Background and activities

I am a phd-candidate at the department of music, dance studies. I have a Nordic Master in Dance Studies from NTNU, University of Copenhagen and University of Stockholm and a BA in dance and pedagogy from The Norwegian Ballet Academy in Oslo.

I studied French baroque dance in France, England and the US and I am a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher and lecturer in dance history and early dance. I am founder and artistic director of the baroque dance company Compagnie Contours (Oslo, N), founder and director of the ballet school Elizabeth Svarstad Ballett (Blaker, N).

I teach baroque dance at NTNU, Norwegian Academy of Music, University of Stavanger and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Ph.D.-project

«Dance in Norway 1750–1830. Dance as social education based on dance books in Norwegian archives»

Research projects

Organisational skills and competences

  • Board member and Nofod treasurer: Nofod – Nordic forum for dance research (2013–present)
  • Elected representative of the Ph.D.-students Program Council for the Ph.D. in humanities and the arts, NTNU (2014–2015)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Others

  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2016) Elizabeth Svarstad om barokkdans. Direktesendt intervju i pausen på konserten La Grande Chapelle på Stockholm Early Music Festival. Sveriges Radio, P2 [Radio]. 2016-06-04.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2016) "Now please proceed to the Dancing part"– The Minuet as social education in Norway around 1800. Re-searcing Relevance. Questioning Canons of music, dance and theatre around 1800 . pArts, NTNU; Ringve Museum. 2016-01-07 - 2016-01-09.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2016) Poco rococco – exploring 18th century dance and music. European Chamber Music Academy . Norges Musikkhøgskole; Oslo. 2016-04-02 - 2016-04-02.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth; Odland, Anne M.. (2016) Menuett for stive studenter. Musikkultur [Fagblad]. 2016-11-08.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2015) Dance in Norway 1750–1830. Meaning in dance through reconstruction from historical sources. Doktorgradsstipendiatenes internkonferanse . Institutt for musikk, Marianne Baudoin Lie; Olavshallen, Trondheim. 2015-12-17.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2015) God takt og tone. Dans i Trondhjem omkring 1800. God takt og tone. Musikk, dans og teater omkring 1800. . Kunnskapsbyen, Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab; Theatercaféen, Trøndelag Teater. 2015-12-05.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2015) Interpreting Dance. Reading 18th Century Dance Sources. Dance Research Forum . Dansevitenskap, Insitiutt for musikk, NTNU; Trondheim. 2015-11-19 - 2016-11-19.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2015) La danse en Norvège de 1750 à 1830. La reconstruction et la pratique comme modalités de recherche en danse ancienne. Séminaire Doctoral. Interculturalité et transferts dans les espaces germanique, nordique, en France et en Italie (XVIIe-XVIIIe Siècles). . Marie-Thérèse Mourey, Université Paris-Sorbonne; Maison de la recherche, Université Paris-Sorbonne. 2015-06-05 - 2015-06-05.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2015) Reconstruction et pratique comme modalités de recherche en danse ancienne: Pas et figures de contre-danse dans les livres de danse norvégiens du 19ème siècle. Atelier « La danse comme objet anthropologique » . Michael Houseman, Georgiana Wierre-Gore; Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris. 2015-04-09 - 2015-04-09.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2014) Atlas da la jeune génération de danseurs/chorégraphes baroques. Ballroom Revue [Fagblad]. 2014-12-05.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2014) Dans i Trondhjem 1800–1814. Funn fra dansebøker i Gunnerusbiblioteket. Forskningsdagene. 1800–1814. Nye arenaer for kunst og politikk. . Kunnskapsbyen, Trondheim; Theatercaféen, Trøndelag Teater. 2014-09-27 - 2014-09-27.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2014) Gjenskapelsen av en feier. NRK P2 Kulturhuset [Radio]. 2014-05-26.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2014) Rencontre avec Bruno Benne et Elizabeth Svarstad. DANSE Danser [Tidsskrift]. 2014-05-01.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2014) Rethinking the re-. Writing Dancing Dancing Writing . SDHS & CORD; Iowa City. 2014-11-13 - 2014-11-16.
  • Bakka, Egil; Svarstad, Elizabeth; Mæland, Siri. (2013) Vertical Patterns in Feuillet Notation. DanceActions – Traditions and Transformations . NOFOD, SDHS, NTNU; NTNU Dragvoll. 2013-06-08 - 2013-06-11.
  • Skagen, Annabella; Svarstad, Elizabeth; Maslan, Susan; McCleave, Sarah. (2013) Acting & Dancing: Facilitators of Bourgeois Self-fashioning (Panel participator). Plays, Places and Participants - Light Opera, Dance and Theatre around 1800 . pArts; Trondheim. 2013-11-04 - 2013-11-06.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth. (2013) Hierarchies in the Teaching of Dance History. The 42nd World ICTM Conference . ICTM; Shanghai. 2013-07-11 - 2013-07-17.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth; Mæland, Siri. (2013) Notation, samt Tolkning av Menuetten i Teori og Praktik. Menuetten i Norden – i Praktik og Teori . Nordisk Forening for Folkedansforskning; Göteborg. 2013-09-20 - 2013-09-22.
  • Svarstad, Elizabeth; Mæland, Siri; Bakka, Egil. (2012) Vertical patterns in Feuillet notation. Colloque International La danse francaise et son rayonnement (1600-1800) . Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, Jean-Noël Laurenti; Versailles. 2012-12-17 - 2012-12-19.