Early Morning Opera’s ABACUS has been selected as one of six productions from the United States to be featured as part of the USA exhibition at this year’s Prague Quadrennial!
The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the largest event in the world exploring performance design in its entirety- through costume, lighting and sound design to new stage design and approaches such as site specific design and performance, applied scenography, street performances, and others. The PQ began in 1967, and gathers every four years, surveying the latest trends and accomplishments in stage design and scenography. Over 60 countries from around the world participate each year.
The US exhibition is designed and curated by USITT. We are honored to be part of their selection for this globally notable event!
“The USITT-USA design and curatorial team has created an interactive experience that reflects the dynamics and diversity of American performance and celebrates performance design as art. The USITT-USA National Exhibit offers an environment that goes beyond documenting the art of design and becomes a transformative performance experience.
The exhibit transports viewers from the climate of everyday real life into a world of surprising and unexpected possibility where extremes rule. In this world, the forecast of future events depends on the currents surging through the viewers’ mind, engaging all the senses to affect his/her interaction with the surroundings.”
ABACUS is in good company! Also part of the US exhibition: LA-based experimental opera company, The Industry, with their Union Station performance of Invisible Cities. The PQ opens this Thursday, June 18, and closes on June 28, 2015.
For the complete US exhibition listing, visit pq15.usitt.org/exhibition/production/
To learn more about the Prague Quadrennial: pq.cz/