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ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL celebrates its 30th anniversary!

The RomaEuropa Festival (30th edition) shall host 300 artists, 50 dates, 14 spaces, 13 meetings, 12 operas and 4 performances in total, throughout the entire festival, which began in and runs til the 8th of December. The events cover various fields, such as theatre, dance, contemporary circus, art and technology, and music. The events shall be hosted at many of Rome’s theatres and exhibition venues. The program also includes post show talks with artists, plus workshops for the more enthusiastic spectator.

“Over the past thirty years, we have tried to create a festival that reflects a world in motion,” says Monique Veaute, President and, with Jean-Marie Drot and Giovanni Pieraccini, co-founder of Romaeuropa. “The Festival’s program has always privileged innovation and change as seen from the perspective of contemporary artists and their works. We have always nurtured those talents that reinterpret tradition in a creative way, but without any loss of dialogue, of curiosity, respect, and research”. Artistic Director Fabrizio Grifasi adds, “Seeing the contemporary in its historical context, and reworking it, is the theme of the Festival. The playful and joyful title of this year’s edition, RiCreazione (RiCreation), refers to the act of recreating the forms, the times, and the aesthetics of artistic creation.”

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There are 18 Italian premières and 76 days of performances with artists from 21 countries. Romaeuropa has made the festival an international showcase of excellence. Robert Lepage will open Romaeuropa 2015 with 887, an impressive theatrical piece in which the director himself performs.

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The Festival also sees the return of other important figures that have provided some of the most memorable moments of past editions. The Franco-Spanish choreographer Maguy Marin was at the first edition of Romaeuropa in 1986 and this year she is back with May-B, while Jan Fabre and 27 performers from Troubleyn take on their most daring challenge in terms of time and pure theatre: a 24-hour show entitled Mount Olympus. To glorify the cult of tragedy. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker presents Vortex temporum and Verklärte Nacht to music by Grisey and Schönberg (the latter performed live by the Ictus ensemble), while there is also a double bill of work by Canadian choreographer Marie Chouinard: Henry Michaux: Mouvements and Gymnopédies to music by Satie. Belgian artist Fabrizio Cassol performs with eleven musicians from Egypt, Syria, Turkey, France, Belgium and the USA in AlefBA, while British choreographer Russell Maliphant makes his debut at the Festival with Conceal|Reveal. All these shows will be performed at Teatro Argentina working in partnership with the Teatro di Roma.

For the 30th anniversary, ten choreographers of DNA -a project focusing on young and emerging European dance devised by Anna Lea Antolini, will present their work at Teatro India, in collaboration with Teatro di Roma and the Aerowaves network, a hub for innovative dance. A second group of emerging Italian choreographers present their work at the Romaeuropa Opificio. The Carrozzeria Orfeo theatre company makes its Roman debut Animali da bar.

Then, for something different:

Cuisine et Confessions

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Circus, theatre and dance are the basic ingredients of Cuisine et confessions, a surreal and powerful show of culinary acrobatics by the nine extraordinary performers of the Québécois company Les 7 doigts de la main who are at the Festival for the first time this year.

Rome Ballet – 8th of December 

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Music and performing art also animate MAXXI with Alessandro Sciarroni and the dancers of Balletto di Roma, performing together in Turning | Symphony of sorrowful song, a site-specific piece devised for the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts. This is also the venue for Musica da Cucina by Fabio Bonelli -aka People From The Mountains- who will present a second work, Matita, at MACRO Testaccio – La Pelanda.

Rock music takes center stage in the live performance of nulla è andato perso by Gianni Maroccolo, Alessandra Celletti, Beppe Brotto and the MASBEDO duo, as well as in Pictures at an exhibition by Mussorgskij in a new version by The Winston + Esecutori di metallo su carta. Contemporary art meets music in the brilliant concert/performance for symphonic light The Enlightenment by Quiet Ensemble, and in Across the Line by Rhò, Daniele Spanò and Luca Brinchi.


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The new music of the African Renaissance is performed live by Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Petite Noir and BLK JKS in the Afropolitan program, organized jointly with Afrodisia. The prestigious festival Club To Club is devoted to electronic culture.

Confessions and cuisines

The culinary acrobatics will be at Teatro Brancaccio from the 25th to the 29th of November.

There are so many exciting events.

Don’t miss it!


Reduced Ticket: 10.00 – 27.00

Ticket: 15.00 – 37.00



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