Biennale College Teatro 2024
The Biennale Teatro intends to promote the call for Site-Specific Performances under 40 again in 2024, in order to give voice and visibility to those working in the theatrical scene, thus remaining faithful to its formative mission.
This is a call for an unpublished performance work outdoors, in Venetian "campi" - places of everyday life in the lagoon - that will be identified by the artistic direction.
In this need to construct a performative gesture in the social perimeters of everyday life, the theatrical fact will be placed in vital spaces, reviving the sense of collectivity that art must be able to bring to its citizens.
Given the great interest that performative authorship arouses today in the rest of the world, so profoundly connected with the Visual Arts, Music and Dance, La Biennale di Venezia believes it is important and necessary to invite international artists to confront themselves with a scenic writing, such as site-specific performative one, capable of narrating the instances of the Contemporary.
The call for projects is open to Italian and foreign performers (+18 and under 40 years of age). Those wishing to participate must not be older than 40 years of age on the closing date of the call (9 January 2024). The Call is open to performers proposing one of their own creations (in any language/no language) that has never premiered either in studio or full-length form. It is not possible to apply with a project already presented in previous editions of the Call.
The theme, in line with the concept of the 2024 event, will be BLACK/WHITE as:
Niger et Albus is the labyrinth, an inextricable path that takes us through the course of time. The ability to trace a path by following one's own instincts without relying on common sense, to avoid finding oneself, in the end, at the same starting point. Tired, deaf, satiated with bad food, not knowing why - and what - we were looking for.
Niger et Albus is the effort of the tear, the revolution, the dynamite straight back against the condescending cultural desert. Black, white, precise directions, without hesitation, without second thoughts. Labyrinth as purification, Niger et Albus is the expressive compass to recover the rise of a fiery, never lukewarm globe; a contrast, a duality that disrupts by dismantling false idols.
The number of people involved in the project (artistic and technical staff) may vary from 1 to a maximum of 4.
The performance must be suitable and conceived for daytime in an outdoor, "campo" setting, attended by both volunteer spectators and occasional passers-by, and may only involve the use of audio technique, costumes, and small props; the use of video projections is excluded.