23 February 2017 — Julia Buhrle (Oxford) presented a lecture on twentieth-century choreographer, John Cranko. Sponsored by DANSOX. John Cranko (1927-1973) was a South African born ballet dancer and choreographer with the Royal Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet. His most famous “literary” ballets include Romeo and Juliet (1962), with music by Prokofiev, and TheTaming of the Shrew (1969). Drinks reception after the event. Free and open to all. Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Cowley Place, Oxford, United Kingdom. Thu, 17:30 – 20:30 GMT.
14 December 2016 — Linda McJannet presented a plenary lecture at “O! had I but followed the Arts: Celebrating William Shakespeare 1616-2016),” a conference sponsored by ULICES, the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, in Lisbon, Portugal. Her talk was entitled “Shakespeare and Physical Theatre: The Adaptations of John Farmanesh-Bocca and Not Man Apart.”
20 November 2016 — Call for Papers for “Now Let Us Anatomize Shakespeare: Shakespeare-Inspired Ballets in European Ballet Companies” for the European Shakespeare Research Association conference, July 27-30, 2017, Gdansk. Convenor: Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau, University of Paris-Est Créteil. Details at http://esra2017.eu.