NEXT EVENT: 2.00pm, Sunday 18 April: Professor Thea Brejzek on 'Adolphe Appia and the Emergence of Scenography'
revolutionary Swiss stage designer
Dr Thea Brejzek is Professor of Spatial Theory at the University of Technology Sydney. Thea straddles the world of practice and theory and publishes and lectures widely on the history and theory of scenography and performative environments with a particular interest in transdisciplinary practices. Prior to 2013, Thea was a Professor of Scenography at Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland, and in 2011 was the Founding Curator for Theory at the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (PQ). Thea is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Bauhaus Dessau and Co-Editor of the Routledge Journal, Theatre and Performance Design. Recent publications include The Model as Performance. Staging Space in Theatre and Architecture, Bloomsbury (co-authored with Wallen in 2018).
About the DVD on Ludwig II castles in Bavaria [12.30pm]
Ludwig II of Bavaria followed family precedent in undertaking an extravagant building programme during his relatively short reign from 1864 to 1886.
The castles constructed on his orders included the romantic Neuschwanstein and the magnificent Schloss Linderhof, with its elaborate formal gardens, grottos and fountains. Ludwig was fascinated by Wagner and his operas, on subjects that had long been dear to him. These include Lohengrin, which Ludwig first saw in 1861, the beginning of his preoccupation with Wagner, and the earlier Tannhäuser.
This beautiful documentary explores Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and the Munich Residenz Nibelungen Hall, with music by Wagner and Marschner.