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Residency of Rocco Manfredi - part of Dispensa Barzotti

presented by Tutti Matti sotto Zero - Festival internazionale di circo contemporaneo e magie nouvelle
Participating countries:
  • France
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Theatre


  • From 01-12-2023 to 17-12-2023


Strada Provinciale per Torrile 10
IT 43052 Colorno Open location

Project summary

La fin du monde will be a show of circus, magie nouvelle, mimo, written and performed by Rocco Manfredi. The artist, who is Italian, currently based in France, is at work on this new production with the support of several Italian and French institutions and with the collaboration of other artists and technicians. The show will be premiering in Parma in December 2023 as part of Tutti Matti sotto Zero, the international festival of contemporary circus and magie nouvelle, produced by Teatro Necessario Circo and Grand Circus Hotel. La fin du monde is a solo-show, dedicated to the ancient art of The Cannon Man and to the whole circus world: on stage Rocco will perform an impossible flight, a rather magical flight, bringing on stage some rue or false personal and historical facts.


Rocco Manfredi - part of Dispensa Barzotti


Rocco Manfredi graduated in Dramaturgy at the National Academy of Dramatic Art "Paolo Grassi" of Milan in 2013. In 2017 he attends the high training course for actors "Maestrale" organized by Piccola Compagnia della Magnolia. In 2019/2020 he attends the formation in "Magie Nouvelle" at CNAC - Centre national des arts du cirque Châlons-en-Champagne (France). As actor he studied with Milena Costanzo, Riserva Canini, Teatrino Giullare and Familie Flöz. As author he worked with Manuel Renga, Roberto Rustioni and Deflorian/Tagliarini. As actor has worked with Beatrice Baruffini, Teatro del Cerchio, Cal.Arts- California Institute of Arts, Compagnie Clandestine, Teatro Medico Ipnotico, Andrea Bernard, Théâtre de Cuisine, Daniele Menghini, Peter Greenaway, Teatro Regio of Parma, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Macerata Opera Festival, Festival D'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence and the Cie Les Karnavires. In 2014, with Alessandra Ventrella, he created DispensaBarzotti. The company has performed in significant international festivals in France, Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal. Their creations have received several awards for young contemporary creation. The ten-year collaboration with the festival "Tutti Matti per Colorno" organized by Teatro Necessario continues to vitalize his research in the street arts and the new circus. At present he lives in Marseille.

Art disciplines:
  • Theatre

Participating festivals

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