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46° Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano
35 events, from July 15 to August 1

The territory of the Valdichiana Senese, from July 15 to August 1, will host 35 events, including opera, music, dance, theater, readings and performances, with national previews and collaborations, with a particular focus on contemporary forms with multiple commissioned works by innovative authors. Starting from the Poliziano center point, the calendar involves the Municipalities of Cetona, Chianciano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano, Sinalunga, Torrita di Siena and Trequanda. Featuring in the line-up will be Michele Campanella and Monica Leone, a contemporary version of Dante, tributes to Piazzolla, Trovatore in the form of ballroom dancing, two literary encounters, a visual exhibition, a stage art workshop and two site-specific sound installations designed for Lake Montepulciano and for an avant-garde cellar. 

Here are some of the events:

July 15-18

Castello, Sarteano 

Centanni - fairy tale for a possible awakening 

Musical theater, an awakening taken from Sleeping Beauty

New Accademia degli Arrischiant 

text Laura Fatini 

directed by Laura Fatini and Gabriele Valentin 

music Giovanni Vannoni


July 16

Piazza Grande, Montepulciano 

"Sons of a drunken god" 

Civil Ballet Theater-dance with Baroque music

and choreography Michela Lucenti


July 29

Piazza Grande, Montepulciano

Riva & Repele

Lili Elbe Show

New creation by the artist Lili Elbe, first transgender, with Silvia Azzoni and OGI live 

choreography Simone Repele and Sasha Riva

dancers Sasha Riva, Simone Repele, Silvia Azzoni, Yumi Aizawa and Jamal Callender 


July 31 and August 1

Teatro Poliziano 

Else, first work 

by Signorina Else di Schnitzler

musica Federico Gardella, direction and libretto Cecilia Ligorio


Also, there will be two orchestral concerts in Piazza Grande, featuring the Orchestra of Tuscany with Markus Stenz and Antonio Greco; for two encounters, also for the Poliziana Orchestra with Antonio Greco and Davide Cabassi as soloist; world premieres, new music by Boccadoro, Molino, Gorini, Muratore, Chahian, Capogrosso, Ravera, Belli.


Information and program

15 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Eventi diffusi nei comuni della Valdichiana Senese
Piazza Grande, Piazza Grande, Montepulciano, SI, Italia
Tel.: 0578757007
Starting from5€
From 15 July 2021 to 01 August 2021