Hallie & Toph Marshall and the UBC 2022 Go Global Greece class

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00
Canadian Institute, Orminiou 3A
Event Description: 

Drs. Hallie Marshall & Toph Marshall

(University of British Columbia)


The UBC 2022 Go Global Greece class


Phaethon on Film”


The Canadian Institute in Greece is primarily known for its support of archaeological research in Greece, but it also provides support to a Canadian students and scholars in other ways, including study abroad programs. This event will highlight one particular program that the CIG has supported — the University of British Columbia’s Go Global Greece program — and will explore the value of experiential learning opportunities and study abroad programs.

There will be a presentation by UBC students participating in the 2022 Go Global Greece program and their instructors (Drs. Hallie Marshall & Toph Marshall). This program is centred around ancient Greek choral performance and seeks to give students a sense of the poetic traditions of ancient Greece that were deeply rooted in place and cultural events and practices. The course explores ancient Greek drama beyond the confines of the traditional classroom by associating texts with particular sites in Greece and ancient performance traditions and conventions. The program also involves the production of a short film of an ancient Greek choral ode, performed in the original language. We will screen the film of the ‘Ode to Man’ from Sophocles’ Antigone, made as part of the 2018 Go Global Greece program in collaboration with UK-based non-profit Barefaced Greek.

As part of the presentation, students will also perform the ‘Dawn Chorus’ from Euripides’ fragmentary Phaethon, a film of which is being made as part of the 2022 program.