Triennale Milano Teatro
Triennale Milano has evolved into a central cultural hub of the city of Milan. Triennale Milano Teatro is a space dedicated to the live arts and the contemporary performance scene. Its program reflects the multiplicity of form and expressive practices that are present in theatre, performance, music and dance. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Emma Dante, Tadeusz Kantor, Peter Greenaway, Michail Baryshnikov, Robert Wilson, Aleksandr Sokurov, Romeo Castellucci, Alain Platel, Jan Fabre, Jérôme Bel e Antony and the Johnsons are just few of the great artists who have been hosted by the theatre within the years. Innovation, international openness and multidisciplinarity are the key elements of its artistic proposal. Triennale Milano Teatro is a space for scouting, reflection and confrontation with the present, capable of creating new forms of involvement and rethinking the relationship with its spectators. Additionally, it is a hub of the main city festivals (JAZZMI, Festival dei Diritti Umani, Milano Arch Week, Radiocity etc.) among which stands out FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, the theatre’s own festival, open to the new languages of the contemporary which creates a dialogue between performance and contemporary art. In 2017, Triennale Milano Teatro was the only theatre in Italy to schedule three shows which were awarded the Ubu Prize, the most important Italian award for theatre (best theatre show, best dance show, best foreign show in Italy). In 2019, it dedicated an entire day to the winner of the Europe New Reality Award (the most prestigious European award for theatre) and winner of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Biennale di Venezia. A significant recognition of the theatre’s value and its ability to scout and research. The theatre’s programming is in line with the largest national and international theatres and festivals, the artists that have walked its stage have been hosted by the most important contemporary institutions, such as the Barbican in London, the MoMA PS1 in New York, the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The theatre also collaborates and co-produces with various influential artistic institutions worldwide, including the Teatro alla Scala, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, the Centre Pompidou, the Seul Institute of the Arts, La MaMa NYC, the Wiener Festwocken. Every season Triennale Milano Teatro presents Italian and international artists and companies, bringing together established names of the international scene and young talent. Experimenting with new formats and innovational approaches of interaction are indispensable elements the theatre’s cultural offer. It aspires to be a space for discovery, reflection and confrontation with the present, a space capable of creating new forms of involvement and of rethinking its relationship with its public. Triennale Milano Teatro is an integral part of the project of Palazzo dell’Arte realized by architect Giovanni Muzio in 1933 as a multifunctional building capable of hosting the numerous simultaneous activities of the Triennial International Exhibitions. The design of the building reflects the architect’s modern vision which anticipated the trend of multi-purpose cultural centers where the various artistic disciplines find their place, a trend which would emerge in the following years in Europe.