Petra Dotlačilová

Petra Dotlačilová

Petra Dotlačilová studied Italian Philology at Charles University and Dance Studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (PhD in 2016), specializing in eighteenth-century European ballet and theatre. She also received a doctoral degree in Theatre Studies at Stockholm University, which she completed with a dissertation Costume in the Time of Reforms: Louis-René Boquet Designing Eighteenth-Century Ballet and Opera (September 2020).

Since 2014 she has participated in the research project “Performing Premodernity”, which brings together an interdisciplinary research group of international academic and artistic scholars devoted to studying the musical and theatrical ideals, practices and conditions of the late eighteenth century. Between 2015 and 2017 she collaborated on the project Emmy Noether-Nachwuchsgruppe "Ritualdesign für die Ballettbühne: Konstruktionen von Volkskultur im europäischen Theatertanz (1650–1760)" at Leipzig University. Currently, she is leading a postdoc project “The Fabrication of Performance: Processes and Politics of Costume-Making in the 18th Century”, supported by Swedish Research Council and conducted in collaboration with Centre de musique baroque Versailles.

She published in several Czech and international journals and books. In 2013 she published her Master thesis with NAMU publishing house under the title The Development of Ballet Pantomime in Europe of the Enlightenment, in 2019 she co-edited the anthology Body Dance Costume, published by Leipziger Universitätsverlag. She is an editor of Nordic Theatre Studies and of Dance Context Journal.

Apart from academic research, she regularly publishes reviews, articles and interviews on dance topics in Taneční aktuality and occasionally also on other platforms, e.g. Svět a divadlo, ArtZóna ČT, Živá hudba, Hudební rozhledy, Tanec (SK), Dansportalen (SE).

Texty autora

Vize tance in danger

Last Tuesday, a debate over the professional organisation Vize tance took place in Studio Alta. As it showed, the organisation had been lacking leadership for a couple of months and is now close to its end.