Teatro Continuo Burri
The Teatro Continuo looks like a stage structure reduced to the essentials, consisting of a platform raised off the ground and six rotating side scenes painted white on one side and black on the other
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After 25 years on the occasion of the centenary of its designer Alberto Burri, this unusual open-air stage reopen located in Sempione Park between the Arch of Peace and the Sforzesco Castle.
The Teatro Continuo looks like a stage structure reduced to the essentials, consisting of a platform raised off the ground and six rotating side scenes painted white on one side and black on the other: a scenic machine always ready for use, for both activities and artistic shows, both for independent use by anyone. With this work Burri expressed its keen interest in the theater, expanding the notion of the scene to the urban space.
The construction was demolished in 1989 and rebuilt in 2015.
As part of the nctm e l’arte project, with the scientific curatorship of Gabi Scardi, Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri and NCTM Studio Legale Associato have promoted the reconstruction of the work based on the original drawings, and they have donated the now resurrected Teatro Continuo to the City of Milan and to La Triennale di Milano.
The construction, building site and reinstatement of the Teatro Continuo were entrusted to Leggeri S.r.l., a company that for decades has worked on the creation of works by international artists.
The project has been examined and authorised by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici of the Province of Milan.