As part of the initiatives of the PUF International Alternative Theatre Festival in Pula, the Italian Cultural Institute of Zagreb presents ‘Moby Dick‘, a show created by the Teatro dei Venti in Modena, conceived and directed by Stefano Tè.
‘Moby Dick‘, an artistic project awarded in 2019 with the Ubu Prize for stage design, show of the year for ‘Krapps’ Last Post’ magazine, brings Captain Ahab’s ship and his obsession with the White Whale to the square, with large stage machinery set-up and a cast of 20 artists, including actors, musicians, acrobats and stage technicians. This show is the result of many years of research and breathes new life into a classic of world literature. It is a philosophical reflection on the unknown and uses a happy blend of languages, suspended somewhere between the East and the West.
The show arrives in Croatia, at the Roman Forum of Pula, on September 16, 2021, after an international tour which began in August in Sibiu, Romania, as part of the Festivalului Internaţional de Teatru de la Sibiu (FITS).
On 4 September, the company of the Teatro dei Venti will be in Sarajevo, in Susan Sontag Square, guests of the MESS International Theatre Festival, one of the most successful performing arts festivals in South-Eastern Europe.
On 8 September, ‘Moby Dick’ will be repeated in Podgorica, Montenegro, for the FIAT – Festival Internacionalnog Alternativnog Teatra, while on 12 September it will be the turn of Zagreb, with the first performance in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, in an open-air performance held in the square in front of the Croatian National Theatre.
The tour has been organized with the contribution of the Emilia-Romagna Region and the Italian Cultural Institute of Zagreb, in collaboration with the ATER Foundation.
More information at iiczagabria.esteri.it