Uso umano di esseri umani

1h 30min
IT > FR / NL

15/05 – 17:30 + 20:30
16/05 – 17:30 + 20:30
17/05 – 17:30 + 20:30
18/05 – 17:30 + 20:30
19/05 – 13:00

Immerse yourself in the unfathomable world of Romeo Castellucci! The Italian director who has been well received on numerous occasions by audiences in Brussels is back at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts this year with an intimate project that takes us to the heart of his practice and exposes the essential power of his theatre. A little gem in their ongoing project, Uso umano di esseri umani (“Human use of human beings”) is an exercise involving the Lingua Generalissima, an artificial language that the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio has been developing for some thirty years. In the empty space of a deserted building, the actors subject the biblical story of the resurrection of Lazarus to a system of progressive simplifications and abstractions. Again and again and again… until all that is left is just a few words, pure emotions and the power of our own imagination.

A project by
Romeo Castellucci

Live music

Claudia Castellucci

Scott Gibbons

Performed by
Simone Bobini, Bernardo Bruno, Silvano Voltolina

Assistant director
Silvano Voltolina

Dario Boldrini

Sound technician
Stefano Carboni

Vito Matera Gionni Gardini

Benedetta Briglia, Cosetta Nicolini

Promotion & communication
Valentina Bertolino, Gilda Biasini

Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci

Economic consultation
Massimiliano Coli

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Tour & Taxis

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Cesena)

Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Electrotheatre Slanislavsky (Moscow)

Created in the frame of ‘And the fox said to the crow. Special linguistics course’, special city project of Bologna 2014

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Romeo Castellucci (b. 1960) is from Cesena, Italy. He received a degree in painting and scenography from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In 1981, Castellucci founded the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, along with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi. Since then, he has produced numerous performances, working as writer and director in addition to designing sets, lights, sound, and costumes. He is internationally recognised – his works having been staged in over 50 countries – for theatre that is based on a synthesis of the arts, with the aim of creating an integrated perception. He has also written various theoretical essays that reflect the development of his theatre concept. His directing style is marked by dramatic lines and is not subject to the primacy of literature, thereby making of theatre a plastic art, complex and richly visual. Since 2006 Castellucci has been working individually. His stagings regularly take place in the world’s most prestigious theatres, opera houses, and festivals.

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