Collaborations

Gardzienice European Centre for Theatre Practices

Since September 2013, the APGRD has been officially partnered with The Gardzienice European Centre for Theatre Practices in Poland, which is directed by its builder and founder, Wlodzimierz Staniewski. The Company was founded in 1997 and has produced five ‘Greek/Roman’ performances: Metamorphoses, Elektra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia in Tauris, and the Pythian Oratorio. It has developed a new performance language, inspired by Greco-Roman antiquity and derived from the classical iconography, musical fragments and texts on which the performances are based. The APGRD and Gardzienice first collaborated in 2006, when Wlodzimierz Staniewski delivered an APGRD public lecture in Oxford to accompany the UK premiere of his film, Iphigenia in Aulis.

In September 2013 an extensive restoration programme was completed at Gardzienice, where there are now several 16th-19th century buildings equipped to house conferences, theatrical performances, films, concerts and exhibitions. Among the events celebrating the opening was an exhibition in collaboration with the APGRD, placing Gardzienice’s archival history and research material in the context of other major productions based on ancient Greek texts in Europe. The event included a conference on Oracles, Prophecy and Performance, co-curated by Yana Sistovari and Krzystof Bielawski, at which Edith Hall (Academic Consultant of Gardzienice), Oliver Taplin and Fiona Macintosh all gave talks.

Paris Ouest: Histoire des Arts et des Répresentations

The APGRD has been in partnership with the Paris Ouest research group H.A.R. (Histoire des Arts et des Représentations) since 2011, when Prof. Christian Biet and Dr Fiona Macintosh set up an annual joint colloquium in order to foster dialogue between researchers on themes relevant both to the reception of ancient drama and the history of performance from the early modern period to the present. The annual colloquia are now co-organised by Cécile Dudouyt (APGRD) and Tiphaine Karsenti (Paris Ouest).

8-9 March 2011 : Chorality
14-15 March 2012 : Theatre and violence
18-19 April 2013 : Epic and performance
27-28 March 2014: Translations, adaptations, metamorphoses
26-27 March 2015: 
Theatre and war
7-8 April 2016: Le répertoire / repertory v canon
30-31 March 2017: Repertoire and canon
 

Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX)

The APGRD is proud of its affiliation with Dance Scholarship Oxford (DANSOX), based at St Hilda's College Oxford, which provides a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe, promoting dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice. The APGRD and DANSOX co-host regular events relating to ancient Graeco-Roman dance, the idea of the ancient dancer in the modern world, contemporary choreography of ancient drama and epic and on choral movement in dance drama and theatre.

Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium

The APGRD has been running an Annual Joint Postgraduate Symposium with the University of London on the Performance of Greek and Roman Drama since 2000. In the early years it provided a rare opportunity for Classicists to enter into dialogue with researchers in Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London and it has grown over the years to provide a forum for postgraduates from all over the world who work on ancient drama as practitioners, writers or researchers in Classics, Theatre and Translation Studies. This two-day event is spent both in London and in Oxford. It has been generously supported in recent years by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and the Classical Association, which means that travel bursaries are available for students.