Linee Libere is an independent theater company, founded by the director Irene Di Lelio in 2015, in which the theater is intended as nourishment for the body, mind and spirit. For us the theater is a means to find a point of contact, a real and necessary dialogue with every member of the single artistic project (actor, collaborator, spectator). 
 
Company activities: the organization of shows, the creation of site specific performances and the direction and organization of theater workshops. 
 

Performances treated and produced since 2015 and signed by the director Irene Di Lelio:

  • "La Beatrice" by Irene Di Lelio, born from the collaboration between the integrated Medical Clinic  of the Ortona Hospital and Linee Libere - an ASL2 Lanciano Chieti Vasto production; ISA il tuo benessere al centro; G. D'Annunzio University of Studies; Linee Libere

  • "Proposta d’Artista" from Cechov's “The Marriage Proposal”

  • "Resine Heart" by Sara Calvario

  • "La Cantatrice Cheuve" by Ionesco

  • "PAGLIACCI" by Irene Di Lelio, Sara Calvario, Talisa Viola; artistic residence and debut at the Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

  • "Peter Pan" by J. Barrie

  • "Rapunzel and the Moon" by the Grimm Brothers

  • "DOMINO", born from the collaboration with Gli Artimanti. A seminar was held at the Sapienza University of Rome from the study phases of the shows. 

 

Performances produced by external bodies:

  • "Tristrofa" by Elisa Corpolongo and Ilaria Diotallevi - debut: Biennale College Musica - 7 October 2018 Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice

  • "El Sueno de Dalì in a Noche de Picasso" by Ignacio and Jorge Ferrando - debut: Biennale College Musica - 7 October 2018 Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice

  • "The Contrabass" by Suskind, produced by the Festival Piana Del Cavaliere 

 
Among the workshops organized by Linee Libere: 

  • Workshop with Irene Di Lelio "Metamorphosis of matter and morals - study of a Midsummer Night's Dream"Officine Castello Colonna (RM), 2019

  • Workshop on "Commedia dell'arte in Pagliacci" with Maestro Bonavera for the show "PAGLIACCI", 2018 

 
Documentaries:

  • "La Beatrice - Between Story and Dialogue", direction, photography and editing Riccardo Perazza, born from the collaboration between the Integrated Medicial Clinic of the Ortona Hospital and Linee Libere - an ASL2 Lanciano Chieti Vasto production; ISA il tuo benessere al centro; G. D’Annunzio University of Studies; Linee Libere

  • "An Evening with Linee Libere", directing, photography and editing Riccardo Perazza - a production of Linee Libere

  • "DOMINO : Two Shows on the Domination of Man over Man", directed by Matteo Ferrarini - a production of Linee Libere / Gli Artimanti 

TEACHINGS

[...] Ci siamo trovati nel vuoto ed abbiamo dovuto compiere le nostre acrobazie senza rete di protezione. Abbiamo insomma dovuto “riinventare” dentro di noi qualcosa, al di là della cultura e della storia. In questa fatica ci ha sorretto una vena sotterranea che credevamo quasi estinta per sempre: un abbandono italico al ritmo, all’invenzione immediata, al gesto mimico, all’iperbole dell’immagine, insieme a un classico rigore – e sono rifluiti in noi antichi umori che non si erano perduti, attraverso le generazioni teatrali [...] - Giorgio Strehler

 

I never believed in one single truth.  Be it mine or that of the others.  I believe that all schools, all theories can be useful in a certain place, at a given time.  But I believe that one can only live by passionately and absolutely adhering to one viewpoint.  However, with the passage of time, as we change, as the world changes, aims vary and point of view moves.  If I look at the essays I wrote, the ideas I voiced in different places, something becomes obvious: a certain continuity.  If a point of view is to be of any use, one must give oneself to it totally, one must defend it to death.  And yet, at the same time, a little interior voice whispers to me: "hold on tightly, let go lightly". - Peter Brook

Immaginati due tribù che sono molto diverse e che si incontrano sulle rive opposte di un fiume: ogni tribù può vivere per se stessa, può parlare dell’altra tribù, forse dirne male o elogiarla. Ma ogni volta che uno rema da una riva all’altra scambia qualcosa. Uno non passa il fiume per far ricerche etnografiche, per vedere come gli altri vivono, ma per dare qualcosa e ricevere qualcosa in cambio: un pugno di sale per un braccio di stoffa, una manciata di perline per un arco e due frecce. Ma un patrimonio culturale si può barattare? - Eugenio Barba

Finché c'è Teatro, c'è Speranza - Piergiorgio Giacchè