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Romaeuropa Festival 2019


September 17th - 19th
Lia Rodrigues
Furia
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
With Furia, Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues reflects on the nature of a group of individuals who confront their loneliness and their corporeal existence. Energetic,...

September 18th - 20th
Akram Khan
Xenos
Teatro Argentina
Xenos, the latest solo by Akram Khan, will also be the last chance to admire the British-Bangladeshi choreographer on in a full-length production. Accompanied...

September 23rd - 25th
Milo Rau, NTGent
Orestes in Mosul
Teatro Argentina
With Orestes in Mosul Milo Rau confronts the Oresteia, setting it in the context of the war against ISIS, the Syrian-Iraqi conflict and the treatment...

September 25th - 26th
Bruno Beltrao
Grupo de Rua
Inoah
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
Removed from its context, deconstructed and reconstructed in its forms,the Hip Hop of Bruno Beltrao and his company Grupo De Rua embodies all the...

September 26th - 27th
Hans Op de Beeck
Eric Sleichim
Bl!ndman Ensemble
The Valley (an apocalypse)
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
The Valley is the story of the banality of violence and our little daily apocalypses. A man finds himself in the middle of a...

from September 26th to November 25th
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Big Jumps
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani
Pascale Marthine Tayou realizza quest’opera appositamente per il REf19 e come regalo alla città di Roma. L’artista sarà impegnato nella realizzazione di un murales...

from September 26th to November 24th
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Open wall
Mattatoio
A site-specific work built with luminous signs in different languages, accumulated by the artist around the world. Through these luminous signs, Tayou reflects on...

from September 26th to October 27th
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Arbre de vie
Mattatoio
This installation is an example of the ability of Tayou to work with contemporary symbolism, positioned on the borderland between Africa and Europe. On...

September 26th - 29th
Hans Op de Beeck
Staging Silence (3)
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
‘Staging Silence (3)’ is the final instalment in a series of autonomous art films by Hans Op de Beeck. Two pairs of anonymous hands...

September 27th - 29th
Cyril Teste, John Cassavetes, Isabelle Adjani
Opening Night
Teatro Argentina
In order to shoot his cult film Opening Night, Cassavetes transported his actors, including the mythical Gena Rowlands, to a theater in Pasadena where,...

September 28th
Lubomyr Melnyk + Craig Leon
Fallen Trees + The Canon
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
Ukrainian Lubomyr Melnyk (class of 1948) was called “the prophet of the piano” but also “the fastest pianist in the world” and is considered...

September 29th
Vanessa Wagner, Murcof
Statea
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
Already engaged with the cross-pollination between classical and electronic music, Mexican artist Fernando Corona -AKA Murcof- of Nortec Collectiv fame meets  French classical pianist...

October 2nd - 6th
James Thierrée
Compagnie du Hanneton
Raoul
Teatro Argentina
A magician of the theatrical stage, as well as an innovator of circus forms, James Thierrée is an artist capable of extracting emotions and...

October 4th
Marco Donnarumma
e Margherita Pevere
Humane Methods
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Donnarumma and Pevere, winners of the Digital Award 2018, are premiering their new production: a dialogue between human, robotic and synthetic entities. The duo...

October 4th
ZU
Terminalia Amazonia
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
In another exclusive preview, Zu’s new project derives its roots from the Amazon jungle (a part of the world that Massimo Pupillo and Luca...

October 4th
Mara Oscar Cassiani
Spirit x Roma
Mattatoio - Foyer
The artist constructs a journey based on the transition from the traditional vernacular masks of Sardinia towards  newly evolved contemporary rituals. A spectacular, installational...

October 4th
Enrico Malatesta plays Eliane Radigue
Occam Ocean – Occam XXVI
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
A solo version for percussion of the Occamseries by French composer Eliane Radigue: one of the first musicians to experiment with ambient music as...

October 4th - 6th
Maria Di Stefano
World Hello / Rouge
Mattatoio - Acquario
Di Stefano presents 2 unpublished video works, created from photographs from his travels and centered on the themes of globalization and cultural capitalism. The...

October 4th - 6th
Progetto Rufa
Mattatoio - Acquario
For the second year running, Digital Live welcomes the most interesting work created by the students of the Multimedia Arts and Design course of...

October 4th
Sandra Mason
Untitled
Mattatoio - Foyer
One of the best diggers around, Sandra Mason proposes through her music a journey of sounds dedicated to the themes and reflections that animate...

October 5th - 6th
Hiroaki Umeda
Median + Intensional Particle (adapted version)
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Japanese artist Hiroaki Umeda thinks of her performances as a fusion of dance, music and video. Sounds and particles of light and body contribute...

October 5th
¡miércoles! Nicolas Jaar - Stephanie Janaina
Mattatoio
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
¡miércoles! is an improvisational group consisting of dancer / choreographer Stéphanie Janaina (Mexico), and musician Nicolás Jaar (Chile + USA). All the movements and sounds...

October 5th - 6th
Ultravioletto
Sonic Arms
Mattatoio - Foyer
A dance of mechanical arms, lights and images, a choreography based on generative music in which the movements of a robot and the stream...

October 6th
Enrica Beccalli, Roula Gholmieh
Complessità: a human at the mercy of an algorithm
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
Complexity: A human at the mercy of an algorithm by Enrica Beccalli and Roula Gholmieh, is the winning performance of Re: Humanism, the new award...

October 6th
Franz Rosati
Hyletics
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
Rosati’s new audiovisual live set focuses on the portrayal of a borderless mental landscape. An invitation to imagine matter transformed into pure energy through...

October 8th - 9th
Arno Schuitemaker
The Way You Sound Tonight
Teatro Vascello
With The Way You Sound Tonight, Arno Schuitemaker investigates the relationship between stage and audience, between the language of choreography and perception. Five performers...

October 9th
Chiara Taviani + Henrique Furtado Vieira
Stand still you ever-moving spheres of heaven
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Two figures speak in a language that belongs only to them, in a space-time that eludes us. They mix and interweave remnants of words...

October 9th
Hamdi Dridi
I listen (you) see
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
In order to create I listen (you) see, Hamdi Dridi is inspired by the movements and bodies of Tunisian manual labourers, in direct contrast...

October 10th
Alsarah and the Nubatones
+ J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts
Manara
+ Free Me

Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
Alsarah is the icon of East African retro-pop music. After escaping from Sudan and then from Yemen, the musician moved to the US, where,...

October 11th
Blick Bassy + Mayra Andrade
1958
+ Manga

Auditorium Parco della Muscia - Sala Petrassi
Cameroonian Blick Bassy, of Bassa ethnicity, displays an artistic journey that mixes African, Latin and American influences, guitars and banjo, cellos and trombones. 1958,...

October 11th
Hamdi Dridi
Tu Meur(s) De Terre
Mattatoio - Foyer
A second encounter with Hamdi Dridi, this time in a poetic and touching solo that has him narrating the story of his father through...

October 11th
Sylvain Bouillet
Lucien Reynes
NAÏF Production
Des gestes blancs
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
A delicate duet for father and son, this piece is built on dialogue and on the balance established between the body and weight of...

October 11th - 13th
Jan Fabre, Lino Musella
The night writer. Giornale Notturno
Teatro Vascello
Conceived in Italian especially for actor Lino Musella, The Night Writer. Giornale Notturno brings together fragments of Jan Fabre’s personal diaries, giving life to an...

from October 11th to February 9th
Jan Fabre
The rhythm of the brain
Palazzo Merulana
The rhythm of the brain is a visual tour of the versatile and visionary art production of Jan Fabre. Produced by the Fondazione Elena...

October 12th
Elena Sgarbossa
Keo
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Elena Sgarbossa’s performance is inspired by the history of the Keo space time capsule: to be launched into orbit in 2019, the sattelite will...

October 12th - 13th
Theo Mercier & Steven Michel
Affordable Solution for Better Living
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Visual artist Theo Mercier and dancer Steven Michel (recipients of the Silver Lion for Dance at the 2019 Venice Biennale) build an ironic and...

October 12th
Kim-Jomi Fischer & Marta Alstadsaeter
Engel
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
performance on the intimacy and inner struggles that we experience in making decisions- whether concrete or metaphysical. Two performers on stage, a circus acrobat...

October 12th
Abdullah Miniawy, Peter Corser, Karsten Hochapfel, Erik Truffaz
+ Rayess Bek, La Mirza, Mehdi Haddab, Julien Perraudeau
Le Cri du Caire + Love and Revenge
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
Abdullah Miniawy is a poet, singer and icon of an Egyptian youth fighting for freedom and justice. His hypnotic voice meets the trumpet of Erik...

October 13th
Kor’sia
Double Bill: Somiglianza + Cul de sac
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
A double date with Kor’Sia, the Italian-Spanish company selected by Aerowaves 2019: inspired by the work of sculptor Juan Muñoz, the choreography of Cul...

October 15th - 16th
La Ballata dei Lenna
Libya.
Back Home.

Mattatoio – Teatro 2
Miriam Selima Hay, an actress of the company, reconstructs the traces of her Libyan origins. During her research through social networks, she met Salem...

October 15th - 16th
Liv Ferracchiati
Commedia con schianto.
Struttura di un fallimento tragico.

Mattatoio – Teatro 1
Comedy with a crash. Structure of a tragic failure S., a young Italian author, is struggling with his latest creation- a work that he...

from October 17th to November 3rd
Gaia Scienza
La rivolta degli oggetti (The revolt of the objects)
Teatro India
Presented for the first time in 1976 at Beat 72 (an iconic space of the Roman counterculture of the Seventies), La rivolta degli oggetti by...

October 18th - 20th
Dante Antonelli
Atto di adorazione (Act of adoration)
Mattatoio – Teatro 2
Four twentysomethings meet in a park to prepare for an imaginary war, free from familial, academic and social constraints. The park for them is...

October 18th - 20th
Industria Indipendente
Lullaby
Tragedia Aerobica

Mattatoio – Teatro 1
United States of Europe, 2059: A society dominated by young people and by the increase in productivity through the exaltation of speed and physical...

October 20th
Fabrizio Ottaviucci, Cornelius Cardew, Terry Riley
Treatise, Keyboard Studies
Opificio Romaeuropa
Fabrizio Ottaviucci continues his journey on the Treatise of Cornelius Cardew: A 193- page graphic score created between 1963 and 1968 that stimulates the...

from October 24th to November 3rd
Gyula Várnai
One of the Few Moments II
Sala Santa Rita
One of the Few Moments II is a site-specific work created by Hungarian Gyula Vàrnai for the Sala Santa Rita in Rome. The artist,...

October 25th - 27th
Julien Gosselin, Don Delillo
Falce e martello
Mattatoio
Julien Gosselin returns to confronting contemporary literature through his exploration of Don DeLillo’s short story Hammer and Sickle. Jerold Bradway is a trader locked...

October 26th - 27th
Scena verticale / Saverio La Ruina
Mario e Saleh
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
In the aftermath of the Aquila earthquake, Mario who is a western Christian and Saleh who is a Muslim, find themselves in one of...

October 26th - 27th
Bartolini/Baronio
16,9 Km. Home Concert
Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo
16,9 Km is a performance-concert built around the theme of the home as a space that embodies the symbolic concentration of human coexistence on...

October 30th
Enzo Cosimi
Perhaps there is enough sky on these meadows
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Perhaps there is enough sky on these meadows is the outcome of a project proposed and carried out by Enzo Cosimi together with the...

October 30th - 31st
William Forsythe
A quiet evening of dance
Teatro Olimpico
William Forsythe, one of the greatest choreographers of international contemporary dance, returns to Rome after many years of absence with A Quiet Evening of...

October 30th
DNAppunti coreografici 2019
Support project for young Italian choreographers
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
The project supporting young Italian choreographers returns, aiming to identify emerging figures in dance and offering them paths for research through diverse means of...

November 3rd
Sound of Silences
Palazzo delle Esposizioni - Sala Cinema
The Edison Studio collective, with the support of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) for the SIAE project – Classici di Oggi,...

November 3rd
Lorenzo Ponte, Clio Saccà, Eleonora Paris, Marco Sinopoli, Maddalena Massafra
Can you hearT me?
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Can you hearT me? is the winning project of the second edition of Macerata Opera 4.0 under 35, of which Romaeuropa is a partner....

November 3rd
Vivo d’Arte
Mattatoio
The Directorate General for the Promotion of the Country System and the Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies of the Ministry of...

November 5th - 17th
Ascanio Celestini
Barzellette (Funny tales)
Teatro Vittoria
Ascanio Celestini returns on stage to tell his anecdotes: stories collected by a stationmaster from obscure travelers who pass through without a trace. On...

November 6th
Andrea Liberovici
Helga Davis
Schallfeld Ensemble
Trilogy in Two
Opera mosaico

Auditorium Parco della Musica - Teatro Studio Borgna
Trilogy in Two is a contemporary work around the theme of beauty. Divided into two acts, it is inspired by three figures: Faust, symbol...

November 7th
PMCE Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble
/ Tonino Battista
Ritratto di Ivan Fedele
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Teatro Studio Borgna
The PMCE, under the direction of Tonino Battista, pays homage to Ivan Fedele through 2 offerings: Thanatòseros, a lyrical piece for soprano, tenor and...

November 7th - 24th
Quiet Ensemble
Primitive Primavere
Sala Santa Rita
The Sala Santa Rita of Rome is transformed into part of a valley where the last few thousand fireflies remaining on the planet are...

November 8th - 10th
Riccardo Nova – Giacomo Costantini (Circo El Grito)
Dall’alto. Dramma musicale circense
(From above. A musical circus drama)

Teatro Vascello
Musician Riccardo Nova and Giacomo Costantini, with Quattrox4 Company and Milano Musica Festival, build a spectacle in which contemporary music and contemporary circus merge...

November 9th
Les Grandes Personnes
Les Touristes
Quartiere di Testaccio, Mercato e Mattatoio
French company Les Grandes Personnes invades the spaces of Testaccio with its giant puppets that are up to 4 meters high. Built from humble...

November 9th - 10th
De Stilte
Alice
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
De Stilte, a Dutch dance company engaged since 1994 in the creation of children’s shows, translates the fantastic and surreal world of Lewis Carroll’s...

November 9th - 10th
Teatro delle Marionette di Ljubljana
Aquarium
Mattatoio - Foyer
Il Teatro delle Marionette di Lubljana, il teatro di figura nazionale della Slovenia, crea dal 1948 spettacoli rivolti a un pubblico di tutte le...

November 9th - 10th
BigUp Circo
Zenith e Nadir
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
Which other artform allows us to experience the absence of balance as absolute freedom, if not the circus, with its colors and its magic?...

November 9th - 24th
Zonzo Compagnie
Musical Labyrinth
Mattatoio - Foyer
Zonzo Compagnie transforms the spaces of the Mattatoio into a maze of sound and noise in which the little spectators, accompanied by a guide,...

November 9th - 24th
Katrièm
Valentina Pagliarani
Simone Memè
Tamì – The upside-down forest
Galleria delle Vasche
Performer Valentina Pagliarini and artist Simone Memè build a reverse forest: an invitation to get lost in an immersive fairytale. This interactive space changes...

November 9th - 24th
Ottimomassimo
Bookshops for kids
Galleria delle Vasche
The return of events organized by Rome’s bookstore for boys and girls. Narrative journeys involving different age groups, designed as educative experiences for both...

November 9th - 24th
Camilla Andreani
RE-CYCLE / RE-BROCCOLO
Galleria delle Vasche
Midorj è green e propone un laboratorio che invita i bambini a riflettere sul tema del riciclo e del riuso creativo. Si possono così...

November 9th - 24th
Maria Carmela Milano
Progetto Graf
Galleria delle Vasche
Conceived by Maria Carmela Milano, the GRAF project invites boys and girls to have fun, play and free their imagination through fabrics, colours, plasticine...

November 9th - 24th
Rai open doors
A real television set available to aspiring young TV professionals
Galleria delle Vasche
Join Rai and discover the passion beyond the screen. A real television set available for young aspiring TV professionals to find out how to...

November 9th - 24th
Orecchio Acerbo Editore
Else Edizioni
Galleria delle Vasche
The publishing house, founded and directed by Fausta Orecchio (Editorial director) and Simone Tonucci (Commercial director)-who also take care of the graphic design aspects-...

November 9th - 24th
Roma Creative Contest
CineMini
Galleria delle Vasche
Il Festival Internazionale di Cortometraggi di Roma organizzato da Image Hunters, nato per creare uno spazio di promozione dei giovani talenti messi in connessione...

November 10th
Bryce Dessner
Katia e Marielle Labèque
David Chalmin
Don’t fear the light
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Santa Cecilia
Born as a tribute to the masters of minimalism, Minimalist Dream House by Katia and Marielle Labèque develops as a bridge between classical contemporary...

November 10th - 24th
Internazionale
Internazionale Kids
Galleria delle Vasche
Internazionale propone una colazione in redazione, un laboratorio alla scoperta dei giornali di tutto il mondo per bambine e bambini. Un percorso insieme alla...

November 10th
De Stilte
De Stilte Lab / Alice
Galleria delle Vasche
Prima della performance, i bambini esploreranno in maniera giocosa il concetto di crescita e riduzione. Di apertura e chiusura. Di sparizione e apparizione. Il...

November 12th - 13th
Elzbieta Sikora
Audior – Concerto per macchine acusmatiche
Mattatoio
Audior is a concert dedicated to the composer Elzbieta Sikora and her acousmatic music, performed on the Acousmonium- an orchestra of loudspeakers used in...

November 13th - 15th
Aurélien Bory
Shantala Shivalingappa
aSH, pièce pour Shantala Shivalingappa
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Sala Petrassi
With aSH, Aurelien Bory ends his trilogy of portraits of women- dancers and choreographers- in which Kaori Ito and Stéphanie Fuster have already starred....

November 14th
Forte Company
Theatrum Mortis
Palazzo Falconieri
Forte Company stage the death of Francesco Borromini in the form of a contemporary lyric opera based on 5 different interpretations of the tragic...

November 15th - 17th
Fanny & Alexander
OZ
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
Fanny & Alexander tell the story of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequel, The adventures of Dorothy. Traveling to OZ, the young...

November 16th - 24th
Officine K
Splash!
Mattatoio
A white carpet welcomes the young audience and immerses them in extraordinary visuals inspired by the great masters of abstract painting such as Mirò...

November 16th - 17th
Zonzo Compagnie
3ACH
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
Zonzo Compagnie travel the world with their shows, bringing to life the universe of the most important international musicians and composers. 250 years after...

November 17th
Rambert Company
Merce Cunningham
Philip Selway
Gerhard Richter
Rambert Event
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Sala Petrassi
To celebrate 100 years from the birth of Merce Cunningham, the ballet corps of the Rambert company have created Rambert Event: a show composed...

November 17th
PMCE Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble
/ Tonino Battista
Ritratto di Louis Andriessen (Portrait of Louis Andriessen)
Auditorium Parco della Musica – Teatro Studio Borgna
The second PMCE performance dedicated to great contemporary composers under the musical direction of Tonino Battista stars the music of Louis Adriessen- one of...

November 19th
Giulio Boato
HsiaoPei Ku
Lucia Ronchetti
Rivale
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
Lo scontro tra Tancredi e Clorinda è una delle scene più dure della Gerusalemme Liberata. Il cavaliere crociato e la principessa musulmana s’innamorano sul...

November 20th - 23rd
Thomas Ostermeier
Didier Eribon
Sonia Bergamasco
Ritorno a Reims
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
In Returning to Reims, based on the best-selling memoir by French sociologist Didier Eribon, Thomas Ostermeier directs Sonia Bergamasco. The author recounts the death...

November 22nd - 23rd
Jesús Rubio Gamo
Gran Bolero
Teatro Vascello
Ravel’s Boléro is not an untouchable monument, but something that belongs to each and every one of us. Starting from this assumption, Spanish choreographer...

November 23rd
Giulio Boato + Shiro Takatani
Shiro Takatani. Between nature and technology
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Across Europe and Japan, this film covers over three decades of Shiro Takatani’s artistic journey through his installations, theatre and dance performances. Takatani and...

November 23rd - 24th
teatrodelleapparizioni
Kafka e la bambola viaggiatrice
Mattatoio - Teatro 1
The power of theatre and of video projections  is used to present on stage Kafka and the travelling doll (Kafka e la bambola viaggiatrice) from the...

November 23rd - 24th
Giorgio Bertolotti – Peter Forman
Juri the cosmonaut
Mattatoio - Foyer
Juri is an intergalactic explorer and a red-nosed clown, a somewhat clumsy and lonely hero who boards his rocket to discover new planets and...

November 23rd - 24th
Oorkaan – Percossa
The Box Brothers
Mattatoio - Teatro 2
With The Box Brothers, Dutch company Oorkaan created a concert for percussion full of acrobatics and humor, dedicated to an audience from 4 years...

November 24th
Christian Fennesz,
Lillevan
Agorà
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Petrassi
Christian Fennesz, hailed as the last of the romantics of experimental electronic music because of the intimate landscapes and sublime inner worlds that he...

November 24th
Chassol
Ludi
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Teatro Studio Borgna
With Ludi, acclaimed pianist and composer Christophe Chassol meets designer and animator Gaëtan Brizzi, who was a collaborator and screenwriter for Walt Disney, as...

November 24th
Fatoumata Diawara
Live
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Sinopoli
Through collaborations with Damon Albarn, Herbie Hancock and Tony Allen, as well as through her voice and ability to merge tradition and pop music,...

November 24th
Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Two
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala S. Cecilia
If there exist interstellar collaborations that are able to generate works of art and uncharted languages, one of them is certainly that between Ryuichi...