Derra de Moroda Dance Archives

University of Salzburg

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Electronic database

Short Description

The Derra de Moroda Dance Archives (DdMDA) in Salzburg were founded by the dancer, choreographer, dance-educationalist and dance-publicist Friderica Derra de Moroda (1897–1978), who donated her renowned dance collection to the Institute of Musicology (today the Department of Art, Music and Dance Studies) of the University of Salzburg in 1975.
In addition to more than 7,000 books on dance and related topics like theater, costume/stage design, fashion, folklore and Cultural Studies covering six centuries (16th–21st century), the collection comprises also musical materials (including original prints from the 17th century), libretti (17th–20th century), autographical letters by dancers and choreographers (18th–20th century), journals and magazines (18th–20th century), an extensive collection of iconographical sources (16th–20th century, consisting of paintings, engravings, etchings, lithographs, photographs), of posters, programs and newspaper clippings, as well as digital media (videos, DVDs, digital publications).
The original Derra de Moroda dance archives are strongly represented by 17th- and 18th-century dance treatises and writings, three centuries of dance notation, 19th-century Romantic ballet, the Ballets Russes, central-European Ausdruckstanz, national dance, and social dance.
Following its donation to the University, the collection has been continually updated with new literature from the field of dance studies. Furthermore the archive also keeps various writings from the personal legacy of Derra de Moroda, including drafts and manuscripts of her publications, notes, card indexes, and more than 1000 letters.

Contact Person

Dr Irene Brandenburg

Research Services

Access to the library and archival materials on site; borrowing books and media from certain parts of the collection; subject-specific research for scholarly, artistic and information projects and publications; archive tours; picture research; preparation and distribution of digital documents for analogue and digital publications; lending collection items for exhibitions

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

As a hybrid archive, collection, and library, the Derra de Moroda Dance Archives have established itself as the center for research, documentation, and knowledge about dance in Salzburg and beyond. A central task of the Dance Archives, which stems from its connection to the University of Salzburg’s Department for Musicology and Dance Studies, is to support academic teaching and research through the preparation of archival materials. Our archival staff also supports scholars from abroad by addressing their queries, helping with subject-specific research projects, and publications.
Moreover, the archive also realizes its role as facilitator of knowledge on dance and movement through exhibitions, diverse scholarly and artistic projects, tours, and other events.

Dr Irene Brandenburg
Fachbereich Kunst-, Musik- und Tanzwissenschaft
0043-(0)662-8044-4672
Irene.Brandenburg@sbg.ac.at
http://ddmarchiv.sbg.ac.at
https://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=24705
Please contact us via science.plus@sbg.ac.at, or contact the responsible person for this section, mentioned in the contact field
Cooperation focus Science and Art
SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
Anton Bruckner Private University Upper Austria
Verbund Deutscher Tanzarchive
Dance & History e.V.
Kunst – Musik – Tanz. Staging the Derra de Moroda Dance Archives. Ausstellung Museum der Moderne Salzburg
2016
Projektleitung: Sabine Breitwieser
Projektpartnerinnen: Irene Brandenburg, Nicole Haitzinger, Claudia Jeschke, Universität Salzburg
https://www.museumdermoderne.at/de/ausstellungen-veranstaltungen/detail/kunst-musik-tanz-staging-the-derra-de-moroda-dance-archives/; http://ddmarchiv.sbg.ac.at/index.php/veranstaltungen/ausstellungen/72-kunst-musik-tanz; http://ddmarchiv.sbg.ac.at/blog/

4. Rothenfelser Tanz-Symposium zum Thema „Italien und der Tanz – Tanz in Italien, italienischer Tanz in Europa 1400–1900“
2016
Irene Brandenburg, Véronique Daniels, Claudia Celi, Carol G. Marsh, Alessandro Pontremoli, Markus Lehner
Projektpartner: Acras (Association pour un Centre de Recherche sur les Arts du Spectacle aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles), The Annual Oxford Dance Symposium, Early Dance Circle, SDHS (Society of Dance History Scholars), AIRDanza (Associazione italiana per la ricerca sulla danza), DHDS (Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society), eadh (European Association of Dance Historians), Accademia nazionale di danza Rom
http://www.historical-dance-symposium.org/de/programm-2016.html

Museum der Figuren. Einst und Anderswo
Claudia Jeschke, Nicole Haitzinger
2011
Kooperationspartner: Interuniversitärer Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst
https://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/archiv/arts-humanities/forschung/re-staging.html
http://ddmarchiv.sbg.ac.at/index.php/veranstaltungen/workshops-und-tagungen/23-museum-der-figuren-einst-und-anderswo; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i1gMFJ1d-4
Museum der Gesten. Workshop, Re-Stagings, Lectures
2010
Irene Brandenburg, Sibylle Dahms, Mark Franko, Nicole Haitzinger, Elisabeth Hirner, Claudia Jeschke, Juliet Neidish
Kooperationspartner: Interuniversitärer Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst
https://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/de/archiv/arts-humanities/forschung/re-staging.html
Kaleidoskope des Tanzes
2017
Irene Brandenburg, Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke (Hg.)
Tanz&Archiv: ForschungsReisen, Heft 7
München: epodium
https://www.epodium.de/books/tanz-archiv/
ISBN 978-3-940388-57-5

Doing Memory. Zwischen Don Juan und Bharatanatyam
2015
Irene Brandenburg, Sandra Chatterjee, Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke (Hg.)
Tanz&Archiv: ForschungsReisen, Heft 6
München: epodium
https://www.epodium.de/books/tanz-archiv/
ISBN 978-3-940388-51-3

Mobile Notate
2014
Irene Brandenburg, Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke (Hg.)
Tanz&Archiv: ForschungsReisen, Heft 5
München: epodium
https://www.epodium.de/books/tanz-archiv/
ISBN 978-3-940388-28-5

Geste und Affekt im 18. Jahrhundert
2013
Irene Brandenburg, Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke (Hg.) unter Mitarbeit von Elisabeth Hirner
Tanz&Archiv: ForschungsReisen, Heft 4
München: epodium
https://www.epodium.de/books/tanz-archiv/
ISBN 978-3-940388-25-4

Historiografie
2010
Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke (Hg.) unter Mitarbeit von Irene Brandenburg
Tanz&Archiv: ForschungsReisen, Heft 3
München: epodium
https://www.epodium.de/books/tanz-archiv/
ISBN 978-3-940388-18-6

Biografik
2010
Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke (Hg.) unter Mitarbeit von Irene Brandenburg, Elisabeth Hirner und Karin Fenböck
Tanz&Archiv: ForschungsReisen, Heft 2
München: epodium
https://www.epodium.de/books/tanz-archiv/
ISBN 978-3-940388-15-5

Reenactment
2009
Andreas Backoefer, Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke (Hg.) unter Mitarbeit von Karin Fenböck
Tanz&Archiv: ForschungsReisen, Heft 2
München: epodium
https://www.epodium.de/books/tanz-archiv/
ISSN 1868-4734

Souvenirs de Taglioni. Materialien der Derra de Moroda Dance Archives. Bd. 2: Bühnentanz in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts
2009
Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller (Hg.)
München: Kieser

Souvenirs de Taglioni. Materialien der Derra de Moroda Dance Archives. Bd. 1: Taglioni-Materialien der Derra de Moroda Dance Archives.
2007
Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller (Hg.)
München: Kieser

The Dance Library. A Catalogue. Compiled and annotated by Friderica Derra de Moroda
1982
Sibylle Dahms und Lotte Roth-Wölfle (Hg.)
München: Robert Wölfle
http://ddmarchiv.sbg.ac.at/index.php/ddmda/bestand-und-recherche/bibliothek-und-mediathek
ISBN 3-87913-197-X