A Dialogue on Space and Performance / Prague

  • Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace 2 Karlova Prag, Prag, 110 00 Czech Republic

Presented by the Prague Quadriennial of Performance Design and Space

This dialogue between long term collaborators will explore the essentially architectural in Robert Wilson’s work. It will investigate his visual and spatial theatre language as a form of sensory communication.

Robert Wilson has changed theatre not solely by bringing architecture on stage but by making theatre architecturally. His works are holistic architectural compositions as constantly changing interrelationships throughout time. Robert Wilson weaves space, light, sound, movement into an open, coarse-meshed fabric allowing the careful listener to explore an endless amount of readings. Robert Wilson has developed an architect's visual and spatial language for theatre.

Serge von Arx, architect and scenographer, had the opportunity to collaborate with Wilson for the last 17 years on over 30 realized and as many unrealized productions for theatre, opera, museum and public space.

This dialogue will explore the essentially architectural in Robert Wilson’s work. It will investigate Wilson's visual and spatial theatre language as a form of sensory communication beyond words and why the best way of perceiving and processing his creations takes place in silence.

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