Th is conference is part of the “Fortuny Atlas”, a project promoted by the University of Padua with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Th eatre and Opera, Ca’
Foscari University, Venice, the Fortuny Museum – Fondazione Musei Civici, Venice. The conference will discuss the place of theatre in the career of the multifaceted artist Mariano Fortuny. The sub-themes
include his relations with the leading masters of stage design in the early 20th century, such as Adolphe Appia or Max Reinhardt, his contacts with the world of dance ranging from Isadora Duncan to Ruth Saint Denis and Loie Fuller and his creations and experiments with stagecraft and lighting.
The speakers include Cristina Grazioli, Elena Randi, Carlo Alberto Minici Zotti, Paola Degli
Esposti, Guido Bartorelli, Giuseppina Dal Canton and Marzia Maino from the University of
Padua; Daniela Ferretti, Claudio Franzini and Cristina da Roit from the Fortuny Museum;
Francesco Cotticelli, University of Naples; Jean Louis Besson, Université Paris 8 – Nanterre;
Beatrice Picon-Vallin, CNRS, Paris; Marco Consolini, Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle;
Giovanni Isgrò University of Palermo; Marielle Silhouette, Universitè Paris 10; and Adriana
Guarnieri and Maria Ida Biggi Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, and director of the Centre for
Study and Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera.