Cnr-Ispc on air: archaeological approaches to dance performance

Dal 01/12/2021 ore 09.00 al 02/12/2021 ore 13.00

Online event

Tomb of Dancing Women in Ruvo. 5th-4th c. BCE. Naples, National Archaeological Museum, inv. 9353.
Tomb of Dancing Women in Ruvo. 5th-4th c. BCE. Naples, National Archaeological Museum, inv. 9353.

Although over the last decade various scholarly disciplines have devoted increasing attention to ancient dance, they have done so by focusing on textual sources. However, in reconstructing features of dance performances, the evidence offered by material culture within its archaeological contexts should play a critical role. Considering dance performances in the ancient world, the webinar "Archaeological Approaches to Dance Performance: Methods and Perspectives", organised by the Institute of Heritage Science (Ispc) of the national Research Council (Cnr), aims to explore material evidences of dance and highlight the contribution of such evidences to a deeper understanding of the cultural and social meanings and functions of dance and ritualised movements within activities of ritual and everyday life, reconstructing the many different ways and contexts in which they were experienced.

This webinar aims to enhance our knowledge of dancing activities which took place in sacred spaces, in private homes and in spaces belonging to public and religious life by exploring and discussing where ancient peoples experience physical movement events outdoors, and which musical instruments and sound tools accompanied them.

Accordingly, the contributions of the webinar will explore how physical movements act as a dynamic opportunity for exchange and interaction among different communities, and how performative spaces enhance our knowledge of the ways dancers interact with their audiences in those structures. Moreover, it will be analysed how the development of new technologies and tools can enhance the preservation of dance as intangible cultural heritage. 

Organizzato da:
Cnr - Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale

Referente organizzativo:
Angela Bellia
CNR - Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale

Modalità di accesso: ingresso libero

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