20.05.17 - OMA – Operatic Mass Actions

OMA – Operatic Mass Actions
- Rethink Grand Opera

operatic mass actions intervene in the urban space of Aarhus we aim to emancipate the genre of opera from the grand institutions and their stages.

operatic mass actions will be performed in places where people go about their everyday business and people will be involved actively. In this way the audience will become co-creators of the work and the relation between work and contemporary human beings will generate meaning and significance.

Whether it is in the café environment by the creek of Aarhus, in the foyer of the theatre or in the commercial pedestrian streets, there will be created a meta-staging of our present life conditions seen through complex artistic filters, and this will take place on the terms of the urban space. It includes self-build instruments, collectives, new singing techniques, noise, visuals, and high-tech interactive elements and a performing ensemble.

OMA is part of European Capital of Culture 2017 and ILT’17.

Timeline & program: Operatic Mass Actions – Rethink Grand Opera
09:00 – 21:00 Mass meditation – installation, non-space, Rosensgade 11
10:30  Erit & Erat – DOKK – Hack Kampmanns Pl. 2, På Balkonen
14:00 The Perfect Geek – non-space, Rosensgade 11
15.00 The Erit, Yogamom and Soldier – Café Jorden, Pustervig Torv
15:30  Walking Opera  - non-space, Rosensgade 11
16:00 The Perfect Geek – non-space, Rosensgade 11
17:00 Walking Opera  - non-space, Rosensgade 11
17:30 The Erit, Yogamom and Soldier – Café Jorden /Pustervig
18:00 The Perfect Geek – non-space, Rosensgade 11
18:30 Walking Opera  - non-space, Rosensgade 11
19:30 The Erit & Erat – DOKK 1, Hack Kampmanns Pl. 2, på Balkonen
20:00 Walking Opera – non-space, Rosensgade 11
20:30 Soldier & Void – Pustervig Torv
22.00 Ritual  - Latinergården, Borggade

Changes can happen – keep updated via www.aut.dk

Artistic leaders
Neil Luck – Composer, curator, performer & artistic leader (London)
Ella Marchment – Director (London)
Rikke Jørgensen – Architect (New York / Aarhus)
Anna Jalving – Violinist (Danmark)
Anders Bigum – Photographer / visual artist (Berlin)
Ruta Vitkauskaite – Composer, Ph.d and performer (Vilnius/London)
+ 20 performing and producing danish and international artists

AUT – Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere

Artistic facilitator: 

Line Tjørnhøj (DK)

Creative producer & administration
1:1 Produktion (DK)

”Rethink Grand Opera – Operatic Mass Actions”  is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation Music Dramatic Committee, The Aarhus 2017 Foundation, Aarhus Municipality, The Augustinus Foundation, Nordic Culture Point’s Culture and Art Programme, and Åbne Scene, Godsbanen.

”Rethink Grand Opera – Operatic Mass Actions” is produced in cooperation with ILT17 Festival, Aarhus University’s Department for Dramaturgy, and the platform non-space.