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Johanna Dombois
Johanna Dombois, opera director and author, born in Berlin in 1967. Experimental music theatre and media art in collaboration with the London Young Vic, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, De Nederlandse Opera/ Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, Staatstheater Kassel, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication and the ZKM Karlsruhe. From 2001-05 Artistic Director of the Stage for Music Visualisation at the Beethoven House in Bonn. In 2006 PhD (tutor: Peter Wapnewski) with a dissertation on Richard Wagner's music-aesthetic dramaturgies. The main focus of her work is opera as an autonomous art form: engagement with visual and graphic music, installation, object and mask theatre, the historical avant-gardes and New Technologies, i.e. the experimental within the repertoire and the possibilities of merging traditional and contemporary, linear and non-linear media on the opera stage. Most recent productions: Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, 21. Jahrhundert (Bonn, 2004), Presto 126/4 (ibid.), Richard Wagner: Ring-Studie 01: Rheingold (Berlin/Hildesheim/Basel, 2008/09). In preparation: Neither by Morton Feldman, and Quadrat I + II by Samuel Beckett. http://www.jhnndmbs.net
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Contributions by Johanna Dombois
Not Neither, Not Nor
04.01.2010 10:13