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Seven Sins

10th > 15th October from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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)
Seven Sins
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 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)
Seven Sins
A sequence of 7 short pieces:
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.
 
A nucleus of workshops, which took shape during the International Workshop of Dramatic Arts held in Venice from October 2010 to March 2011, under the guidance of these seven Masters, constituted the first phase of the project. The same directors, with a group of actors selected from the previous group, will work on the second phase of the workshop that will take place in Venice from October 10 through 16, the same week as the 41st International Theatre Festival. The final outcome, scheduled to take place on the last day of the Festival, will be a sequence of seven short pieces that, like a dramaturgy of space, will unfold in various places around Venice: the Teatro La Fenice (Sale Apollinee and Sala Rossi), the Ateneo Veneto (Aula Magna and Library), the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello (Concert Hall and Rehearsal Room) and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti (Sala del Portego). The pieces that will result from this experimentation will compose a palette of expressive tensions, a kaleidoscope of visions and images, of views and suggestions regarding our present time.

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