Romeo Castellucci / Socìetas Raffaelo Sanzio

Romeo Castellucci was born in Cesena, Italy. After studying painting and stage design in Bologna, he founded Socìetas Raffaelo Sanzio together with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi, a theater company, in 1981. It is thus no coincidence that his theater does not require the primacy of literature, but is conceived as a sculpture, rich in music, light, references from the fine arts, and complex machines. Castellucci has done many productions in which he works as the author, light designer, director, set and costume designer. He is known around the world as the creator of a theater of holistic perception. In addition, he has published numerous essays on the theory of theater that accompany the development of his entire theatrical aesthetics.
His work has been featured at numerous theaters and festivals around the world. In 2008 Romeo Castellucci was named artiste associé of the Festival d'Avignon, where he presented the impressive trilogy Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy. Le Monde called the trilogy the best work of theater and one of the ten most important cultural events in the decade. In 2011, Castelluci staged Richard Wagner's Parsifal at Theatre La Monnaie-De Munt in Brussels.
In the framework of the cultural capital city RUHR.2010, the festival Theater der Welt produced Castelluci's radical and much discussed evening of theater On the Concept of the Face, Regarding the Son of God, vol. I.

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