How is controversy a good thing? What does it mean to have five eyes? Why is there no such thing as spectatorship?
This is what we set out to uncover in Part 2 of our Special Series with Peter Sellars, world-renowned theater and opera director. Join us as we discuss imagining new and revolutionary solutions to issues and injustices by centering art and community care.
More about Peter Sellars:
MacArthur Fellow Peter Sellars is a world-renowned Director and artist, regarded as one of the most influential opera, theater, and film directors of the past four decades. Peter explores challenging moral issues through his work, abstracting traditional performances into a socio-political spectacle. His work spans disciplines and cultures across both academia and art. He also happens to be a distinguished professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, where he has taught since 1988, and is the founding director of the Boethius Institute at UCLA. As mentioned on the Boethius Initiative site, Peter’s work illuminates art’s power as a means of moral expression and social action. Sellars has led major arts festivals in Los Angeles, Adelaide and Vienna. His many awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, the Erasmus Prize, the Gish Prize, and the Polar Music Prize. Sellars conceived and directed “this body is so impermanent…” in response to the global pandemic .