Romeo Castellucci then developed an original stage art, bringing together a range of art forms – theatre, music, painting, opera, mechanics, the creation of images – in order to reach his audience. His shows rest as much on arts and crafts as on the latest and most sophisticated technologies and the company has performed at major international theatres and festivals and has won numerous awards in Italy and abroad.

During the 1990s, Romeo Castellucci took on classical texts as well as epics, notably Gilgamesh (1990), Hamlet (1992), L’Orestie (1997), Le Voyage au bout de la nuit (1998) and the Shakespeare-inspired Giulio Cesare (2001). He then embarked on a vast four-year-long project entitled Tragedia Endogonidia: a system of representations on the lyricism of suffering which, like a living organism, transforms itself in time and space depending on the path it takes from one creation to the next across European cities, from Berlin, Brussels, Bergen, Paris and Rome to Strasbourg, London, Marseille and Avignon. An episode of this work accompanied with a talk by Romeo Castellucci was screened for Past of the Coming Days. The company has recently performed an ambitious trilogy developed around Dante’s La Divina Commedia and its latest project The Minister’s Black Veil will be premiered in Rennes in March 2011.

Romeo Castellucci was born 1960 in Ceesena. He studied plastic arts at the school of Fine Arts in Bologna.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9