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Teatro dei Venti in Romania and Moldova

“Il Draaago” at TESZT festival in Timisoara and “Moby Dick” at BITEI festival in Chișinău

Teatro dei Venti is on tour in east Europe with two of its 'grand' street theatre performances.

The company returned to Romania, guest of the TESZT - Euroregional Theatre Festival in Timisoara, which hosted Moby Dick last year, as evidence of a link with the artistic direction and with the audience of the Festival.

On May 22-23, they performed Il Draaago, historic show presented in important international events and in many small towns, always enjoying great success with audiences and critics – “a gem of street theatre; “street theatre art at the highest level”.

Teatro dei Venti enchanted the audience with stilts, burning sticks, giant masks, fire-breathers, stage machinery, a five-meters dragon, rickety horses and other mobile sets, re-creating the fairy and hellish atmosphere of the original tale, The Dragon by Evgenij Schwartz, on which it is loosely based.

The tour continues in Moldova, in Chișinău, where the company is guest of the BITEI - International Festival of Performing Arts, event organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova together with the "Eugène Ionesco" National Theatre.

Here, on May 27, Teatro dei Venti presents Moby Dick, the spectacular theatrical machine which stages the story of Captain Ahab and his obsession with the White Whale.

A large moving scene, a crew of twenty artists, including actors, musicians, acrobats and technicians, a colossal sailing ship, built plank by plank, characters that emerge, battles, storms, joyful raids, the ship transformed into a whale with a meticulous work of theatrical machinery for the final face-to-face fight between Ahab and his ‘enemy’.

The artistic project was awarded the Ubu Prize for stage design –to director Stefano Tè and stage designers Dino Serra and Massimo Zanelli, and critics from all over Europe wrote about “magic, poetry, rhythm, strong scenic language, convincing and dynamic ensemble”.

Teatro dei Venti will be again on tour with Moby Dick in July, at the Deventer Op Stelten festival, which will host the Dutch premiere of the show.

The tour in Romania and Moldova is supported by Emilia-Romagna Region and ATER Fondazione.


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