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NOMA Physical Theatre Company

Nozze di Sangue

NOMA Physical Theatre Company

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

7:30pm

2 hours

St Cross College

£20

NOMA Physical Theatre Company presents its premiere of an adaptation of Lorca’s Spanish classic, Nozze di Sangue or Blood Wedding, in movement and dance. The performance is followed by a discussion with the directors and actors.

Blood Wedding moves Federico Garcia Lorca’s heated drama of forbidden love, familial duty, and bloody revenge, from its native Spain to southern Italy. Using the pizzica and stornelli, and other traditional songs and dances from southern Italy, this new adaptation captures all the passion and intensity of Lorca’s original, but with an Italian accent. It is performed in Italian with synopses in English. Much of the original text is replaced by movement and dance.

Performers are Carolina Cavallo, Andrea Coppone, Leonardo Delfanti, Erika Scarcia, Anna Solinas and Margherita Varricchio.

NOMA Physical Theatre Company was formed by UK director Jaq Bessell and a group of actors and dancers from Italy on the night of the Brexit result and in direct response to it.

The company’s mission is to develop new working methods that unite the disciplines of dance and acting, in performances that draw on a diverse range of performance traditions – from flamenco, to contact improvisation – and that challenge the boundaries of form, discipline and language. The Oxford Literary Festival performance will be its first before an audience. It is the first in a series of new festival drama productions that will take place over coming years.

The performance lasts 55 minutes and is followed by a discussion with the directors and actors.
This event is part of the festival’s Italian programme.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine