Music and Mirrored Hybridities. Cultural Communities Converging in French, German, and Turkish Stage Productions (17th–20th Century) Friday, 28.05.2021, 13:30–17:30,
Music and Mirrored Hybridities.
Cultural Communities Converging in French, German, and Turkish Stage Productions (17th–20th Century)
Friday, 28.05.2021, 13:30–17:30, 19:00–20:30 GMT+3
Saturday, 29.05.2021, 10:00–12:30 GMT+3
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Representations of Turks or Ottomans have been popular with European audiences for centuries, and for good reason. In early modern France, musico-theatrical patterns of portraying the foreign Other (later called ‘Turquerie’, ‘exoticism’ or ‘orientalism’) helped to classify the current condition of the bilateral relations with the Ottoman Empire. Accordingly, hybridity has to be understood as a processual and dynamic practice playing with cultural mixtures and borrowings, albeit possibly (re-)producing inequalities, misunderstandings and clichés. There is no claim of cultural – or musical – authenticity in these works; rather, they appear as musical features emerging out of vague inspirations derived from Ottoman/Turkish music, creating a particular sound that could easily be decoded as ‘Ottoman’ or ‘Turkish’ by French listeners.
In this workshop, we want to address the convergence of cultural communities on stage, and the conditions and contexts of this convergence, using as a point of departure the example of the iconic ‘Turkish scene’ from Lully/Molière’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670). International scholars of various disciplines will explore its musical, theatrical, and choreographic reception, focusing on two principal axes: (I) 17th– and 18th-century adaptions in France and the German lands, and (II) 20th-century translations and (musical) revisions in Turkey and Germany. The workshop will bring together researchers including those whose cultures were considered as ‘Other’, along with researchers whose own cultures portrayed foreign cultures as ‘Other’, in order to facilitate critical engagement with these historical and cultural representations.
Thomas Betzwieser (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
Judith I. Haug (Orient-Institut Istanbul, Turkey), firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna Walsdorf (HMT Leipzig, Germany), email@example.com
in collaboration with the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi.
28 (Freitag) 13:30 - 29 (Saturday) 12:30