Austria, Salzburg

Scenography as a Place of Longing

when 29 July 2019 - 17 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks

This course, in close collaboration with a second course at the International Summer Academy of Music at the Mozarteum University, will produce a music performance, to be shown on 17 August 2019.

Yorgos Sapountzis's course, which focuses on stage design and performance, is directed at creative artists, performers, designers, video artists, light artists, sound artists, poets, dancers and/or actors who would like to try their hand at the visual arts. The second course, directed by composer Øyvind Torvund, is devoted to the musical production with singing and instrumental music. The central point is the stage – a place for possibilities and experiments, a place for wishes, a place of longing –, which becomes real through scenic design. Sapountzis, known for his performative installations, is fascinated by the self-abandonment of an actor or a performer in the moment when he/she enters on to the stage before an audience, and embodies a role. This is the essence: the ability to feel through and with others. Starting from this, the production, design and material will be constructed in order to convey the story and the experience entailed in it.

The course offers the opportunity to find – irrespective of any limitations of genre – a personal performative and installative language, leading in group discussions (also with singers and musicians from the Mozarteum Summer Academy) to a joint performance.

Course leader

Yorgos Sapountzis

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts

Fee info

EUR 0: EUR 950: Regular fee
EUR 710: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2019. Link on official website