Performance and audiovisual cultures


Sabine Devieilhe (Eurydice), Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Orphée), Els, in Romeo Castellucci’s version of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice (Bruxelles 2014, screening shown at the Annenberg Center on November 20, 2017). Photo courtesy of Bernd Uhlig.

[2017-18] The Center for Italian Studies and the Italian Section engage in an exploration of performance and audiovisual topics and materials related to Italian culture. The screenings of Bergman‘s and Castellucci‘s works, the annual Film Festival, and events such as the presentations of the documentary on Venice at the Penn Museum and the documentary on sacred mountains in the Music Department, were part of this overall strategy. The Center intends to add further emphasis on theatre and performance during the next years by considering them an integral part of the Italian cultural heritage and of the current intellectual and artistic scene.