By Phoebe Giannisi
The ancient Greek word for tragedy, τραγῳδία, can be read as a composite noun from the two words τράγος / “he-goat” and ᾠδή / “song, lay, ode.” In this specially commissioned performance lecture, Giannisi examines the animalistic dimension of tragedy, as well as issues of gender, land, and dispossession, through movement, music, and poetry.