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[automatically translated] The International Festival of Scenic Arts 1st Faculty of Architecture of Rome "Ludovico Quaroni" October 29, 2009 PAINTED BY DESIGN BUILT TO DESIGN: ARCHITECTURE THE STAR THEATRE M.Isabella Vesco The seminar offers an argument about the relationship, very strong today, including architecture and scenography. The scenery, the matter in the past mainly reserved to a small circle of specialists, especially painters, for decades interested not only architects but also photographers, designers and multimedia artists. The figure of the painter, sketcher he moved to the figure of the architect designer. Today, in fact, more and more architects also plan sets: from Botta Shot, Aulenti in Calatrava, from Hadid Nouvel, etc., All architects who pour onto the stage their language, elements and architectural techniques present in their architecture. The staging of a text requires the invention of a mobile architecture or, rather, of an architecture with 'movable foundations', an 'architecture without foundations' but with the same theoretical fundamentals and specific architecture built. It is in fact compose and decompose the recitative space through the revival of traditionally belonging to the language of architecture elements: the box, the wall, the door, the staircase, the walkway, etc. .. In a scene today do not look for the most 'ornament and even slavish illustration of the text, but the organic unity of space. All that we find in both stagings of operas, drama, that dance: as an example mention three realizations where the relationship with the architecture is very clear and obvious. Hans Dieter Schaal addresses the limitations imposed on the stage project by the prevalence of 'reassuring' mode in the commissioning of the traditional repertoire scene in two main ways: a discounting process (Gotterdammerung, 1999/2000), aims to rewrite the original text a second dramaturgy made acceptable to the viewer by the temporal proximity; and a process of abstraction (Rigoletto, 1995), aimed at a volumetric and chromatic synthesis of architectural elements (a cube tilted in lieu of a room, inside a large box inverted truncated pyramid). For the show of prose, The one and the other (2008): Margherita Palli is expressed by the shimmering ephemeral structure that comes alive the kinetic force unleashed from its component parts: the stage overlooking a white platform that, in addition to changing inclination, is dismembered, to slip, more recitatives plans. The set design is moving architecture and defines the fields of action of the execution of the performance. Floors, walls and stairs, its architectural elements, become detached inserts that complete the scene in its entirety. The dialogue between dance and architecture is explicit in the show realized by Frédéric Flamand and Jean Nouvel Body Work Leisure (2002): a modular structure on several levels, built with storage platforms of industrial warehouses crossed by an exceptional element: the catwalk.
Original languageItalian
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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