Dr. Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller

Dr. Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller was born in Vienna. Here she studied theatre studies, art history, Russian and Russian history at the University. After study visits in London and Paris she received a doctor’s degree with her work on Bronislawa Nijinska. From 1975 to 1984 she taught at the Institute for theatre studies of the University of Vienna. While she was working as a dramatic adviser for ballet at the Vienna State Opera from 1976 till 1982, she accepted 1983 the dance history class at the Austrian Federal Theatres. 1982 till 2002 she worked as academic assistant at the research institute for music theatre at the University of Bayreuth.  At the same time (1986 till 2002) she taught dance history at the conservatory in Vienna for the students of Modern Dance. Since 2003 she is University assistant at the department art, music and dance science at the University of Salzburg, besides director of the Derra de Morada Dance Archives, a collection of books, iconographies, letters and pictures about dance.
Next to her international lecture activity she publishes innumerous articles about dance, published various books, writes articles for programs of the opera houses of Vienna, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Berlin and works on book reviews and dance critics, amongst others for the daily “Die Presse”.
As a prominent conneussoir of dance history she will show the different performance traditions of the Petipa transmission in East and West at the symposium at the Bavarian State Ballet.