From tomorrow until Sunday 3 July Venice will be the stage of the 50th International Theater Festival directed by Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte (ricci / forte) and produced by the Venice Biennale. It begins with Christiane Jatahy, her Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, who in the Italian premiere presents the second chapter of her very personal Odyssey, ‘The Lingering Now’, staged at the Teatro alle Tese of the Arsenale at 7.00 pm. Also at the Arsenale, in its open spaces, at 9.30 pm will follow the first appointment with ‘Late Hour Scratching Poetry’, which combines the words of Alda Merini with the electronic sounds of Demetrio Castellucci. Exceptional interpreter of the first evening Asia Argento. Homer’s Odyssey to the present day. ‘The Lingering Now’ tackles the epic theme of nostos (return) through difficult travel stories. Migrants, political refugees, men and women forced to leave their country in search of a better future speak. And they do it themselves. Film and theatrical language are integrated and while the documentary film that Jatahy shoots while visiting refugee camps in the West Bank, Lebanon, Johannesburg, Greece and Amazonia is projected on the screen, the actors mingle with the audience in the hall. A show that speaks of immigration through the eyes of those who have experienced this trauma first-hand, ‘The Lingering Now’ is a journey that insistently asks: “Ithaca is ten years from here, ten minutes or ten seconds, blocked as we are in this infinite present? “. After tomorrow’s Italian premiere, ‘The Lingering Now’ reruns on Saturday 25 June, the Festival’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Christiane Jatahy is a Brazilian director, author, and filmmaker. Associate artist of the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Centquatre-Paris, Schauspielhaus Zürich, ArtsEmerson Boston and Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Christiane Jatahy has focused since 2003 her theatrical practice on the border areas between artistic disciplines, reality and fiction, actor and character, theater and cinema. The Biennale Teatro brought her greatest successes to Italy: ‘Julia’, the show taken from ‘La signorina Giulia’ by Strindberg made in 2012 and still on tour, ‘E se elas fossem para Mossou?’ from Chekhov’s ‘The Three Sisters’, with which she has won numerous prizes (Shell Prize, Questão de Crítica Prize, APTR-Associação dos Produtores de Teatro Prize). ‘Late Hour Scratching Poetry’ inaugurates the appointment with the words of Alda Merini, irregular, beloved icon of contemporary poetry. A journey through her memories – from The Other Truth. Diary of a different ‘to’ The madwoman next door ‘- a flow of thoughts between diary pages, verses, letters, notes. To give voice to the lyric prose of Alda Merini the equally unconventional figure of Asia Argento. “Only angels and demons have always spoken the same language”, wrote Giorgio Manganelli in the preface of ‘The other truth’.
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