This network was funded from March 2013 - March 2015.
Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers was a collaborative practice-based study carried out by the Archive of Performance of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) in conjunction with the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA), and funded by TORCH. We ran a series of workshops involving professionally-trained dancers, investigating how they process selected stimulus materials en route to creating a 'reconstructive' performance of the Roman dance form tragoedia saltata. It is not the final performance itself that was of interest so much as the cognitive responses of the participants. We sought to develop ways of articulating the knowledge derived from kinaesthetic engagement with ancient material.
The project has been written about in an article by Nicolas Constans in Le Monde and is mentioned in a review by Susie Crow.
Please click here to view the Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers poster.
Dr Sophie Bocksberger