Man v fish in the Amazon rainforest

11 Nov 2016

The Enawenê-nawê people of the Amazon rainforest make beautifully engineered fishing dams. Living alongside this indigenous community, Dr Chloe Nahum-Claudel observed how the act of trapping fish shapes their minds, bodies and relationships. The proximity of life and death brings human vulnerability sharply into focus.

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Herakles – a hero for all ages

16 Apr 2015

An exhibition that reimagines Greek hero Herakles as a 19th century colonist in New Zealand will open at the Museum of Classical Archaeology tomorrow (April 17).

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Enter Zahhák, Dragon King of Persia

25 Oct 2013

To be performed in Cambridge on Monday 28 October Zahhák, Dragon King of Persia is the retelling of a myth taken from the Shahnama or ‘Book of Kings’. A story of greed and corruption, it will confront the audience with the ultimate political dilemma.

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Meet a flawed hero in Greek drama brought alive

15 Feb 2013

Many of us have seen blockbuster movies based on the stories told in Homer’s epic poems. Now there’s a rare chance to see an accessible dramatisation of part of the Iliad in the original Greek with English surtitles at St John’s College, Cambridge.

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