The Festival Nueva Ópera Buenos Aires kicks off: what it is and who to see

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new work? Interdisciplinary work? Contemporary musical theater? Post-lyric? inclusive work? These questions are part of the fourth edition of the Festival Nueva Ópera Buenos Aires, which will take place from 8 to 29 October.

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During the 22 days that the festival lasts, you will see fourteen works distributed in eleven spaces of the City of Buenos Aires. The works investigate the genre of the work from different formats and perspectives: shows, video opera, sspecific to the objecta meeting on the roof of the Museum of Fine Arts and a work that invites you to visit the city are among the proposals.

Since its inception, the biannual Festival has been dedicated to the new aesthetic of the work and was fueled by the most important works of the scholarship holders of the “Winter School”, part of the Festival project, as well as by the main works of the most radical creators of the genre. It began in the Centro de Experimentación of the Teatro Colón, under the direction of Miguel Galperinand currently enjoys institutional autonomy.

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The 2022 edition

Galperín referred to the current edition, underlining that “it is a meeting of artists and the public around a commitment supported by the Williams Foundation: that of rethink the work as a current means of expression“.

And he continued: “But it is the peculiarities of this project that unites us today for this program, with the following axes: bridging the gap between the training and the profession of its young artists, associating the companies and ensembles that are renewing the genre and supporting the presentation of a corpus of unforgettable and risky works so that it is also the public, or finally, the one who rediscovers the work ”.

The Festival opens with three shows at the Experimentation Center of the Teatro Colón (CETC): machines like me by Sebastiano Vera Nooper by Agustina Crespo, and travel diaries by Santiago Villalba.

The first is an essay on consciousness in the form of experimental work, composed for 3D printer, ensemble, soprano, texts and images.

For its part, NooperCrespo’s work is instrumental, written specifically for the Dal Niente Ensemble, and explores the construction of meaning from the abstraction of sound.

Why do we choose some things / ideas / materials over others? How and in what context do we choose them ?, asks Villalba in travel diarieshis work -product of a work of collecting, drifting and editing- and, taking up the documentary by Agnes Varda The gleaners and the gleanerexplores the action of collecting as an activity before the consolidation of capitalism.

The festival closes in Planta Inclán with Blood traction algorithmsfrom Nicholas Varchausky: a voice teaches three musicians how to better manage their forces and correct their postures to become more efficient, but the bodies have to decide: if there is ergonomics, there is no performance.

In the middle, Works for ceilingsby Aldo Benítez and Andrés Ruiz, a staging site specific (designed for that place) on the Terrace of the National Museum of Fine Arts.

All jobs: where and when

machines like meby Sebastiano Verea; Nooperby Agustina Crespo, and travel diariesby Santiago Villalba, at the Experimentation Center of the Teatro Colón (CETC), Libertad 621, Saturday 8 to 20 and Sunday 9 to 17

opera images: Juliana Iriart, director and general manager; composition and musical direction, Pablo Behm; libretto, Juliana Iriart and Pablo Behn, at ÍTACA Complejo Teatral, Humahuaca 4027, Monday 10am to 6pm and 8pm; Tuesday 11:00 to 17:00

Steam: dramaturgy and direction, Franco Calluso; composition and musical direction, Ignacio Llobera. At cheLA (Iguazú 451), Thursday 13th at 20:00 and Friday 14th at 19:30.

Meine: creation and direction, Ariel Farace and Valentín Pelisch. At the Ruth Benzacar Gallery (Juan Ramírez de Velasco 1287), Friday 14th at 8pm and Saturday 15th at 8pm.

there is old age: Work by Julieta Ascar, Ana Gallardo and Mariana Obersztern in collaboration with Margarita Balli, Margarita Fernandez, Analía Couceyro, Delfina Dotti, Nina, Florencia Ciliberti and Lucia Feijoó. At the San Martín Theater (Corrientes 1550), Sala Casacuberta, Saturday 15 at 20:30 and Sunday 16 at 20:30, with free admission.

works for ceilings: by Aldo Benítez and Andrés Ruiz; set, Bruno Gruppalli, on the terrace of the National Museum of Fine Arts (Avda. Del Libertador 1743), Sunday 16 at 18 and at 20, with free admission.

the house of the key: direction and adaptation, Teresa Floriach Devant; poems, Mada Alderete Vincent; composer, Pablo Mainetti; choreography: Maja Patyño. In Alianza Francesa (Córdoba 946), Monday 17 to 20, Tuesday 18 to 20 and Wednesday 19 to 20.

The waves: Written and directed by Maria Emilia Franchignoni; music, Fernando Covello, Julia Tchira and Jorge Diego Vázquez Salvagno. El Extranjero Theater (Valentín Gómez 3378), Thursday 20 at 17 and Friday 21 at 17

Trans-Platinum Baroque: Book and General Management, Pablo Foladori; sound art, Agustín Genoud; directed by Gerardo Cardozo and Pablo Foladori. cheLA ((Iguazú 451), Monday 24th at 19:30 and 21:00

Desert: An action by Guillermo Cacace, Matías Giuliani and Silvina Zicolillo Space: Apacheta (Enrique Finochietto 483). Thursday 27 at 7pm and Saturday 29 at 7pm

naked mind: by Luis Garay and Luciano Azzigotti. Modern Museum (Av. San Juan 350), Friday 28th at 4pm Free admission.

Blood traction algorithms: by Nicolás Varchausky Planta Inclán (Inclán 2661), Friday 28th at 8pm and Saturday 29th at 5pm


Source: Clarin

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