Oresteia

Twenty years after their Oresteia production, Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio pick up the dialogue with Aeschylus once again and return to the Odéon to present one of their founding research works. In conjunction with the Festival d’Automne à Paris, the Odéon has housed six of their works between 2000 and 2006. What new phase will this inward turn signify in the history of one of the most innovative European companies of the last thirty years? The “distorting power” that this genre of show generates is that of the myth itself: making the theatron, “the watching place”, into a spiritual machine, Castellucci stages the “malfunctions of the being in the human framework of an artificial ruin”. In tragedy, “unspeakable horror takes shape in the form of glacial-like beauty”. Here, the effect of its onstage portrayal will be like crossing Medusa’s alluring gaze, without being able to turn away your eyes.    

Odéon 6e

Place de l'Odéon Paris 75006 France

Odéon 6e

02 december – 20 december 2015 / Length about 2 hours 30 minutes

Oresteia
(an organic comedy ?)

based on the work by Aeschylus

directed by by Romeo Castellucci

with Loris Comandini, Giuseppe Farruggia, Marcus Fassl, Carla Giacchella, Antoine Marchand, NicoNote, Marika Pugliatti, Fabio Spadoni, Simone Toni, Georgios Tsiantoulas

silent show

Length about 2 hours 30 minutes

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from 6€ to 40€
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Booking opens 2015/10/07 on the web and 2015/10/15 by telephone / ticket office

θεοὺς μὲν αἰτῶ
τῶνδ ̓ ἀπαλλαγὴν
πόνων
φρουρᾶς ἐτείας μῆκος
ἣν κοιμώμενος
στέγαις Ἀτρειδῶν
ἄγκαθεν κυνὸς δίκην
ἄστρων κάτοιδα
νυκτέρων ὁμήγυριν


Dieux délivrez-moi
de mon épreuve
Depuis un an que je
veille couché
Sur le toit des Atrides
appuyé sur mes
coudes comme un
chien
À contempler le
cortège nocturne des
astres
 

  • Oresteia | Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
    Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
  • Oresteia | Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
    Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
  • Oresteia | Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
    Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
  • Oresteia | Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
    Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
  • Oresteia | Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
    Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
  • Oresteia | Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari
    Orestea 2015 © Guido Mencari

Twenty years after their Oresteia production, Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio pick up the dialogue with Aeschylus once again and return to the Odéon to present one of their founding research works. In conjunction with the Festival d’Automne à Paris, the Odéon has housed six of their works between 2000 and 2006. What new phase will this inward turn signify in the history of one of the most innovative European companies of the last thirty years? The “distorting power” that this genre of show generates is that of the myth itself: making the theatron, “the watching place”, into a spiritual machine, Castellucci stages the “malfunctions of the being in the human framework of an artificial ruin”. In tragedy, “unspeakable horror takes shape in the form of glacial-like beauty”. Here, the effect of its onstage portrayal will be like crossing Medusa’s alluring gaze, without being able to turn away your eyes.    

Autour du spectacle

Credits

music Scott Gibbons
lighting made in association with Marco Giusti
automations Giovanna Amoroso and Istvan Zimmermann
set design made in association with Massimiliano Scuto
production manager Massimiliano Peyrone

chief stage manager Lorenzo Martinelli
stage manager  Maria Vittoria Bellingeri
stage  Stefano Mazzola
sound operator Matteo Braglia \ Andrea Melega
lighting operators Danilo Quattrociocchi
props manager Vito Matera
wardrobe Chiara Bocchini and Carmen Castellucci
Production Benedetta Briglia
technical managers Eugenio Resta, Gionni Gardini
Development and communication Gilda Biasini, Valentina Bertolino
Administrator Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci, Massimiliano Coli

with the collaboration of “Parco faunistico Zoo delle Star” de Daniel Berquiny
Thanks to the Centro Protesi INAIL de Vigorso di Budrio (BO) et ANMIL

executive roduction : Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
In co-production with : Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe ; Festival d’Automne à Paris; MC2 Grenoble ; Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon, Théâtre Nouvelle Génération - Centre dramatique national de Lyon ;
La rose des vents – Scène nationale Lille Métropole à Villeneuve d’Ascq ; Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg / Scène Européenne ; Romaeuropa Festival ; TNT – Théâtre national de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées ; Théâtre Garonne – scène européenne – Toulouse

 

with the Festival d’Automne à Paris

some scenes of the show may offend the sensibilities of the young, it is not recommended for children under 16.
 

Director

Romeo Castellucci

Metteur en scène, plasticien, scénographe, Romeo Castellucci est né en 1960 à Cesena (Italie). Avec Claudia Castellucci et Chiara Guidi, il fonde la Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio en 1981.  Chaque pièce de la Societas explore ce qui justifierait la pratique du théâtre aujourd'hui, la grâce de cet archaïsme envers et contre tout résistant : l’humain dans ses représentations, jusqu'à l'irreprésentable. Les spectacles de Romeo Castellucci s'organisent comme autant de "visions" qu'il propose au public, quitte à dérouter. "Il n'y a aucune pédagogie dans mes spectacles", reconnaît-il. "Le spectateur est un adulte capable de comprendre à tous les niveaux; pour moi, proposer un spectacle, c'est une autre forme d'abandon".
Parmi les nombreuses productions de la Socìetas, l’Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe a notamment accueilli avec le Festival d’Automne à Paris Amleto. La veemente esteriorità della morte di un mollusco (1992 ; reprise exceptionnelle aux Ateliers Berthier, 2004), Genesi, from the museum of sleep et Il Combattimento (2000), Giulio Cesare (2001), Tragedia endogonidia : P.#06 Paris, partie d’un cycle de onze pièces (2003), Hey Girl ! (Ateliers Berthier, 2006).
Après une retentissante Divina Commedia au Festival d’Avignon (2008), et Sul concetto di volto nel figlio di Dio (Théâtre de la Ville et Centquatre, 2012), trois pièces sont présentées en 2014 au Festival d’Automne : Schwanengesang D744, Le Sacre du Printemps, et Go Down, Moses.

Romeo Castellucci et la Sociétas Raffaello Sanzio à l'Odéon:
Il Combattimento et Genesi (2000)
Giulio Cesare (2001)
P#06. Paris - Tragedia Endogonidia (2003)
Amleto, la veemente esteriorita della morte di un mollusco (2004)
Hey Girl ! (2006)
Orestie (une comédie organique ?)  (2015)

On Tour

L’Apostrophe / Cergy Pontoise

Friday January 8 2016 / 20:30
Saturday January 9 2016 / 20:30

MC2 / Grenoble

Wednesday January 13 2016 / 19:30
Thursday January 14 2016 / 19:30
Friday January 15 2016 / 20:30
Saturday January 16 2016 / 19:30

Célestins / Lyon

Wednesday January 20 2016 / 20:00
Thursday January 21 2016 / 20:00
Friday January 22 2016 / 20:00
Saturday January 23 2016 / 20:00
Sunday January 24 2016 / 16:00
Tuesday January 26 2016 / 20:00
Wednesday January 27 2016 / 20:00

La Rose des Vents / Villeneuve d’Asq

Wednesday February 3 2016 / 20:00
Thursday February 4 2016 / 19:00
Friday February 5 2016 / 20:00

deSingel / Anvers

Thursday March 10 2016 / 20:00
Friday March 11 2016 / 20:00
Saturday March 12 2016 / 20:00

Le Maillon / Strasbourg

Wednesday April 20 2016 / 20:30
Thursday April 21 2016 / 20:30
Friday April 22 2016 / 20:30

L'Hippodrome / Douai

Tuesday April 26 2016 / 20:00
Wednesday April 27 2016 / 20:00

TNT / Toulouse

Wednesday May 25 2016 / 20:00
Thursday May 26 2016 / 20:00
Friday May 27 2016 / 20:00
Saturday May 28 2016 / 20:00

Romaeuropa Festival / Teatro Argentina / Rome

Wednesday October 5 2016 / 21:00
Thursday October 6 2016 / 21:00
Friday October 7 2016 / 21:00
Saturday October 8 2016 / 21:00
Sunday October 9 2016 / 16:00