A three day event with focus on Dance, music and opera in the Europe of Enlightenment
Hosted in some of the most fascinating historical buildings in the city of Naples (Teatro di San Carlo, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena) the international conference Il mondo di Gennaro Magri: Danza, musica e opera a Napoli, nell’Europa dei Lumi will take place from October 6 to 8, centering on the figure of the famous choreographer active during the 18th century as maître de ballet at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and author of Trattato teorico-pratico di ballo (Napoli 1779). The project – supported by Université Paris-Sorbonne, CND-Centre National de la Danse, Fondazione Pietà de’ Turchini, Association ACRAS – has obtained the endorsement of: UNESCO-Italian National Commission, Municipality of Naples, Fondazione del Teatro San Carlo, l’Institut français Napoli, Seconda Università di Napoli and Associazione AIRDANZA.
The program will feature various sessions with scholars coming from all over the world, exploring themes connected with technique, aesthetics and poetics of theatre dance, highlighting in particular focus the relationships between noble and comic dance and between Italian and French style, and more generally between dance, music and opera. An integral part of the conference will be panel discussions, a workshop on the contraddanze by Magri, a lecture-performance with live music and a theoretical-practical collective workhsop.