14 — 17.05, 19 — 24.05.2020


Romeo Castellucci Cesena



Project(ion) room

French → NL, EN | €22 / €18

What is the distance between obedience and resistance in hierarchical system? Romeo Castellucci’s new work involves every night a different group of twenty performers, dealing with a series of actions secretly imparted through earphones. Dressed in 1940s police uniforms, they embody the image of a power structure, within which obedience is presented as a constitutive rule. Every night they learn their gestures in real time, and live in the immediacy of their responses, in a spectrum of possible actions that also includes the refusal to move. Romeo Castellucci returns to the Kunstenfestivaldesarts to present the world premiere of a work, which stands as a new format in his career, and almost an aesthetic and political manifesto. Presented in the space of an abandoned cinema, Bros embodies a double reflection. On the one hand it is a treatise on the role of the actor, who gives their body to actions that are not their own. On the other, it accompanies each us into a reflection on hierarchical systems, and the subtle space between order and free will.

See also: Artist talk

Confronted with the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, we had to cancel this project

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-Project(ion) room 


Conceiving and direction: Romeo Castellucci  

Music: Scott Gibbons 

Assistant director: Filippo Ferraresi

Technical director: Paola Villani

Stage technician: Andrei Benchea

Light technician: Andrea Sanson

Sound technician: Claudio Tortorici

Technical Production staff: Eugenio Resta, Caterina Soranzo, Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gianni Gardini

In collaboration with Spoleto 63 Festival dei 2Mondi Production and V-A-C Moscow

Director: Benedetta Briglia

Production manager: Giulia Colla

Promotion and distribution: Gilda Biasini

Executive production: Societas Raffaello Sanzio

Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier 2020; LAC-LuganoArteCultura, Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg-Scène Européenne, Temporada Alta 2020, MC93-Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Manège-Maubeuge Scène nationale, Le phénix scène nationale pôle européen de création Valenciennes, Théâtre Garonne Scène Européenne, Toulouse, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Holland Festival Amsterdam 

Performances in Brussels in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels

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