In 364 BC. Rome was afflicted by a terrible plague. To appease the wrath of the Gods, SCÆNIC LVDIs were established in which Ludiones (Etruscan dancers-actors)
dancing to the sound of the tibiae, but without singing themselves, and without miming any representation of the song, moved, not without grace, in the Etruscan manner.
(Livio VII, 2)
This was the first form of musical performance in the Roman world, unrelated from the rituals, theater and circus.
Entertainment and research on music and dance in ancient Rome.
The LVDI SCÆNICI group was founded by Cristina Majnero and Roberto Stanco who have researching this field for years, collaborating, among others, with Dr. A.M. Liberati, of the "Museo della Civiltà Romana" e with the "Museo de Historia di Tarragona".

They have composed the music for the CD ROM "virtual journey into ancient Rome" by "Altair 4 Multimedia" published by Mondadori New Media which received a special mention from critics at the "Festival International Multimedia - 8th Prix Möbius 2000" at the Center Pompidou in Paris.

In 2004 the magazine "Rivivere la storia" published an article to the group. In the August-September 2005 issue of the prestigious French magazine "L'Archeologue" (ed. Errance) published an article by Cristina Majnero and Roberto Stanco on the music and instruments of ancient Rome. In 2006 the group was a guest on the program "L'Altrolato" for Radio Rai.

In 2011 and 2012 the Austrian radio "ORF Radio Ö1" in Vienna broadcast an interview and some musical pieces of the group during a broadcast on the Etruscans.