Romaeuropa Festival is a world festival of art, contemporary dance, theater, music and cinema, which takes place in Rome since 1986.
Over time, Romaeuropa Festival has grown constantly and now is considered the most important Italian cultural festival. In 2006, it was nominated by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top four cultural festivals in Europe.
Cult and trendy at the same time, the Romaeuropa Festival has given the Rome public over three decades of contemporary creativity, building up a faithful audience which continues to grow year after year.
Every year, Europe, Asia, America, Oceania and Africa meet in Rome in a spectacular programme of dance, theatre, music, cinema and visual arts. The sounds and artistic expression of five continents are the ingredients of an intense experience offered in various venues for a period of over two months.
ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL 2018, the 33rd edition, will take place between September 19 and November 25. This year, the festival will welcome 311 artists from 24 countries.
Under the title Between Worlds, this year’s festival will be the biggest ever, with 27 venues across Rome hosting 68 projects, 168 shows, 38 national premieres and more than 60 companies involved.
The highlights of this year will be the opening show Kirina by choreographer Sergè-Aime Coulibaly and his Faso Dance Théatre from Burkina Faso, a free screening of The Congo Tribunal, a film by the acclaimed Swiss director Milo Rau, and the Italian premiere of the theatrical play The Prisoner by Peter Brook.
Speaking of music, we can mention the musical The diary of One who Disappeared by Dutch director Ivo Van Hove, the concert of the Grammy Award-winning Wassoulou musician Oumou Sangaré and the concert of the Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter, actress and activist Angélique Kidjo.
Under the umbrella REF Kids, there are numerous events dedicated to children. Also, the ninth edition of the futuristic section Digitalife will take place, a series of events examining the interaction between visual arts and technology.
The full programme and ticket details are available on the festival website.