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.
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”.
(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)