BODY-OPERA | Wojetk Blecharz (Poland)

Premiere | opera installation
16, 17 July / 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. / NOWY TEATR – main stage

Wojtek Blecharz shows around Body-Opera
17 July / 4.30 – 5.30 p.m./ NOWY TEATR – main stage

Sound is a frequency, vibration, a dynamic material that can touch our senses, emotions, but also the body.

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. 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 Wojtek Blecharz
DANCER Karol Tymiński
DOUBLE BASS Beltane Ruiz Molina
PERCUSSION Alexandre Babel
SCENOGRAPHY, COSTUMES, VJ Ewa Śmigielska
LIGHTING DESIGN Tadeusz Perkowski
PRODUCTION Nowy Teatr
COPRODUCTION Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
PARTNER Ciało/Umysł Foundation


Wojtek Blecharz shows around Body-Opera
17 July / 4.30 – 5.30 p.m./ NOWY TEATR – main stage

What is opera installation and why is it still worth composing operas even though nobody sings in them? While showing around Body-Opera, Wojtek Blecharz will try to explain why this opera requires one hundred yoga mats, one hundred pillows, one hundred loudspeakers and eight hundred meters of cables.

Wojtek Blecharz, a composer, oboeist, graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and the doctoral studies in composition at the University of California in San Diego.

All the events are free, prior registration is required: abc@cialoumysl.pl