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Spectator Festival

The festival, whose main characteristic is to focus on its audience, returns to explore the relationship between performing arts and technology.


In its eighth edition, the festival directs its attention towards Artificial Intelligence, its ethical implications, and its potential to support creativity. As always, the festival offers performances, screenings, workshops, meetings, and in-depth discussions, in a succession of artificial yet profoundly real games. In the end, the theater remains the place of excellence for imagination, where fiction becomes most real.



Wednesday, November 8
at 9:00 PM
Cinema Eden
Enzo Jannacci – Vengo anch’io
Simone Emiliani (Sentieri Selvaggi) interviews the director Giorgio Verdelli



Thursday, November 9
at 8:30 PM
Cinema Eden
The Diary of Sisyphus
Simone Emiliani (Sentieri Selvaggi) interviews the director Mateusz Miroslaw Lis



From Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12
from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo
Never be lonely again. Intimacy in the age of machines
with Aurora Kellermann, Maria Grazia Bardascino, Silvia Massicci
by Welcome Project, directed by Chiara Elisa Rossini
This event allows for one spectator at a time.



Friday, November 10
at 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM
Teatro Virginian
Un camion rosso dei pompieri
show for early childhood in collaboration with the Meno Alti dei Pinguini Festival
by and with Roberto Frabetti


at 5:30 PM
Teatro Pietro Aretino
Come Ada. A tribute to Ada D’Adamo
with Elena Stancanelli, Roberta Scaglione, Alfredo Favi, and introduction by Gerarda Ventura
followed by the presentation of the book “Come D’aria” by Ada D’Adamo


at 9:15 PM
Teatro Mecenate
R.OSA 10 esercizi per nuovi virtuosismi
with Claudia Marsicano
by Silvia Gribaudi



Saturday, November 11
from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Teatro Pietro Aretino
Performing Arts and Artificial Intelligence
study day with participation of:
• Federico Bomba – University of Bolzano, Director of Sineglossa
• Anna Maria Monteverdi – State University of Milan
• Antonio Pizzo – University of Turin
• Hillary Ghidini – special projects Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo / onLive campus
• Kamilia Kard – winner of Residenze Digitali 2022 competition
• Welcome Project Company


from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Teatro Pietro Aretino
Spectators – the Grand Reunion
Eighth national meeting of audience groups in Italy


from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Teatro Virginian
Il teatro alla finestra
Workshop for early childhood in collaboration with the Meno Alti dei Pinguini Festival


at 3:30 PM
Teatro Pietro Aretino
Manifest Face. The face is heritage for humanity
with Lorella Zanardo and Cesare Cantù


at 9:15 PM
Teatro Petrarca
from the libretto of the opera by Leoncavallo
one-act play by Luigi Pirandello



Sunday, November 12
at 10:30 AM
Cinema Piccolo Eden
Meeting with Roberto Latini and the company about the show Pagliacci and At the Exit


from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi
Il cerchio magico
Sensory workshop by Diesis Teatrango in collaboration with the Meno Alti dei Pinguini Festival


at 4:30 PM
Piazza Sant’Agostino
La battaglia dei cuscini
by Compagnia Il Melarancio


at 6:30 PM
Teatro Pietro Aretino
HERbarium – dancing for an AI
with the dancers Bruna Cerasa, Marieta Georgieva, Aurora Lamonaca
by Kamilia Kard


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From November 8th to November 12th, 2023


Various location