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Fridirica Derra de Moroda 1897-1978


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#1 Helene

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 09:42 PM

In 2001, in response to some questions in other threads, Alexandra posted a note from George Jackson about Fridirica Derra de Moroda in this thread:

http://balletalert.i...ch__1#entry2475

We just received an inquiry from a new member, who writes:

I am researching the life of Fridirica Derra de Moroda 1897-1978.

Google sent me to your site and I see you have some info on the above ( circa 2001 ) but was wondering if there is any more available info about her saving Jewish dancers during WW2 and placing them in her Berlin dance company? Or could you direct me to someone who is an authority on this person? I am working on a project that is indirectly connected to her and of course ballet.


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It's a fascinating subject, and it would be great if we could get more information on it.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:50 PM


In 2001, in response to some questions in other threads, Alexandra posted a note from George Jackson about Fridirica Derra de Moroda in this thread:

http://balletalert.i...ch__1#entry2475

We just received an inquiry from a new member, who writes:

I am researching the life of Fridirica Derra de Moroda 1897-1978.

Google sent me to your site and I see you have some info on the above ( circa 2001 ) but was wondering if there is any more available info about her saving Jewish dancers during WW2 and placing them in her Berlin dance company? Or could you direct me to someone who is an authority on this person? I am working on a project that is indirectly connected to her and of course ballet.


If anyone has any leads, please feel free to post them here, or, if you'd prefer to contact this poster directly, since she doesn't have PM privileges, please PM me or email through our "Contact Us" link, and I'll pass it on.

It's a fascinating subject, and it would be great if we could get more information on it.

First port of call should be http://www.uni-salzb..._schema=PORTAL.

Salzburg Univerity is home to the Derra de Moroda Collection.

There is an option to search in English on the left hand side of the webpage.

Another site of interest can be found at http://www.corpusweb...limit=100[0]=content&searchword=derra+de+moroda

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:07 AM

For those of our members who would like a little background, the French Wikipedia has a brief article. I'm sure our inquirer knows all of this, but Ballet Alert might want a little dance background, for example relating to Derra de Moroda's work in the area of dance notation.

http://fr.wikipedia....Derra_de_Moroda

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:45 AM

For those of our members who would like a little background, the French Wikipedia has a brief article. I'm sure our inquirer knows all of this, but Ballet Alert might want a little dance background, for example relating to Derra de Moroda's work in the area of dance notation.

http://fr.wikipedia....Derra_de_Moroda



You are right mention de Morada's important work on notation and there is some current work being undertaken in realising her work for film.

Madame de Moroda is for me one of those dance personalities of whom I have always wanted to know more, but have been cautious in going outside of my main areas of interest.

This following link I found earlier in the day may interest others. http://www.movement-...e-archives.html


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