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Stanford Report Features Prof. Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi about the impact of dance on ancient Greek audiences.

Apr 10 2014

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A scholar of ancient aesthetics, Peponi's passion for dance fuels her current research, which investigates how dance performances impacted ancient Greek audiences.

"There is something absolutely enthralling about well-structured and harmonious bodily movement," Peponi said. "My own fascination as a spectator of dance prompted questions such as: Is there any way to explore what a viewer actually thinks while contemplating a dance performance? What exactly is dance as a visual experience? How do different cultures tackle these questions?"