CFP: Practicing Pantomime Project

An interesting project call seen on the Classicists list:


for practice-based study of ancient dance

University of Oxford

We are looking for individuals with a background in classics or ancient history to participate in a research project involving the reconstruction of Roman tragic pantomime.

We are giving professional dancers 3 hours to create a dance piece based on a selection of source materials (images, text, music, and costume items) which will be provided. You will be working with a dancer to interpret the material and offer basic explanations of terms, themes, or characters in the piece. No specific knowledge of ancient dance is required. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your experience at the end of the workshop.

You will be reimbursed for your time (£30) and travel expenses (up to £20).

This is an exciting opportunity to work creatively with dance practitioners on a collaboration between the Classics and Anthropology faculties. Please visit for more details (*website goes live from May 1).

At this stage, workshop sessions are scheduled for May 14, May 17, May 27 & June 15, and there may also be additional future sessions. If you are interested in participating in the study or would like more information, please contact a member of the research team:

helen.slaney AT

sophie.bocksberger AT

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