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Professor Susan Jones

DANSOX Inaugural Summer School

10:30 to 18:00
DANSOX Inaugural Summer School

Alastair Macaulay, former Chief Dance Critic at the New York Times, leads this three-day event.

At DANSOX's Inaugural Summer School, Alastair Macaulay will give guest lectures on Petipa, Balanchine and Cunningham. Richard Alston will give a lecture on Cunningham's influence in relation to his work. Leading dance scholars will give seminars on dance history and theory. There will be unique lecture demonstrations on technical and choreographic practice led by Susie Crow and Jennifer Jackson, formerly of the Royal Ballet, and film showings.

All welcome - come along for one, two or three days but please book tickets: £15 per day or £30 for all three days. Lunch and refreshments are provided.


Saturday 6th July 2019

10.30am       Refreshments and Registration. Welcome: Sue Jones (South Foyer)

11.00am       Alastair Macaulay: Lecture on PETIPA  (Vernon Harcourt Room)   

1.00pm         Lunch  (JdP Foyer)        

2.00pm         Moira Goff: Lecture/demo on seventeenth-century and baroque dance ‘Lately Arriv’d From Paris’? Dancing on the London Stage, 1660-1760 (JdP Auditorium)

                     Tea (JdP Foyer)

4.15pm         Julia Bϋhrle: Talk/Discussion on Weaver and Noverre (Vernon Harcourt Room)

5.00pm         Lynne Wake shows her film on Béjart and Queen (JdP Auditorium)

6.30pm         Drinks Reception (JdP Foyer)

Sunday 7th July 2019

10.30am      Refreshments and Registration (South Foyer)

11.00am      Alastair Macaulay: Lecture on BALANCHINE (Vernon Harcourt Room)

1.00pm        Lunch (JdP Foyer)

2.00pm       Seminar/Talks: Renate Bräuninger - Balanchine and Music; Gabriela Minden - The Influence of the Ballets Russes on 20C British Drama; Margaret Watson - Ashton’s Daphnis and Chloe. (Vernon Harcourt Room)

                   Tea (JdP Foyer)

4.15pm       Susie Crow and Jonathan Still: Workshop Presentation on ‘The Class’  with dancers Ben Warbis and Ellie Ferguson of Yorke Dance Project (JdP Auditorium)

6.15pm       Drinks Reception (JdP Foyer)

Monday 8th July  

9.00am        Refreshments and Registration (South Foyer)

9.30am        Seminar: Fiona MacintoshDance and the Classics; Tom SapsfordThe Ballets Russes and the Classics (Vernon Harcourt Room)

11.00am      Alastair Macaulay: Lecture on MERCE CUNNINGHAM (Vernon Harcourt Room)

1.00pm        Lunch ((JdP Foyer)

2.00pm        Jennifer Jackson and Tom Armstrong, composer: Workshop on ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ and music and choreographic practice (JdP Auditorium)

                   Tea (JdP Foyer)

4.15pm       Richard Alston – Merce Cunningham’s influence in relation to his work, solo performance by Elly Braund (JdP Auditorium)

6.15pm       Drinks Reception and Book Launch of ‘Marius Petipa’ by Nadine Meisner (OUP 2019) (JdP Foyer)

7.00pm       Buffet Supper       

Watch this video to find out more about DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford) from its founder, Professor Susan Jones.