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Mediëvistendag 2021 (uitgesteld)

To our regret we have to postpone the annual Medieval Studies Day of the Dutch Research School for Medieval Studies, the Reflection Symposium, which was planned for December 17, to the spring of 2022. (Exact date to be decided). The present Covid-19 situation does not allow for a safe and productive meeting in Amsterdam.

In lieu, we are, however, hosting an alternative online event: 

TOTENTANZ, Reflection Online, December 17, 16.00-17.30

Totentanz is an animation opera produced by the Dutch stage director Wim Trompert, based on Bernt Notke’s Dance of Death, formerly in Lübeck, painted in 1462 and destroyed in 1942. The animation is set to music of the contemporary British composer Thomas Adès, whose composition Totentanz was also inspired by Notke’s Dance and first performed in 2013. Wim Trompert’s animation premiered at a festival in Lübeck, this past summer. 

During our online event on December 17, from 16.00-17.30, Wim Trompert will introduce and show Totentanz. The duration of the animation opera is 35 minutes, there will be time for questions and discussion after the viewing. 

Pre-registration for this Zoom event is required, please send an email to ozsmed@hum.leidenuniv.nl. (Pre-registration is not required for those who registered previously for the Reflection symposium. They will automatically receive a Zoom link for this event). 

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