(VEE) "KATAKLO'" THEATRE GROUP BACK IN BRAZIL FOR OLYMPICS

(VELINO) Roma, 18 Jul - Italy's most well-known physical theatre company, "Katak...

(VELINO) Roma, 18 Jul - Italy's most well-known physical theatre company, "Kataklo'", will make a return to Brazil for the fifth time at the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Italian Embassy in Brasilia will present the show "Play", which will be held on July 23 and 24 in Belo Horizonte, July 25 and 26 in Rio, and July 27 and 28 in Sao Paulo. Central to the sheer brilliance of Play is the unmistakable visionary style of choreographer Giulia Staccioli, founder and choreographer for the group since 1995. The show marks Kataklo''s history, and has thrilled audience and critics on five continents. Play was expressly created in 2008 to represent Italy in Beijing's Cultural Olympiad at the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, with the high patronage of the Italian Foreign Ministry, the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC), and the Italian Embassy. In the summer of 2010, Play took centre stage in Brazil with a lengthy and prestigious tour in 12 of its top theatres, including Sao Paulo's Teatro Alfa and Rio's Teatro Municipal. The show sold out and affirmed the Kataklo' Company's fame and appreciation in South America. The group's upcoming event is part of the initiatives for the "Year of Italy in Latin America", a project promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), and the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI), with sponsorship from numerous businesses. vel
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