Classics wants you!

Classics wants you!

The following announcement came to my attention through the Classists List and I thought I should share it with you!

CLASSICISTS WANTED for practice-based study of ancient dance at the University of Oxford

 Looking for individuals with a background in classics or ancient history to participate in a research project involving the reconstruction of Roman tragic pantomime. Professional dancers will be given 3 hours to create a dance piece based on a selection of source materials (images, text, music, and costume items) which will be provided. The participants will be working with a dancer to interpret the material and offer basic explanations of terms, themes, or characters in the piece. No specific knowledge of ancient dance is required. Participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your experience at the end of the workshop.

There will be a reimbursement (£30) and travel expenses (up to £20). This is an exciting opportunity to work creatively with dance practitioners on a collaboration between the Classics and Anthropology faculties. Please visit for more details (*website goes live from May 1).

 At this stage, workshop sessions are scheduled for May 14, May 17, May 27 & June 15, and there may also be additional future sessions. If you are interested in participating in the study or would like more information, please contact a member of the research team:

The photo has been taken by Nelly’s on the Acropolis. The collection can be found today in the Benaki Museum at Athens.

Economic historian and numismatic consultant

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