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Romaeuropa Festival 2023

Romaeuropa Festival 2023

Romaeuropa Festival XXXVIII Edition. From 6 September to 19 November, the best of the contemporary scene in over 20 spaces in the capital

September 6th - 7th
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Cavea - Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
The thirty-eighth edition of the Romaeuropa Festival opens with an invitation to explore the beauty created by human beings and their ability to respond...

September 10th - 11th
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Meskerem Mees
Jean-Marie Aerts
Carlos Garbin
EXIT ABOVE – after the tempest
Cavea - Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
After the success of Drumming, international dance icon Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker returns to the REF with her company Rosas, to continue her research...

September 12th
Jeff Mills
Jean-Phi Dary
Prabhu Edouard
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone - Cavea
The pathways dedicated to electronic music at REF2023 are inaugurated by an international legend: Jeff Mills, renowned global representative of the Detroit techno scene,...

September 13th - 17th
Accademia di Francia a Roma
Festival di Film di Villa Medici
Accademia di Francia a Roma - Villa Medici
Created in 2021 by the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, the Villa Medici Film Festival is dedicated to artists and filmmakers who explore contemporary...

September 16th
Live concert
Teatro Argentina
Romaeuropa Festival 2023 at the Teatro Argentina is inaugurated with Ukrainian culture and music: DakhaBrakha is a Kiev-born quartet committed, since its origins, to...

September 19th - 20th
Susanne Kennedy
Markus Selg
ANGELA (a strange loop)
Teatro Argentina
The starting point is an ancestral question that leads back to the very origins of thought: what is “I”? What does it represent? And...

September 20th
La Niña
La Niña debuted in 2019 with her first solo project, ferrying Neapolitan tradition into a hyper contemporary dimension. With her first three tracks, Croce,...

September 21st
Vieri Cervelli Montel
Daniela Pes
Tanca Records Showcase
A showcase for the label founded by IOSONOUNCANE, which with its exploration of musical and geographical influences has become fertile ground for the new...

September 21st
The second evening of LineUp! continues in the sign of dialogue with Alcazar Live, among the new landmarks of the Roman music scene. Included...

September 22nd - 24th
Bintou Dembélé
Rite de passage – Solo II
Villa Medici
Recognized as one of the pioneers of hip-hop dance in France, Bintou Dembélé returns to the Villa Medici – where she recently developed her research...

September 22nd
Electronica, song writing, Trap and Hyper-pop drifts: the third evening of LineUp! opens with the dark electro atmospheres of Miglio, a young singer-songwriter from...

September 22nd
Marta Tenaglia
The LineUp! section concludes with a celebration. Having experienced the reinvention of sounds from Napoli and Sardinia and varied geographical, sonoric and identity crossovers,...

September 23rd - 24th
Tennessee Williams
Ivo van Hove
Isabelle Huppert
The Glass menagerie
Teatro Argentina
Famous director Ivo van Hove sets his re-production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie in a space that is underground and earthy, a kind...

from September 26th to October 1st
Peter Brook
Marie-Hélène Estienne
Tempest Project
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
Almost a year after his death, Romaeuropa Festival pays homage to maestro Peter Brook, one of the most emblematic and revolutionary figures in the...

from September 28th to October 1st
Akram Khan Company
Jungle Book reimagined
Teatro Argentina
«We are now living in unprecedented and uncertain times, not only for our species but for all species on this planet. And the root...

from September 29th to October 1st
Choy Ka Fai
Unbearable Darkness
Eclectic and unpredictable artist Choy Ka Fai returns to inaugurate the Digitalive section of the Romaeuropa Festival. After mixing Asian shamanism and vogueing in...

from September 30th to October 1st
Elli Papakonstantinou
The Bacchae
For Greek artist Elli Papakonstantinou, musical theatre is a territory without borders, a ground for experimentation with word, text, video, live music and dance...

October 1st
Choy Ka Fai
Sometimes I See The Future
Mattatoio - T4
Sometime I see the Future is a deep dive into the world of the metaverse. Exploring the notions of telepresence in our age of the...

October 2nd
Sentieri Selvaggi
Omaggio a Franco Battiato
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
Between 2021 and 2022, thanks to thorough research work involving Carlo Boccadoro, the pianist Antonio Ballista, the Ricordi publishing house and the SIAE archive,...

October 3rd - 4th
Milo Rau / NTGent
Antigone in the Amazon
Teatro Argentina
When asked about his artistic career, Milo Rau has repeatedly spoken of the way in which his opus can be divided into two different...

October 4th - 5th
Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura
Great Apes Of the West Coast
Princess Isatu Hassan Bangura’s international debut is linked to her encounter with Milo Rau. From that moment on, Princess felt ready to share her...

October 5th
Feorm Farox Live
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
More than 30 years have passed since Ed Handley and Andy Turner, together with their partner Ken Downie, founded the Black Dog (a seminal...

October 6th
Riccardo La Foresta
Riccardo La Foresta is a percussionist, sound artist and curator from Modena whose research in recent years aims to question the role of the...

October 6th
Nuovo Mondo
The Roman collective returns to the festival with a multimedia show inspired by Aldous Huxley. Does Darwinian theory really lead to positive evolution? What...

October 7th - 8th
Kat Válastur
Pleiades Vocal Group
Diana, Even
Teatro Argentina
Protector of women and wild animals, guardian of springs and streams, goddess of hunting, eternal virgin- shy, irascible and vengeful- the mythological figure of...

October 7th
Bianca Peruzzi
Special live show
Roman artist and producer Arssalendo (Alessandro Catalano) has won the attention of critics and public with his album Tutti amassati senzaaffetto, establishing himself as...

October 7th
The Grey Line live
SPIME.IM are an audiovisual collective, who, through transmedia musical projects, investigate the aesthetics of digital reality languages. SPIME.IM use technology, 3D art and electronica...

October 7th
Cosimo Damiano
Quarto Vuoto live
The Roman DJ (resident of EX Dogana for years) has been described as a techno outsider and comes to DL to present his latest...

October 8th
Ben Frost feat. Greg Kubacki & Tarik Barri live av Noémi Büchi
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
An icon of contemporary musical experimentation, the eclectic Ben Frost returns to Romaeuropa Festival with his latest live. Frost, an Iceland-based (since 2005) Australian...

October 10th - 11th
Boris Charmatz
Teatro Argentina
«I love the idea that choreographic ideas come when you’re lying down, when you’re falling asleep, when you’re somnolent. I would love to do...

October 10th
Olga Dukhovnaya
Anton Svetlichny
Swan Lake solo
Born in Ukraine in 1984 and currently residing in Rennes, France, Olga Dukhovnaya – Aerowaves 2023 selection – constructs her Swan Lake Solo as...

October 11th - 12th
Giorgio Battistelli
Massimo Popolizio
PMCE Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
The REF, together with the Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble directed by Tonino Battista, celebrates the 70th birthday of composer Giorgio Battistelli with an...

October 13th - 14th
Serge Aimè Coulibaly
Faso Danse Théâtre
Teatro Argentina
With C la vie Serge Aimé Coulibaly takes his place in a rich tradition and creates a new contemporary initiatory story to explore life...

October 15th
Caterina Barbieri
Spirit Exit
Teatro Argentina
In just a few years, Caterina Barbieri has gone from being one of the most significant artists of the Italian underground electronica scene to...

October 15th
Dario Bassolino
Rosario Sparno
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Livietta e Tracollo
Livietta e Tracollo was conceived as a comic intermezzo, to be performed over the two intervals of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Adriano in Siria. Over...

October 18th - 19th
Lemi Ponifasio
Time Between Ashes and Roses
Teatro Argentina
Era il 2012 quando con il suo Birds with skymirror, il samoano-neozelandese Lemi Ponifasio, incantava il pubblico del Romaeuropa Festival. Con un linguaggio inedito e...

October 19th
Anna-Marija Adomaityte
Pas de deux
Anna-Marija Adomaityte, a Lithuanian choreographer based in Geneva, has built her own artistic career by investigating and challenging different forms of «social violence». Her...

October 19th
Smail Kanouté
Never 21
Never 21 is a tribute to young victims of gun violence in poor and discriminated neighbourhoods in cities like New York, Rio de Janeiro...

October 21st
Daniel Mariblanca
71 bodies, 71 stories and as many minutes of dance: this is the premise on which Daniel Mariblanca builds his 71Bodies 1Dance, a project...

October 21st
Italian choreographers Panzetti and Ticconi return to Romaeuropa Festival’s Dancing Days, to present Insel, a piece for four performers centred on the concept of...

October 25th - 26th
Giovanni Onorato
A.L.D.E non ho mai voluto essere qui
Born in 1995, Giovanni Onorato built his artistic career on a scenic and dramaturgical language capable of combining poetry and irony and that incorporates...

October 25th - 26th
Greta Tommesani
Greta Tommesani’s initial introduction at the Romaeuropa Festival took place in 2022 within her selection for Powered by REF. This year, she returns with...

from October 31st to November 2nd
Michele Altamura
Gabriele Paolocà
Nicola Lagioia
La ferocia
Teatro Vascello
«We narrate upside down worlds in order to be able to understand ours, we stimulate the surreal so as not to justify the present»....

November 1st
Atom String Quartet
Leszek Mozdzer
Tribute to Krysztof Penderecky
Preeminent Polish jazz musician and internationally renowned pianist Leszek Mozdzer, joined by pioneering jazz ensemble Atom String Quartet, presents a tribute to Krysztof Penderecky-...

November 1st
Cornelius Cardew
Alvis Curran
Fabrizio Ottaviucci
Treatise # 6 For Cornelius
Treatise, created by Cornelius Cardew between 1963 and 1968, today represents one of the most successful examples of graphic scores, in all its complexity...

November 3rd - 5th
Forced Entertainment
Tomorrow’s parties (italian version)
Founded and led by Tim Etchells, the historic Forced Entertainment company has gained attention for its extraordinary work on contemporary British drama. Among its...

November 4th - 5th
Muziektheater Transparant
Luigi De Angelis (Fanny & Alexander)
Claron Mc Fadden
Nina is a tribute to the life of singer, pianist, writer and civil rights activist Eunice Kathleen Waymon- known to most as Nina Simone....

November 4th
Alva Noto
Ensemble Modern
Xerrox Vol. 4
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) -an icon of electronic music- returns to the Romaeuropa Festival in an unprecedented guise alongside the Ensemble Modern, to present...

November 4th
Ensemble Moderne
Ondrej Adámek
Unsuk Chin
Vito Žuraj
Fantasie Meccaniche
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
The evening is dedicated to three acclaimed contemporary composers who in the course of their careers have all been fellows at the prestigious German...

November 7th
Fabiana Iacozzilli
La Classe
Teatro Vascello
Fabiana Iacozzilli, who has been at the helm of the Lafabbrica Company since 2008, has gained national attention through a type of theatre built...

November 9th
Jon Maya
Andrés Marin
Julen Achiary
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
Yarin brings to the stage a cultural encounter between two different traditions, languages and areas of Spain: the Basque tradition, as embodied by the...

November 10th
Fabiana Iacozzilli
Una cosa enorme
Teatro Vascello
A light shines on the desire for motherhood and its opposite- it is an exploration of the ability to take care of someone other...

November 10th - 12th
Het Filiaal theatermakers
De Nachtwaker
At 5pm, as he does every day, a night watchman begins his working day. He sits in front of monitors and surveillance devices with...

November 10th - 19th
Roberto Abbiati
Una tazza di mare in tempesta
Roberto Abbiati has transformed his passion for Moby Dick into a show dedicated to children and families. Inspired by the illustrations in Matteo Codignola’s...

November 10th - 19th
Officina Clandestina
Officina Sonora
SPIN OFF Moonchausen
Once again, this year, the REF is hosting a space dedicated to kids’ activities completely free of charge. From Nov. 10 to 12 and...

November 11th - 12th
Mont Ventoux
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
With Mont Ventoux, the Kor’sia Collective- founded by Antonio de Rosa and Mattia Russo- revisit Ascesa al monte ventoso, the work that Petrarch wrote...

November 11th
Tovel (Matteo Franceschini)
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
«The choice to clearly move towards performative electronica led me to take part in a series of projects, to collaborate with other artists, undertaking...

November 14th - 15th
Christos Papadopoulos
Dance On Ensemble
Auditorium Parco della musica Ennio Morricone
Minimalist and rigorous, hypnotic and subversive, visionary yet deeply anchored to the details of nature and reality: these are just some possible definitions for...

November 15th - 19th
Fabiana Iacozzilli
Il Grande Vuoto
Teatro Vascello
Fabiana Iacozzilli returns to the REF to conclude her Trilogia del Vento, inaugurated with La Classe and continued with Una Cosa Enorme. Four paintings...

November 16th - 17th
Ascanio Celestini
L’Asino e il bue
Auditorium Parco della musica Ennio Morricone
Francesco is called Giovanni. He was born to a French mother when his father was in France selling fine fabrics. So they call him...

November 17th - 19th
Het houten huis
Ik…eh ik
With IK… eh ik, musical theatre company Het Houten Huis build a space outside the logic of physics: a room where gravity does not...

November 17th - 19th
Meneer Monster
Lucky Luuk
A new family show, loosely based on the popular Lucky Luke comic series: a low-country Western, an ode to the imagination of children in...

November 18th - 19th
Qudus Onikeku
Auditorium Parco della musica Ennio Morricone
A celebration: this could be a way to describe Re: incarnation by rising star of African dance Qudus Onikeku. Having gained international attention for...

November 19th
Sahel Live
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
Bombino is the brightest star of desert blues. He has long won the hearts of Italian audiences with his songs in Tamashek, the Tuareg...

November 19th
Fatoumata Diawara
London KO Live
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone - Sala S. Cecilia
One of the most vital representatives of contemporary African music, Fatoumata expresses all her mastery in the clear and suggestive melodies that run through...

November 19th
Ballaké Sissoko
Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch
Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone
Acclaimed composer and sound artist Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch encounters the virtuosity of Ballaké Sissoko, one of the most important artists of the multicultural jazz...