COMING SOON: Book “Music Theatre in Motion”

08 Apr COMING SOON: Book “Music Theatre in Motion”

The 14th volume of the “Schriften der Europäischen Musiktheater-Akademie”, Music Theatre in Motion. Reflections on Dance in Opera, edited by Isolde Schmid-Reiter and Aviel Cahn, will be released end of April.

The book reflects on the relationship of opera and ballet, and examines their interaction from both the historical and contemporary perspective. From different viewpoints stemming from theoretical reflection and practical observation, the publication sheds light on the intricate connection between the two art forms in different eras and configurations. Contributions examine the relationship between dramaturgical concepts and their present-time realisation on stage, and further discussion illuminates contemporary strategies of integrating ballet into opera performances through case studies.