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P4M.Online.Video.Festival.DAY04:Romeo Castellucci – Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Italy) NSYW


Contemporary Performance is hosting an online video festival of performance works and excerpts from 06.14.2010 to 07.02.2010. We’ve curated some of our favorite user submissions and online videos from today’s leading contemporary artists and embeded them here. The videos range in purpose and content and include rehearsal videos, process videos, performance documentation, lectures, made for video, dance on camera, video art, and vj.

DAY 04

Romeo Castellucci – Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

Born in 1960 in Cesena, Castellucci graduated in stage design and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In 1981, he founded the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio together with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi. In the beginning of the 80’s he focused his interest on theatre and painting, also giving some exhibitions.

Considered to be a trailblazer of avant-garde theater in Italy, Castellucci presented several performances as an author and director, also creating sets, lights, sounds and costumes. Known as an author of a theatre addressed to a “total” perception, he has written several books about dramaturgy. In 2005 he was appointed as the director of the Theatre Section of the 37th Venetian Biennale, and in 2008 he was an Associate Artist of the Avignon International Festival. Among his representative works are “Hamlet. The vehement exteriority of a mollusc’s death” (1992), “Oresteia (an organic comedy?)” (1995), “Julius Caesar” (1997), “Genesis. From the museum of sleep” (1999), “Voyage au bout de la nuit” (1999), “Il Combattimento” (2000), “Tragedia Endogonidia” (2001-04), “Hey Girl!” (2006), and Dante’s La Divina Commedia: “Inferno”, “Purgatorio” and “Paradiso”.

Romeo Castellucci.
P.#06 Paris

(I saw this live and it contains one of the most surprising moments I have every witnessed as an audience member. It comes at the end of this clip)

Romeo Castellucci
Tragedia Endogonidia #01 Cesena 2/2

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
Genesi from the museum of sleep – Parte I – Scena di Lucifero

Romeo Castellucci
M.#10 Marseille

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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