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France – ERT at the Festival d’Avignon with the Atreides by Antonio Latella

The special project directed by Antonio Latella “Saint-Ecstasy - The Atreides: eight family portraits” is staged as a marathon until the 26th of July
France – ERT at the Festival d’Avignon with the Atreides by Antonio Latella

"Helen" - ph. Brunella Giolivo

“Saint-Ecstasy” is an atypical project melting both the past and the future of stage arts.
Conceived as the result of a Professional Acting and Playwriting Course focusing on Greek tragedy, it has overcome all expectations proving to be a complete work, widely and unanimously appreciated by the audience and critics.
Antonio Latella, one of the most active directors of contemporary theatre, was called in by ERT Foundation to direct the Professional Course during year 2016. Sixteen actors, selected out of 513 candidates, and seven playwrights-directors, have worked in Modena for five months between Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016.

The creative and educational activities investigated the theme of myth and also asked the seven young playwrights to re-write it, thus opening the project towards new languages. The result is a dialogue between the myth and new generations. As suggested by the title, this myth originates from the saga of the Atreides, which deals with such important concepts of family and generations in a very educational way. In its development, this investigation, focusing also on the use of body on stage, was articulated in several steps, based on the concept of overcoming limits in order to attain a "state" evoked by the title, until the final moment when the experience is returned to the audience.
At the end, eight "portraits" have been depicted and staged in eight shows.

"Saint-Ecstasy" is a ritual experience going beyond the usual limits of vision and listening, approaching the educational role of the experience of time in Greek tragedy.

The show is presented as a marathon scheduled on two consecutive days (19th and 20th, 22nd and 23rd, 25th and 26th July).

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Festival d'Avignon

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Pubblicato il 20/07/2017 — ultima modifica 26/07/2017
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