Energy on stage and physical energy seem to be two different phenomena. Or is the theatrical energy more than a metaphor? What exactly does it consist of? What does it have in common with its physical counterparts? How can these two immaterial phenomena be grasped at all? And why is the concept of energy used in our latitudes almost exclusively in discourses of economization (waste of energy versus saving energy)? Do terms such as “Chi”, “Ki” and “Prana” possibly help to uncover the secret of energy?
Image above: © Jan Windszus Photography
The Salon “Let it crash” on Monday, January 7th 2019 will answer these questions, to which we cordially invite you once again.
As guests we welcome Prof. Dr. Barbara Gronau (theatre scientist at the University of the Arts Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Klaus Lips (experimental physicist at the Free University Berlin, research on renewable energies). The evening will be moderated by Ulrich Lenz and Rainer Simon. Singers and musicians from the Komische Oper Berlin will provide the appropriate background music.
Tickets for 12 € and 8 € are available at the Opernkasse.
We are looking forward to an exciting evening!
Barbara Gronau is Professor of Theory and History of Theatre at the Berlin University of the Arts and speaker of the DFG Research Training Group “The Knowledge of the Arts”. Her research and publication focus includes interfaces between visual arts and theatre, theories of agency and performance, and epistemologies of the aesthetic. Barbara Gronau has also worked as a dramaturge for various theatre productions and as a curator of theatre festivals.
Klaus Lips is Professor of Experimental Physics at the Free University of Berlin and conducts research on “Renewable Energies” with a focus on photovoltaics. At Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin he heads a department for materials research with new analytical methods. Recently, he set up the EMIL infrastructure at the Berlin synchrotron BESSY II, whose highly brilliant X-ray light allows insights into the few atoms thin layers of modern solar cells and thus makes their power-generating work observable.
Lasst es krachen!
January 7th 2019, 7:30 pm, Foyer of the Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstr. 55-57, 10117 Berlin
Tickets at 12 € or 8 € at the Operkasse