Biennale Teatro 2021
Starting from Monday June 21st at 3 pm, the presales of the 49th International Theatre Festival directed by Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte (ricci/forte) and organized by La Biennale di Venezia.
The tickets for the shows, sold in limited number in the full respect of the anti-Covid protocols, will be available to buy exclusively online on the website of La Biennale.
The 49th International Theatre Festival will take place in Venice from 2 to 11 July. A tetralogy, inspired by Balzac’s Comédie humaine and coloured with all the nuances of blue, the Festival of Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte (ricci/forte) stages “crossing views, in which the Italian and foreign plays in the Festival will cross over demarcation lines, presenting works of interference in a heterogeneous range of languages, techniques, codes and means of expression that dialogue with the urgencies of the present time. Not one theatre but many possible theatres. As plural as the universe because free thought knows no boundaries or frontiers”.
The Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski, an emblematic figure in post-Comunist theatre and Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, will inaugurate the Festival with a new work for Italy We Are Leaving; Kornél Mundruczó, the director of theatre and cinema known for his explosive imagery (his last movie Pieces of a Woman has been nominated for the Oscars), in Venice with the independent company Proton Theatre for the Italian premiere of the show Hard to be a God; the Silver Lion recipient Kae Tempest, the spoken-word performer who fires up the younger generations with their works, like The Book of Traps & Lessons; the literary star Édouard Louis, young author of bestsellers, translated worldwide, on stage for the first time with his own text, Qui a tué mon père, directed by Thomas Ostermeier; the innovative theatre of Agrupación Señor Serrano and the physical theatre of Adrienn Hód with her company.
And, individual authors of the Italian theatre like Roberto Latini, Danio Manfredini, Francesco Pititto and Maria Federica Maestri of Lenz Fondazione, Filippo Andreatta with his Office for a Human Theatre. Finally, the winner of the fourth edition of Biennale College Teatro – Directors Under 30 programme, Paolo Costantini with Uno sguardo estraneo ovvero come la felicità è diventata una pretesa assurda, which takes its cue from a famous work by the Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller, and the recent winners of the first College dedicated to performance site specific: the collective -ness (Rooy Charlie Lana, Giulia Zulian) with On a Solitary Beach and Stellario Di Blasi author of AB IMIS | iolagemmainnestai.
In line with the hygenic-sanitary protocols for cultural activities, the audience is required to arrive provided with a face mask and in advance.
The seats will permit to mantain distancing. Please remember that the ticket is personal and cannot be handed over and that it is not possible to change seat.