Join world-renowned theatre director Peter Sellars ‘81 in conversation with David Michalek’s class on Art and Empathy. Together they will discuss Sellars’s history as a cultural activist, and how he has used art and performance to explore challenging moral issues such as war, poverty, and the international refugee crisis.
Open to Harvard community only. RSVP required (see below).
ABOUT PETER SELLARS
Peter Sellars has gained international renown for his groundbreaking and transformative interpretations of artistic masterpieces and for collaborative projects with an extraordinary range of creative artists. He has staged operas at the Dutch National Opera, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opéra National de Paris, Salzburg Festival, and San Francisco Opera, among others.
He has collaborated on the creation of many works with composer John Adams, including Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, El Niño, Doctor Atomic, A Flowering Tree, and The Gospel According to the Other Mary. Inspired by the compositions of Kaija Saariaho, Sellars has guided the creation of productions of her work that have expanded the repertoire of modern opera.
ABOUT TDM 182 ART AND EMPATHY
Taught by Visiting Lecturer and international artist David Michalek, TDM 182A Art and Empathy considers the potential and the limitations as well as the opportunities and the risks that are inherent in relationships between art and empathy.
ABOUT TDM OPEN SEMINARS
This fall, Theater, Dance & Media opens up its classrooms to the wider Harvard community. Join us for conversations with guest artists and speakers in intimate settings.