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Teatro Arena del Sole // Emilia Romagna Teatro Foundation
DamsLab // Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna

The VIE Festival/III EASTAP Conference and all the related activities (Masterclasses) have been CANCELLED.
Unfortunately, due to the emergency of Coronavirus, Emilia-Romagna region has decided the suspension, from 24 Feb. to 1 March, of the activities of schools of all levels, kindergartens, universities, events and all forms of aggregation in public or private places, educational trips.

As a logical follow-up to the Paris and Lisbon editions which focused on decentralisation and shared memory(ies) of the European contemporary stage, the III EASTAP Conference (European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance), in close relation to the VIE Festival 2020 (international theatre festival), will examine creating for the stage from past to present and across practice and theory.
This third EASTAP meeting aims to investigate the set of issues related to this context and presents as a peculiarity the dialogue on the creative process with artists.

The Associated Artists of the Conference are the FC Bergman.

Please note that participation in the Conference as an auditor is free of charge: it is not necessary to be a Member of the EASTAP Association or of the Conference itself; you will only have to fill in a form at the entrance.

About us

Organizers: Claudio Longhi, Daniele Vianello

Scientific Committee: Antonio Araujo, Christopher Balme, Maria João Brilhante, Chloe Déchery, Josette Féral, Clare Finburgh, Gerardo Guccini, Stefan Hulfeld, Lorenzo Mango, Aldo Milohnic, Elena Randi, Anneli Saro, Diana Taylor, Gabriele Vacis, Piermario Vescovo

Organizing Committee: Claudio Longhi – Daniele Vianello – Gerardo Guccini (heads), Silvia Cassanelli, Valentina Falorni, Licia Ferrari, Viviana Gardi, Stefania Lodi Rizzini, Giulia Maurigh, Rossella Mazzaglia, Debora Pietrobono, Martina Sottana, Angelo Vassalli

Secretary Office: Angelo Vassalli (head), Licia Ferrari, Francesco Vaira

More info about EASTAP (European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance) at the website www.eastap.com


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Speeches and dialogues

The Conference structure includes keynoters’ speeches, round tables, numerous sessions of thematic panels, which will involve experts, artists, journalists, researchers and theatre professionals to discuss the theme of creating for the stage (for canonical spaces and not).


During the III EASTAP Conference, and also in the days immediately preceding it, some of the most important Italian and international theatre artists will hold a series of workshops that will allow participants to get in touch directly with the stage practice.

VIE Festival Shows 2020

The III EASTAP Conference is in close dialogue with the events included in the programme of the Festival, which will take place from February 22nd to March 1st and which will host a wide range of artists, with the goal of crossing the contemporary world, of intercepting new identities and subjectivities which stand out in the field of live performance.


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Venues and info

Teatro Arena del Sole - Bologna


Where: Via dell’Indipendenza 44 – Bologna

From the train station:
By bus, bus 11 and 27 (from Piazza XX Settembre, bus stop Autostazione)
Walking along Via dell’Indipendenza (10 minutes)

Shuttle “T-Days”:
Shuttle T2, stop “Arena del Sole”, runs every 20 minutes from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

From the airport:
Aerobus, stop “Mille” (20 minutes), runs every 30 minutes from 5.30 a.m. to 00.15 p.m.

From the ring road:
Exit n. 7, direction “centro” (centre)

DAMSLab - Bologna


Where: Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini 5/b – Bologna

From the train station:
By bus, bus 33  stop “Porta Lame”

From the airport:
Aerobus, stop “Mille” (20 minutes), runs every 30 minutes from 5.30 a.m. to 00.15 p.m.

From the ring road:
Exit n. 7, direction “centro” (centre)









Bologna city life

Registration and call

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