Maenads & Muses: A Celebration of Isadora Duncan Dances & the Greek Ideal

This festival of dance and the Greek ideal is free and open to the public at the Center for Hellenic Studies, 3100 Whitehaven St NW in DC on Saturday, April 16 with dancing by the Duncan Dance Project (Meg Brooker, Valerie Durham, Julia Pond, Jennifer Sprowl) and local Duncan Dancers as well as scholars from the Center for Hellenic Studies.

Outdoor Dance Performance 3-5pm
Dances of Nature, Love & Friendship by Isadora Duncan
Set in outdoor locations on the Center for Hellenic Studies campus - peak around corners to find Maenads & Muses dancing, sit on the grass surrounded by Rock Creek Park to view historic repertory of Isadora Duncan performed by Duncan Dance experts from around the world.
Featuring the Duncan Dance Project & local guest dancers

Panel Discussion 5:30-6:30pm
"Ancient, Modern, Now: An Exploration of Dance & the Greek Aesthetic"
This panel discussion will offer the audience an insight into the ways in which classical Greek aesthetic and philosophy has and continues to influence and inspire artists and cultures into today. Hear about cutting edge research as well as innovative ways the Greek aesthetic is fostering dance and artistiry in the NOW.
with members of the Duncan Dance Project and scholars from the Center for Hellenic Studies

Courtyard Performance 7-7:30pm
"Maenads & Muses"
With the backdrop of a beautiful contemporary mosiac in the Center's main courtyard, the dancers will present some of Isadora Duncan's most profound choreographic pieces, all of which are firmly rooted in the mythology of Greece. "Narcissus," "The Furies," "The Three Graces" and many more bring to life the gods, goddesses, heros and figures from Greek myth to beautiful classical music.
With the Duncan Dance Project and local guest dancers

Reception & Talkback 7:30-9pm
Enjoy light refreshment with Center scholars and staff, the dance artists, and other audience members to discuss the performances, the philosophy and aesthetics of ancient Greece and much more. Sponsored by the Center for Hellenic Studies

Rain or Shine. Attend any or all portions of the day's events. Dance performances appropriate for children and families.

RSVP! Due to limited seating, please RSVP if you plan to attend either the Panel Discussion, "Ancient, Modern, Now" among Duncan Dance experts and Center for Hellenic Center scholars, on Saturday April 16 5:30-6:30pm. Tickets are FREE but you must sign up to reserve your spot!

Please also RSVP for the reception and talkback 7:30-9pm….

Thanks and see you April 16 for this awesome event!!!

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