MOVIMENTI – Theatres of Health

23 May 2012

“MOVIMENTI – Theatres of Health” is a project developed by the Departments of Mental Health of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia aimed at creating their own theatrical productions.

Theatre is widely used by the Departments of Mental Health of the Emilia-Romagna Region, and experts and professionals consider it a very important tool for promoting individual and social welfare, and a resource able to facilitate the building of “bridges” to develop communities, culture and occasions for vocational training. The main objective of the project is to convey and promote a new culture of mental health, and a new way to approach the issue of mental health care, thus improving the general welfare of society.

MOVIMENTI – Theatres of health” featured:

A tour of the shows created by the Departments of Mental Health, that were presented in several theatres in Emilia-Romagna.

Each company presented their own show during the tour.

The 5 shows of the Departments of Mental Health were performed 23 times in 13 locations across the region.

This was possible thanks to the public and private entities and organisations (Associations, Municipalities, etc.) that manage the theatres in Emilia-Romagna.


DIVERSAMENTE - Theatre Festival


DIVERSAMENTE is the theatre festival that took place in Bologna, at the Teatro Arena del Sole, from 24th to 29th November 2009, under the artistic direction and supervision of the theatre critic Massimo Marino.


As well as featuring a few of the shows created by the Departments of Mental health of the Emilia-Romagna Region, other companies coming from other Italian regions had the opportunity to present their shows, and the festival thus became a national point of reference.

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