Napoli Teatro Festival

The sixth edition of the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia directed by Luca De Fusco has a rich programme despite the crippling cuts in the sector. This year’s refreshing arts festival includes 20 debuts, three Italian premieres and 30 new works within the interesting “Fringe” section. The key words, according to organisers, are: internationality, gender and new talent. Among the big names are those of Peter Brook with his new Le Dépleupleur by Samuel Beckett, Andrej Konchalowsky in a new version of The Taming of the Shrew, director Peter Sellars’ new Desdemona, a collaboration with Nobel prize winner Toni Morrison and the Malian singer Rokia Traoré. For a new vision of drama, a project by Rafael Spregelburd and Lorenzo Gleijeses entitled Sueno # 4. For dance lovers, José Montalvo’s new Don Quixote du Trocadero, the Vertigo Dance Company and Ismael Ivo’s Mishima. The presence of numerous Neapolitan dancers and actors selected during the past months highlights local artists and technicians as well as creating a true international workshop. Performances take place in new and unusual venues like the Museo Nazionale di Petrarsa. For booking and information, tel. 0810322362, www.napoliteatrofestival.it.

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