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  • 21/10/17 18:00

Presentation in German

Prof. Dr. Patrick Primavesi

Invisible Theatre. Dalcroze, Appia and the space of community

Modern theatre’s development was shaped by spatial concepts designed to overcome the structurally fixed separation between the audience and the stage. The move to replace the traditional proscenium stage with open spatial situations was, however, inspired by new ideas about collective movement and community. Émile Jaques-Dalcroze’s rhythmic gymnastics and Adolphe Appia’s rhythmic spaces formed a turning point which connected approaches to modern dance and theatre with the vision of an organised community of moving bodies. The lecture will examine the preconditions and consequences of this vision that took shape in the laboratory stage and whose effects can still be felt today.

Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden

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