The Ancient Theater Festival returns to Veleia

Return from June 30 to July 24, 2022 Veleia Antique Theater Festivalwith the artistic direction of Paola Pedrazzini. This is a special and enlarged version of the festival, which focuses on exceptional artists and created exclusively experiments!

“Again in the enchantment of the archeological site Veleia dimension (borrowed from the deeper experience of the Greek theater) of the civil ceremony of the ancient theater festival and of a community gathered to relive, through the stage, the myths belonging to a collective past.

This is a special edition that will host the national premiere of Antigone directed by Marco Baliani, built inside the “Danger Teatro” in the newly founded Bottega XNL and extraordinary artists who choose Veleia as a test site for special projects, completed or in phase of study (such as Toni Servillo with the lyrics by Giuseppe Montesano and Stefano Massini with the impossible interviews) or to meetings with other artists or scholars from different cultural backgrounds who agree to give up their “comfort zone” to expose themselves to pollution, trust in a suggestion or a cultural suggestion … Together for the first time on stage Lella Costa and Jacopo Veneziani for a study of the origins of Inspiration, Gioele Dix and Eva Cantarella with the intersecting language of history and theatrical narrative; Frida Bollani Magoni and Sergio Rubini are united by a special sensitivity in approaching notes and poetic lines.

Vinicio Capossela dives into the late medieval bestiaries in an intimate and narrative concert; wonders about the meaning of “classical” Marco Castoldi / Morgan, the long-awaited Alessandro Barbero takes us to the late Imperial Rome and Alessandro Bergonzoni, with a meeting, christening this edition of the festival, where Theater, Music, Myth, Poetry they are in constant confrontation with the ingenious loci of Veleia “(Paola Pedazzini)

SHOW CALENDAR

Thursday 30 June – 9.30 pm

ALESSANDRO BERGONZONI and APRIMI CIELO

Sunday, July 3 – 9:30 p.m.

LELLA COSTA AND JACOPO VENEZIANI IN CANTAMI OR MUSA …
Special event for the festival in Veleia

Tuesday, July 5 – 9.30pm

EVA CANTARELLA and GIOELE DIX IN ATHEN OR SPARTA?
Special event for the festival in Veleia

Thursday 7 July – 9.30 pm

STEFANO MASSINI IN IMPOSSIBLE INTERVIEWS IN ANCIENT VELEIA
Special event for the festival in Veleia

Sunday, July 10 – 9.30pm

FRIDA BOLLANI MAGONI with the extraordinary participation of SERGIO RUBINI
Concerto for piano and voice with interludes of poetic readings
Special event for the festival in Veleia

Wednesday 13 July – 9.30 pm

MORGAN in PIANO SOLO – What makes a piece of music a “classic”?

Friday, July 15 – 9:30 p.m.

TONI SERVILLO in WISDOM FIRE
National premiere of the festival in Veleia

Tuesday the 19th, Wednesday the 20th, Thursday the 21st of July – 9.30pm
DANGER TEATRO AND BOTTEGA XNL present ANTIGONE
National first

Saturday, July 23 – 9:30 p.m.
VINICIO CAPOSSELA I BESTIARIO D’AMORE

Sunday, July 24 – 9:30 p.m.

ALESSANDRO BARBERO IN THE CONSTANTINIC EMPEROR

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VELEIA DRENGE

An iftion of the ancient theater festival in Veleia dedicated to children and young people with workshops, diversified by age, designed to develop, through the mechanisms of play and art, the empathic relationship and creativity of the youngest and bring them closer with appropriate codes, to the cultural and artistic heritage on which our common classical and Mediterranean reds are based.

SUNDAY 26 JUNE – 14.30-17.30

LITTLE PERSEUS

Defeat the monster and seize its power!

Theater and archeology workshop course by Arti e Pensieri and Davide Villani

Target group: children aged 6 to 9

An afternoon in Veleia in the company of archaeologists and an actor! What are the scariest monsters in the ancient world? Build your own custom shield with the face of Medusa and stage your story!

SATURDAY JULY 2 – KL. 14.30-17.30

THE WARRIORS OF MINERVA, PROTECTOR OF ART

Let’s channel the energies to the service of art and theater!

Theater and archeology workshop path
curated by Arti e Pensieri and Davide Villani

Target group: children aged 10 to 14 years

We learn from the ancients to face our fears: if we know them and give them a face and a form, they will frighten the monsters that frighten us! Let’s build a Gorgon mask together and play in the theater!

SATURDAY JULY 9 – KL. 15.00-17.00

PATATRAC

The refraction of the mold

Kreativitetsværkstedsvej
curated by artist Gianfranco Asveri

Target group: children aged 6 to 8 years

Gianfranco Asveri, an internationally acclaimed artist, with a special educational vocation, will be the “master of imagination” for the young participants, who will guide in a workshop path that is able to stimulate their creativity and expand their gaze to perceive new forms, starting from a very delicate vase from Roman times …

* BOTTEGA XNL

Bottega XNL is the new theater and cinema project by XNL Piacenza, conceived and directed by Paola Pedrazzini. It finds its location on the second floor of the Palazzo XNL (owned by the Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation), which will be the seat of the Danger Cinema Foundation (President Marco Bellocchio) and the Institute of Ancient Theater of Emilia-Romagna, which promotes the Festival of Veleia.

Bottega XNL is a place where great masters in film and theater pass on their knowledge to young students who want to make these arts their ‘profession’. Inspired by the old Renaissance workshops, the meeting between masters and students and learning is carried out through high-level educational projects Fare Cinema and Fare Teatro, which consists of the production of original works (theatrical and cinematic) presented in national premieres at the Ancient Theater Festival di Veleia and at Bobbio Film Festival that activates a virtuous artistic training-production-execution circuit.

The 2022 edition of Fare Teatro sees Marco Baliani as Bottega Master, who together with students and great professionals like Massimo Foschi, Petra Valentini, Emanuela Dall’Aglio will create an unprecedented version of Antigone da Sofocle, staged in a national premiere at the festival of Veleia on 19, 20 and 21 July.

FESTIVAL PRIZE OF ANTIQUE STATES IN VELEIA

VIII edition

The award dedicated to the main characters of the ancient theater festival in Veleia will be a valuable limited edition lithograph by Maestro Gianfranco Asveri, created exclusively for the 2022 edition of the festival.

Gianfranco Asveri

Listed by Sole 24Ore as one of the ten new Italian painters, he has gained public and critical acclaim at numerous personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

After an initial period in which he expressed himself with a traditional figurative language, his painting from the eighties came to a more instinctive and personal gesture, rich in colors and substance, close to Art Brut’s expressionism. Representative of a strongly instinctive and emotional pictorial style, Asveri attacks the surface with an overbearing and primitive gesture, which nevertheless allows it to coexist with other less noticeable expressive matrices, reminiscent of artistic images.

With a deep and vital inspiration, Asveri’s painting springs from the observation of reality based on the animals that the artist collects and treats, and with which he lives on the Piacenza hills.

AFTER-THEATER FOOD AND WINE

At the end of each show, La Rocca di Castell’Arquato Salami Factory, Fabrizio Camorali Farm and Tollara Vini will offer audiences and artists a tasting of Piacenza wines and cold cuts.

The food and wine theater is part of the cultural tourism project that forms the basis of the ancient theater festival, which among its values ​​also includes aggregation.

TICKET PRE-SALE

Tickets:

For all the festival’s performances: Euro 10 numbered seat

For the meeting with Alessandro Bergonzoni: Euro 2 numbered seat

Tickets can be purchased:

On the following days and times:

From Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00

Sunday and on exhibition days: from 10.00 to 13.00

Or

All shows are held in the magnificent archeological site of Veleia Romana.

In case of bad weather, updates on the usability of the shows will be posted on the festival’s facebook and instagram pages.

INFORMATION

For information you can:

– call the number: 324.9297592

On the following days and times:

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:30

Sunday and on exhibition days from 10.00 to 13.00

Or

BOOKING WORKSHOP VELEIA BOYS

All workshops in the VELEIA KIDS section are free.

Reservation is mandatory.

To order write to: info@veleiateatro.com

For information: call the number: 324.9297592

On the following days and times: from Monday to Saturday: from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 19.30. Sunday and on exhibition days from 10.00 to 13.00.

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