Moby Dick credit Christophe Raynaudde Lage
Moby Dick credit Christophe Raynaudde Lage

Yngvild Aspeli: ‘Moby Dick focuses on questions of human existence’

Plexus Polaire’s Moby Dick will be staged twice on 20 April at the Győr National Theatre as part of the Theatre Olympics. An interview with artistic director Yngvild Aspeli was published on the theatre’s website.

– Where is the idea of the show/play coming from? What was your main source of inspiration?

– The show is based on the novel « Moby Dick » by Herman Melville, and the fascination for the existential themes around human beings and nature that the book evoke.

– Does the fact, that you know exactly who your target audience is, affect the way you express your art? How much difference does it make, to create something especially for children?

– It is very important to be aware of your target audience, in order communicate your story in best possible way. This show is directed for adults and adolescents from 14 years up.

– How do you examine feedback from the audience? How do the habits of the new generation, such as massive online presence affect the existence of the theaters?

– The power of live performance is that is keeps evolving and growing through each meeting with the audience. So the reactions and feedback from the audience is always precious. I believe that in this age of online presence it is more important than ever to present live forms, where the public is experiencing something happening in the present moment together…

The full interview can be found here.

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We continue our series of reports on the Madách Project. The following is the testimony of Bianca Temneanu, who is doing her Masters in stage directing at the I. L. Caragiale University of Theatre and Film Arts, who, together with two colleagues, staged three scenes of The Tragedy of Man and participated in the artistic process in Hungary.
One of the highlights of the 10th Theatre Olympics was the Madách Project 2023, a program based on the idea of Attila Vidnyánszky, organised by the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. Student director George Zamfir wrote to színhá about his experience of creating the performance.
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Attila, one of Verdi’s early opera scores that focus on heroic figures in history, was presented in the Margit Island Theatre on August 12, the second operatic treat, presented at the Eiffel Art Studios on August 22, was Karol Szymanowsky’s King Roger. This opera was one of hundreds of events included in the 2023 Theatre Olympics.