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Contemporary theatre in Florence

Materia Prima is the contemporary theater exhibition curated by Murmuris which takes place between March and April at the Teatro Cantiere Florida and other places in the city of Florence.

Materia Prima is an unmissable event in Florence to discover the best creations of contemporary theater in the city. Murmuris will bring to the Teatro Cantiere Florida the most significant artists on the national and international scene, with a special focus on emerging companies. The heart of the seventh edition calendar will be, as always, the month of March with the season’s top titles while in April Materia Prima continues within the Middle East Now Festival, the prestigious film festival, which, for the third year, will host the theatrical presence by Murmuris as tribute to Middle Eastern culture.

Everything starts on March 05 with the play Settanta Volte Sette of the young group Collettivo Controcanto from Rome which deals with the theme of forgiveness and its possibility in human relationships. It then continues with the visual theater with Maze by Unterwasser company on March 12th. A live performance of shadows in which sculptures and three-dimensional bodies are projected live on a large screen. On March 19 there’s room for the new dramaturgy with the show Bella Bestia by and with Luisa Bosi and Francesca Sarteanesi who bring two stories on stage in a tight and slightly surreal dialogue. On March 27, the show Se questo è Levi by the Fanny & Alexander company takes the audience to unexpected and unusual places in the center of Florence for an walking experience in the life and works of Primo Levi. Materia Prima ends with an international project, the French production Sous un ciel Bas in collaboration with the Middle East Now Festival. A succession of unusual, unexpected, familiar or impossible encounters staged by two French / Syrian actors on the memory and history of today’s Syria.

Materia Prima 2020 will display personal stories, experiences and universal themes, thus confirming itself as a meeting place and space for experimentation with contemporary languages in Florence.