In the year in which Turin meets Germany and at the same time candidates itself as a culturally appealing city for the tourists coming over to Italy for Expo Milano, the Teatro a Corte Festival conceived a special edition featuring eight countries, twenty-six companies, a showcase dedicated to the German live entertainment scene, two Savoy Residences that for the first time are going to host some of the performances, a special focus on the Expo theme “Feeding the Planet" and a series of side events aiming to foster cultural tourism. The German showcase, realized through the support of the Goethe Institut, offers an artistic path that merges vertical dance, interactive performances, figure theatre, contemporary circus, music and featuring six shows: a major contribution to the event called “Torino incontra Berlino". The relationship between man and food, representing the core theme of Expo, influences this year’s programme: at least five events refer to this source of inspiration and try to emphasize the strong link that the Festival established between art forms and the local tourist attractions. Teatro a Corte is going to encourage the knowledge of the artistic heritage and culture of Piedmont, well represented by wines, excellent food and popular traditions. Every week of the Festival is marked by important moments of social gathering involving artists, journalists and spectators: the dinners, for instance, set in the Royal Palace of Turin, in the Agliè Castle and the Fontanafredda Villa, in one of the best restaurants worldwide. Furthermore, for the first time this year, we are tempted to cross the temporal limits of the Festival, turning some of the proposals into long-run tools aiming to enhance the tourist attraction of the chosen locations: this project is going to involve, for instance, the installations set in the Accademia Albertina and in the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale, that are going to exist before and after the Festival. I think this is a step forward towards the implementation of the duties that the Ministry of cultural heritage and activities and tourism, the Piedmont Region and some local municipalities assigned to us eight years ago: namely to support the artistic heritage of the Savoy Residences through theatre activities of tourism promotion.
Keeping in mind that we operate in the live entertainment world, we will be able once again to breathe life into the architectures, gardens and landscapes of the Savoy Residences of Piedmont with the best innovative and creative European artistic offer and leaving the audience with unforgettable memories of strong and enthralling emotions. This is the most important legacy that the ephemeral life of a short theatrical performance can give to the human soul.
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