• MAY 15
    Una poética de la ilusión: magia y circo en el cine de Méliès y sus contemporáneos UN VIAJE A LA FANTASÍA


    • Educational
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    Dates and Opening hours

    MAY 15, 2013

    Event Location

    CaixaForum Barcelona

    Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8

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    The cinema of Méliès was supported by a large part of the public of his time. For those viewers had something that was familiar, an imaginary very close: the world of circus, cabaret, of illusion, magic ... It is no coincidence that many of the leading producers of film history would come to clowns, acrobats, animal trainers, contortionists and, of course, to magicians to make their numbers before the camera. Or sometimes, using the cinematic trick, get that "even harder" circus or unbelievable magic tricks take a dimension never known on stage. Those shared with film shows the way a single poetic Méliès: the fantasy, the aesthetic risk understood as the need to provoke in the viewer a sense, an illusion.

    Ritis Raffaele, director of theater and circus, showbiz historian. Author of the books Illusionismi. Settemila anni di theater, scienza and religione (2004) and Storia del Circo (2008)

    Lead: Joan M. Minguet, professor of contemporary art and film history at UAB

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