HOW TO WORK IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY WAY WITH OPERA AND ANIMATION: A PROPOSAL WITH THE TALE OF CINDERELLA

Arts (literature, music, visual arts and corporal expression) are one of the fields where the isolation of its disciplines is most evident. This artificial disconnection started some centuries ago in order to include them in the academia. This supposed, on the one hand, the study of the different arts in isolated academic spaces without any relation between them, and, on the other hand, depriving the students of seeing art as a whole. As a consequence, showing the different disciplines as a unique way of human creativity has been neglected. In our opinion, the new approach built on the basic competences suggested by the European Commission and implemented in the EU, opens a way to the use of interdisciplinary methodology.

In this paper, we would like to show an interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature, music, audio-visual and body arts using opera and animation as example of “total arts”. To that end, we compare two very well known works (Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Disney’s Cinderella) in order to show the possibilities of working with teachers of different subjects together. We suggest two different kinds of work. The first one is the creation of a musical show and the second one an interactive web page about the tale of Cinderella and its adaptations.