You make a festival to build and defend a vision of the theatre and of the world, and the vision of Santarcangelo 13 is made of tenacious singularities, of different and irreconcilable identities. Presences that don't form a constellation when they are together - no sketch could ever unit them all but a whole starry sky, engraved by countless paths and made of different densities, of rarefactions, and often overwhelming darkness.
The kind of theatre we're looking for and that the festival unfolds is an art that engages in a process of research and knowledge of the world by getting fully involved, an art that generates different intensities and makes a room for the possibility. One can practice or follow it by going after the innocent yet mature necessity of changing the world through what one does and thinks, earnestly and lightly. We're asking for nothing less than this, to the artists and to our common work, being convinced as we are that you change the world by saying yes or no, by falling in love, by defending something till the very end, by playing, by dealing also with what is distant from you, by asking one more question, by taking care of details and building relationships in which contrast are also possible.
Santarcangelo 13 is in this sense a discursive space, which grows like a climber around the work of artists and joins them together, which creates places and times aimed at a possible conviviality, melts the center and the suburbs, articulates the questions of the beauty of vision, the radicality of thought, the triggering of the party. Just like the artists, the festival has its own uniqueness too and it comes in contact with the world becoming one with it, change itself, in a dynamic of intensification of the encounter, a process of capture and escape that also includes the surrender to the unknown and unintelligible. It holds it diversities and its contradictions together, and it gives back an image of the world that is not pacified yet it's amazingly alive, aware of the disaster surrounding but intact.
You make a festival to build and defend a vision, and you make it together with who is already there and will be there, and even with those who aren't there or have gone away, in one of the many ways one can be absent. You make a festival, and it becomes a way to converse with the absence and with the expectation.
An act of love and future, thrown towards the unknown.
Collaboration to artistic direction