Wojtek Blecharz (Poland)
16, 17 July / 8.00 – 10.00 p.m. / NOWY TEATR – main stage
Body-Opera is dedicated to the audience and questions the model of music perception based on mere sitting, listening and watching. It explores the relations between human body and the ways we perceive sound, reminding us of its physical nature. If sound is frequency, or a vibration, it can ”touch” not only our senses and emotions but our bodies too.
After Transcryptum commissioned by Teatr Wielki National Opera (2013) and Park-Opera written for Teatr Powszechny (2016), Body-Opera is the third opera-installation that continues Blecharz's artistic strategy and locates the viewer in a completely new musical and theatrical situation.
Body-Opera is a kind of a critique of institutions that for centuries have offered us the same model of listening to music, based on sitting, listening and watching. Nowadays, when we know that perception is connected with the entire body, experiencing music cannot be reduced to an abstract process involving only the brain, ears, and eyes. Sound is a frequency, vibration, a dynamic material that can touch our senses, emotions, but also the body. Body-Opera is dedicated to the audience; it explores the relationships between the human body and how we hear the sound, reminding us of its physical nature.
DIRECTION MUSIC Wojciech Blecharz
DANCER Karol Tymiński
DOUBLE BASS Beltane Ruiz Molina
PERCUSSION Alexandre Babel
VJ SCENOGRAPHY, COSTUMES Ewa Śmigielska
LIGHTING DESIGN Tadeusz Perkowski
PRODUCTION Nowy Teatr
COPRODUCTION Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
PARTNER: Fundacja Ciało/Umysł as part of PERFORMING EUROPE
Tickets: 50/35 PLN