Revolutionary Voices: Victory over the Sun

  • Starts: 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Few theatrical creations of the 20th century are as mythically iconoclastic as Victory Over the Sun. Nominally called an opera, it was in fact an anti-operatic, anti-theatrical, anti-literary piece of performance art. Join us for an experimental production of this seminal early achievement of Russian Futurism, directed by Anna Winestein, followed by a panel discussion with scholars including historian Harlow Robinson and the creative participants in the production, and a reception and book signing with the author of the newly re-issued translation of Victory, Larissa Shmailo. Our digital-humanities interpretation of Victory will feature music composed and digitally mastered by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, voice performance by Larissa Shmailo, visual design by Anna Winestein, and interactive digital projections created by Ajjen Joshi in the BU Computer Science Department.

Sponsored by the Boston University Center for Humanities, the Jewish Cultural Endowment, the Provost Arts Initiative, the Center for the Study of Europe, the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, and the Department of English. Presented in collaboration with the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative and Cervena Barva Press.

Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street, Room 206