Theatre in IULM
Theatre has always been one of the main activities underlying the educational and cultural offerings of IULM University. Workshops and masterclasses for students, but also reviews and initiatives open to all citizens.
Watch the video stories of the shows, listen to interviews with actors and professionals and experience the best moments of the meetings organised by CUT at the University.
Photo Credit: Laura Bianca
The University is training and research, but also emphasizes the increasingly profound commitment to the Third Mission with the offer of a theatrical review in four evenings in a suburban area of the city, that of Barona in Zone 6
With theatrical performances open to all, free of charge and of a high level, services and culture are returned to society. There were four shows with free admission that were held in the Auditorium of IULM Open Space in February and March 2019.
Kohlhaas, by Marco Baliani and Remo Rostagno
Narrator Marco Baliani
Director Maria Maglietta
Based on the play Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist. The story is based on a true story that happened in sixteenth-century Germany. A horse breeder, happy with his life to the point of believing that God himself hovers over his possessions, falls victim to the arrogance of nobles and fate. In order to have justice, he will become an executioner himself
Donna non rieducabile, by Stefano Massini
with Ottavia Piccolo
Director Silvano Piccardi
Donna non rieducabile is the theatrical adaptation of autobiographical passages and articles by the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaia, found dead on October 7, 2006 in the hallway of her home in Moscow, killed by four gunshots
Fare un'anima, by Giacomo Poretti
Monologue by Giacomo Poretti
Directed by Andrea Chiodi
This monologue collects digressions and provocations about an organ that modern anatomy manuals do not contemplate, but which men have been talking about for millennia: the soul. To deal with such a complex issue, Poretti uses the language of humor and irony
Girls. Nelle lande scoperchiate del fuori, by L. Costa, M. Cirri, G. Gallione
with Lella Costa
Directed by Giorgio Gallione
Lella Costa brings to the stage women of all ages, between fun, reflection and commitment, and their continuous conquest of freedom. Inspired by Italo Calvino, the monologue is entirely female and features everyday women as protagonists, through joy, pain, anger, desires, violence, sisterhood.
In October 2019 IULM students had the opportunity to attend in IULM 8 acting masterclasses with some of the most important masters of Italian and international theatre while at the Out Off Theatre in Milan - meetings and mise en espace were held on the theme "Money in theater and cinema".
All events were organized as part of the project Word of The Year: Money.
Discover the complete program of events.
On December 17th, 2020 at the Oscar Theatre, the award ceremony of the competition was held IULM Short Films. Luca Doninelli - actor and founder together with Giacomo Poretti and Gabriele Allevi of Teatro Oscar - followed the students of the Master in "Arti del racconto. Literature, Cinema and Television" through a training course dedicated to theatrical dramaturgy. At the end of the cycle of lessons of the Master, the students participated in the competition by creating a dramaturgical monologue. A jury on behalf of Teatro deSidera and IULM has thus awarded the Dramaturgy Prize VIVIAMADESIDERA - SCRITTORI PER IL TEATRO First Edition 2020 to "L'ospite" by Matteo Bonfiglioli, "L'involucro" by Bianca Montanaro and "Bussola" by Riccardo Orazzini
The award ceremony IULM Short Films, conducted by Giacomo Poretti, directed by Paolo Bignamini, saw the participation of three great actors - Federica Fracassi, Maurizio Donadoni and Roberto Trifirò - who gave voice and body to the three winning texts.
On Monday, November 15, 2021, on the stage of the IULM Auditorium, actress Anita Caprioli performed "The story of Antigone - fable in music for crows, wild dogs, curses, tyrants, sepulchres & maidens in bloom", a show based on the famous tragedy by Sophocles, born within the project Save the Story - promoted by Scuola Holden and Gruppo Repubblica-L'Espresso - with the aim of safeguarding books and stories in danger of extinction.
This new version of Antigone, born from the pen of the Scottish writer Ali Smith and brought to the stage by director Roberto Tarasco, transforms Sophocles' tragedy into a fairy tale, narrated from the point of view of a crow who, after the death of Polynices and Eteocles, finds himself observing the drama that is about to take place in a now deserted Thebes: the courage and strength of the young Antigone, ready to break the law for love of her dead and buried brother, to follow moral virtue even at the cost of losing her life. Antigone remains, thousands of years later, an extraordinary story of emancipation. The story of a woman who, with the courage of an "other" and "high" vision, claims her right to speak and rebels against a narrow conception of all-male power. And more generally, the story of a determined and reckless protest against the "tyranny" of the law. Accompanying Anita Caprioli, a cultured and sensitive actress, are the live sounds of singer and composer Didie Caria and the imaginative sculptures of Giovanni Tamburelli.
A poetic tour de force, a veritable literary marathon: from October 13 to 19, IULM was the stage for an event that it is not improper to define as exceptional. The actor Giorgio Colangeli, who last March 25 recited three cantos of "Purgatory" for our University, recited the entire Divine Comedy on the 700th anniversary of the Florentine poet's death. The exceptionality of the undertaking lies also in the fact that the actor will recite the three canticles completely by heart.
Colangeli, an actor active in theater, television and cinema (to his credit two David di Donatello awards), performed in a free event open to all citizens of Milan, every evening from October 13 to 19 starting at 6:00 pm. In the evocative setting of the IULM Open Space (Sala dei 146) Colangeli lead us to the discovery of a work that for seven centuries never ceases to amaze and surprise us.
"The Fantastic Enterprise of the Actor Colangeli" - Evening program:
- Wednesday, October 13, from 18.00 to 21.00: INFERNO Cantos I - XVII.
- Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: INFERNO Cantos XVIII - XXXIV
- Friday 15th October, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: PURGATORY Cantos I - XVII
- Saturday, October 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: PURGATORY Cantos XVIII - XXXIII
- Sunday 17 October, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: PARADISE Songs I - XI
- Monday, October 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: PARADISE Songs XII - XXII
- Tuesday, October 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: PARADISE Songs XXIII - XXXIII
On November 30, 2021 at the University IULM was held a day of study on circus art as a tool for social inclusion as part of Youth Acrobat World, a training project supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission
The debate hosted, among others, Helmut Grosscurth, director of the European Circus Association, and Fabio Dal Gallo, professor at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Brazil.
During the course of the day, young artists from Kenya, Colombia and all over Italy who participated in Youth Acrobata World took turns on stage. Born from the virtuous collaboration between Circo e dintorni, IULM University, the European Circus Association, the social circus trust Sarakasi in Kenya and the Colombian company Axioma, Youth Acrobata World has developed a high-level educational program, both in presence and online, with the ambition to provide 20 participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the live show business: from artistic and technical notions, through the knowledge of contemporary production models, marketing techniques and the use of social networks.
At the end of the course, the participants were personally involved as trainers in realities of social marginality such as the suburbs of Nairobi and the high crime rate neighborhoods of Medellín, where free workshops will be offered to young residents: demonstrating how the circus can also be a powerful means of emancipation capable of creating real opportunities for redemption.
Download the program at this link.