49th International Theatre Festival of the La Biennale di Venezia: Blue


Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte (ricci/forte) have chosen a palette of colours, reflecting on Balzac’s Comédie humaine, to compose the four-part story of their Biennale Teatro. Blue, in all its nuances, will be the colour guiding the 49th International Theatre Festival of the La Biennale di Venezia, on stage from 2 to 11 July.

Why are we starting with blue?

“Why are we starting with blue? Because melancholy isolation and death have stopped us: the silence of the empty Theatres could be painted with the blue of the cold that has engulfed the crews and artists of the performing arts who have been idle for months…
Blue will be this 2021 Biennale Teatro: a reflection upon the awareness of a new beginning, upon setting sail on an artistic course towards Neverland (which has been swept away by a pandemic that erases everything) to re-found, in this germinating expressive hotbed, a new cultural Renaissance that can return the Art of Theatre to the position it deserves, within Us, within the eternal magnificence of the divine”.


Krzysztof Warlikowski, Kornél Mundruczó with the Proton Theatre, Roberto Latini, Kae Tempest, Thomas Ostermeier and Edouard Louis, Danio Manfredini, Francesco Pititto and Maria Federica Maestri of the Lenz Fondazione, Agrupación Señor Serrano, Filippo Andreatta and his Office for Human Theatre, Adrienn Hód, and Paolo Costantini are the artists featured in Venice. Some of the invited directors will be joined by other artists and specialists as teachers in the programme of masterclasses for the Biennale College: Martin Crimp, Chiara Guidi and Galatea Ranzi, Leo Muscato with Nicole Kehrberger and the maestro Riccardo Frizza, Monica Capuani, Andrea Porcheddu, and Davide Carnevali.

FONTE e INFO: www.labiennale.org

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