IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 604: Processions, Royal Entries, and the Theatre of Power

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Société internationale pour l'étude du théâtre médiéval (SITM) / Iconodansa / Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Organiser:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Moderator/Chair:Lenke Kovács, Departament de Filologia Catalana, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Paper 604-a'Bei Hochzeiten scheint jeder tanzen zu müssen - oder doch nur die Guten?': Tanzdarstellungen in deutschen und lateinischen Zehnjungfrauenspielen
(Language: Deutsch)
Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Latin, Performance Arts - Dance, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 604-b'Veilchen-Tänze': Tanz-Inszenierungen in den Neidhart-Spielen und -Liedern
(Language: Deutsch)
Ingrid Bennewitz, Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Philologie des Mittelalters, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Music, Performance Arts - Dance, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 604-cDance as Buon Governo in the Visual Culture of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Licia Buttà, Departement Història i Història de l'Art, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Performance Arts - Dance, Political Thought
Abstract

Medieval depictions of dance are often used as a mirror of life and society. An irregular dance could be a (fictional) indication of improper behaviour, and disturbances in society could be reflected in dances, while those again mirrored the harmony or disharmony of nature. Early medieval as well as early modern tracts about dances clearly separate the few positive (harmonious, angelical or deeply religious) dances from the mass of negative examples of dance. Still, dances could hardly be avoided in festivals – or on stage. Many medieval and early modern plays display a certain affinity to dance. The papers in this session ask about the social implications of dances and their representation in theatrical performance and/or pictorial presentation.