The Church

The Synod of Elvira in 300 condemning pantomimes to excommunication.

The Synod of Arles in 314 condemned the actors.

Plenary condemning the dance – Ankara, Laodice, Constantinople.

Summit 692 excommunicated mimes, dancers and actors, and prohibits the spectacles to the monks and clergy.

Synod of 572 condemned masked dances.

Chrysostom condemns music and dance, but is the song.

Basil of Caesarea finds dance educational virtues. Urges to do dances on earth as the angels in heaven.

Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople 380-382, does not condemn dancing. In his poem De vita sua  he recommends the Julian to imitate the dances of King David, the exercise of faith worthy of an emperor.

Justin, Justinian’s uncle, forbids actresses and dancers in the early 4th century masquerade as clergy.

The Zonaras and balsamic find that the Synod of 692 was very flexible because it does not condemn them but only mimics the movements of lewd women actors.

Condemning the calends, celebrations of the first day of each month.

Patriarch Photios in 865 returns the siege of Constantinople by the Russians to a punishment of God because they danced and emimounto in the churches.

Efstathios of Thessaloniki (teaching rhythm, harmony, music and rhetoric in the university) accuses the monks who call in their meals acrobats and dancers. Theodore Prodromos same.