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Stéphanie Gonçalves

Stéphanie (French, b. 1983) is a contemporary historian. In 2015, she defended her PhD at the Université libre de Bruxelles on the cultural diplomacy of ballet during the Cold War (Danser pendant la guerre froide, 1945-1968, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018). She did a postdoctorate in the Academia Belgica in Rome in 2015 and taught in the History department in Unviersity Rennes 2 in 2015-2016. In 2016-2020, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research at the Université libre de Bruxelles. She is a specialist of the link between dance and politics in the 20th century and is particularly interested in the transnational circulations of dancers, especially Soviet dancers. Her current research project is entitled "Rethinking the Béjart phenomenon, socio-cultural perspectives on a multifaceted choreographer". She published her works in various academic journals (Dance Chronicle, Cold War History, Relations Internationales). In 2018-2020, she was the secretary of the French Association des Chercheurs en Danse and she is now part of the scientific committee of the Association.

Function: Dance history