41st International Theater Festival in Venice

Are you ready? The International Theater Festival will be held in Venice from 10th to 16th October 2011 within the framework of Venice Biennale.

It’s a kind of festival-workshop. The newly-appointed Catalan director Àlex Rigola has imagined the festival as an “agora of theatre”, inviting the leading personalities on the international scene –directors, choreographers, artists, architects and set designers, experts in video-writing and lighting creators – to make Venice and the Biennale not only a stage for the presentation of performances, but also and above all a place for meeting, learning, practical training and for debate on the dramatic arts at the international level, involving audiences and professionals from the world over for a deeper reflection on what it means to do theatre today.

Workshops, some of which will produce a public result, lectures, meetings and round-table discussions – with an average of 5 appointments per day for a total of over 40 events – will be included in the schedule of performances and become an essential part of the Festival.

Workshops, conferences and meetings – with an average of 5 events per day and over 40 events overall – are included in the calendar, becoming an essential part of the Festival.

Here are some of the theatre performances in Venice:

Schaubühne Berlin (Germany)
Hamlet
Monday 10 October – 8:00 p.m. Teatro Goldoni

Troubleyn / Jan Fabre (Belgium)
Prometheus Landscape II
Tuesday 11 October – 7.00 p.m. Teatro Piccolo Arsenale

Rodrigo García (Spain)
Muerte y reencarnación en un cowboy
Thursday 13 October – 9.00 p.m. Teatro alle Tese

Barcelona International Theatre – BIT (Spain)
Desaparecer
Friday 14 October – 9.00 p.m. Teatro Goldoni

And here are some of the many workshops:

8 > 13 October – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ca’ Giustinian – Laboratorio delle Arti
Video Walking Venice
workshop with Stefan Kaegi

10 > 13 October – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tocnadanza rehearsal room – Giudecca
Duetti veneziani
workshop on movement for actors with Virgilio Sieni

11 > 15 October 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sala del Camino – Giudecca
workshop on the acting of verse in Shakespeare with Will Keen and María Fernández Ache

You will find these and many other events in Venice at the International Theater Festival from 10th to 16th October 2011.

Further information about Venice are available on the online guide About Venice.

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