The laboratory takes place on the basis of the Moscow theatre Novaya Opera named after. E. V. Kolobov with the participation of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The project is supported by the Union of Composers of Russia, the British Higher School of Art and Design and the Moscow Department of Culture.
The first stage of the "adult" Lab started on November 14, 2020 in online and offline formats. As part of the educational period, the participants were mentored by experts active in the field of contemporary musical theatre and the direction of new media.
The second stage is the process of interaction and communication between scientists and artists united in eight teams, their search for technological, psychological and creative solutions to create eight science operas, which were presented on October 31, 2021 at the Novaya Opera.
In the 2020/2021 season, the rapidly developing, creative and promising field of ART&SCIENCE has been chosen as the main direction of the Laboratory — contemporary art at the intersection of artistic and scientific approaches, as a result of synthesis and synchronisation of creative and technological processes.
Scenography, British Higher School of Art and Design