VIE Festival focuses on contemporary creations, offering the responsibility of identifying, of searching for the power of new forces, of finding the artists able to explore the spaces where stage arts get into contact, of discovering the expressive possibilities of interaction between theatre, dance, music, cinema and visual arts. The concept of contemporary is immediately connected to complexity, something moving rapidly in its indeterminateness. Artistic research acts vertically, digging in depth. It does not indicate solutions, it rather raises some doubts. It is inclined to the “uncertain”. Mutual fecundation is a fertile space, a space for always new, original and surprising mixes.
The research for new languages always originates from an urgent reflection on the contemporary world, from the need for new contents. The Festival will present a wide range of artists who will find themselves faced with a plurality of spaces, in the aim of showing different levels work, poetry and looks stimulating curiosity and urgencies, including the less codified ones.
The number of languages will involve different audiences, in order to overcome the common prejudice, which sees the contemporary as a synonym for unintelligible and exclusive.
The Festival also stands out as a place for production or co-production of original works that will be created specifically to access the international network later. In addition to the shows, VIE offers a well-structured program of collateral activities involving the community in readings, debates, meetings, video-installations and conferences.
With a foreword written by Monona Rossol, this text contains contributions from industry leaders including: