Apply now: workshop 'new narratives and speculative imaginaries'

WORKSHOP
NEW NARRATIVES AND SPECULATIVE IMAGINARIES 

Mentored by Stacy Hardy (librettist of Woman at Point Zero)
8-10 December 2022 at LOD - Ghent

 

- ABOUT ENOA  - 

LOD has been one of the 12 partners of enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) since its beginning in 2009. The mission of enoa is to support and accompany artists from the operatic sector in developing their professional careers. Its new programme 'EMPOWERING OPERA: BREAKING BOUNDARIES FOR INSTUTIONS AND ARTISTS' aims to foster, support and share innovative opera projects, conveying new narratives that are engaged with contemporary societies. Its implementation also intends to remove artistic and financial barriers as well as unconscious bias that hinder the appearance of new artistic expressions in all areas of the opera sector, from training and artist recruitment to opera production and scheduling. In this regard, the network is organising workshops open for all artists to apply.


 
- WORKSHOP NEW NARRATIVES AND SPECULATIVE IMAGINARIES -   

At a time when there is a burning urgency to challenge opera's roots in Western, male dominated perspective, it provokes and invokes us to us imagine a radical feminist nomadic decolonial theatrical and musical form. Mentored by South-African author Stacy Hardy, the participants will work for three days at LOD, to explore new narratives in opera and music theatre from a radically nomadic, decolonial perspective. 

You can find the full day to day programme here. 

 


- PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS - 

Date:
From Decembre 8th to 10th, 2022

Place: 
LOD muziektheater
Bijlokekaai 3
9000 Ghent

Participation to the workshop is free, transport and hotels (if needed) are provided.
 

 

- SPECIFICATIONS -  

Selection criteria: 
* Younger artists (up to 35 years)
* Interesting artistic work (selection made by Stacy Hardy)

Number of participants: max. 20 (8 reserved for participants supported by enoa organisations and 12 reserved for participants selected by LOD). 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

Program to prepare: Information will be sent out the accepted participants closer to the date.

 

- HOW TO APPLY -   

  • For enoa artists already connected to one of the 12 enoa member institutions: you must contact your sending institution, which decides if they will recommend your application
  • For artists not connected to the network yet:  Send a letter of motivation, CV or bio and some recorded works (if you have any) to ann@lod.be before 30 September 2022