The Teatro dei Venti company was set up in 2005 in Modena (Italy). Its activities are spread over four different areas, which are correlated: the production of theatrical performances, social-cultural projects, as well as training and organising festivals and events. Its artistic research work has concentrated particularly on Theatre in urban settings, through the use of stilts and high-impact mobile sceneries. It has toured Italy and abroad with its performances “Il Draaago” ,“Simurgh” and “Pentesilea”, in France, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Spain, Romania, Taiwan, and India.

“Moby Dick” is the latest project in the company’s time line, summing up the work developed by
the company from the onset: the utopia of theatre in urban settings and in contact with

A member of the Coordinamento Teatro Carcere Emilia-Romagna (Emilia-Romagna Prison Theatre Coordination), it holds permanent workshops by the correctional facilities of Castelfranco Emilia and Modena. Again as part of its social activities, it promotes projects for International Co-operation (Mozambique, Serbia, Senegal) and for Mental Health in partnership with the Mental Health Department of the Modena Ausl (local health authority). It has organised Trasparenze >Festival e Residenze Teatrali (Transparencies > Festivals and Theatrical Residences) for the promotion of the contemporary theatrical scene since 2012. From 2015 to 2017 it pursued the
“Urban Theatre Experience” project with the support of “Funder 35” – a fund for youth cultural undertakings. It is part of Project FAIDRA since 2016, supported by Creative Europe with partners from several European countries. It has held a workshop since 2017 with a group of asylum-seekers from project “Mare Nostrum” with the support of Caleidos Cooperativa Sociale, with which it won the MigrArti tender in 2018.

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