Science on stage: theatre and music during the Festival

Among the more than 180 events that shape the Science in the City Festival, many are theatre shows and performances taking place in Trieste and in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Located in the city centre, the prestigious theatre Politeama Rossetti will host “Le eccellenti” (4th of September), a play written and directed by Marcela Serli, performed by actresses but also women researchers and dedicated to women’s talent. The Civico Museo Sartorio will be the framework of “Sound Theatres/Chaos”, two days of “theatre of contamination” with concerts, interactive installations, performances and discussions to reflect on the use of digital technologies (4th-5th September). On the same day, “GEMINI: From the Museum to the Stage with Digital Manufacturing Technologies”, a show-conference performed with ancient musical instruments recreated with contemporary new technologies, will take place at Sala Piccola Fenice.

The Teatrino “Franco e Franca Basaglia”, a theatre of cultural and historical value located in the San Giovanni Park of Trieste, will host several shows from the 25th August on, starting with “Zoomanità”, a theatrical play by Associazione di Promozione Sociale Psicoattività on the presumed intellectual and emotional superiority of man over animals. The programme continues with “Nikola Tesla – A portrait” and “The Return of Ada Byron Lovelace”, both organised by Goldenshow on the 26th and 28th of August, respectively, and “Bora – Stories of Wind”, a movie directed by Bernhard Pötscher. The theatre will also host the final events of “ShorTS International Film Festival” (organised by Maremertaggio), with the screening of the Science&Society selected shorts (3rd September), “TACT Festival” on the 4th September, with single artists performing on theatre, music and dance, and “A Basic sCience” on the 6th of September, with the screening of “Il Dottor Semmelweis”, a docu-show by Fulvio Falzarano e Tullia Alborghetti and written by Angela Pianca , on the Hungarian doctor who discovered the importance of disinfecting hands, and a short video documenting the staging of the monologues performed during the previous week by researchers from SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati.

The Science in the City festival offers its events also in other towns of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. This is the case of “ARS – Arti. Relazioni. Scienze” (30th July – 12th September), a travelling Festival in different cities in the region, such as Turriaco, Capriva del Friuli, Gorizia, Gradisca d’Isonzo and Duino-Aurisina, and “Music System Italy”, a series of concerts held in the Udine city centre on the 18th and 24th of August.

All the information regarding shows and performances in the Science in the City Festival programme can be found here

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