70th Cycle of Classical Plays

'Conversations' at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza

From 14 September 2017 to 15 October 2017

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'2017 Conversations' - 70th Cycle of Classical Plays at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza: the program for 2017 will feature 9 shows for a total of 24 evenings from September 14th to October 15th! The new cycle of Olympic Theatre classic shows in Vicenza in 2017 aims at creating a comparison between the language of modernity and tradition: the 'historical past' will therefore be analysed in interesting projects to push the viewer towards imagining new scenarios to interpret and better understand the near future.

After the past editions directed by Eimuntas Nekrosius and Emma Dante, in 2016 the baton was passed to Franco Laera, not a director but a 'curator', with the task of renewing the relationship between the performance areas and the artists: in addition to the Olympic Theatre, the undisputed stage of classical shows, some events will take place in other locations in Vicenza: for the 2017 edition Teatro Astra will also be involved, as well as Palazzo Leoni Montanari and Palazzo Chiericati.

The artistic direction of Laera has opened the door to a new era of classical shows at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza in 2017, succeeding in renewing the old formats without compromising the quality standard achieved to the present day. 'Conversations' aims to establish a comparison between the different forms of artistic expression, but also between the artists themselves and their subjective conception of artistic production. Laera aspired at turning the event into a kind of performing arts festival, also involving other famous places of Vicenza’s historic centre so as to give the right space to each show, thereby creating a sort of harmony between the structure and the show itself.

Now in its 70th edition, the famous event calendar at the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza has proven to know how to renew itself, always keeping track of modern performance styles, but without abandoning its 'classical origins' ... A dialogue open to the past, able to show the viewer classicism with a modern mindset!

After the prologue on June 21st, with the great Japanese theatre masters Noh Kazufusa Hosho and Tatsunori Kongo, who took 'Okina' and 'Hagoromo' to the Olympic Theatre, the new edition of Teatro Olimpico Vicenza classical plays 2017 will open on September 14th.

HAMLETMACHINE - Classical plays will begin at Teatro Astra with Robert Wilson, one of the world's leading theatre dramatists and directors. His 'Hamletmachine', taken from the work by Heiner Muller, will be on stage September 14th, 15th and 16th.

TRILOGY OF ELEMENTS: WATER - LAND - FIRE - At the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza, classical plays 2017 of the 70th Classical Cycle will stage a fascinating trilogy of elements inspired by the poems of Greek poet Yiannis Ritsos and signed by Compagnia Khroma of Enrico Bagnoli and Marianne Pousser. From September 22nd to 24th 2017 Ismene / Fedra / Aiace.

20 SILENCES - Spatial music and imagery for an appointment of 'dramaturgy of dismay' by Charles Chemin and Dom Bouffard, between the walls of Palazzo Leoni Montanari. September 22nd and 23rd.

THE IMAGINARY ILL: THE LAST VOYAGE - At the Olympic Theatre by Palladio, events continue with the popular theatre. 'Imaginary theatre-The Last Trip', directed by Marco Zoppetto and interpreted by Stivalaccio Teatro, will be on national television on September 27th and 28th.

BASS MATTHAEUS PASSION – On September 30th and October 1st, at Vicenza's Olympic Theatre, classical shows give an appointment with top music: Bach's "Matthaeus Passion" space in the semi-scenic performance of the ensemble Il Teatro Armonico directed by Margherita Dalla Vecchia.

METAMORPHOSIS BY OVID - Palazzo Chiericati celebrates Ovid for the two thousandth anniversary of his death with an original 'Metamorphosis' designed by Giulietta Gheller and Debora Praderelli and staged from September 28th to October 1st.

OCTAVIA. TREPANATION - From October 5th to 8th, the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza classic plays cycle presents a visionary work that, starting from Seneca, tells the horror of tyranny. By Boris Yukhananov and Dmitri Kourliandski 'Octavia. Trepanation'.

MEDEA. At the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, the cycle of classical shows in 2017 will close from October 13th to 15th with 'Medea', directed by Walter Pagliaro and interpreted by Micaela Esdra.


'Conversations' 70th Cycle of Classical Shows at the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza - Program 2017

    Robert Wilson | Heiner Müller
    Teatro Astra
    From September 14th to 16th
    Ismene /Water - Fedra/Fire - Ajax /Air
    Marianne Pousseur  | Enrico Bagnoli | Khroma
    Italian premiere
    Olympic Theatre
    From September 22nd to 24th
  • 20 Silences
    Charles Chemin | Dom Bouffard
    Palazzo Leoni Montanari
    September 22nd and 23rd
    Stivalaccio Teatro
    Premiere performance
    Teatro Olimpico
    September 27th and 28th
    Giulietta Gheller | Debora Pradarelli
    Palazzo Chiericati
    From September 28th to October 1st
    Ensemble Il Teatro Armonico
    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Matthäus – Passion per Solo, Choir and Orchestra BWV 244
    Teatro Olimpico
    September 30th and October 1st
    Boris Yukhananov | Dmitry Kourliandski | Stanislavsky Electrotheatre
    Teatro Olimpico
    From October 5th to 8th
    Walter Pagliaro | Micaela Esdra
    Teatro Olimpico
    From October 13th to 15th
By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 14 September 2017 to 15 October 2017

Event location: Vicenza

Contacts: for more info on the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy - plays 2017 visit classici.tcvi.it/en/eventi/2017-2018/70-ciclo

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