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


Romeo Castellucci

Teatro Piccolo Arsenale - Venice
12 > 16 October 2010
12-13-14-16 October from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
15 October from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday 15 October 2010
Ca’ Giustinian, 6 p.m.: meeting with the audience

The theatre that I strive for and practice is never a reading or a comment to what exists. I seek the total presence of a dense and substantial body, I seek lines of force in a cold visual objectivity that extracts material from reality and time.
This workshop will be like an obsession: the search for a series of gestures that can liberate an image. The days will be dedicated to making the actors aware that they themselves are image.
To liberate an image means, to me, to unfetter its impact from any attempt at communication. There is nothing to communicate. The image is, each time, a “Lazare, veni foras” because it needs to be drawn out, reawakened. The actors are not there to objectify a figure or to justify it, they must appear as low-definition allusions to interpret in anonymous communion with the spectator.
Romeo Castellucci 
It is necessary to talk Italian or English as a second language.