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04/30/2019 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall
05/04/2019 01:00 PM ISAW

Sketching from Models: Exhibition Event

Joan Chiverton

Illustrator and teaching artist Joan Chiverton leads an afternoon of figure drawing in conjunction with Hymn to Apollo. Participants will develop their sketching skills and discover new ways of seeing as they draw live models in poses inspired by images of dancers depicted in ancient artifacts and modern performances by the Ballets Russes.
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05/09/2019 06:00 PM ISAW

Dance as Reverie: Ancient Preludes to a Modern Idea

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

That the visual experience of ballet performance resembles dreams has been a particularly popular idea in modern times, repeatedly stated in influential nineteenth- century ballet criticism, such as that of Théophile Gautier and Stéphane Mallarmé. This talk will explore the cognitive and broader aesthetic implications of this exciting notion and will trace similar approaches to dance in Greek and Greco-Roman antiquity.
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