its foundation in 1999, the
mission of Académie
Desprez consists of contributing to the range of
influence of Drottningholms Slottsteater and its collections. By
taking the theatre life and practice at
Drottningholms Slottsteater as an intellectual
aims at developing an innovative approach to the stage arts by
leading works in research and practice.
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Slottsteater is a rare place and unique of its kind
in the world. This masterwork of Swedish architecture has
remained intact since the XVIIIth century. Registered by the UNESCO's World Heritage
Committee, the Theatre, the Palace and the surrounding area
were recognized as being of international cultural heritage
Slottsteater provides direct access to ancient arts and
skills that, otherwise, could only be read about.
This experience is the start of
perception of the Age of Enlightenment.
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Desprez called itself by adopting Louis-Jean Desprez's name, a
French XVIIIth century architect and painter, summoned in Stockholm by the king Gustave
Beside numerous architectural realisations in Sweden, he
designed Drottningholms Slottsteater's foyer as well as many
theatre sets and costumes. By taking Desprez's career and
comprehensive works as a reference, Académie
Desprez defines itself as a meeting and exchange media for artists and
amateurs, historians and practitioners.
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Desprez's working programmes are focused on
æsthetics of the
Age of Enlightenment. Research programmes are inspired
by Drottningholm, Gustave III and Desprez.
Grants are attributed to establish new
relationships between theory and practice. Next to the
activity of research, experimentation develops an
understanding of creative processes. The knowledge of
arts in the XVIIIth century becomes comprehensive
through the concrete experience of reconstruction.
the applications (Practice)
Fondateur de l'Académie Desprez