José Enrique Macián Dramatist

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José Enrique Macián is a Spanish-American author, translator, publisher and dramaturge. He graduated from Brown University (USA), where he studied comparative literature, theatre and art history. In 2008, he received a grant from the prestigious Fulbright programme. He was a close collaborator of Dimiter Gotscheff in Berlin, from 2008 to 2013, year of director’s death.

From 2009 to 2019, he worked with Robert Wilson throughout Europe, on theatre and opera projects. He also published The Watermill Center: A Laboratory for Performance (2011), a book dedicated to the artistic centre founded by Robert Wilson.

With composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, he co-wrote the script of Last and First Men (2020), a critically acclaimed feature film starring Tilda Swinton. The movie was later released on Blu-ray by Deutsche Grammophon.

He published and translated exhibitions catalogues for several leading cultural institutions in Europe, including the Museum Albertina in Vienna, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, K20/K21 in Düsseldorf, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He is a member of various foundations committed to supporting the arts.

At the Paris Opera: Turandot, 2021

Immerse in the Paris Opera universe

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