by arno declair

Premiere “Oedipus der Tyrann” by Romeo Castellucci

Oedipus the Tyrant

by Sophokles/Friedrich Hölderlin
Direction: Romeo Castellucci

A plague is laying waste to the land. King Oedipus sends his co-regent Creon to consult the oracle about lifting the curse and summons the seer Tiresias. But all the signs always lead back to himself: he is supposed to have killed the previous king, Laius, and thus provoked the punishment of the gods. Incensed, Oedipus suspects a plot by Creon and Tiresias until evidence is brought before him which unmistakably proves that he himself is Laius’ son, who slayed his father and married his own mother, Jocasta. Upon learning the truth, Jocasta hangs herself in the palace. Oedipus gouges out his eyes with her hairclips.

For the third time after »The Four Seasons Restaurant« (2012) and »Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist«, which was his first work in German at the Schaubühne in 2013, Romeo Castellucci takes a poetic text by Hölderlin as the basis of a theatre production.Again, Castellucci has women interpret the text by Hölderlin, whom he regards as a »quintessentially female poet«. He approaches the Oedipus material from the greatest possible distance, helped in no small way by the strangeness of Hölderlin’s frequently drama-disabling language, in order to cast a new light on this »prototype of tragedy« and to lay bare the archetype of familial and sexual trauma and taboo.

Stage and Costume Design: Romeo Castellucci
Artistic Collaboration: Silvia Costa
Collaboration Stage Design: Mechthild Feuerstein
Music: Scott Gibbons
Video: Jake Witlen
Dramaturgy: Piersandra Di Matteo, Florian Borchmeyer
Light Design: Erich Schneider
Répétiteur: Timo Kreuser
Translator: Nora Hertlein

With: Bernardo Arias Porras, Iris Becher, Jule Böwe, Rosabel Huguet, Ursina Lardi, Angela Winkler

Extras: Malene Ahlert, Amelie Baier, Ursula Cezanne, Sophia Fabian, Eléna Fichtner, Margot Fricke, Eva Günther, Rachel Hamm, Andrea Hartmann, Annette Höpfner, Nadine Karbacher, Sara Keller, Pia Koch, Feline Lang, Marion Neumann, Monika Reineck, Vanessa Richter, Helga Rosenberg, Ria Schindler, Janine Schneider, Regina Törn, Christina Wintz

Solists: Sirje Aleksandra Viise, Eva Zwedberg

PREMIERE the 6th of March, 20h

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

Kurfürstendamm 153
10709 Berlin
Tel +49.30.890020

More dates 7th, 9th, 10th, 26th, 27th, 30th, 31st of March

Read more about the production in an essay by Joseph Pearson: Violence is what you don’t expect

More info and tickets Berliner Schaubühne

 


 

 

 

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“Giudizio, Possibilità, Essere” by Romeo Castellucci

 

Màntica 2013 Festival
Performance, music, critics and workshops

 

Cesena

from the 18th until the 27th of October 2013

 

Giudizio, Possibilità, Essere by Romeo Castellucci

with Chiara Causa, Silvia Costa, Laura Dondoli, Irene Petris

and with the participation of: Aglaia Mora, Carolina Cangini, Chiara Montalbani, Elisa Menchicchi, Evelyn Facchini, Ilaria Dalle Donne, Luna Bendandi, Nuvola Vandini, Rosabel Huguet, Viviana Mancini

 as part of the theater season of the Teatro A. Bonci in Cesena

The words that Hölderlin has entrusted to Empedocles, the heretic who leaves the city to go up the mountain and throw himself into the fire of being, resonate in a gym, as the most proper place to bring the voluntary act of poetry. Watching the sequence of an abstract exercise, a elliptical silent gesture that cuts the air, or listen to the articulation of a verse as a statement, it will mean contemplate an empty space. Achieving a space without content, as a place of revelation, out of the theater, to find the own theater.

18, 19 October at 20:00h and 20 October at 17:00h

place: La Palestra G. Spinelli (ex GIL), Cesena (Italy)

 

more information:

www.raffaellosanzio.org

 

Theater Venice Biennale / Romeo Castellucci

Biennale di Venezia // Theatre 2013

I have the pleasure to participate on the Biennale College – Theatre 2013, we will be performing on

Friday, 9th August

7:00 pm /  20:30pm / 22:00pm – Tese dei Soppalchi

ROMEO CASTELLUCCI

Natura e origine della mente (30’)
concept and stage direction Romeo Castellucci

with Silvia Costa
and the participants to the worshop:

Michele Balducci, Tanya Beyeler, Gemma Carbone, Ilaria Dalle Donne, Gloria Dorliguzzo, Lisaboa Houbrechts, Rosabel Huguet, Zuzana Kakalikova, Gloria March, Lorenzo Massimiano, Aglaia Mora, Irena Radmanovic, Ines Roessl and Elena Strada.
sound technician Matteo Braglia
production Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
in collaboration with la Biennale di Venezia
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The 42nd International Theatre Festival will run from 1st to 11th August 2013, directed by Àlex Rigola. The Festival will feature some of the best pièces of the international and the Italian scene, as well as meetings and conferences with relevant personalities of today’s international theatre.

Biennale College – Theater 2013

A project by Àlex Rigola

The Biennale di Venezia has renewed its mission in every one of its fields. In addition to its work to promote knowledge among the wider public (Exhibitions and Festivals) it has developed a strategic programme for training young artists. Known as the Biennale College, it is operative in the field of Dance, Music, Theatre and Cinema, promoting young talents by offering them the opportunity to work side by side with the masters, to develop “creations”. This is the spirit of the Biennale College, a well-equipped bridge that allows young people who wish to engage in one of the arts to do so in the best conditions that an international institution can offer.

more info here!!

www.labiennale.org

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by roger rossell

Premiere “Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist” by Romeo Castellucci

 

I’m so glad to invite you to the Premiere of my next production at the Berliner Schaubühne.

»Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist«

after Friedrich Hölderlin
Direction, Stage Design, Light, Costume: Romeo Castellucci
Premiere on 17 March at F.I.N.D. 2013
In German with English surtitles

 

Having grown up in harmony with nature and the ancient world of the gods, the Greek, Hyperion, has joined the armed struggle against occupation. Confronted by the true brutality of war he loses his illusions, his friends and witnesses the death of his beloved, god-like Diotima. Alienated from the modern world, he becomes a hermit and seeks healing in the solitude of nature and in the contemplation of its beauty, only to find that beauty does not come without risk.
In 1797 Hölderlin wrote his epistolary novel »Hyperion«, a radical poetic manifesto and yet, at the same time also a confession of political failure, which reflected the collapse of his own revolutionary ideals.Romeo Castellucci, founder of the legendary Italian theatre collective Socìetas Raffaello sanzio, transforms Hölderlin’s lyrical prose into a radical and visually stunning performance piece, a political and poetic reflection on contemporary art, religion and rebellion, on literature as a drug and in the terrorism of beauty.

Supported by Radeberger.

 

Cast

Direction, Stage Design, Light, Costume:
Romeo Castellucci
Artistic Collaboration:
Silvia Costa
Music:
Scott Gibbons
Dramaturgy:
Florian Borchmeyer
Piersandra Di Matteo
With
Rosabel Huguet
Eva Meckbach
Angela Winkler
Luise Wolfram

and Lejna Hoffmann/Amelie Brettschneider
as well as Lasse Keller, Martin Willy Müller, Benjamin Scharweit, Tammo Winkler und Andreas Luge, Christian Packbier, René Haßfurther, Thomas Reimann.

 

Dates
 
17.03.2013, 20.00 h
 
18.03.2013, 20.00 h
 
24.04.2013, 20.00 h
 
25.04.2013, 20.00 h

 

More info
 

Schaubühne Berlin

 

 

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Performing at “The Four Seasons Restaurant” by Romeo Castellucci

 

I’m glad to invite you to this event in which I’m performing. For my It’s always disturbing and inspiring, experiencing the work of the theater director Romeo Castellucci.  This time it won’t be less. It will be a pleasure to share it with you.

 

About the piece

To question the strength and danger of the image, this image that fascinates and torments, that lights up and conceals, a manipulated image, composed and recomposed, Romeo Castellucci built a multi-episode theatre cycle, each episode nourished by the crossing of a pictorial or literary work permitting the director to broaden the field of his questioning. After the face of Christ (Salvator Mundi) painted by Antonello de Messina, which questioned the look-image that called out, pursued and watched in the show On the Concept of the Face of the Son of God, after the story of the Reverend Mr Hooper who, in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, The Minister’s Black Veil, questions the violence of the disappearance of a face, Romeo Castellucci looks at the story of the painter Mark Rothko taking his paintings down from the walls of the New York restaurant that had commissioned them from him. Behind this true story that happened in 1958, he ponders the torment of man faced with images and their use, but also the social rejection which the artist made himself the promoter of. In alluding to the effacing of the image desired by the painter, who found it impossible to exhibit his works in a place like the Four Seasons Restaurant considering its wealthy but also terribly superficial clientele, Rome Castellucci wishes to probe “the relationship between representation and negation of the appearance that, since Greek tragedy, has sustained the entire relationship of Western man and the image”. Mark Rothko moreover always considered Greek tragedy as the foundation of his painting. Once again, without any naturalism, without any explicit reference, the images that come from Romeo Castellucci’s imagination will make form emerge in the midst of chaos, to permit us to no longer only see but to enter “Rothko’s human picture” and to become aware that the painter’s decision “traces the orbit of absence”, this curved trajectory that never returns that can push us to the edge of the abyss.

 

Direction / Stage / Costumes: Romeo Castellucci

Music: Scott Gibbons

 

Production

production Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

coproduction Festival d’Avignon, National Theater of Brittany (Rennes), Theater der Welt 2010 (Essen), deSingel international arts campus (Antwerpen), The National Theatre (Oslo), Barbican London and SPILL Festival of Performance (London), Chekhov International Theatre Festival (Moscow), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Athens Festival, GREC 2011 Festival of Barcelone, International Theatre Festival DIALOG Wroclaw (Poland), Belgrade International Theatre Festival, Spielzeit’europa 2011 I Berliner Festspiele, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, RomaEuropa Festival 2011, Theatre festival SPIELART München, Le Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg Scène européenne, Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers Scène nationale, Peak Performances @ Montclair State (United States)

 Place:

Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Große Bühne

Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin

Phone +49 30 254 89-0
Fax +49 30 254 89-111
info@berlinerfestspiele.de

Dates:

Premiere, Thursday 25/10/2012, 20:00h

Friday 26/10/2012, 20:00h

Price:

€ 25 / 15 / reduced € 10

More information and video:

Berliner Festspiele