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About A.

Anagoor was founded in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, in 2000, by Simone Derai and Paola Dallan soon followed by Marco Menegoni, Moreno Callegari, Serena Bussolaro and many others, thus making this project the experience of a collectivity.

In 2008 Anagoor was nominated for Premio Extra for the performance Jeug* and, the following year, Tempesta received a special mention for Premio Scenario.

In 2010 Anagoor was finalist at the Premio Off of Teatro Stabile del Veneto, while in 2011 became part of the Fies Factory project and of the international network Apap (advancing performance arts project).

Between 2010 and 2011 the group worked on an articulated cluster of performances around Mariano Fortuny’s heritage. This project led to a main performance, Fortuny, which was then invited to the Venice Biennale directed by Alex Rigola, while they toured with Tempesta all around Italy, UK, Denmark, Portugal and France.

In 2012 Anagoor premiered L.I. Lingua Imperii and the concert-movie Et manchi pietà about the life and the art of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

In 2013 Anagoor was awarded with the HYSTRIO - CASTEL DEI MONDI prize.
The company worked for the first time on the direction of an opera: Il Palazzo di Atlante (1642), music by di Luigi Rossi, lyrics by Giulio Rospigliosi, which debuted at the 63rd  edition of the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana in Rimini, Italy. Simone Derai won the the Jurislav Korenić award - best director for L.I. lingua Imperii - at the MESS Festival 2013, Sarajevo.

In June 2014 Anagoor debuted with Virgilio Brucia at Colline Torinesi Festival in Turin, Italy. This new creation is hosted also at Romaeuropa Festival.

In 2015 the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia honors a focus entirely dedicated to Anagoor, hosting both LI Lingua Imperii and Virgilio Brucia. Lingua Imperii is presented at the Venice Biennale and is among the winners of the Music Theatre NOW 2015 award - worldwide competition for new Opera and Music Theatre. Santa Impresa, written by Laura Curino, Anagoor and directed by Simone Derai, premieres in Turin and is a production of Teatro Stabile di Torino | National Theatre.

In January 2016 Virgilio Brucia is presented at PiccoloTeatro di Milano, Teatro d'Europa.

L'Italiano è Ladro by Pier Paolo Pasolini debut in the same year.

Simone Derai won premio Hystrio for his work of direction.

Socrate il Sopravvissuto / come le foglie, from the novel  Il sopravvissuto by Antonio Scurati debut at Festival delle Colline Torinesi.

Anagoor won ANCT Award (Associazione Nazionale dei Critici Teatrali) for its research in performing art field and Premio Retecritica. Socrate il Sopravvissuto / come le foglie is nominated for UBU Prize as best show of the year.

In 2017 Simone Derai is a teacher of Biennale Teatro College directed by Antonio Latella.
Anagoor directed and created costums, set and video for the opera Faust by Charles Gounod, a production of Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Valli di Reggio Emilia and Teatro Municipale di Piacenza.
The company is nominated for Premio Europa per il teatro.

In 2018 Anagoor received the Leone d’argento per il Teatro of Biennale di Venezia.