The Romaeuropa arts festival returns with an action-packed programme of dance, theatre, art and music, under the title The art reacts. The 28th edition of the prestigious two-month festival comprises 41 events and over 76 days of performances, including 16 Italian premieres and 27 art works featured in the Digital Life exhibition. The 67 artists involved include big international names, and highlights include Emanuel Gat's The Goldlandbergs (25-26 Sept); Sasha Waltz's latest production Continu (2-3 Oct); performances by Swiss choregrapher Tabea Martin (25 Oct); Thomas Ostermeier's production based on Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, being performed for the first time in Rome by the Berlin-based Schaubühne (24-27 Oct); South African Dada Masilo's unconventional Swan Lake (6-10 Nov); and a concert by acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino (14 Nov). Romaeuropa director Fabrizio Grifasi says the festival offers "insight into today's times with its contradictions by presenting new and different insights and aesthetics.” For booking and information tel. 0645553050 or see