Teatro La Fenice (Sale Apollinee and Sala Rossi), Ateneo Veneto (Aula Magna and Library), Conservatorio B. Marcello (Concert Hall and Rehearsal Room), Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti (Sala del Portego)
7 workshops with Thomas Ostermeier, Romeo Castellucci, Jan Lauwers, Rodrigo García, Ricardo Bartís, Calixto Bieito, Jan Fabre to create 7 short pieces on the theme of The seven contemporary deadly sins.
Sunday 16th October from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Teatro La Fenice, Sale Apollinee – Romeo Castellucci: Attore, il tuo nome non è esatto
Teatro La Fenice, Sala Rossi – Calixto Bieito: Envidia
Ateneo Veneto, Aula Magna – Jan Fabre: The Holy Gangster
Ateneo Veneto, Library – Ricardo Bartís: Burocracia, Brazo armado de la política o Maquinaria Idiota
Conservatorio B. Marcello, Sala Concerti – Jan Lauwers: The Slow Lie
Conservatorio B. Marcello, Sala Prove – Rodrigo García: Desconocer nuestra propia naturaleza
Istituto Veneto, Sala del Portego – Thomas Ostermeier: Death in Venice
The 41st International Theatre Festival started from here, with the idea by Director Àlex Rigola to invite seven artists who represent the most powerful and poetically extreme experiences on the international scene, and ask them to develop a personal and contemporary vision of the seven deadly sins. And to Venice they came, Ricardo Bartís, Calixto Bieito, Romeo Castellucci, Jan Fabre, Rodrigo García, Jan Lauwers, Thomas Ostermeier, figures with their own unmistakable artistic approach, each different from the other, but each of them has reconsidered his way of doing theatre in radical terms, developing a new and original language. It is rare to see directors of this calibre working together on a single project, in a shared effort to formulate and elaborate new hypotheses for interpreting the contemporary.
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