Posted: 23 May 2013
Timed to commemorate the centenary of the riotous debut of The Rite of Spring in Paris, Stephanie Jordan, Professor of Dance research at the University of Roehampton, looks at Stravinsky’s ground-breaking work principally as a dance.
Jordan investigates how Stravinsky’s wildly pagan score spawned a new kind of earthy dance; a dance that was unfamiliar and unsettling to audiences used to the demure classical ballet of the 19th century.
The programme features interviews with choreographers Akram Khan and Mark Morris, both devising new interpretations of the Rite. Jordan meets Deborah Bull, who danced the role of the Chosen Maiden and Monica Mason, for whom the Royal Ballet’s Kenneth MacMillan created his legendary solo choreography. Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer explain how they reconstructed Nijinsky’s 1913 ballet and Marin Alsop describes the physicality involved in conducting Stravinsky’s score today.
State-of-the-art new therapy is offered to the community
The University of Roehampton is inviting members of the community to come forward for free therapy sessions - as part of an innovative new therapy research programme aimed at helping people who are experiencing depression.
Posted: 9 November 2017
Discover 18th Century artefacts at the University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is holding a free event on Saturday 25th November, as part of the national Being Human Festival – which aims to engage the public with the latest innovative research taking place across the humanities.
Posted: 3 November 2017
RoeReads is back for its third year
The University, in association with the Booker Prize Foundation, is offering every student a copy of this year's RoeReads book, Room by Emma Donoghue.
Posted: 19 October 2017