The idea of a "sensitive" space
The "sensitive" space when producing musical theater and opera, from Beck’s Wozzeck to the 1960-70s.
April 13-14-15, 2015
University Paris 8 – Amphithéâtre Opéra Bastille
2, rue de la Liberté
Metro: Saint-Denis Université (line 13)
Free admission subject to availability
This symposium is the third part of a project which aims at studying musical theater production of the 20th and 21th century, through the idea of a "sensitive" space. As part of this event, two performances of Iannis Xenakis’ Oresteia are planned, at the Salle des Fêtes of Gennevilliers on Paril 11th, 2015, and at the Amphithéâtre of the Opéra Bastille on April 15th, 2015.
During the 19th century, opera composers realize that theater can be considered as a space of expression which can be associated with musical writing to convey meaning. In the 20th century, this idea developed thanks to theater avant-garde experiences and helps changing the way musical theater is seen (which meanwhile becomes multimedia).
The idea of a "sensitive" space thus proposes an original angle to study the processes that lead to current forms of musical theater.