The Foundation “La Versiliana” organizes the Festival Versiliana and cultural activities related. It also manages the Theatre in the park La Versiliana and the Municipal Theatre of Pietrasanta.
The park, linked to the memory of Gabriele D’Annunzio, is one of the most famous international festivals where nature blends perfectly with the art and entertainment. A theater instead organizes a prestigious theater season.
And so here we are again with the long-awaited appointment with the Versiliana Festival, now in its 36th edition: on the one hand, the traditional program of outdoor performances in the beautiful theater of Marina di Pietrasanta, the other a new section called “Upgrade Versiliana Festival”, scheduled at the theater of the Grand Ducal Stables Seravezza.
This year they return to the Homeric reading, with “Iliad – A story Mediterranean”.
The big event will continue until the end of August, extending the duration of that same festival: 29 evenings of show which will feature the biggest names in dance and prose (which will add concerts and one man show of Versilia Extra). Then, nine domestic raw. Emerging companies, shows originality and talent of the most successful of the Italian and international scene.
The real big new of this year’s Festival Versiliana is the design and programming of a specific review dedicated to the contemporary scene. For the first time in its more than thirty years history the festival will present a side “parallel and integrated.” In short, a festival within the festival dedicated exclusively to the new realities of the contemporary scene of drama and dance.
By partnering with the City of Seravezza and Foundation Medicean, Versiliana Festival will double as their stage and the Theatre of the Grand Ducal Stables Seravezza creating a program that anticipates the opening and extends the duration of the festival. Already in June in fact the Scuderie will alternate with 11 performances, 8 plays and 3 dance, presented by young award-winning companies and considered by critics the most authoritative of the most interesting views of the new Italian scene.