"Horae Serenae" (1896) by Edward Poynter (1836–1919). Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Dance in representation and interpretation
- Which aspects of dance and its ritual contexts did ancient Greek artists encode in the shapes of and paintings on their vases?
- What power do words have to evoke dance and its regional associations?
- How have various aspects of ancient Greek dance been an inspiration for modern schools of dance?
Lecture on "Religious Dimensions of Dance on Ancient Greek Vases" by Professor Tyler Jo Smith
Video of approximately 24 minutes.
To watch the video click the link to the Delphic preview festival of the muses page, and once on the page, click on the lecture's title “Religious Dimensions of Dance on Ancient Greek Vases.”
Αn interpretation by Professor Gregory Nagy of dance representations in association with Sappho
Εssay of approximately 1,200 words.
"In Tanagra: Procession," virtual dance performance staged by Dr. Jeanne Bresciani, with Isadora Duncan International Institute dancers
Video of approximately 10 minutes (watch from 1:01:16 to 1:12:10).
"Extra credit" reading:
Essay of approximately 4,700 words.