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IterCulture: Call for Teatri Riflessi Festival, ‘Contemporary Visions’ (Italy)


Now on its 9th edition, Teatri Riflessi is a festival consisting of several actions aiming at promoting the performing arts. At its heart is a short performance competition focused on live works no longer than 15 minutes and without distinction of genre. Since its first edition in 2009, the festival has been promoting and encouraging a discussion on dramaturgy and contemporary art languages connecting the stage to the representation of the territory and the territory to the contemporary scene.

Teatri Riflessi is organised by IterCulture, in collaboration with the Municipality of Zafferana Etnea and the patronage of CENDIC – National Centre of Italian Contemporary Dramaturgy and the University of Messina.

The theme of the 2024 festival, ‘Contemporary Visions’, wants to promote a discussion on how contemporary art languages have changed to look at the future, sometimes interacting with the digital medium and unconventional spaces, sometimes exploring the creative potential of new performative dimensions hinged on the intersubjectivity of the aesthetic experience and co-creation with the beholder. The aim is to display to a wide audience works that—aware of the techniques and innovations that marked the evolution of the performing arts—can rewrite themselves as current and original, leveraging the challenge represented by the short format to avoid being vacuous virtuosity or the anticipation of still unfinished work.

No more than 12 short performances will be selected through this international call. Selected semi-finalists will perform on Thursday the 18th, and Friday the 19th July 2024 in Zafferana Etnea (Sicily, Italy).

All selected semi-finalists receive a cachet of €500 and a travel reimbursement. A number of awards are then made at the festival, including cash prizes, residencies, opportunities to perform at partner venues, etc.


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