MPLS Autotelic: An Evening of Symbolism and Decadence

This night of entertainment promises dance, song, and dramatic works inspired by Madame Rachilde, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Marguerite, Wallace Stevens, bohemian creeds and the inner directed impulse. It features the vision of local artists Jennifer Arave, Terry Hempleman, Erik Pearson, Maggie Scanlon, and April Sellers. For those unfamiliar with the art movement of Symbolism, Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the movement had its roots in Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire greatly admired and translated into French, were a significant influence and the source of many stock tropes and images. The aesthetic was developed by Stephane Mallarmé and Paul Verlaine during the 1860s and '70s. In the 1880s, the aesthetic was articulated through a series of manifestoes and attracted a generation of writers. The label "symbolist" itself comes from the critic Jean Moréas, who coined it in order to distinguish the symbolists from the related decadent movement in literature and art. Distinct from, but related to, the movement in literature, symbolism in art represents an outgrowth of the darker, gothic side of Romanticism; but where Romanticism was impetuous and rebellious, symbolist art was static and hieratic. All performances start at 7:30pm. $10 - 20 suggested donation is appreciated, reservations strongly encouraged. This is a co-production of Mixed Precipitation and Nightpath Theatre Company. For information and reservations contact[masked] or Mixed Precipitation.

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  • Deb

    Loved it! Many acts of art performed around the inside of a warehouse. A very creative crew of people.
    Go see it if you have a chance at all this next week. You will be awed.~

    March 6, 2010

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