Cambridge Festival of Ideas - The Colour Blue: an operatic boxing game

28 October 2017, 15:00 - 20:30
Cambridge campus

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Performances at 3-4pm and 7.30-8.30pm

The Colour Blue is a daring experimental challenge that playfully merges the formal conventions of theatre with those of the operatic form. It defies any categorisation to be deliberately an incongruous pastiche that laces irreverently the lofty with the mundane, the philosophical with the farcical.

Behind the crust of light-hearted quips, occasional pompous flourishes and lyrical moments, sits the core of a romp that, while at a first glance is never to be taken too seriously, dissects and examines the epistemological issues that define our post-truth era: if any opinion can be validated only by the force of persuasion of the language, where does the truth ultimately lie? Is there any truth at all outside the language or is it only through our capacity of narrating the world that we endlessly re-create new, ever shifting, conflicting realities? Is acting the same as enacting? The answer, obviously, can't be one and final. But the journey towards it can be as punchy and entertaining as a box game.

This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

28 October 2017, 15:00 - 20:30
Cambridge campus
Drama Studio in Covent Garden (off Mill Road), Cambridge CB1 2HT

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