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Satyrs, Nymphs, Dancing Toys: Gender Politics in 17th-century Venetian Theatrical Dance Lecture by Dr. Wendy Heller

UC RIVERSIDE Department of Dance invites you to attend the
Christena Lindborg Schlundt Lecture in Dance Studies

Coordinated by Linda J. Tomko, Department of Dance

April 11, 2013
Thursday, 4:10-5:30 pm
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South - Symposium Room, INTS 1113
Free and open to the campus and invited guests
Reception to follow

Wendy Heller

Satyrs, Nymphs, Dancing Toys: Gender Politics in 17th-century Venetian Theatrical Dance Lecture by Dr. Wendy Heller
Professor of Music and Director of the Program in Italian Studies at Princeton University, Wendy Heller specializes in the study of 17th- and 18th-century opera from interdisciplinary perspectives, with emphasis on gender and sexuality, art history, and the classical tradition. A recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Heller has been a Mellon Fellow at the Society of Fellows of Columbia University, a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, an appointee at the Villa I Tatti Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies and winner of the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship (ACLS) and was the Sylvan C. and Pamela Coleman Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

With numerous publications in journals in music and other disciplines, she is the author of Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice, winner of the annual book prize from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and finalist for the Otto Kinkeldey Prize from the American Musicological Society. Her recent publications include “Dancing Statues and the Myth of Venice: Ancient Sculpture on the Operatic Stage” in Art History; and “Daphne’s Dilemma: Desire as Metamorphosis in Early Modern Opera,” in Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression (University of Toronto Press, 2013). Heller is also the author of Music in the Baroque and Anthology of Music in the Baroque (W.W. Norton, 2013), to be published this summer. Current projects include Animating Ovid: Opera and the Metamorphoses of Antiquity in Early Modern Italy, critical editions of operas by Handel and Cavalli, and an edited collection of essays
entitled Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera.

Information: (951) 827-3245,
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