“Julius Cesar. Spared Parts” features two mysterious characters: “…Vski,” a sort of Stanislavski who films the vibrations of his vocal chords with an endoscope, and Marc Antony, played by an actor without vocal chords, who addresses the audience directly from his oesophagus.

Combining sculpture, technology, and the animal world, Castellucci once again challenges the conventions and limits of disciplines. Touching on the themes of democracy, rhetoric, and ritual, this is a visceral encounter with a theatre that is as disturbing as it is transcendent.



Dramatic intervention on W. Shakespeare
Conceiving and staging Romeo Castellucci
With Gianni Plazzi, Sergio Scarlatella, Maurizio Cerasoli
Assistant Director Silvano Voltolina
Sound technician Nicola Ratti
Production manager Benedetta Briglia
Promotion and communication Valentina Bertolino, Gilda Biasini, Giulia Colla
Administration Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci
Economic consultation Massimiliano Coli
Production Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
in the frame of ‘and the fox said to the crow. General linguistics course’
Special Project City of Bologna 2014
Support Instituto Italiano de Cultura, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, BoCA




Next Performances

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  • O Barco / The Boat

    29 September 2022 — 19 October 2022
    Somerset House, London


    Grada Kilomba's first large-scale installation travels to London, at Somerset House. Consisting of 140 burnt wood blocks, it invites the audience to enter a garden of memory, in which poems rest on burnt wood blocks, recalling forgotten stories and identities. What stories are told? Where are they counted? How are they counted? And told by whom? These are questions that arise when entering this installation.

  • Workshop “Phenomena of society and critical and artistic distance”

    30 September 2022 — 02 October 2022
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia


    She shocked the world in the 1990s when he performed “The Reincarnation of Santa ORLAN”, a series of nine plastic surgeries that were broadcast via satellite to several museums and art galleries in Europe. ORLAN is one of the most important French artists, author of the manifesto “Carnal Art”. She runs a three-day workshop for the first time in Portugal.

  • Coin Operated

    07 October 2022 — 08 October 2022
    Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris


    "Coin Operated" came from an invitation by BoCA to Jonas & Lander, to create a museum piece. The scenic device features two coin-operated motor horses, with both performers seated on it. For something to happen, the audience has to insert a coin into the horses. The performance addresses the economic and power relationship, the conquest of territory, slavery, the mounting of the more powerful social classes to the less fortunate.

  • Cattivo

    08 December 2022 — 21 December 2022
    La Villette - Grand Halle, Paris


    Installation commissioned by BoCA in 2019, CATTIVO is a large-scale installation made up of hundreds of music stands designed by Cape Verdean choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas. Through the use of a sensorial type of stage mechanism, these objects, usually at the service of the musician and the score, become subjects with their own feelings and desires. CATTIVO explores the borders of the animal, plant and imaginary worlds.

  • Trouble

    15 December 2022 — 18 December 2022
    La Villette, Paris


    Film director Gus Van Sant ventures into his first stage creation with a Portuguese team, a musical theater show inspired by Andy Warhol and his overwhelming talent to elevate images to an icon, while scaling as a persona and artist to world celebrity status. A BoCA production touring now to La Villette, in Paris.