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Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930

Samuel N. Dorf


Performing Antiquity investigates collaboration 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 that took place at academic conferences, the Paris Opéra, ancient amphitheaters in Delphi, and private homes. These musical and dance collaborations were built on reciprocity: the performers gained new insight into their craft while leaning new techni ... More

Keywords: musicology, performance studies, modernism, antiquity, ancient Greece, Delphi, Paris, queer studies, dance studies, re-enactment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190612092
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190612092.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel N. Dorf, author
Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Dayton