German Thinkers and the European Tradition
Dr. Gert Hofmann will present: Dionysus, Nietzsche, Artaud. European Theatre between Religion, Philosophy, at 5 p.m. on Thursday 3rd March in ORB 2.44
The classical cult of Dionysus, the Greek god of theatre, invokes his presence by alluding to his absence.Dionysian theatre enacts “the limit concept of religious experience in general, the point in which religious experience passes beyond itself and calls itself into question” (Agamben). Both Nietzsche’s philosophy of theatre and Artaud’s theatre of cruelty adopt this spiritual borderline experience and convert it into a creative impulse for the modern discourse of European theatre.