performances, residencies, meetings, workshops, and projects

Fuori Programma, directed by Valentina Marini and produced by E.D.A., was born in 2016 and has become the main summer dance festival in the schedule of Estate Romana, supported by Mic and Roma Capitale. Over the years, it has won acclaim among audience and operators for its ability to offer a mapping of the most original artistic formats balancing long-lived and emerging careers, national and international artists, attacking the cultural gap between the suburbs and downtown Rome with a scheduling spread throughout the city.

Fuori Programma boosts unconventional tourist routes.

The Festival involves different urban contexts of Rome to energize the summer tourism of the capital, with international artistic proposals on par with other European capitals, but it also offers tourists the chance to undertake itineraries different from traditional ones. Although the venues may change over the years, the bet is to make people discover peripheral areas of the city through high-quality artistic proposals, in a dynamic process of mobility between one place and another, and enjoying actions which are traversable from different points of view. The actions chosen to inhabit these places aim, not only to enhance their emblematic architecture through artistic presence, but above all to start a process of regeneration of the social fabric through performances, residencies, meetings, workshops, and special projects.

Fuori Programma has a schedule of outdoors events at sunset.

The peculiarity of the festival is to support the creation and diffusion of outdoors formats and projects, in order to revitalize chosen environments through commissioning or asking to readapt site-specific performances. Each year, the festival commissions a site-specific work for Tor Tre Teste Alessandrino Park. Michela Lucenti, Mauro Astolfi, Marcos Morau, and Silvia Gribaudi created the works for the previous editions. This year it’s Bassam Abou Diab’s go to invest the natural space with sounds and movements of Lebanese culture with his work The Bee's Path. In addition to the special project, all guest artists are invited to adapt their performances to the venues of the festival, which chooses to reduce the encumbrances of the settings to emphasize the architectural and / or the natural qualities of the environments and the expressivity of natural light, both from an ecological and aesthetic perspective.

Fuori Programma supports artistic processes and the birth of temporary communities.

For its four previous editions the festival turned Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo into a residency, to support the works of younger generations and to offer them a meeting place with operators and the audience. This allow to attend open rehearsals and to dialogue with the artists during projects that are still in their planning phase.
Willing to promote the knowledge of choreographic practices, the festival invites people who are passionate or curious to learn more about the subject of the stage through: choreographic workshops lead by the booked artists, performance guides managed by Teatro e Critica, and workshops on audiovisual techniques for the narration of live performance.
Lastly, a distinctive feature of the festival is the collective walk that connects communities from a meeting point to venues like Tor Tre Teste and Teatro India.



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