The 47th International Theatre Festival directed by Antonio Latella and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta will be held in Venice from July 22nd to August 5th: 14 artists will be featured in the programme, each with more than one production to present a sort of short “artistic biography”; there will be 28 shows with 23 new pieces, two of which are European premieres and 6 world premieres.
The Festival addresses its act with Drammaturgie highlighting various types of dramaturgy and of being dramaturgists, from the dramaturgical role played by the Artistic Director to the director-author who stages his/her own texts; from the partnership between the directors and the authors who write for them and for the actors of an ensemble, to the artist-performer who traces a direction with his/her stage writing; from the writing typical of visual theatre to that of theatre with a musical matrix or closely linked to theatre-dance.
And last of all, but perhaps first in importance, dramaturgy for children's theatre, born to create a new audience, to raise it and protect it from the obvious, offering great theatre that is not intended for younger audiences alone".
And the children's theatre by Dutch director Jetse Batelaan, winner of the Silver Lion, will kick off the Festival on July 22nd that will have protagonists such as Oliver FrljiÄ‡, Sebastian Nübling, Susie Dee, Alessandro Serra, Manuela Infante, Paola Vannoni e Roberto Scappin, well known as Quotidianacom, Pino Carbone, Lucia Calamaro, Julian Hetzel, Miet Warlop, l’ensemble di teatro musicale Club Gewalt da Rotterdam, and Jens Hillje, the winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.
The theme ‘dramaturgies’ will also be the focus of a symposium with correspondents from the leading international theatre magazines; the theme will also be the subject of daily encounters with the artists of the Festival, moderated by Claudia Cannella, a theatre critic and director of “Hystrio” magazine, with simultaneous translation by Ilaria Matilde Vigna.