ART & DANCE
Let Terpsichore, the ancient Muse of Dance, inspire and guide you. From the Louvre Gallery to the Sistine Chapel, Europe has an unrivalled artistic heritage and a wealth of hidden masterpieces at every turn.
We can help you discover the best the continent has to offer and plan your perfect trip. Below are just a few of our favourites.
“There’s a phenomenal wealth of art to discover across Europe, but for me, some of the most interesting images are those hidden away in private collections.”
Dance, Drama and Performance—for when you want to relax, loosen up, sing, dance or recite. Terpsichore, or Terps, the Muse of Dance, associated with the chorus. Her name means 'Enjoying the dance', terpsis, 'enjoyment or delight' and 'chore', 'dance'.
She will inspire all those who are interested in art and artistic movement in particular.
The Theatre of Epidaurus
SCROLL THROUGH SOME OF TERPSICHORE'S SUGGESTIONS
Shakespeare and the classical tradition
This programme focuses on Shakespeare’s use of the classical tradition of mythology, literature and culture to inform many of his plays. This programme is based in the UK, visiting sites relevant to Elizabethan England in which the Shakespearean revolution was able to occur. To truly re-trace Shakespeare’s creative journey, an optional portion of the programme shifts to Greece and Italy, places close to this genius’ heart.
Travel to a place where you can enjoy dance, drama and performance, for when you want to loosen up and relax. Modern Greece preserves many of the traditions from its ancient past. Let us take you there so you can experience this for yourself.
SAMPLE ITINERARY INSPIRED BY TERPSICHORE
The Festivals of Ancient Athens
Begin your experience in Athens - once the spectacular setting for plays by Greek dramatists Aeschylus and Sophocles - and explore all aspects of performance.
Visit the home of the very first Olympic games before heading to some of the most remote sites in the region, from Bassae to ancient Messenia or the western Peloponnese to Sparta.
Travel to Delphi to visit the magnificent site of the oracle of Apollo and the sea-side treasure, Galaxidi.
Step back in time to the Bronze and Neolithic periods at Argolid and visit Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos and Epidaurus, home to one of the best preserved Greek theatres in the world.
“I honestly count the two summers I spent with Archaeomuse as some of my fondest memories in life and teaching. They were great guides as they cared about creating a meaningful experience for the students and teachers.”