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la Biennale di Venezia
Main Visual Sezione Teatro EN (new)


Anagoor (Italy)

Thursady 13 October - 1 p.m.
Teatro Fondamenta Nuove
Anagoor (Italy)

  Simone Derai, Moreno Callegari, Marco Menegoni
with Anna Bragagnolo, Pierantonio Bragagnolo, Moreno Callegari, Marco Menegoni
choreography Anna Bragagnolo, Simone Derai, Moreno Callegari, Pierantonio Bragagnolo
concept for sets and costumes Simone Derai, Moreno Callegari, Marco Menegoni
design and construction of sets and costumes
Simone Derai, Serena Bussolaro, Mauro Parolini, Silvia Bragagnolo, Sabrina Pozzobon
photographic archives Archivio fotografico Fortuny, Gallerie dell’Accademia Venezia, Ernst Friedrich
video Simone Derai, Marco Menegoni
music Marco Menegoni, Paola Dallan
arrangements and songs Paola Dallan, Emanuela Guizzon
arrangement for organ Anna Furlan
direction Simone Derai
production Anagoor
a coproduction with Città di Venezia / Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Centrale Fies, Operaestate Festival Veneto
in collaboration with Museo Fortuny and Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani, Contemporanea Festival / Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana
under the patronage of the Regione del Veneto
special thanks to Fortuny spa, Pallucco srl
with the support of the Apap Network Culture Programme of European Union
Anagoor participates in the Fies Factory project
lenght 60’
This is not just a production about the figure of Mariano Fortuny, the multifaceted artist of Andalusian origin obsessed by the beauty of Venice, who sought his whole life to capture its essence and transform it. Anagoor intends instead to discover the view of the man on the city, in an attempt to understand his work as both cataloguing memory and conveying forms. Within the reality of politics and the preservation of the cultural heritage as it exists in Italy today, this Venetian company wishes to concretize the possible subversive power implied by reclaiming memory and the collective imagination. The place in which this intention takes place is “FORTUNY”, an exploration through performance that has developed along several lines – the last of which is at Palazzo Fortuny, where glimpses of hidden Venetian stories have come to light, from the (re)construction of monuments to the paintings of Carpaccio, to the destruction of gondolas by a party of young men in 1507.
Anagoor (Italy)
Philology, art history, architecture, visual arts, dance, music; plus a long, tireless apprenticeship in the theatre – this is the training of the components of Anagoor, founded in Castelfranco Veneto in the year 2000. A political theatre project (the name, in honour of Buzzati’s imaginary city, was chosen because it came out of «the love of its founders for the city») and an ensemble famous for the great archetypal fascination of its productions, in 2008 Anagoor inaugurated its own space in La Conigliera: a renovated former rabbit farm in the open countryside of the Veneto region, today it is a space dedicated to research, with residencies, educational activities and events.

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