Romeo Castellucci

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Romeo Castellucci
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Born 1960 (age 57–58)
Cesena, Italy
Occupation Theatre director, playwright, artist, designer
Nationality Italian
Period 1981–present
Romeo Castellucci at Teatro Comunale of Bologna.

Romeo Castellucci (born August 4, 1960) is an Italian theatre director, playwright, artist and designer. Since the 1980s he has been one part of the European theatrical avant-garde.

Biography[edit]

Romeo Castellucci graduated with a degree in painting and stage design from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna. In 1981, jointly with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi, he founded Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio.[1]

Since then he has produced numerous plays as an author, director and a designer of sets, lighting, sound and costumes. His works, which combine multiple arts to achieve a holistic effect, have been presented in more than 50 countries. Castellucci’s dramatic lines challenge the primacy of literature.[2] His theatre is a visual, complex art rich in vision. He has developed a language that is comprehensible in the same way as music, sculpture, painting and architecture can be.[3]

Since 2006, Castellucci has been working individually. His productions are regularly invited to the world’s most prestigious theatres, opera houses and festivals.

Romeo Castellucci has released more than a dozen books and has received numerous awards and recognitions, amongst which:

  • Best Opera Director (Opernwelt magazine, 2014)
  • The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (La Biennale Teatro di Venezia; 2013)
  • Honoris Causa (Università di Bologna, 2014)
  • Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture of the French Republic (2002)
  • Prize for Best International Production for Genesi. From the Museum of Sleep (Dublin Theatre Festival, 2000)
  • Ubu Prize (1997, 2000, 2004, and 2006 with special distinction).
  • Masque d’Or Prize for best foreign play for Orestea (una commedia organica?)(Festival Theatre des Ameriques in Canada, 1996).

In 2003 he became director of the theatre section of the 37th edition of the Venice Biennale,[4] and in 2008 he was one of two "associate artists" at the Festival d'Avignon, and created three pieces inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy.[5] The trilogy was considered by the French newspaper Le Monde to be "the best play and one of the ten most influential cultural events in the world for the decade 2000-2010".[6]

Stage works[edit]

  • Cenno (1981)
  • Diade incontro a monade (1981)
  • Persia-Mondo (1981)
  • Popolo Zuppo (1982)
  • I fuoriclasse della bontà (1983)
  • Oratoria n.1: Rimpatriata Artistica (1983)
  • Oratoria n.2. Raptus (1984)
  • Oratoria n.3: Interferon (1984)
  • Kaputt necropolis (1984)
  • Glory glory, alleluja (1985)
  • Santa Sofia. Teatro Khmer (1986)
  • Oratoria n.4: Tohu Wa Bohu (Apparenze pre-mondiali) (1986)
  • I Miserabili (1987)
  • Oratoria n.5: Sono consapevole dell’odio che tu nutri per me (1987)
  • Alla bellezza tanto antica (1988)
  • Il gran reame dell’adolescenza [La cripta degli adolescenti, L’adolescente sulla torre d’avorio, Oratoria n.5.: Sono consapevole dell’odio che tu nutri per me] (1988)
  • La discesa di Inanna (1989)
  • Gilgamesh (1990)
  • Iside e Osiride (1990)
  • Ahura Mazda (1991)
  • Amleto. La veemente esteriorità della morte di un mollusco (1992)
  • Le favole di Esopo (1992)
  • Masoch. I trionfi del teatro come potenza passiva, colpa e sconfitta (1993)
  • Hansel e Gretel (1993)
  • Lucifero. Quanto più una parola è vecchia tanto più va a fondo (1993)
  • Oratoria n.6: con evidenza per coloro che intendono (1993)
  • Persona (1994)
  • Festa plebea con Oratoria n.7: anche il peggiore può parlare, ma non deve farlo per me (1994)
  • Le fatiche di Ercole (1994)
  • Orestea (una commedia organica?) (1995)
  • Buchettino (1995)
  • Pelle d'asino (1996)
  • Giulio Cesare (1997)
  • Ophelia (1997)
  • La prova di un altro mondo (1998)
  • Genesi. From the Museum of Sleep (1999)
  • Voyage au bout de la nuit (1999)
  • Il Combattimento dai Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi, Libro VIII (2000)
  • Tragedia Endogonidia [C.#01 CESENA, A.#02 AVIGNON, B.#03 BERLIN, BR.#04 BRUXELLES/BRUSSEL, BN.#05 BERGEN, P.#06 PARIS, R.#07 ROMA, S.#08 STRASBOURG, L.#09 LONDON, M.#10 MARSEILLE, C.#11 CESENA] (2002-2004)
  • Crescite [Dal Ciclo della TRAGEDIA ENDOGONIDIA] (2002-2004)
  • Cryonic Chants (2004)
  • Hey Girl! (2006)
  • Divina Commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (2008)
  • Storia contemporanea dell'Africa. Vol. III (2008)
  • Io penso (2010)
  • Sul concetto di volto nel figlio di Dio (2010)
  • Parsifal (2011)
  • Il velo nero di pastore (2011)
  • Persona (2011)
  • Attore, il tuo nome non è esatto (2011)
  • The Phenomenon Called I (2011)
  • The Four Seasons Restaurant (2012)
  • DAMMERUNG e NOTHUNG (2012)
  • Folk (2012)
  • Hyperion. Letters of a Terrorist (2013)
  • Schwanengesang D744 (2013)
  • Natura e origine della mente (2013)
  • Orphee et Eurydice (2014) [7]
  • Ödipus der Tyrann de Friedrich Hölderlin, d’après Sophocle (2015)

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Papalexiou, Eleni & Xepapadakou, Avra (2017). About SRS, http://www.arch-srs.com/srs
  2. ^ Papalexiou, Eleni (2012). "The Body as Dramatic Material in the Theatre of Romeo Castellucci". https://www.academia.edu/2951272/_The_Body_as_Dramatic_Material_in_the_Theatre_of_Romeo_Castellucci_Utopia_and_Critical_Thinking_Les_Solitaires_Intempestifs_2012_75-87. Utopia and Critical Thinking, Les Solitaires Intempestifs: 75–87.  External link in |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Papalexiou, Eleni (2015). The Dramaturgies of the Gaze: Strategies of Vision and Optical Revelations in the Theatre of Romeo Castellucci and the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. London: Palgrave-Macmillan. 
  4. ^ "La Biennale di Venezia - Sofia Gubaidulina and Romeo Castellucci to receive Golden Lions". http://www.labiennale.org. La Biennale di Venezia. April 30, 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "ROMEO CASTELLUCCI / SOCÌETAS RAFFAELLO SANZIO - ASSOCIATE ARTIST - EDITION 2008 - ARCHIVE - Festival d'Avigno". http://www.festival-avignon.com. Festival d'Avignon. August 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2013.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ "Romeo Castellucci". http://www.mif.co.uk/. Manchester International Festival. August 7, 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2013.  External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Castellucci mixes opera and reality". tvbrussel. 16 June 2014. 

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