APGRD, Oxford/ Institut für Theaterwissenschaft FU Berlin Partnership

The APGRD has been granted funds under the Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership scheme (OXIBER) to collaborate with the ​Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the Freie Universität Berlin. Sixteen researchers from Oxford and Berlin, including doctoral and early career researchers, will participate in two workshops this year (2022) in Oxford and Berlin respectively to begin work on a research project entitled 'Shaping antiquity through the archive: construction, reconstruction, composition'. The central question to be explored will be what does a history of theatre and performance look like when it attends to the specificities (in terms of production, distribution, and curation) of different media? 

Histoire des Arts et des Répresentations

The APGRD has been in partnership with Paris Nanterre’s research group HAR (Histoire des Arts et des Représentations) since 2011, when Christian Biet and 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. Although Professor Biet died tragically in the summer of 2020, the annual colloquia continue under the co-organisation of Cecile Dudouyt (APGRD/Paris Nord Sorbonne) and Tiphaine Karsenti (Paris Nanterre).

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.

British American Drama Academy’s (BADA) summer training programme

Since 2021 the APGRD has participated in the British American Drama Academy’s (BADA) summer training programme, ‘Greek Theatre: from the Ancient World to the Modern, Through Theory and Performance’.

Gardzienice European Centre for Theatre Practices

Since September 2013, the APGRD has been officially partnered with Gardzienice European Centre for Theatre Practices in Poland. The Company was founded in 1997 by Wlodzimierz Staniewski 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.

Théâtre du Soleil - École Nomade

In September 2015 the APGRD, along with the Maison Francaise d’Oxford, the Oxford Playhouse, Pegasus Theatre, and the Institut Français, hosted Europe’s foremost experimental theatre director, Ariane Mnouchkine, and five members of her radical collective, Théâtre du Soleil, for the duration of their travelling summer school's residency in Oxford.