67th Cycle of Classical Plays at the Olympic Theatre

classics and contemporary theatre on scene in the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza

From 17 September 2014 to 26 October 2014

From 17 September to 26 October 2014, the long-awaited 67th Ciclo di Spettacoli Classici at the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza proposes a blend of seven fascinating classic and contemporary  performances.

 

Over the last few years, the shows at the Palladio Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza have been geared toward an original reinterpretation of classical concepts: languages, models and contemporary references are included in the extraordinary exhibitions of the Teatro Olimpico Vicenza events.

 

After the direction of Eimuntas Nekrosius, the Olympic Theatre events in 2014 can boast another great collaboration with an artist who has always linked her activities with the review of the relationship between classic and contemporary. For the 67th Cycle of Classical Plays at the Teatro Olimpico, Emma Dante, director and author of Sicilian origins, will stage the fascinating theme of the voyage!

 

The title of the 67° Ciclo di Spettacoli Classici at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy was wanted by Emma Dante: 'The journey on this side of the border' evokes the emotions felt by the artist two years ago when she played at the Olympic Stadium under the direction of Eimuntas Nekrosius. The events in Vicenza, Italy at the Teatro Olimpico in 2014 will therefore be related to the voyage - a deep and vast subject - inspired by the feelings that this majestic place inspired in the mind of Emma Dante. At the Olympic Theatre of Palladio in Vicenza, performances of music and words will involve the audience in thoughts, dramas, smiles and emotions.

 

Teatro Olimpico Vicenza program 2014 - 67° Ciclo di Spettacoli Classici

 

17-20/09/14 'Io, Nessuno e Polifemo' - 67th Spettacoli Classici Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

At the Teatro Olimpico, classics 2014 start with a world premiere: 'I, None and Polyphemus' by Emma Dante recounts the landing of Odysseus in the land of the Cyclops, the encounter with a new, ironic, loquacious and peaceful Polyphemus, capable of softening the audience with his melancholy tales.

 

26-27/09/14  - 'Menelas rebetiko rhapsodies' - 67th Spettacoli Classici Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

Simon Abkarian, actor and film director of Armenian origin, presents at the Cycle of Classical Plays at the Teatro Olimpico of Andrea Palladio in Vicenza 'Ménélas rebétiko rhapsodies', a poem that narrates the suffering love of Menelaus, bewitched and then betrayed by the beautiful Helen, in an atmosphere reminiscent of a Mediterranean or Balkan coffee.

 

03-04/10/14 'Julius Caesar. Spare parts' - 67th Spettacoli Classici Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

Produced by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, 'Julius Caesar. Spare parts' will offer a moment of reflection and introspection: on stage two monologues, united in a single dramatic intervention.

 

10-12/10/14 - 'The Madness of Orlando' - 67th Spettacoli Classici Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

Three days dedicated to the meeting of two World Heritage Sites: the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza by Andrea Palladio and the Opera dei Pupi - inscribed in the World Heritage 'oral and intangible' heritage. 'The Madness of Orlando' presented at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza 2014 is produced by Mimmo Cuticchio - innovator and heir of the ancient tradition of the Sicilian story tellers- and represents an unprecedented rewriting of one of the most fascinating chapters of the work.

 

17-18/10/14 - 'Oedipus at Colonus' - 67th Spettacoli Classici Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

The great Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky participates in the classic performances of the Olympic Theatre with a production of Oedipus at Colonus designed specifically for the Palladio setting.

 

22-23/10/14 - ' Verso Medea' - 67th Spettacoli Classici Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

Great return of the show-concert of Emma Dante already proposed in Vicenza two years ago. The figure of Medea is a real challenge for Emma Dante, who, contrary to the usual, brings to the stage a character without choreographic arrangements and frills. 'Verso Medea' recounts the major episodes of ancient drama, in a mix of tragedy and comedy set in the popular neighbourhoods of Palermo.

 

25-26/10/14 - 'Jesus' 67th Spettacoli Classici Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

New project of the Verona Babylon Theatre company, 'Jesus' concludes the 67th Cycle at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza Classics. A show on the figure of Jesus, taken from the Gospels, which will accompany spectators on a journey to discover faith and face the anxiety and the need for answers that reside in the soul of every human being.

 

From 17 September to 26 October plan an evening at the Palladio Theatre in Vicenza. The events in Vicenza 2014 have a unique charm and are hosted in a location that the whole world envies us! And if you would like to discover other splendid works of Andrea Palladio, book now your private guided tour in Vicenza!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

Information

Period: From 17 September 2014 to 26 October 2014

Event location: Olympic Theatre, Vicenza

Contacts: For more information about the exhibitions in Vicenza 2014 for the 67° Ciclo di Spettacoli Classici - http://www.comune.vicenza.it/vicenza/eventi/evento.php/103335