Detroit, 25 September 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Between 24 and 29 September 2013, the Detroit Institute of Arts (the DIA), is to offer a series of a activities engaging with the relationship between art and tolerance.
The Detroit Film Theatre is to host a series of film showings, including Carrie LeZotte’s 2013 work Lean, Mean and Green, and D.W.Griffith’s Intolerance, an American film produced in 1916. The series seeks to be accessible to a broad audience, and is to include a special section “Especially for Families”, which is to feature performance pieces by Rosie Chapman, who is to present traditional stories based on African and African-American history, accompanied by traditional instruments.
The event is also to feature a performance by Lisa Moore, a pianist whose performances seek to incorporate a sense of theatrical expression. The series is to feature participation from the Wayne State University Press, who will present over 100 new works and a prize-giving.
Johannesburg, 17 September 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Market Theatre in Johannesburg is presenting “Ster City”, a performance produced by Jean-Paul Delore, with actors Lindiwe Matshikiza, Nick Welch and Dominique Lentin. The theatre piece is to take place from 19 to 22 September 2013.
The burlesque show, addressed to an audience of all ages, tells the history of South Africa, from the first homo sapiens to the post-Mandela period. Matshikiza and Welch present the new underground art scene of South Africa. In an insolent, free, and joyful way, they explore the history of South Africa, and its conflicts between tradition and modernity. They use multi-media objects and embody at the same time lovers, siblings, animals, and slaves.
Montreal, 7 November 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
A monumental painting by Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dali, which served as curtain for Tristan Fou, ballet of the New York Metroplitan Opera, unseen since 1944, suddenly reappeared. It is part of a private European collection and has been shown to the public on 5 November 2012 in Montreal.
The painting, 9m x 15m, restored in Switzerland in 2009, is a Surrealist representation of Tristan and Iseult, the story that inspired the ballet Tristan Fou. Salvador Dali chose to represent on the canvas the moment when Iseult finds Tristan dying.
The painting, a pure Dali, continues its initial task as a stage decoration for the show La Verità by Daniele Finzi Pasqua in Montreal. The painting’s owner wished to remain anonymous. Nevertheless, Finzi Pasqua declared the foundation that lent him the painting wished it to remain in the world of theatre, and not to be exhibited in a museum. La Verità will be performed from 17 January to 3 February 2013 at the Théâtre Maisonneuve.
Kinshasa, 3 September 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The African art theatre company is among the Congolese groups to be the most expected for the fourteenth Francophone Summit in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in October.
Charles Baloukou, artistic director of African art theatre has asked the Scientific and Cultural Commission to participate in this project.
For this reason, two works are loaned for the big event: La liberté des autres by Congolese playwright Kaya Makélé and La marmite de Koka Mbala by Guy Ménga.
Before the performance in Kinshasa, these two works were scheduled between 10 and 17 August at the Centre de formation et de recherche en art dramatique or Cfrad(Centre for training and research in drama) in Brazzaville, for a performance so as to spark off criticism in order to assess the work carried out.
The company has already performed it in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but also in Angola and hopes to be able to perform throughout the world.
Paris, 6 January 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 13 March to 17 July 2012, the theme of theatre will be honoured at the Musée de la Vie Romantique in Paris through the exhibition ”Théâtres romantiques à Paris – Collections du musée Carnavalet”. The Hotel Scheffer-Renan, which houses the Musée de la Vie Romantique, will display around a hundred works from Musée Carnavalet, surrounding the theme of theatre and dance. The exhibition covers various genres that were popular in the first half of the 19th century in Paris: from Vaudeville to La Comédie Française and passing through Italian Opera.
The exhibition takes viewers back to the 1900s, when Paris was the capital of international theatre. Through portraits, watercolours and sets, visitors will have the opportunity to (re)discover great idols (Maria Malibran, Pauline Viardot) and great composers from that period (Rossini and Meyerbeer). Studies of costumes and designs illustrate the excitement and creativity of this period where theatre was still at the heart of cultural practices.
Paris, 27 May 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Since 17 May, the Huchette theatre has been hosting a play entitled “Peggy Guggenheim: woman before a glass.”
“Peggy Guggenheim: woman before a glass” was written by Lanie Robertson, adapted by Michel Stampe and staged by Christophe Lidon.
Stéphanie Bataille plays an amateur actress, collector and art patron called Peggy Guggenheim.
The play chronicles Peggy Guggenheim’s life between 1963 and 1969. The production pays tribute to this remarkable woman who played a highly significant role in art history. According to Lanie Robertson, the Guggenheim collection is not only the largest assemblage of modern art in the world, it is also the most important private collection ever.
As reported in a press release, the play is a four-part monologue that explains to what extent Peggy Guggenheim’s destiny was and will also be linked to art.
The theatrical production, which will be featured until 25 June at the Huchette theatre, will be presented at the Festival Off in Avignon as well as at the Théâtre du Petit Louvre, from 8 to 31 July.