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Vivere all’italiana sul palcoscenico: video shows
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Vivere all’italiana sul palcoscenico: video shows

Categories: Music and Performing Arts
A stage festival with 39 theatre, dance and contemporary circus plays in video format.

An important project of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has been dedicated to the performing arts, a sector that has been severely hit by the coronavirus emergency, with the aim of supporting the relaunch of the cultural industry. ‘Vivere all’italiana sul palcoscenico’ is a stage festival in video format which can be watched in full on italiana’s Vimeo channel (in Italian with English subtitles).

Italia – Museo dell’altrove (Italy-Museum of the Elsewhere)
LIS LAB Performing Arts Association | CROSS Festival
in collaboration with the VAN Cultural Association
in partnership with the town of Verbania
co-production City Contemporary Dance Company – Hong Kong
Conception and direction Francesca Foscarini and Cosimo Lopalco
Choreography Francesca Foscarini
Playwright Cosimo Lopalco
Artistic contribution ErGao, Noel Pong
Live performance Francesca Foscarini, Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Giulia Terminio – Performance in video installations ErGao, Francesca Foscarini, Cosimo Lopalco, Noel Pong, Andrea Ruschetti
Set design and staging Giulio Olivero
Sound Guido Tattoni
Italia-Museo dell’Altrove is a contemporary dance, performance and installation art project that unfolds in several settings and addresses the themes of the contemporary museum and the relationship between architectural space and the body. Through the exploration of the country’s historical and cultural identity, the artists are challenged with creating a unique “museum” where the living body becomes living material to be staged. The collection of works on display thus becomes an ideal exploration of Italian cultural history (the first films by Pasolini, Fellini, the art of Antonio Ligabue, Venice, popular culture and dialects, a certain clerical sleepiness with its bells, the coffee ritual, card games); to this is added the valuable gaze of the Asian artists ErGao and Noel Pong.

Istantanee – Sguardi e storie da Fabulamundi (Theatre insights – Stories from Fabulamundi)
PAV as part of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe
in collaboration with Kublai Film
co-production European Network Fabulamundi
Directed by Giulio Boato
Playwrights Davide Carnevali and Giulio Boato
Sound and music Lorenzo Danesin
Director of photography Andrea Gallo
Artistic collaboration Mauro Lamanna
Assistant director Giusy Guadagno
Costumes Marta Montevecchi
Hair and makeup Giorgia Melillo
Executive producer Laura Belloni
starring Sylvia De Fanti, Elisabetta Mandalari, Marco Cavalcoli, Miguel Angel Gobbo Diaz, Stefano Patti, Luca Mascolo, Massimo Odierna, Arianna Pozzoli, Maria Vittoria Argenti, Caterina Carpio
and with the playwrights Helena Tornero, Roman Sikora, Elise Wilk, Claudius Lundsted, Davide Carnevali, Nathalie Fillon, Elzbieta Chowaniec, Maxi Obexer
Eight different texts narrating the European Fabulamundi project, created with the aim of supporting, promoting and disseminating the contemporary playwriting of the countries involved. ISTANTANEE – Sguardi e storie da Fabulamundi aims to be a show-film: a hybrid halfway between cinema and theatre. It was shot like a film would be, but using theatrical conventions. The eight scenes are independent, unrelated to one another but equally linked. The “realistic” style of cinema uses the codes of theatrical fiction, in which the viewer “agrees to believe in a shared fiction”.

La Materia Oscura (Perdendo Ettore Majorana) (Dark Matter (Losing Ettore Majorana))
Associazione Culturale Proxima Res
and Centro Teatrale Bresciano
Co-production LAC Lugano Arte e Culture
Playwriting Davide Carnevali
Directed by Carmelo Rifici and Proxima Res
with Caterina Carpio, Tindaro Granata, Emiliano Masala, Francesca Porrini
Assistant director Mariangela Granelli
Assistant Caterina Filograno
Staging Margherita Baldoni
Lighting design Gianni Staropoli
Sound Federica Furlani
Imagery by Maddalena Parise / Lacasadargilla
Recorded voice Mariangela Granelli
Set photos Serena Serrani
Four actors/speakers meet the audience at a conference on quantum physics. Their memories merge with Majorana’s scientific theories of quanta and neutrinos, questioning the origin of the Big Bang and the hypotheses of the Big Crunch. Majorana’s story mingles and merges with that of the actors: a chaotic universe of events that draws on the vision of reality proposed by quantum physics and touches on a series of theatrical problems that conceal more universal questions.

A Shakespeare/Marlowe Digital Diptych
Teatro Stabile delle Arti Medioevali
co-production Società Cooperativa (Festival Quartieri dell’Arte) | Kolyada Theatre – Russia with the collaboration of ALT QVM
By Gian Maria Cervo
Director Nikolay Kolyada
Starring Lorenzo Grilli, Konstantin Itunin, Alexey Romanov, Daria Kizingasheva, Daria Kvasova, Dario Guidi, Luigi Cosimelli, Vlad Melixov, Viktoria Lemeshenko, Nikita Bondarenko, Ruslan Shilkin, Anastasia Pankova, Ksenia Koparulina, Ivan Fedchichin
Video Francesco Di Mauro, Nikolay Kolyada, Andrea Lombardini, Alena Tremazova
Sets and costumes Christin Vahl, Nikolay Kolyada, Rossella Oppedisano
Make-up Valeria Pacini
Translations Irina Dvizova, Peter Bartlett
Cross-media project that arose from the meeting between the Italian playwright and editor Gian Maria Cervo and the Russian director and playwright Nikolay Kolyada. Consisting iof two short rewrites of Shakespearean works, the show combines high literary concepts and ideas, techniques, and sensitivities of the contemporary. The show features a cast consisting of Russian actors and musicians from the Kolyada Theatre ensemble and three young performers who graduated from some of Italy’s best performing arts schools.

L’Universo nella testa (The Universe in your Head)
Fondazione Fabbrica Europa | Ass. Cult. Codeduomo
by and starring Cristina Donà, Daniele Ninarello, Saverio Lanza
The show expands upon a study between performative languages, working on the movements of the choreographer and dancer Daniele Ninarello and the songs of the singer-songwriter Cristina Donà, together with the composer and visual artist Saverio Lanza. A work that transcends the boundaries between genres to bring the international audience the poetry and best productions of Cristina Donà. Her voice and her lyrics in Italian intertwined with dance, and vice versa the shapes of the body created by Daniele Ninarello reflect and shine, continuously referring to the full meaning of words and the meanings of gestures.

Filippo Brunelleschi nella divina proporzione (Filippo Brunelleschi in the divine proportion)
Teatro Studio Krypton
concept and direction Giancarlo Cauteruccio
original playwright Giancarlo Di Giovine
script adaptation Giancarlo Cauteruccio
performer Roberto Viscont
music Gianni Maroccolo
set project Massimo Bevilacqua
visual processing Nadia Baldi and Alessio Bianciardi
literary and iconographic research AnnaGiusi Lufrano
camera operators Oronzo Cagnazzo and Matteo Castelli for Sicrea SRL Florence
video editing Alessandro Bozzi for Sicrea SRL, Massimo Bevilacqua, Nadia Baldi
organization and production Laura Scala
press office and promotion Pina Izzi
translation Marino Caliterna
The show, conceived by director Giancarlo Cauteruccio, is based on an original script that explores, through the most significant signs of the Renaissance, the complex personality of the great Florentine architect. Brunelleschi is seen in his hypothetical studio-laboratory, to capture and portray his physical solitude, the struggle and conflict he experienced with nature. The digital stage setting is by Massimo Bevilacqua, one of the most experienced artists in the application of video mapping to stage setting art. The music is entrusted to the talent of Gianni Maroccolo founder of the bands Litfiba and the C.S.I.

Creazione (Creation)
Evolution Dance Theater
Authors Nestor Saied, Silvia Luzon
Artistic Direction and Choreography Anthony Heinl, Nadessja Casavecchia
Direction Nestor Saied
A fusion of prose, dance and art, the show tells a simple and dreamlike story. Adam and Eve as universal symbols of a rebirth of emotions, meet again to discover fantastic landscapes, rediscover the simplicity and taste of discovery, the truth of their nature among visions and encounters with Beauty. Inspired by Mark Twain’s novel Eve’s Diary, the scenic fable portrays Adam and Eve, bioluminescent creatures ready to find each other and play in a new dimension.

La dolce vita
Associazione Teatro Potlach
with Aesop Studio, Iuvenis Danza, Specchi Sonori
Direction and playwriting Pino Di Buduo
with Marcus Acauan, Zsofia Gulyas, Nathalie Mentha, Irene Rossi
Stage setting, lights and video Stefano Di Buduo
Choreography and stage movements Greta Bragantini
A multidisciplinary show that originates from the worldly reality of the second half of the last century, depicted on the big screen by the film maker Federico Fellini. Inspired by Fellini’s visions, situations and characters that are now part of our cultural archetypes come back to life, thanks to the on-stage performance of four actors and an immersive scenographic system of lights and video projections. The social life of Rome in the 1950s and 1960s is so well represented in the film of the same name. Between theatre and cinema, between dream and reality, the show first of all asks: does the dolce vita still exist?

Teatro di Sardegna
Production Sardegna Teatro Mixed Reality – RezzaMastrella
in collaboration with Fondazione Fabrizio De André | Teatro Vascello di Roma Fondazione | Sardegna Film Commission | Fondazione di Sardegna
A fusion by Flavia Mastrella, Antonio Rezza slipped from the lips of Dori Ghezzi
with Antonio Rezza, Ivan Bellavista and the extraordinary presence of Fabrizio De André
Editing Barbara Faonio
Amistade is a two-part story, that of Fabrizio De André recorded during concerts, and the live one of Antonio Rezza. Everything takes place in the material/visual habitat of Flavia Mastrella, enhanced by fragments of video projections and mapping. Ivan Bellavista joins Rezza on stage. An idyllic situation is interrupted by a violent act. The show addresses the issue of conditioning. Voice and movement alternate with the Fabrizio De André’s edicts, a voice from the past that opens up continuity with our present made up of abuse and extraordinarily effective mass media.

White Sound
Il Teatro nel Baule | Teatro in Fabula
Co-production Dante Society London – United Kingdom
Written, directed and performed Melissa Di Genova, Simona Di Maio
Original music Santy Masciarò
Light design Lorenzo Montanini
Set and costumes Maria Isabel Albertini
Assistant director Louis Bernard
Italian translation Rossella Natale
Collection of testimonials Roberta Niero
Recorded voice Carmela Perillo
Video Production Uncoso Factory
White Sound is the story of the life of an extraordinary woman: Lucia De Rosa, known as Rusell ‘e magg’. Lucia is looking for something important she cannot name. To help Lucia in the search for that lost something, there is a little girl who breaks onto the scene and it is this arrival that stimulates Lucia’s memory, opens the doors that give access to the memory. Here a journey to the past begins, accompanied by two bizarre scientists who introduce and discuss what happens to the brain when a neuro-degenerative disease or time compromises its functionality.

Meeting Points
Accademia Perduta | Romagna Teatri | Segni d’infanzia
Co-production Théâtre du Gros Mécano – Québec City, Canada
in collaboration with Atrium de Chaville (Paris), Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Benaki Museum (Athens)
Written and directed by Cristina Cazzola and Carol Cassistat
With the collaboration of Lucio Diana
On stage Sara Zoia and Daniele Tessaro
Set and lighting Lucio Diana
Graphic video animations Giulia Agatea
Original music Nicolas Jobin
Written and directed by two authors, the show is the result of an international co-production dedicated to an audience aged 7 and over. A fun journey back through the branches of family trees and migrations that have built the history of humanity; a patchwork of languages straddling Italian, French and English, designed to recreate in the spectator that feeling of disorientation often experienced by those arriving in a foreign language context. Two characters meet in a place without space and time. He is an anthropologist, she is a seller of souvenirs, patchwork blankets. They both find themselves, for work reasons, in a place of transit: an airport. They don’t speak the same language but gradually build a common vocabulary, communicating with simple looks, gestures and words.

Difficult Lovers
Teatro Libero Palermo Onlus
Co-production Do-Theatre Berlino / Saint Petersburg
by Evgeny Kozlov
From a project by Luca Mazzone and Evgeny Kozlov
With Davide Cannata, Federica Marullo, Edoardo Sgambato, Valeria Zampardi
Choreography and direction Evgeny Kozlov
Costumes and props Giulia Santoro
Lighting Mario Villano
Sounds, video and soundtrack Evgeny Kozlov
Voiceover Galliano Mariani
Music by Valentin Stip, Phil Von., Roman Dubinnikov and Mooryc
Technical assistant Fiorenza Dado
Video shooting and editing Pietro Vaglica
Set photographer Giovanni Franco and Luca Mazzone
A reflection on love, a thorny and difficult subject, which is nourished by the suggestions of an author who described the Italian republican identity, leaving room for civil reflection but above all for a vivid and distinctive depiction of Italian characters. Paying homage to the images of love that pervaded Calvino’s writing, Evgeny Kozlov, at the suggestion of Luca Mazzone, gives life to an original theatre-dance creation where different characters intertwine along the path of love. Bodies become letters and convey emotions, pictures of an existence where moments of life are broken down and captured in gestures and figures that recall desire, hope, disappointment, play, happiness.

Italian Playwright Projects – A Notebook for Winter
369 gradi
in collaboration with Umanism NYC – Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | Graduate Center City University New York – USA
by Armando Pirozzi
translation Adriana Rossetto
for the project Italian and American Playwrights Project curated by Valeria Orani in collaboration with Frank Hentschker
with Marco Quaglia and Stefano Patti
Direction Stefano Patti, Marco Quaglia
Set and costumes Barbara Bessi
Music Virginia Quaranta
Editor and executive production Valeria Orani
Organizational management Alessia Esposito
Written for two actors in three scenes, it tells the story of an introverted literature professor who, returning home, finds a thief, armed with a knife, who wants something very unusual from him: it’s a question of life or death. During the night that follows, the two characters, poised between hope and despair, discuss ideas, feelings and painful questions, in a dialogue that is new and unexpected for both of them. The two will meet again years later, still in some way marked by the experience of that night which, although lived and remembered in very different ways, has perhaps traced the possibility of a change, of a wider understanding.

Opera Bianco
Co-production Fondazione Royaumont – Paris, France
Concept, choreography and direction Marta Bichisao and Vincenzo Schino
Performer Samuel Nicola Fuscà, C.L. Grugher, Luca Piomponi, Simone Scibilia
Sound Dario Salvagnin
Administration Marco Betti
JUMP! addresses the issue of human rhythm in dialogue with the rhythm of the world. Dance is the answer to a question implicit in the environment around us: how to keep walking when everything is collapsing? The clown is a metaphor for the human condition. Buster Keaton continually alters his body and the physical laws that affect him in a stubborn march: he uses disasters to feed the rhythm of his gags. Pure dance in harmony with the movement of the world.

Dante delle marionette (Puppets’ Dante)
by Associazione Grupporiani
Direction Franco Citterio, Giovanni Schiavolin
Subject and script Eugenio Monti Colla
Original music Danilo Lorenzini
Narrators Marco Balbi, Carlo Decio, Lisa Mazzotti, Gianni Quillico
Puppeteers Franco Citterio, Maria Grazia Citterio, Piero Corbella, Giovanni Schiavolin, Paolo Sette
Set and lighting Franco Citterio
Costumes Maria Grazia Citterio, Cecilia Di Marco
Sculptures Franco Citterio, Giovanni Schiavolin, Paolo Sette
Costumes Debora Coviello, Pietro Monti
Propman Camillo Cosulich
Technical direction Tiziano Marcolegio
The show combines the tradition of Italian Figure Theatre and Dante’s poetry. The puppets illustrate salient moments of the three canticles of the Divine Comedy, providing a concrete example of how Dante’s imaginative work has contributed to the evolution of one of the excellencies and historical traditions of Italian theatre, a union of applied arts and dramaturgy. The stage formula used involves moving the puppets with short strings, with a visible puppeteer to learn the secrets of puppets and shadow theatre. The puppet, stripped of its baroque stage structures, returns to its pure essence as a “virtual actor”, which has always been able to express its potential through the language of film.

Gelsomina Dreams
Fondazione Cirko Vertigo
Concept, direction and choreography Caterina Mochi Sismondi
with Elisa Mutto, Antonio Fazio, Alexandre Duarte, Federico Ceragioli, Vladimir Ježić and with the participation of Nina Stratta, Paolo Stratta, Fatos Alla
Original music Beatrice Zanin, Nicolò Bottasso
Music Georges Serge Gainsbourg, Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, Casimir Oberfeld, Charles-Louis Pothier, Nino Rota, Albert Willemetz
Costumes Federico Bregolato, Carla Carucci
Light design Massimo Vesco
Sound Beatrice Zanin
Sound technicians Davide Boido, Simona Gallo
Rigger Rio Ballerani
Video direction Caterina Mochi Sismondi
Photography director Stefano Rogliatti
Video operator Fabio Melotti
Editing and post-production Andrea Ruta
Photos Andrea Macchia
Executive producer Paolo Stratta
A new creation by the blucinQue company, which has always specialized in dance theatre, which reinterprets the atmosphere of the great master Federico Fellini in a contemporary key. The show features artists from different disciplines: dancers, artists, contemporary circus artists and musicians, who work on creating the score and rhythm through original live compositions. The work is also inspired by the more human and emotional aspects of Fellini’s world (such as his relationship with his wife Giulietta Masina or his fascination for the supernatural world, including amulets and fortune tellers).

Giovanni Alighieri, Del Fu Dante (Giovanni Alighieri, son of Dante)
Associazione Culturale Xenia
with Massimo Popolizio
Dancers Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Linda Cordero, Lorenzo Capozzi
Original music Marco Schiavoni
Choreography Alessandra Chirulli
In Giovanni Alighieri, del fu Dante Dante’s work and life are revisited from a specific perspective: that of a learned man, a scholar, who, in an imaginary dialogue, addresses Giovanni, the eldest son of Dante and Gemma, elder brother of the more famous Pietro and Jacopo, famous commentators on their father’s work, and of Antonia, a nun in Ravenna under the name of Sister Beatrice. For now, Giovanni’s biography lies in the very few words of two notarial documents from 1308 and 1314, which have emerged from the archives in the last hundred years of Dante studies. We do not know anything else about him. Giovanni is therefore still a slender man “on paper”, son of the twentieth century. The scholar, the protagonist of the show, played by Massimo Popolizio, will reconstruct Giovanni’s biographical profile and the history of the Alighieri family, but above all Dante’s work and the possible relationship between such an illustrious father and a son with an unfulfilled identity.

La Creazione (The Creation)
Lenz Fondazione
Original script by Francesco Pititto from the work by Franz Joseph Haydn and from the texts of Genesis, of the Psalms and of Paradise lost by John Milton
Writing, playwriting, imagoturgy Francesco Pititto
Installation, direction, costumes Maria Federica Maestri
Performers Valentina Barbarini, Debora Tresanini soprano
Music Franz Joseph Haydn, Andrea Azzali
Voice over Agata Pelosi
Editor Elena Sorbi
Organization Ilaria Stocchi
Maria Federica Maestri and Francesco Pititto direct Valentina Barbarini and soprano Debora Tresanini in a meditation on the mystery of the Principle, immersed in Franz Joseph Haydn’s work – Die Schöpfung – and inspired by Andrea Azzali’s score. Ancient, obscure eloquences, romantic evocations of a lost nature, contemporary scientific thunderbolts, make up the great fresco of paintings and sensory states of The Creation, a performance, sound and image piece inspired by the texts of Genesis, the Psalms and John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost.

Cumpanaggiu – Il Pane e il Resto (Cumpanaggiu – Bread and the rest)
by Koreja Soc. Coop. Impresa Sociale
Written by Paolo Pagliani and Salvatore Tramacere
Direction Salvatore Tramacere
Assistant director Andelka Vulic
with Giorgia Cocozza, Carlo Durante, Maria Rosaria Ponzetta, Giulia Maria Falzea/Andelka Vulic
Stage setting, videomapping, footage, lighting, costumes Luca Ruzza, Zeno Maria Ruzza
Translation by Andelka Vulic
Sound/light technician Mario Daniele
Video direction, shooting, editing and post production Luca Ruzza, Zeno Maria Ruzza and Alessandro Grignani
Cumpanaggiu is a sensory show that aims to portray a philosophy of life by showcasing its typical products, whether edible or not, starting with bread, the main character. Guided by two aspiring baker-actors, a celebrant of typical Salento products, a retired educator and baker, and a simultaneous interpreter, viewers are actively involved in a multisensory journey. The forms that bread takes and the ingredients used to make it reveal the fundamental characteristics of a region: the geology, orography, climate, history and anthropology of the population.

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