General information
2018 Conference
Organisational information
Recommended proposal form
Scientific committee

General information back to top

Sunce 2008 Saint-Petersburg Historical Dance Club is organising Annual conference on reconstruction of European historical dances of 13th-20th centuries. Conference is organised in order to share the information between the researchers, to enlarge the common knowledge base, to find the interconnections between dance cultures from differnt regions and historical periods, to find the interconnections between the common cultural context and dance tradions.

Starting from 2009 the conference became internations thanks to participants from the near foreaign countries. Since 2010 conference program widened to two days, now there’s not only theoretical block, but also practical performance and presentation block. Since 2011 the conference is organised with support of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

2018 Conference back to top

At the 8th to 10th of March, 2018, at Vaganova academy, the 11-th Annual Conference on reconstruction of European historical dances will take place.

History & practice of social dance, its connections with scene dance is an interesting and important theme for dance researches. We’ll discuss relationship between styles and dances of different countries and regions, variety of European dance cultures.

Some suggested topics:

  • dance and its place in society, correlation of dance and social culture
  • historical evolution and traditions of social dances
  • connection between different types of social dances
  • connection between stage and social dances
  • different questions of dance reconstruction

Papers and short performances on the topics is listed above are welcome.

Organisational information back to top

Individual presentations on papers are limited to 20 minutes with approximately 10 additional minutes for discussions. Paper presentations may also include short dance demonstrations.

You can also present short performances up to 15-20 minutes. Performances may be connected to a paper presentation. Please submit a video with demonstration along with your participation request.

Presentations may be written either in Russian, or in English.

There will also be planned discussions about dance reconstructions.

Presented papers will be published. Full texts have to be sent to our e-mail no later than the 1st of June, 2018. Full texts should be limited to 8 A4 paper sheets. The printed version of «Materials of conference» journal will be sent to participants by mail.

Abstracts should be limited to two paper sheets of A4. Abstracts should be emailed to program committee no later than the 1st of December, 2017. Sientific committee will make its selection by December, 25, 2017.

Recommended proposal form back to top
  1. First name, Last Name
  2. Organization
  3. Paper or/and performance
  4. Theme of paper
  5. Name of performance, duration, number of participants
  6. Mailing address
  7. Telephone number
  8. Do you need any help in finding a hotel?
  9. Do you need any help with visa?

Scientific committee back to top

  • Anastasia Vasilieva, Vaganova Ballet Academy
  • Ekaterina Mikhailova-Smolnyakova, European University of St.-Petersburg
  • Eugenia Solenikova, Vaganova Ballet Academy

Participation in conference costs 15 euro.

For any further information please contact us at

Organization committee can provide help with free visa application and information about hotels.