Cecilia holds degrees in Music (BA) and History of Art (MSt) from the University of Oxford. In March 2016 she was shortlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Responses to Modernism for her staging of Kandinsky’s The Yellow Sound. In 2016/17 Cecilia staged an unperformed Ballets Russes project, Liturgie, and a Dadaist opera, Collision with Spectra Ensemble as part of her research.
Working title: "Embodying Abstraction: The Multimedia Works of Wassily Kandinsky, Natalia Goncharova and Kurt Schwitters, 1909-1928"
Funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership
Aesthetics; Critical Theory; Synaesthesia; Music and Visual Culture; Wagner and the twentieth-century reception of Gesamtkunstwerk; Media Theory; Performance Studies; Practice as Research; Collaboration; Opera Studies.
’Opera in the Age of Film: the Ballets Russes in 1915’ at Opera and the City: Technologies of Displacement and Dissemination, National Theatre of São Carlos & Portuguese Cinematheque - Museum of Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal, 24 June 2019.
Movement Matters: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Avant-Garde at UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies on 1 December 2018.
‘Collaborating with the Future: The Ballets Russes' Unperformed Liturgie’ at the International Diaghilev Conference, St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, Russia, 30 November 2017.
‘Painting with Light: Staging The Yellow Sound with Spectra Ensemble (2015)’ at the International Kandinsky and Theatre Conference, Moscow Art Theatre, Russia, 26 November 2017.
‘Performing Colour and Staging Sound: Revisiting Kandinsky’s Multimedia Project’ translated and delivered by Professor Boris Sokolov at ‘Wassily Kandinsky: Synthesis of Arts, Synthesis of Cultures, International Conference’, Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Pushkin Museum, Russia, 15 December 2016.
Stinton, Cecilia. "Performing colour and staging sound: revisiting Kandinsky’s multimedia project." Textual Practice, Vol. 31, No. 4 (April 2017) doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236X.2017.1296093
Lectured on “Collaboration in Art History”, Methodologies of Making, History of Art Department, University College London, Autumn term, 2018.
Teaching Assistant, Methodologies of Making, History of Art Department, University College London, Spring and Autumn terms, 2018.
‘Collage and Crisis? An interdisciplinary symposium on fragmentation and the European twentieth-century avant-garde’, Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London, 26 May 2017.
Collision, a “comic opera in banalities” by Kurt Schwitters and Lewis Coenen-Rowe at Grimeborn Opera Festival, The Arcola Theatre, London, 17, 18 & 19 August 2017 and The Greenwood Theatre, London, 24 & 25 May 2017
Liturgie, a ballet-opera by Sergei Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes, reinvented by Chappell, Jetzer, McGarrigle, Muir and Stinton at Tête à Tête Opera Festival, The Place, London, 25 July 2017 and By Other Means Gallery, London, 15, 16 & 17 December 2016.
A recording is available here
The Yellow Sound, a colour opera by Wassily Kandinsky and Thomas de Hartmann/Gunther Schuller at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford, May 2015.
A recording is available here