All posts from February 2016


Performing Premodernity @ Vadstena-Akademien

Performing Premodernity is delighted to announce their major forthcoming collaboration with the Vadstena Academy: an opera double-bill under the title of ”Kär och galen”. Comala, based on one of the dark and brooding Ossian poems by James Macpherson, takes place in the mists of 3rd century Scotland, while Nina, a “sentimental comedy”, takes us to […]

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IFTR annual conference to be held in Stockholm 13-17 June 2016

The members of Performing Premodernity will be taking part in the 2016 annual conference of the International Federation of Theatre Research which will be held in Stockholm. The conference “Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices” addresses questions concerning our relationship to theatre history, i.e. the relation between present and past. How […]

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Rousseau’s Pygmalion in Český Krumlov and Stockholm 

Performing Premodernity’s production of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s melodrama Pygmalion premièred on 15 June 2015 in the Baroque theatre in Český Krumlov. The successful performance was a result of the joint efforts of the wonderful actors João Luís Paixão as Pygmalion and Laila Neuman as Galathée, their acting coach Jed Wentz, the orchestra Musica Florea, the great assistance […]

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