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An Evening of Polypoetry

Sound poetry, also known as polypoetry, is a performance art, a live show, which combines many elements, such as the written word, human voice, musical instruments, electronic sounds, movement, mime and projected images.

A major proponent of this art form is Enzo Minarelli, performer and scholar from Bologna, Italy, who developed a Manifesto of Polypoetry, containing his theories of the performance of sound poetry, touching on the rhythms of language, exploitation of sounds and use of electronic media.


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Brundibar: a children's opera from the Terezin Concentration Camp

Some time ago, there was a large illustrated article in the New York Times, regarding a production of the Czech children’s opera, Brundibár, composed by Hans Krása in 1938, before he was sent to the Nazi concentration camps, Terezin also known as Theresienstadt, and Auschwitz, where he later died. Under the composer’s direction, this opera was performed many times at Terezin/Theresienstadt, with a changing cast of imprisoned children, many of whom also later died in the camps.  It became one of the most frequently Read More ›