From the 25th of September to the 24th of November you are invited to engage with art for one of the biggest festivals in Rome, RomaEuropa Festival. The festival will showcase all outlets of art with 41 events in 76 days. RomaEuropa celebrates performance art, theatre, dance, film and music. This year, the festival is called ‘The Art Reacts’, allowing for carefully curated events to evoke emotion and create a reaction through each journey. With the help of many international artists the festival displays the diversity of contemporary with risky pieces breaking down barriers between the performers and the viewer.
You can see the boundaries broken down in a few events featured by Belgian born artist Jan Fabre – including Stigmata at the MAXXI museum and two theatrical works (16-17th and 20th October at Teatro Eliseo) . Fabre has been fascinated with the human body and believes that performance art explores the limits of our bodies. You can delve into a dreamlike fantasy with “The Bush”, an album by Diego Buongiorno, that gives birth to contemporary art and sound through music – or listen to the live version of it, “My Heart is a Forest” performed at Palladium theatre on 19 and 20 October. Allow dance to take you on a journey of the unknown through our bodies in Tabea Martin’s “Duet for Two Dancers” (25 October at Palladium), or catch Dada Masilo’s rendition of the classic “Swan Lake” (from 6th to 10th November at Teatro Argentina).
Check all events on www.romaeuropa.net
The festival also includes a Digital Life exhibition entitled Liquid Landscapes held at the MAXXI (till 10 November) and MACRO Testaccio (till 1 December). You can check out 27 pieces that include multimedia installations, sound environments and interactive works brought together by a common theme – landscape. Through film, digital images and sounds you are able to experience the effect of human actions on natural landscapes. See the consequence of war through images in Ground by Ryoichi Kurokawa or feel the influence of control on a certain place through three works – Content of the Fund, Narcissus and Butterfly Effect by Donato Piccolo. These are just a few of the extraordinary events waiting for you at this years RomaEuropa festival.
ROMA EUROPA FESTIVAL
Till 24 November
Various locations around Rome
DIGITAL LIFE EXHIBITION
Till 1 December at Macro Testaccio
Till 10 November at MAXXI