Dr.Alkis Raftis - Dance Historian, Sociologist, Engineer, Political Sociologist, Manager

 

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-425 to -400 BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dinos Painter.
Two maenads dancing, one with tambourine, the other with thyrsos.
415 B.C. approx.
Attic stamnos vase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl dancing the Pyrriche with female aulos-player.
420 B.C. approx.
This is a rare case where a female is shown dancing the Pyrrhiche, an armed dance. She bears an Attica helmet and a crossed baldric on the bosom.

 

 

 

Meidias painter.
Maenad dancing with shawl.
415 B.C. approx.
Hydria vase.



 

Meidias painter.
Athena, maenad dancing.
415 B.C. approx.
Hydria vase.



 

Dinos Painter.
Two maenads dancing, one with tambourine, the other with thyrsos.
415 B.C. approx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karneia Painter.
Maenads dancing in front of Dionysos.
410 B.C. approx.
Detail from a "crater à volutes", terracotta, found in Ceglie del Campo, Apulia, Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satyr and maenad.
400 B.C. approx.

 

 

Two dancers disguised as birds, and double-flute player. Probably from performance of "The birds" by Aristophanes.
414 B.C. approx.
Painting on an Attic red-figure crater.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Maenad dancing for Dionysos.
400 B.C. approx.
Interior of a red-figured Kylix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flutist playing for dance (?) of riders mounted on men disguised as horses.
 400 B.C. approx.



 

Dionysos and maenads.
400 B.C. approx.

 

Sotades Painter.
Vasanta, "The Spring".
400 B.C. approx.
Probably used as receptacle for actual knucklebones (astragalothiki). Dance of girls, formerly identified as Breezes (Aurae), but more probably Clouds. Bearded man, probably Hephaistos as dancing master.

 

 

Diodoros dancing.
400 B.C. approx.

 

Young man dancing among revellers.
  400 B.C. approx.


 

 

Actors rehearsing a performance about Dionysus.
Red figure Attic volutes crater, called the Pronomos crater.
400 B.C. approx.

 

 

Girl dancing the Pyrriche with female aulos-player.
B.C. 420, approx.
This is a rare case where a female is shown dancing the Pyrrhiche, an armed dance. She bears an Attica helmet and a crossed baldric on the bosom.