"The Triumph of Isabella"
is a year-long exploration of the performing arts depicted in eight iconic paintings from the 17th century. These images have only been seen together twice in modern times and are presented here through high definition imaging in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Prado, Madrid, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels. "
“The Triumph of Isabella” Experience: An Exploration of Art Through Performance
September 20, 2018 at 2:30 and 7:30pm; September 23, 2018 at 1:30pm
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Grand Pavilion, and Dance Theatre Stage at the
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland
Act I: “From the Infanta’s Triumph to the Sultan’s Elephant."
Learn about the legacy of Early Modern public performances on 21st century street theater in this multi-media presentation by Dr. Susan Haedicke, a street theater specialist from Warwick University in England.
ACT II: “Exploring Art Through Performance”
features a variety of short, live performances of physical theater, music and dance along with short video clips of modern street theater and opportunities to check out augmented reality performances from the artwork on your smartphone.
Act III: The “Immersive Experience”
invites you onto a street in Brussels in 1615, as depicted in the artwork, but projected life-size and with a soundscape of the city’s aural environment. You will see the images at full scale and in magnified detail, then be welcomed to the 1615 Ommegang by a "Living Portrait” from the paintings. The procession, with its pageant wagons, giants, dragon, unicorn, devils, street musicians, religious statues, musketeers and representatives of all social orders will pass by — digitally animated to at life-size from the paintings.
More information about the multimedia experience and the entire project