MANCENT conference: ‘Divine Performance: Music, Dance and Prayer in the Ancient World’

Joanne Backhouse, Birgitta Hoffmann, Gina Muskett  and Michael Tunnicliffe

Religious ceremonies are always a little bit also a theatre of the senses. Performances in costumes, musical interludes and striking visual aides have characterised them since early on in ancient times. This conference will look at how the ceremonies differed between cultures and draw out, if there are any common elements.

Preliminary Programme:

10.30: Doors open

11.00-11.45: Lecture 1:

Georgina Muskett  ‘Music, Dance and Prayer in the Prehistoric Aegean

11.45-12.00 Break

12.00-12.45: Lecture 2:

Jo Backhouse, ‘Dancing for the Dead: Perpetual Performance – Tomb Scenes from Ancient Egypt

Lunch: 12.45-13.45

13.45- 14.45 Lecture 3:
Michael Tunnicliffe: ‘Performing the Psalms in Solomon’s Temple’

14.45 -15.00 coffee

15.00- 15.45 Lecture 4:
Birgitta Hoffmann: ‘Making the Gods come alive:  Religious Processions and Performances in Ancient Rome’

15.45-16.30 : Discussion

16.30: End



Dayschool: Saturday, 5th October 2019             Time: 10.30-16.30

Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 20 30

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: phone: 07747 533 070

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