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La vita nuova

Romeo Castellucci + Societas (IT)
A new beginning. For art and for life. Sitespecific performance, created in a large scale for the halls of the industrial age.

The sense of a beginning hovers in the air, here, in a large parking lot, where a handful of men has arranged a rendezvous. They are brothers, and they intend to inaugurate a new and better way of living together. Better, compared to what? Compared to the world they have cut themselves off from, their alienated roles, their salaries, politics and art. They no longer believe in these forms of social life.

The peace of dust reigns over the old shipyard, or rather an acute melancholy created by the dust-covers draped over the many cars left here in storage. Screeching wheels echoing off sheets of metal seem to throw flares of light over the potentiality of the resting motors. Like beasts in a cage, these cars are the cells of the new seed that the brothers intend to bury. They have nothing phantasmagorical in their hands: no colours, no perfumes, no marvels for the senses. Nothing; or, better yet, they have this desolate parking lot fill of inert cars.

This is the starting point, the point of departure.

Duration: 50 min.
TICKETS: Please click the TICKET icon to the right (next to  TID + STED)

 

Language: French with German and English surtitles

Please note: No seating. Festivalpass is not admissible.

 

A new beginning. For art and for life. Sitespecific performance, created in a large scale for the halls of the industrial age.

The sense of a beginning hovers in the air, here, in a large parking lot, where a handful of men has arranged a rendezvous. They are brothers, and they intend to inaugurate a new and better way of living together. Better, compared to what? Compared to the world they have cut themselves off from, their alienated roles, their salaries, politics and art. They no longer believe in these forms of social life.

The peace of dust reigns over the old shipyard, or rather an acute melancholy created by the dust-covers draped over the many cars left here in storage. Screeching wheels echoing off sheets of metal seem to throw flares of light over the potentiality of the resting motors. Like beasts in a cage, these cars are the cells of the new seed that the brothers intend to bury. They have nothing phantasmagorical in their hands: no colours, no perfumes, no marvels for the senses. Nothing; or, better yet, they have this desolate parking lot fill of inert cars.

This is the starting point, the point of departure.

Duration: 50 min.
TICKETS: Please click the TICKET icon to the right (next to  TID + STED)

 

Language: French with German and English surtitles

Please note: No seating. Festivalpass is not admissible.

 

Video

About Castellucci

ROMEO CASTELLUCCI (f. 1960)

Romeo Castellucci graduated with a degree in painting and stage design from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna. In 1981, jointly with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi, he founded Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio.

Since then he has produced numerous plays as an author, director and a designer of sets, lighting, sound and costumes.

His works, which combine multiple arts to achieve a holistic effect, have been presented in more than 50 countries. Castellucci’s dramatic lines challenge the primacy of literature. His theatre is a visual, complex art rich in vision. He has developed a language that is comprehensible in the same way as music, sculpture, painting and architecture can be.

Castelluccis productions are regularly invited to the world’s most prestigious theatres, opera houses and festivals, and he has received numerous awards and recognitions, amongst which:

Best Opera Director (Opernwelt magazine, 2014), The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (La Biennale Teatro di Venezia; 2013), Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture of the French Republic (2002),  Ubu Prize (1997, 2000, 2004, and 2006 with special distinction).

In 2003 he became director of the theatre section of the 37th edition of the Venice Biennale,[4] and in 2008 he was one of two “associate artists” at the Festival d’Avignon, and created three pieces inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.

 

CREDITS

La vita nuova

Conceiving and direction : Romeo Castellucci
Text : Claudia Castellucci
Music : Scott Gibbons
With: Sedrick Amisi Matala, Abdoulay Djire,
Siegfried Eyidi Dikongo, Olivier Kalambayi Mutshita,
Mbaye Thiongane

Assistant director: Filippo Ferraresi
Stage sculptures and automations : Istvan Zimmermann e Giovanna Amoroso – Plastikart studio
Costumes realization: Grazia Bagnaresi
Casting: Unusual Casting Bruxelles
Technical director : Paola Villani
Stage technician : Andrei Benchea
Light technician : Andrea Sanson
Sound technician : Nicola Ratti
Technical production staff: Eugenio Resta with Carmen Castellucci, Daniele Magnani
Production supervisors : Benedetta Briglia, Giulia Colla
Production assistant: Caterina Soranzo
Promotion and distribution: Gilda Biasini
Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci
Economic consultant: Massimiliano Coli
Scene photographer : Stefan Glagla
Video shooting : Luca Mattei
Executive production : Societas

The activity of Societas is supported by:
Minister of Cultur; Emilia Romagna Department; City council of Cesena

La vita nuova is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Knud Højgaard Foundation, Helsingør Kommune.