New Stages is a major project initiated by Fabricio Mattos in 2018 and that will be developed over the coming years. It comprises intense research and careful methodology to a very practical and tangible output, where the very basic concepts of artistic performance will be scrutinised, denied, stretched, and eventually rewritten.
The main basis for New Stages is a PhD research undertaken by Fabricio Mattos at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The connection with such an important and well-respected academic institution provides the project with a robust academic and practical framing, thus creating an important and fertile ground for future growth.
The project is structured into four main sections: analysis of basic dynamics and terminology in artistic performance; a vast research on history and aesthetics of performance spaces in many countries and cultures; practical application of conceptual, historical, and aesthetic ideas on highly experimental performance events in London called New Stages Series; revisiting basic dynamics and terminology based on research on published material, field research, and experience acquired with the New Stages Series.
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