Marcus Bell

Marcus is working on choreographing tragedy at the turn of the twenty-first century, with a particular focus on the relationships between the postmodern and the classical. They completed their BA and MA in Classical Reception at King's College London with Professor Edith Hall before moving to Oxford, where they are supervised by Professors Fiona Macintosh and Felix Budelmann. Marcus is a dancer and choreographer and so he is also interested in practice-based, and practice-as-research. Through the development of their thesis they aim to align queer theory and practice in theatre and performance studies with assemblage-thinking to critically explore the tangles and encounters taking place when embodied receptions, or dynamic integrations, of the ancient world are positioned against modernism and modernity.

Marcus dances with Oxford-London based dance company Thomas Page Dances and they are an artistic associate with By Jove Theatre company. They are co-convening the Corpus Christi seminar series titled 'Queer and the Classical: Futures and Potentialities' and lecturing at Goldsmiths. Their other interests include pantomime dance, epic, poetry, philosophy, and film studies.