Romeo Castellucci (1960, Cesena)
Romeo Castellucci (Cesena, 1960) is a director and visual artist. With Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi, he directs Societas Raffaello Sanzio, a company that has received numerous international prizes and published several books, considered to be the most internationally recognised Italian company. Castelucci developed a genre of “Theatre of Images,” incorporating technology and machinery, dense soundscapes, and fragmented narratives into his performances.
In 2003, he was the director of the Venice Biennial. In 2008, he was associate artist of Festival d’Avignon, where he premiered a trilogy inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy that toured internationally. Le Monde called it “the best performance and one of the most influential arts event of 2000-2010.”
For the Schaubühne in Berlin he created Hyperion and Oedipus. His work has been co-produced and presented at Festival d’Avignon, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Art Basel, Kunsten Festival des Arts, and at the Ruhr Triennial, among others. In 2012 he was awarded a Golden Lion at the Venice Theatre Biennial.