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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.

St Cross College

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services