ErosAntEros was born from the union of Davide Sacco and Agata Tomsic in January 2010.
Their artistic research manipulates various kinds of sources, experiments with many expressive languages, with the aim to connect theatre to life and make the imagination a weapon to transform reality.
They conceive and produce theatre performances, organize workshops and promote the theatrical culture. The company they guide consists of all the persons who are from time to time involved in the realisation of their projects.
After the first works they focus their research on the role of the artist in contemporary society and the interaction between voice and sound, giving life to the theatre performances On the difficulty of telling the truth (2014) and Like fireflies (2015), and the project of workshops Flashes of resistance-existence.
In 2015 they begin the relation with the national theatre ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro and produce at the Arena del Sole theatre in Bologna Alarms!, a theatre performance about contemporary neo-fascism, in collaboration with the playwright Emanuele Aldrovandi, which premiere at the international festival VIE 2016.
Their dedication to an engaged theatre that does not give up the aesthetic value of form continues the following year with 1917 – a poetic-musical show dedicated to the October Revolution, created for Ravenna Festival, with the string quartet Quartetto Noûs and the literary consultancy of professor Fausto Malcovati –, and We want everything!, a work dedicated to Sixty-eight and contemporary movements, produced with TPE – Teatro Piemonte Europa and Polo del ’900 of Turin in 2018.
Since 2018 they are directors of POLIS Teatro Festival in Ravenna.
They have always had a strong relationship with the University of Bologna, in particular with La Soffitta – center of theatrical promotion – and the professor Marco De Marinis.
From 2012 to 2014 they were members of E-production, sharing the artistic direction of the festival Festa and the season Ravenna viso-in-aria by Teatro delle Albe.
Since 2013 they are guides in the non-scuola theater workshops with teens project by Teatro delle Albe.
Since 2016 they are resident coworkers in CRE.S.CO (Creative Social Coworking) of the Municipality of Ravenna.
Since 2018 their activities are supported by the Municipality of Ravenna and the Region of Emilia-Romagna.
- BORDERS project wins the call for residencies of the national theater Teatro della Toscana
- Agata Tomsic wins the call by Festival d’Avignon and Pro Helvetia promoted by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, to participate at the Avignon Seminar curated by Eva-Maria Bertschy, Milo Rau’s playwright, in July 2018
- On the difficulty of telling the truth wins a special mention at the Theater Festival of Resistance
- Like fireflies‘ text won the First Prize “Raniero Brumini” – category Theater – in the Competition of Art and Culture “Istria Nobilissima” 2016
- Nympha, mane!‘s text was finalist in the XXX edition of Premio Firenze 2012
- Nympha, mane!‘s text won the Competition of Art and Culture “Istria Nobilissima” 2012
- Nympha, mane!, the performance was finalist at the award Premio Tuttoteatro.com Dante Cappelletti 2011
Over the years they have been hosted, supported and produced by important theaters, festivals and production and residency centers in Italy and abroad, such as
Theatre National du Luxembourg (Lussemburgo), Ravenna Festival (Ravenna), ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro (Bologna, Modena), Teatro della Toscana (Potedera, Scandicci), TPE – Teatro Piemonte Europa (Torino), VIE Scena Contemporanea Festival (Bologna), Contemporanea Festival (Prato), Santarcangelo Festival (Santarcangelo di Romagna), Terni Festival (Terni), Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro – DK), Primorski Poletni Festival (Koper – SLO), Ipercorpo (Forlì), Crisalide Festival / Masque Teatro (Forlì), Armunia (Castiglioncello, LI), Teatri di Vetro (Roma), Trasparenze (Modena), Teatro Akropolis (Genova), L’altra scena (Piacenza), La stagione dei teatri (Ravenna), La Soffitta – Università di Bologna (Bologna), Wonderland Festival (Brescia), Teatro I (Milano), Corte Ospitale (Rubiera, RE), Officine TSE (Castrignano de’ Greci, LE).
Teatro Studio Scandicci, Teatro Era Pontedera, Tempo Reale Firenze