Title

Kilowatt Festival

not awarded

The most important performing art festival in Italy are settled in the periphery of the great centres. Kilowatt Festival is not an exception and since 15 years (the first edition was in 2003) is launching its innovative vision in theatre, dance, music and circus fields from a small but very beautiful city in the countryside of Tuscany, Sansepolcro (well know around the world for being the birth place of the famous Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca). The central and most innovative idea of this festival is to give to the local audience the power of choice of some of the shows (usually 9) programmed in the annual edition of the festival. Each year, for more than 8 months a group of about 35 citizens of Sansepolcro (non-professional) are meeting each week for discussing more than 300 proposals of different shows, posted to the festival by many professional theatre, dance and contemporary circus groups. In 2014, together with the Municipality of Sansepolcro, Kilowatt became project-leader of the European project Be SpectACTive!, an action-research and production-based project focused on the contemporary performing arts to develop new models of co-creation where local groups of spectators have the opportunity of selecting theatre and dance programming of 8 different European theatres and festivals. In 2010 Kilowatt Festival won the Ubu Prize for Best Italian Festival, in 2015 was awarded with EFFE Label. The festival is dedicated to the contemporary scene of theatre, dance, music, performing and visual arts and takes place each year in July, for 9-10 days. Usually more than 60 different performances are programmed.

14 July, 2017 to 22 July, 2017
Location 
Kilowatt Festival
Via della Misericordia 19
52037 Sansepolcro
Italy
43° 34' 15.1068" N, 12° 8' 38.0472" E