WHAT WAS GOING ON AROUND THE WORLD Spring 2011: Europe and the whole mediterranean area are in turmoil. The act of occupying takes place and moves from the north-african cities to the spanish squares of the Indignados through the neighbourhoods in flames in Athens up to the USA’s #occupy movements. These bodies don’t get [...]
We are tired of the ruling class overbearingness, of the crystallization of the present state, of lacking the financial support to culture. We are weary to be subordinated to seasonal trends to beg an income, to be blackmailed by favoritism and privatization.
Allarme BELARUS FREE THEATRE, il Teatro Valle risponde La compagnia bielorussa vittima della censura e della persecuzione del regime dispotico di Alexander Lukashenko che ha regalato al Teatro Valle e al Cinema Palazzo la propria arte ed il proprio tempo lancia un disperato appello. Il Re Lear di Shakespeare che [...]
May 5th_Milan Press release MACAO We are glad to declare the opening of MACAO, the new arts centre in Milan, a great experiment in building with a bottom up approach a space where to produce art and culture. A place where artists and citizens can gather together in order to invent a new system of [...]
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“The role of the artist is to make revolution irresistible” We are workers within the fields of art and knowledge. On June 14, 2011, we occupied the Teatro Valle, the oldest theater in Rome, to save it from privatization and to denounce the state of emergency of Italian culture and politics. During these [...]
‘Occupy’ culture enters Roman theatre As a result of privatisation and downsizing, Italian communities have taken culture into their own hands. Donatella Della Ratta On November 14, while Silvio Berlusconi was heading to the Quirinale to resign amidst a crowd chanting “buffoon, thief”, a thousand people were quietly sitting in a former cinema listening [...]
The duch TV Nieuwsuur has created a news-service in Rome. The crisis in Italy: the impact of the financial crisis, the attitude of the politicians, protests and actions to combat the crisis. Among these is the experience of the Teatro Valle Occupato. VIDEO
The Guardian, Friday 7 October 2011 Velvet revolution: inside the arts protests at Rome’s Teatro Valle For months, actors, directors and backstage technicians have turned Rome’s oldest theatre into a squat – and all because they want the show to go on. by Tess Amodeo-Vickery I take my place at the end of the queue, [...]
Venice Lido, September 2, 201168° Venice Film Festival PRESS RELEASEOCCUPATION of the MARINONI THEATRE We are Workers in the arts and entertainment.On June 14th we occupied the Teatro Valle in Rome, as a symbol for the dramatic situation of Art in Italy, to save it from an uncertain future and risk of privatization. We [...]
Rome, 29 July 2011 The Occupation of Teatro Valle, Rome- where we have got so far It is the 14th of June. A Tuesday. The thirteenth of June, at three in the afternoon, the referendum was concluded; the Italian people overwhelmingly expressed that water is a ‘commonwealth’, and reaffirmed – as in ’85 – that [...]
Rome, July 5, 2011 TEATRO VALLE OCCUPATO – PROPOSAL FOR A NEW TEATRO VALLE On 14 June 2011, Lavoratrici e Lavoratori dello Spettacolo, a group of workers of art and entertainment, film / theater / dancers / technicians, have occupied the Teatro Valle to save it from an uncertain future. The occupiers have issued an [...]
THE NEW YORK TIMES, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011 Outrage Over a Storied Roman Theater’s Future By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO ROME — Real-time drama is taking place at the Teatro Valle, the storied theater here where Pirandello’s “Six Characters in Search of an Author” was first performed 90 years ago. For nearly two weeks the space has [...]
Rome, June 21, 2011 OCCUPATION OF TEATRO VALLE – WHY * Because Teatro Valle, a historical importance value for the city of Rome and for the entire country, is risking, after the suppression of the Ente Teatrale Italiano decided by the last budget law, to be entrusted to privates who would betray its identity of [...]