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Project Rameau Pre-Concert talks

Project Rameau Pre-Concert talks long

Dates and Times: Friday 13 September 2013, 6.45 pm,
                              Saturday 14 September 2013, 6.45 pm
Venue & Tickets: Canberra Theatre Centre
Presenter: Jane Davidson

The Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) offers insights into music, dance and emotion in the baroque period and how these practices are shaped in Project  Rameau,  a stunning collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Dance Company.

Read a review of project Rameau.

Pre-performance talks have been researched and prepared by Distinguished Professor Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with Callaway/Tunley Chair of Music, Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson of The University of Western Australia, both key researchers within the Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Jane Davidson is Deputy Director and Performance research program leader of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.  Her career has spanned the university sector, conservatory education and the music profession. Her interests are in music psychology, music education, musicology, music theatre, vocal performance and contemporary dance. She has written more than 100 scholarly publications and secured a range of research grants. She has worked as an opera singer and a music theatre director, collaborating with performance groups such as Andrew Lawrence-King’s Harp Consort, Opera North, and the Portuguese Company, Drama per musica. After thirteen years at University of Sheffield, Jane began working full-time at the School of Music, University of Western Australia in January 2008, where she is Winthrop Professor and Callaway/Tunley Chair of Music.  From March 2014, she will lead a new research initiative into the Creative & Performing Arts at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, complementing her continuing roles with the Centre for the History of Emotions.