Choreographing the Katabasis | University of Oxford

Choreographing the Katabasis

Speaker
Cathy Marston
Event date
Event time
17:00
Venue
Faculty of Classics
66 St Giles
Oxford
OX1 3LU
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Choreographer Cathy Marston will be undertaking a week long residency at the APGRD, 1-5 June 2015, with the support of St Hilda's and DANSOX. Working with 2 professional dancers and a group of Oxford scholars, Cathy will spend the week choreographing to the ancient Greek text of Odyssey Book XI. The aim of this project is to explore how the mythical content of Odysseus’ visit to the underworld (the katabasis,) as well as its dactylic hexameter metrical form, can be translated into the medium of dance.