At our recent workshop we explored and developed dances based on Ovid’s account of the funeral of Memnon, the warrior son of Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn, who is killed in battle by Achilles. Malcolm and I showed a version of this to illustrate Helen Slaney’s paper on Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers at the 14th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Performance of Ancient Dance held at the Ioannou Centre the following day Tuesday 1st July. We have continued working on this piece, and will be perfoming it on Saturday 19th July as part of the Iffley Music Society Summer Community Concert. Held at the beautiful and atmospheric St Mary’s Church in Iffley Village, this popular annual concert with time for an interval picnic in the churchyard is the final event of this year’s season by Iffley Music Society; it features locally based performers and this year includes dance with live musical accompaniment.
Performance: Saturday 19th July, 6.00pm in the church, picnic interval, second half 8.15pm in the Church Hall
Tickets: £5 (children free) from the village shop, or email Iffley Music Society here or telephone 01865 779663
More information about Iffley Music Society can be found here, and for more information about Avid for Ovid click on the link to the dedicated page above.
if you come to this we would welcome any thoughts on our performance and what you see in it; understanding audience reactions to this type of work is very much part of our research… you can post comments here.
Susie and Malcolm