Fabbrica Europa 2018

Discover in Florence the latest trends concerning dance, theatre, music and art

From 04 May 2018 to 10 June 2018

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From May 4th to June 10th 2018 Florence will host the 25th edition of Fabbrica Europa, an international festival where you can discover and appreciate everything new in the world of dance, music, theater and art. It is one of the most important cultural events in Florence in 2018, unfolding between the main venue at Stazione Leopolda, some theaters of the city such as Teatro Goldoni, Teatro della Pergola and Teatro Cantiere Florida and from this year also Scuderie Granducali delle Cascine. Fabbrica Europa 2018 festival promises to be a journey through different cultures and traditions whose creative trajectories will cross the Far East, Europe, the Middle East, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The Fabbrica Europa events this year will include 52 titles, 96 performances, 25 days of shows, 200 artists from 20 countries, 10 productions and co-productions and 15 national premieres. For more details on the events at Leopolda Station in Florence and at the other locations we suggest you take a look at the rich and detailed program of Fabbrica Europa 2018 on the event’s official website: www.fabbricaeuropa.net. Meanwhile, below are some indications on some of the performances which you can attend at the Leopolda station for 2018, at the other theaters of the city and the Cascine.

 

  • FABBRICA EUROPA DANCE. Terpsichorean art has always represented a beautiful slice of the Festival Fabbrica Europa in Florence, particularly for its contemporary variations, its universal language that blends music, theater and bodily expression. Among the main figures of the international scene that will present their works it is worth mentioning the choreographer of Tibetan origins Sang Jijia, who also collaborates with William Forsythe, who will present his first site-specific creation 'Re-Mark'. Among the Leopolda Station Florence events we recommend another national premiere: 'Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6cellossuiten': in the work of the choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker five dancers will share the stage with the cellist Jean-Guihen Queyrras. The choreographer Benoit Lachambre’s solo entitled 'Lifeguard', where the eclectic dancer-choreographer will offer a vibrant performance, is another highlight of the contemporary dance billboard at Festival Fabbrica Europa. Among the events of contemporary dance in Florence at Leopolda, in addition to international artists, many Italian choreographers will also present their projects. These include Cristina Cristal Rizzo with her personal ‘Invisible Piece’, a reinterpretation of the Death of Swan by Anna Pavlova and David Bombana with his ‘Arcaico’, which shows the ballet dancers of Rome in a scene filled only with musical instruments lying on the ground.

 

  • FABBRICA EUROPA THEATRE. Drama lovers will find highly creative theater events at Stazione Leopolda. An absolutely unmissable national premiere is 'Iarna', with a strong dramatic and visual impact, directed by the Romanian Mihai Maniiutu and inspired by the comedy 'Winter' by John Fosse. At Fabbrica Europa performances from international theatres will fascinate spectators – in particularly with an event combining language, music and dance. The event is called ‘Go Figure Out Yourself' by Wim Vanderkeybus, a performance that will make the public move freely in space and thus become part of the scene itself. Among the theater events of Fabbrica Europa born from Italian projects, we’d like point out the one presented by the Fondazione Teatro della Toscana directed by Roberto Bacci: ‘Quasi una vita. Scene del Chissaddove’. A performance on the universal question that we all ask ourselves: what is there after that door that marks the end of life.

 

  • FABBRICA EUROPA MUSIC. 2018 Fabbrica Europa’s program also includes some interesting musical performances with leading artists both nationally and internationally. These events at the Leopolda train station in Florence include 'Screenplay' by the musician, singer-songwriter, British composer John Parish: a fascinating journey through the images of cinema accompanied by a very special live concert. The Bosnian singer Natasha Mirkovic, also known for the soundtrack of the film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' starring Angelina Jolie, who will share the stage with three great musicians: Michel Godard (to the snake), Luciano Biondini (to the accordion) and Jarrod Cagwin (to the percussion). The international latitude of the event will range from Ukraine, thanks to the DhakaBrahka group, to Brazil with Tulipa Ruiz.

 

  • 'SITE SPECIFIC' AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS. The 'site specific' Fabbrica Europa projects are productions created specifically for the event and for the places in which they will take place. Many of these stand out from a creative, innovative and stimulating perspective. Indeed the barriers between the various arts will be eliminated and the boundary between concerts, shows, installations will be completely inexistent. Want some examples of Fabbrica Europa site-specific projects? The evening with Chicks on speed that combine fashion, music, technology and performance. Or in the same evening 'I'm not a djay' live set by Silvia Calderoni in which body and music come together in an explosive combination. What else to say? Thoroughly browse through the program and the events in Florence between May and June, choose the ones that most intrigue you. After all this is precisely the spirit of the events at the Leopolda in Florence: to stimulate and intrigue with absolutely singular performances.

 

2018 Fabbrica Europa in Florence offers, today as for the past 25 years, a stimulating overview of the most creative contemporary art both at a national and international level. A different way to experience Florence, by combining the emotions of contemporary creativity of the events of 2018 Fabbrica Europe events with the timeless beauty of the marvelous cradle of the Renaissance. Discover it best by booking one of our Tours in Florence: your stay in Tuscany immersed in art in its broadest and multifaceted concept will be simply perfect. In Florence everything is ready for the 2018 edition of Fabbrica Europa... you’re the only one missing!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff