BABILONIA TEATRI (IT)
For the 2020 Theatre Season REALITY Valeria Raimondi and Enrico Castellani discuss together the Regeni story in the new show Giulio, dedicated to the student tortured and killed in Cairo in February 2016. A resolute investigation on the border between information and propaganda, between power and crime, between reason of state and inviolable rights, which questions the apparatus of the law, violence and the profound meaning of being free citizens in a free state.
Giulio Regeni is not just a news story.
Giulio Regeni makes us asking ourselves what a State means. What does justice mean. What does power mean. What does the police mean? What does trial mean. What does legality mean. What does prison mean. What public opinion means. What journalism and freedom of information mean.
Giulio Regeni makes us asking ourselves the fundamental questions of social and civil life.
He makes us thinking about the concept of responsibility, of humanity, of strength.
The concepts and issues we are dealing with in our lifes, literature and theatre from Greeks to Shakespeare to us. Giulio Regeni is a starting point to reflect on all this.
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Info: show • duration 60 min. • in Italian
Standard ticket: 15 € – Students/under 26/over 65/groups 10€
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By Valeria Raimondi and Enrico Castellani, cast to be decided, production: Teatro Metastasio di Prato with Babilonia Teatri
Babilonia Teatri is one of the most innovative companies in the contemporary theatre scene, distinguishing itself for a language by many defined as pop, rock, punk. It has become relevant in the Italian scene for its irreverent and divergent gaze on the world of today. Over the years Babilonia Teatri has won numerous awards. In addition to the main Italian cities, the company’s shows have been hosted numerous times also abroad, from France to Germany, from Austria to Hungary, from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croatia, from Colombia to Russia. Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi, founders of the company in 2006, are the artistic directors of Babilonia Teatri. Playwrights, authors, directors and actors, Castellani and Raimondi are based in Verona.
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.