the first European festival on creativity

2012 Programme

Event #24

Gianfranco Capitta, Rafael Spregelburd

Seven sins that make life possible

R. Spregelburd is a prominent personality of the new Argentinian wave that is restoring the country to its role in the world of culture after the dark years of the dictatorship and the economic crisis. He is an actor, stage director and playwright who uses theater with absolute freedom of invention, ignoring all limits of morals, space or time. His creativity brings a fruitful disorder to politics, society and cultural hierarchies. In Spregelburd’s work, people’s daily relationships provide insights on the paradoxes and utopias that will mark the third millennium. His most successful texts are collected in a book called Eptalogia di Hieronymus Bosch and are being staged by L. Ronconi in Italy. Among them are those on the seven capital sins, not the canonical ones but their updated versions: anorexia, extravagance, modesty, stupidity, panic, paranoia, stubbornness (duration: approx. 2 hours).


Gianfranco Capitta

is a visual arts critic and writes for il manifesto daily. He has written essays about his favorite stage personalities, in particular Harold Pinter. He is keen on making theater known through the radio and tv. He has written the four parts of the tv
series Atto unico on the newer generation of Italian playwrights. He has also designed a number of festivals, such as the Orestiadi, staged in Gibellina, Sicily, from 1999 to 2004, and was responsible for the project of the National Drama Festival of Naples (2007). His books include Interpretazione e creatività, written with stage and screen actor Toni Servillo and published by Laterza in 2008 in their ‘Festival della Mente’ series.

Rafael Spregelburd

is an Argentinian playwright, actor and director. He is one of the leading personalities of contemporary drama. He began his career as an actor but in 1995 he began writing texts and adapting the works of various authors, including Pinter, von Mayenburg, Shawn and Kane. He has worked at many prestigious theaters of the world and his works have been translated and published in many countries and staged in Parigi, Vancouver, Montevideo, Munich, Milan, Vienna and Geneva.

All theevents2012


Event #1

Gustavo Zagrebelsky

The right to culture, the responsibility of knowledge

Event #2

Marco Santagata

Dante: an egocentric or a prophet? Creativity and writing as a mission

Event #3

Anna Salvo

Sorrow is like a telescope that helps us look into the distance: creatività and suffering

Event #4

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am Like the starry sky: visions of language across the centuries

Event #5

Giulia Lazzarini

WALL – before and after Basaglia

Event #6

Alfredo Lacosegliaz, Paolo Rumiz

I Narrabondi. A reading in music

Event #7

Alessandro Barbero

How did women think in the Middle Ages? St. Catherine of Siena

Event #8

Luca Scarlini

Dancing thought: the body as a thinking mechanism

Event #9

Duccio Demetrio

The tenth Muse: Writing and its myths

Event #10

Giuseppe Civitarese

Get out your colors! Dreaming as the mind’s poetic function

Event #12

Franco Cordero

The phobia of thinking

Event #13


The artist as sacred parasite

Event #14

Marino Niola

Between organic and divine. Food as knowledge, resistance and penance

Event #15

Giacomo Marramao

Power, creativity, change

Event #17

Ascanio Celestini

How stories are born

Event #18

Erri De Luca

Words as tools

Event #19

Ruggero Pierantoni

It’s all a matter of size

Event #20

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am The hidden waft: the secrets of language

Event #21

Marc Augé

The primacy of knowledge

Event #22

Enzo Moscato

Toledo Suite. Concerto spettacolo

Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

How did women think in the Middle Ages? Christine de Pizan

Event #24

Gianfranco Capitta, Rafael Spregelburd

Seven sins that make life possible

Event #25

Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet

Teenagers in school: studying the past, ignoring the future

Event #28

Mauro Agnoletti, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni

Culture, environment, landscape. For a possible, sustainable future

Event #30

Sergio Givone

Invention and discovery. About creation

Event #31

Jacopo Perfetti

La Street Art e il caso Banksy

Event #32

Haim Baharier

Qabbala and an economy of justice

Event #33

Mario Brunello

CELLO AND… hidden voices, revealed voices. A concert

Event #34

Telmo Pievani

When the human mind was born. How we became Homo sapiens

Event #35

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am The word and the flesh: the neurobiology of language

Event #36

Marco Paolini

Of men and dogs. Dedicated to Jack London (music by Lorenzo Monguzzi)

Evento n.11

Paolo Pejrone

For a modern garden—in form and substance

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