Santarcangelo Festival is one of the most important Italian festivals that are dedicated to contemporary theatre, dance and the performing arts. It is also the oldest such festival, as it was established in 1971. Since 2017, the artistic management has been overseen by curator Eva Neklyaeva with the co-direction of Lisa Gilardino: artists of international renown meet to offer the large number of spectators, whose numbers grow each year, moments of unforgettable art and beauty.