Afternoon of a Faun: Nijinsky, Robbins, and Antiquity
In conjunction with NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World's upcoming exhibition, Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes (on view March 6–June 2, 2019), this event will explore Afternoon of a Faun in three parts - its classical roots, Nijinsky's Faun, and Robbins' Faun. The evening will include a screening of Nijinsky's work and a live performance of the Robbins ballet featuring New York City Ballet dancers Lauren Lovette (CBA '18) and Joseph Gordon. Doors will open at 5:45pm. A light reception on the second floor will follow the program. Presented in collaboration with NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Speakers:Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, Post-Doctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art at the Clark Art InstituteBarbara Graziosi, Professor of Classics, Princeton UniversityAlastair Macaulay, Dance Critic With a performance by:Joseph Gordon, Principal Dancer, New York City BalletLauren Lovette, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet Moderated by:Jennifer Homans, Founder and Director, CBA The Center for Ballet and the Arts' 2019 public programming is made possible by American Express.
Photo credit Artist UnknownPlaque Depicting a Satyr and a MaenadRoman, Augustan or Julio-Claudian, 27 BCE–68 CETerracottaH. 50.8 cm; W. 44.5 cm; D. 4.4 cmThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1912: 12.232.8aCC0 1.0 Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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