Although opera and dance share a rich history, we are currently seeing new forms of artistic cross-pollination between the two genres in the opera world.Not only are directors collaborating more intensively with choreographers to visualise certain scenes in operas, but choreographers themselves are also trying their hands at opera directing. This is giving rise to a whole new wave of interpretation and conceptualisation of dance in opera.

In line with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's direction and choreography of Philip Glass' Satyagraha, Royal Ballet Flanders, together with the Europäische Musiktheater-Akademie Vienna, will be organising an international symposium on dance in opera.
The aim of this symposium is to bring new study topics and findings of internationally renowned researchers into dialogue with the visions of the artists, based on practical staging examples. Working from historical examples as well as contemporary productions, artistic trends will be analysed and discussed. Artistic, conceptual and organisational aspects will also be covered, with an emphasis on the innovative nature of these new synergies between opera and dance.
The symposium is targeted towards researchers, artists, students and a wide audience of opera and dance lovers who would like to enrich their interest in this fascinating artistic collaboration.


Please click here for a full list of all speakers and an overview of the panels and talks at the Symposium:

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