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Show

Bérénice Da Jean Racine

Romeo Castellucci
April 4 – 8, 2024
ITALIAN PREMIERE
Running time 90’
Berenice, Tito and Antioco, main characters of Bérénice, are at the center of an adaptation of Jean Racine’s tragedy that goes beyond the painful love and political triangle they are entangled in. The rewriting reveals the story of a woman who is drowning, whose silence is as thunderous as the sound of her own voice. Romeo Castellucci, Triennale Milano’ Grand Invité for the period 2021 – 2024, approaches contemporary themes through a dramatic classic capable of depicting the disfunction of our times. In a phantasmagoric universe inhabited by spectral figures, Isabelle Huppert, one of the most prominent names of contemporary theatre and cinema, is accompanied by Gibbons’ music and Iris Van Herpen’s costume designs.
Director and stage, lighting and costume designer Romeo Castellucci (Cesena, Italy, 1960) is known throughout the world for creating a theatre founded on the totality of the arts and aimed at an integral perception. His theatre engages in a type of dramaturgy that overturns the primacy of literature, thus becoming a complex and supple form of art, a theatre made of extraordinarily rich images expressed in a language as comprehensible as music, sculpture, painting or architecture. His stagings are regularly invited and produced by the most prestigious international theatres, opera houses and festivals, in over sixty countries covering all the continents. In his career he has received important prizes and awards. Romeo Castellucci is Grand Invité at Triennale Milano for the period 2021-2024. In October 2023 he begins the creation of Richard Wagner's Tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung at La Monnaie Brussels. In 2024 he creates the Bérénice da Jean Racine, with Isabelle Huppert.
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Performance in French with Italian surtitles. English translation available
Credits
freely inspired by Berenice by Jean Racine a monologue with Isabelle Huppert and with the participation of: Cheikh Kébé and Giovanni Manzo and the presence of twelve local persons concept and direction: Romeo Castellucci original music: Scott Gibbons costumes: Iris Van Herpen direction assistant: Silvano Voltolina translation and surtitles: Laura Artoni technical direction: Eugenio Resta stage technician: Andrei Benchea and Stefano Valandro light technician: Andrea Sanson sound technician: Claudio Tortorici costumes: Chiara Venturini hair styling and make up ideation: Sylvie Cailler and Jocelyne Milazzo stage sculptures and automations: Plastikart Studio Amoroso & Zimmermann production direction: Benedetta Briglia, Marko Rankov production and tour: Giulia Colla organization: Bruno Jacob, Leslie Perrin, Caterina Soranzo contribution to production: Gilda Biasini technical headquarter team: Lorenzo Camera, Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gionni Gardini costume intern: Madeleine Tessier movement double: Serena Dibiase lines repeater: Agathe Vidal administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci economic consultant: Massimiliano Coli executive producers: Societas, Cesena ; Printemps des Comédiens / Cité du Théâtre Domaine d’O, Montpellier co-producers: Théâtre de La Ville Paris, France; Comédie de Genève, Switzerland; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; deSingel International Arts Center, Belgium; Festival Temporada Alta, Spain; Teatro di Napoli – Teatro Nazionale, Italy, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Germany; Onassis Culture - Athens, Greece; Triennale Milano, Italy; National Taichung Theater, Taiwan; Holland Festival, Netherlands; LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Switzerland; TAP - Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers, France ; La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand – Scène Nationale, France ; Théâtre national de Bretagne – Rennes, France ; Yanghua Theatre, China.
With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

Calendar

Thursday, April 4 2024, 7.30pm
Friday, April 5 2024, 7.30pm
Saturday, April 6 2024, 7.30pm
Sunday, April 7 2024, 4.00pm
Monday, April 8 2024, 7.30pm

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© Alex Majoli
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