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THE BALLET OF THE NATIONS

Tuesday 16 October: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Frankopan Hall, West Court, Jesus College, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BL

Dance, particularly ballet, is often referenced as a medium of art to which the concepts of grace and control are central. This event explores the aestheticization of war and beauty, and the terrible corporeal reality of historical events. The film begins its distribution at the beginning of nationwide commemorations observing the 1918 Armistice, and foregrounds pacifist and dissenting voices, at a time when these narratives are more than ever in peril of being ignored.

The film is part of a larger project and online exhibition Theatres of War, curated by Grace Brockington and Claudia Tobin and hosted by British Art Studies (Paul Mellon Centre, London). It will explore the material culture and social networks of the London little theatres where the dance developed.

Booking Information

Booking required

Accessibility

Accessible toilet, Step-free access, Hearing loop

Additional Information

Age: 12+, Film, Arrive on time, Free