Performing Antiquity

Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930
 
 
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 7. November 2018
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  • 224 Seiten
 
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Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930 investigates collaborations between French and American scholars of Greek antiquity (archaeologists, philologists, classicists, and musicologists), and the performing artists (dancers, composers, choreographers and musicians) who brought their research to life at the birth of Modernism. The book tells the story of performances taking place at academic conferences, the Paris Opéra, ancient amphitheaters in Delphi, and private homes. These musical and dance collaborations are built on reciprocity: the performers gain new insight into their craft while learning new techniques or repertoire and the scholars gain an opportunity to bring theory into experimental practice, that is, they have a chance see/hear/experience what they have studied and imagined. The performers receive the imprimatur of scholarship, the stamp of authenticity, and validation for their creative activities. Drawing from methods and theory from musicology, dance studies, performance studies, queer studies, archaeology, classics and art history the book shows how new scholarly methods and technologies altered the performance, and, ultimately, the reception of music and dance of the past. Acknowledging and critically examining the complex relationships performers and scholars had with the pasts they studied does not undermine their work. Rather, understanding our own limits, biases, dreams, obsessions, desires, loves, and fears enriches the ways we perform the past.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • USA
37 illustrations
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978-0-19-061210-8 (9780190612108)
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Dr. Samuel N. Dorf is a musicologist and dance historian. His research areas include intersections between musicology and dance studies and the history of technology, studies of antiquity, reception studies, queer studies, and the history of performance practice. He teaches at the University of Dayton.
Epigraph Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Music Examples Chapter 1. Introduction: Musicology, Archaeology, Performance: Models and Methods Chapter 2. Gabriel Fauré and Théodore Reinach: Hidden Pianos and L'Hymne à Apollon Chapter 3. Performing Sappho's Fractured Archive, or Listening for the Queer Sounds in the Life and Works of Natalie Clifford Barney Chapter 4. Performing Scholarship for the Paris Opéra: Maurice Emmanuel's Salamine (1929) Chapter 5. "To Give Greece Back to the Greeks:" Archeology, Ethnography and Eva Palmer Sikelianos' Prometheus Bound Chapter 6. Scholars and Their Objects of Study; or, Loving Your Subject Notes Bibliography Index

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