Selection of performances for Opera Prima Festival XV – Rovigo, 12 / 15 September 2019.

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: from the 12th to the 15th September 2019

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2019

This call for entries is opened to groups or artists that practice experimental theatre throughout Europe. EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE is the proposal of a work that really experiments with the dramaturgy (interpreted as scenic composition), the actor, 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 link that connects the actors to the project of the company.

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

The selected performances are going to be included in the 2019 edition of Festival Opera Prima.
All expenses and practices concerning 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 and will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guesthouse (just for the people working in the performance).

All the performances are going to be accomplished in Rovigo inside the spaces used by the Festival from the 12th to the 15th September 2019. It is possible to realize performances also in unconventional locations and outdoor. The artistic director can ask the selected company to perform multiple times their performances.

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). Video material has to be viewed directly online (by a link) and they mustn’t be downloaded. Other ways of sending materials are not accepted.
All the submissions (with video links) have to be sent by e-mail to: writing on the object of the mail “Submission to Festival Opera Prima 2019” by 12.00 pm of the 30th March 2019.
We do not accept other ways of sending materials.
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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