Prof.ssa Biancamaria Brumana).
October 2008– September 2013 Teaching at the Institute of Musicology, Technical University Dresden (Prof. Dr. Hans-Günter Ottenberg).
from October 2008 PhD project Francesco Morlacchi Musica sacra (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Günter Ottenberg) supported by a scholarship from the Geschwister-Weck Foundation.
June 2007– September 2008 Freelance musicologist, freelance work for the Hofmeister XIX Project at Royal Holloway, University of London (Prof. Dr. Nicholas Cook), for Carus-Verlag, and Ortus-Musikverlag.
April 2006–
May 2007
Editor at a Leipzig music publisher.
February 2002– March 2006 Student assistant on the German Research Foundation project Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Complete Letters Edition at the Institute of Musicology, University of Leipzig (Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Seidel, Dr. Rudolf Elvers), practical training at the Bach Archive Leipzig, in the Museum of Musical Instruments, University of Leipzig and the Saxon Department for the Preservation of Historic Monuments and Buildings, Dresden.
October 1999– March 2006 Degree in Musicology, Art History, and Hispanic Studies at the Technical University Dresden and the University of Leipzig, M.A. with a dissertation on Gottlob Harrers Passionsoratorium "La Passione del Nostro Signore" HarWV 51 [Gottlob Harrer's passion oratorio "La Passione del Nostro Signore" HarWV 51] (text and edition, supervisor: Dr. Peter Wollny).

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Jelena Rothermel, M.A.

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Dissertation project
Musik für Marie Sallé [Music for Marie Sallé] (working title). (supervisors: Dr. Hanna Walsdorf, Prof. Dr. Patrick Primavesi)

from May 2014 Research assistant in the Emmy Noether Research Group Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage: Constructions of popular culture in European theatrical dance (1650–1760) at the University of Leipzig (Director: Dr. Hanna Walsdorf).
September 2013 to May 2014 Student assistant at the research unit Südwestdeutsche Hofmusik [South-west German court music] at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
February 2013 M.A. with a dissertation on Die "Orazi e Curiazi" von Domenico Cimarosa und Saverio Mercadante im Vergleich [A comparison of the "Orazi e Curiazi" by Domenico Cimarosa and Saverio Mercadante] (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Silke Leopold).
September 2006 to February 2013 Degree in Musicology, Philosophy, and Psychology, University of Heidelberg.

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Petra Dotlačilová, MA

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2015–present Research assistant in the Emmy Noether Research Group Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage: Constructions of Popular Culture in European Theatrical Dance (1650–1760) at the University of Leipzig (Director: Dr. Hanna Walsdorf).
2015–present Stockholm University, PhD Candidate in Theatre Studies (project: The Characters of the 18th Century Stage: Libretto – Costume – Representation). Collaboration with project Performing Premodernity.
2012–2014 Academy of Perfoming Arts, Prague, PhD Candidate. Lecturing to undergraduates, Research collaboration on projects of Prof. Helena Kazarova; ongoing project: The written works by G. Angiolini and J.-G. Noverre, annotated translation.
2009–2012 Academy of Perfoming Arts, Prague, Musical Faculty, Dance Department, MA Dance Studies with a dissertation on The Development of ballet pantomime in Europe of the Enlightenment.
2009, 2011, 2012 Intensive Program within Erasmus on Dance Movement of the Past and Present (IPEDAM) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
2009–2010 Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand, Université Paris X Nanterre – Paris, FRANCE, Erasmus Exchange Programme: Courses in Dance Anthropology and Ethnomusicology (BA and MA level).
2006–2009 Academy of Perfoming Arts, Prague, Musical Faculty, Dance Department, BA Dance Studies with a dissertation on Lettere contra Lettres or Polemic between G. Angiolini and J.-G. Noverre.
2000–2006 Czech-Italian Lyceum, Bilingual study programme.

Research Interests

  • Ballet pantomime of 18th century.
  • Analysis and translation of theoretical works by choreographers Jean-Georges Noverre and Gasparo Angiolini.
  • Translation of ballet and opera librettos.
  • Theatrical costume in 17th and 18th century.
  • Historicaly informed performance (HIP) – theory and practice.

Other career
Has worked as a freelance dance journalist since 2010. Collaboration with dance magazine Tanecni aktuality.cz, Theatre Journal Svet a divadlo, Cirqueon portal. Reviewing the Czech and international dance and physical theatre scene (ballet, contemporary dance, new circus).

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Guests and associates

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Student assistants

  • Alexandra Alt (MA Musicology, from July 2016)
  • Linus Hartmann (BA Musicology, from May 2016)
  • Torben Schleiner (BA Theatre Studies, from March 2016)
  • Tim Rademacher (MA Musicology, September 2015 to June 2016)
  • Anna Schauder (MA Theatre Studies, June 2015 to February 2016)
  • Maria Häfer (BA Theatre Studies, January 2015 to March 2015)
  • Theresa Eisele (MA Theatre Studies, May 2014 to December 2014)
  • Natalie Kohler (BA Musicology, May 2014 to July 2015)

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Last updated: 06.07.2016

Contact

Dr. Hanna Walsdorf

Postal address:
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft
Ritterstraße 16
04109 Leipzig
Germany

Office:
Ritterstraße 12, Room 501A

Telephone: +49 341 97-30 416
+49 341 97-30 417

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