29 Sept-9 Dec 2006. Romes most daring and definitely most interesting arts festival has grown into a world-class event with cutting edge artists and provoking performances. The festivals rule of thumb is the use of every possible artistic language, with interdisciplinary events and multi-mediality. This years edition its 21st has been divided into five different areas: Art & Technology, New Views on Old Stories, Easts, Transformations, and Nightline. Some of the cult figures participating are Robert Lepage, Emma Dante, Alain Platel, Fiona Shaw, Silvie Guillelm and Akram Khan. One of the events that immediately stands out the one-man-show written and performed by the Canadian Robert Lepage in which he pays an unusual tribute to Hans Christian Andersen on the bicentenary of his birth. Together with the fairies and happy endings we all know, in Lepages reading of the Danish writers work sexual demons and the emotional voids of his life rear their ugly heads permeating the scene with perversion and pain (26-28 Oct 2006).
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