Call for entries OPERA PRIMA 2018
The call is opened to single artists or emerging and independent professional companies that work with professional purposes in the field of contemporary theatre, dance and performing arts.

Where: Rovigo, Italy

When: 13th – 16th September 2018

Deadline for applications: 14th July 2018

This call for entries is open to groups or artists that practice experimental theatre throughout Europe.
We consider EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE those pieces that really question the different elements of theatre as the dramaturgy, the actor, the role of the spectator and the scenic space.
In other words, experimental theatre is all that unconventional theatre pursuing the autonomy of scenic language from a written play; the redefinition of the scenic space; the reformulation of the role and the gaze of the spectator; an original actors’ training; a bond that connects the actors to the company’s project.

The call is open to individual or groups of Italian and European artists operating in the field of theatre and performing arts, structured in any legal form that allows them to fulfil the administrative and bureaucratic practices necessary to finalize their performance.
Only artistic projects that conduct an experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection.
The Festival artistic direction selects original works that have not been yet performed, as well as works that have already had their debut, but which have not yet reached an adequate circulation and / or visibility.

The selected performances are going to be included in the 2018 edition of Festival Opera Prima.
All expenses and practices concerning copyrights, organization, communication, staff, promotion of the event will be in charge of the organization of the Festival.
At each selected company will be paid, after the presentation of an invoice, a fee that has to be agreed. To the people working in the performance will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guest house.

All the performances will take place from the 13th to the 16th of September 2018 in Rovigo inside the venues used by the Festival. The performances can even be realized in unconventional locations or outdoor. The artistic direction could ask the selected companies to realize more repetitions of the performance.

Selected candidates commit to:
• support the promotion of FESTIVAL OPERA PRIMA throughout their channels (web site, social, press office…);
• respect Festival praxis regarding set-up times and rules;
• perform the selected work on the agreed day or days.
Participation in the announcement implies full acceptance of this regulation.
The organization reserves the right to decide on issues not expected by this regulation.

How to apply

Submissions have to include:• Artistic curriculum of the company or of the artist;
• Artistic form and technical specifications of the performance;
• link to the full video of the performance (if the proposal consists of a debut, link to previous works).

All the submissions have to be sent by e-mail to having on the object of the mail “Submission to Opera Prima Festival 2018” by 12.00 pm on the 14th July 2018.
Other ways of sending materials are not accepted.
Participants authorize, pursuant to Law 196/2003 and to GDPR – European Regulation no. 2016/679, the processing of personal data and the use of the sent information for all the purposes related to the announcement.

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