Seminar Series – Opera Forward Festival 2019
1-3 March 2019, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam
The 2019 edition of the Opera Forward Festival (Dutch National Opera) in Amsterdam bears the theme “Identity and Confrontation”. The festival organises a seminar series on the 1, 2 and 3 of March 2019, wherein questions of decolonization in relation to the arts and culture will be at the forefront. Leading scholars and artists will discuss what the critique of Eurocentrism entails in their own artistic practice and what challenges the call for epistemic diversity poses in researching the arts.
Friday 1 March 2019
14-15h: Attendance of public rehearsal
17.30h: Keynote by Peter Sellars, opera director
Saturday 2 March 2019
16.00-17.00 Seminar with Dr. Olivia Rutazibwa
17.30h: Keynote by Dr. Olivia Rutazibwa, Senior Lecturer Development Studies, University of Portsmouth: Decolonising Western European cultural traditions
Sunday 3 March 2019
16.00-17.00 Seminar with Neo Muyanga
17.30h: Keynote by Neo Muyanga, musician, composer, researcher at University of Cape Town: Decolonising Western European Music
Songs in the Key of Revolution: Brad Evans interviews Neo Muyanga
Open to all. RMA Students can receive 3 EC for attending all the sessions and writing a review assignment of 1000 words.
Register by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org stating your university programme and student number.
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Opera Forward Festival 2019