The Magic Flute – 1st Day of Urban Dionysia

The Διονύσια τὰ ἀστικά ‘Urban Dionysia’, are the last Dionysian celebrations of the Hellenic lunar calendar. They close the yearly events in boreal spring – austral fall – with other rituals, dances and performances. Each day of the Dionysia, I introduce, with only one sentence, a piece of performance art from anyone in the world, at any moment of history, accessible online, and that I want to share. This includes: theatre, opera, dance, body art and cinema.

The first sharing is Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte ‘The Magic Flute’ by the Bayerische Staatsoper in a 1983’s performance which shaped my own childhood. To the ones who don’t let themselves impressed by superficial appearance nor identity politics, The Magic Flute offers more than a fight between darkness and light, but the acknowledgement that ‘right’ and ‘left’ are not enough, and the necessity of a third step to create movement and freedom.

Here is the 【list of other sharing】 for the Urban Dionysia.


Note informative externe [1] pour les francophones qui auraient eu le courage de lire jusqu’ici : planche de l’Édifice sur la Flûte Enchantée.

[1] je ne suis membre d’aucune loge ; mon rapport à la tradition est culturel.

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