Avid for Ovid is a group of performing artists interested in exploring the potential of using principles and ideas from ancient dance and music in contemporary performance. You can find links on this page to writings and further information about this project, and we will be blogging about further developments; both here on Ballet in Small Spaces and on Ségolène Tarte’s blog Dancing Convolutions. There is now a public Facebook page (not requiring a login) where latest information about upcoming showing of work in progress can be viewed here, and a dedicated Avid for Ovid blog here.
Core members of the group are:
Susie Crow, dancer
Ségolène Tarte, dancer
Marie-Louise Crawley, dancer
This work is developing from our participation in the project Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers (ADMD) which was initiated by researchers from Oxford University in 2013 and is supported by TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities; you can find full information about it here.
Writings about this work:
Read about the Avid for Ovid group on Oxford Dance Writers here
Read Susie’s account of participation in the 2013 Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers research here
Read an article for Le Monde about ADMD research by Nicolas Constans here
Read Ségolène’s post Disantiquating Antiquity, which includes her Prezi presentation Minding the Body, Embodying the Mind? for the 2013 ADMD Colloquium here
Read Ségolène’s post On Metamorphoses: Ovid and Jung about our 28th August 2014 showing of work in progress at the Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi.