Caffettiera Blu is a borderline disruptive exploration of theatrical language, ironically and painfully delving into family dynamics and the anguish of waiting and lying. The family relationship as deception and psychological torture is in our history as sons, daughters and parents, always and without escape.
The choice of placing a table in the centre as the only meeting place for the stories, and around it – on the four sides – the seated audience, including actresses and actors, is intended to nail us down in the obsessive voyeurism that the family bond continually imposes. The convergence of gazes on that table, the risk of crossing that of one of the actors or one of the spectators, stiffens the trajectory of looking, initially. Instead, we find ourselves abandoned and spying shortly afterwards.
So close up we see elements of realistic verisimilitude and others fantastically absurd alternating and confusing. The emotional laceration is confused with the process of deformation or explosion of the word, of vision, of the system of signs through which we mediate the world.
Caffettiera blu, based on the text of the same name by Caryl Churchill, questions the sovereignty of the text itself and reaffirms that of the actor and actress.
Director Giorgina Pi with Sylvia De Fanti, Gian Marco Di Lecce, Mauro Milone, Aglaia Mora, Laura Pizzirani, Simona Senzacqua voice-over Marco Cavalcoli costumes Gianluca Falaschi lights Giorgina Pi/Marco Guarrera sound dimension Valerio Vigliar sounds Michele Boreggi a BLUEMOTION/ANGELO MAI production with the support of SARDEGNA TEATRO within NON NORMALE, NON RASSICURANTE. CARYL CHURCHILL PROJECT curated by Paola Bono
Bluemotion is a group born in Rome within the artistic and political experience of Angelo Mai, winner of the Ubu Franco Quadri Prize 2016. Performers, directors, musicians and visual artists come together to create from their own suggestions, comparing their views on the present and on art. Bluemotion’s works are always collective creations, the result of the exchange and visions of the group’s members. Bluemotion creates, lives and shares in the independent art space Angelo Mai. The artists of Bluemotion are also activists in the field of human rights and the rights of workers in the performing arts.
Freely inspired by the world of Gianni Rodari.
The show is also suitable for an audience of children and young people.
From 6 years of age.
A show inspired by the world of Gianni Rodari, full of intelligent stories that taste of joy, fantasy and freedom. 7 telephones scattered in the space to call and answer to be told a story. 7 voices that tell Gianni Rodari’s fairy tales live. 7 spectators at a time who can pick up the phone and listen to the hidden switchboard operators: actors-narrators from the most diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, who tell stories and converse with listeners in all the languages of our city.
The project Favole al telefono (Tales on the phone) was born from the meeting of two main elements of Bluemotion’s research. The first concerns the construction of performative and visual devices that facilitate and investigate the sphere of communication between two individuals. The second is a reflection on storytelling as a gift, on its capacity to be an instrument of listening and dialogue.
For Bluemotion, the device is the instrument needed to create a rite. A secular rite, certainly, but one that can offer the possibility of feeling part of a community mechanism. In the case of Fables on the Telephone, the medium is the corded telephone, which has fallen into disuse years ago, as has the limitation of moving in a small space during a telephone conversation. This spatial constraint causes a sense of loss, but also of intimacy. Of loneliness, but also of wonder.
It is a brief experience of a telephone conversation with an unknown person. And what you hear is a fairy tale. The uncluttered, shadowy space houses the chaotic array of fairy tales hidden behind the handset, protecting the secret that binds two people talking on the phone without knowing each other. And in this small mysterious encounter the fairy tales become cartographies of lives, rites of passage, notes of the fantastic.
conceived and directed by Giorgina Pi; soundscape Valerio Vigliar; a production by Angelo Mai – Bluemotion
with Sara Benvenuto, Elettra Capuano, Gianluca De Rubertis, Gian Marco Di Lecce, Mauro Milone, Giorgina Pi, Laura Pizzirani, Sofia Vigliar, Valerio Vigliar, Rodrigo D’Erasmo + Roberto Dell’Era of Afterhours and Enrico Gabrielli of Calibro 35
Bluemotion is a group born in 2008 in Rome within the artistic and political experience of Angelo Mai. Performers, directors, musicians and visual artists come together to create from their own suggestions, comparing their views on the present and on art. The works of Bluemotion are always collective creations, the result of the exchange and visions of the members of the group.