Presented by AUT (Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere)
Operatic mass actions intervene in the urban space of Aarhus we aim to emancipate the genre of opera from the grand institutions and their stages. In this urban space the art form will enter into a fluid and changeable context which calls for a more democratic concept of the opera work.
Operatic mass actions will be performed in places where people go about their everyday business and people will be involved actively. In this way the audience will become cocreators of the work and the relation between work and contemporary human beings will generate meaning and significance. Whether it is in the café environment by the creek of Aarhus, in the foyer of the theatre, in the commercial pedestrian streets, in private living rooms, or in the line of the citizen service centre at the town hall, there will be created a metastaging of our present life conditions seen through complex artistic filters, and this will take place on the terms of the urban space without the distancing factors of the light effects and the theatre magic. Now it includes selfbuild instruments, collectives, new extended bel canto singing techniques, noise, visuals, and hightech interactive elements and a performing ensemble.
Operatic Mass Actions intervene in the urban space of Aarhus to emancipate the genre of opera from the grand institutions and their stages. In this urban space the art form will enter into a fluid and changeable context which calls for a more democratic concept of the opera work.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: LINE TJØRNHØJ
coOPERAtion is a community based production and development platform for Opera initiated by Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere in 2012. coOPERAtion facilitates artistic meetings to explore and re-imagine opera as a contemporary art form. Composers meet with music, theatre and opera ensembles, artists, producers and researchers from a broad cross-aesthetic field to delve further into this amazing art form.