Teatro Dei Borgia (IT)

LA CITTÀ DEI MITI

20 September - 2 October 2022
from Tuesday to Sunday

The City of Myths is a metropolitan poetic dream. It is a trilogy composed of three stories, Eracle l’invisibile Filottete dimenticato e Medea per strada. In these stories Medea, Eracle and Filottete are three heroes of the contemporary world. However, they are not heroes from above, they are not descendants, they are not children of gods. On the contrary, they are heroes of the margins, of the periphery, who speak to us of their real tragedies: prostitution, the fall into poverty and abandonment. Elena Cotugno and Gianpiero Borgia have worked on this trilogy for a long time together with many people: social workers, doctors, health workers and psychologists. They have come a long way with them, until the road began to work on them. The result is a trilogy of performances in which the mythical figures of Eracle, Filottete and Medea are projected into the contemporary world and identified respectively with a separated parent, an incurably ill abandoned person and a foreign prostitute.

The trilogy is a political art action that crosses the city and accompanies spectators to places of marginalization, illuminating corners of the urban landscape through the cone of light of Myth.

 

ERACLE, L’INVISIBILE by Euripide

A disturbing parallelism between the classical hero, Heracles, divine in his proverbial strength, and a marginalised figure in contemporary society, the homeless. Christian Di Domenico plays the role of a separated parent and brings to the stage the economic, social and psychological hardships that have dragged him into the darkest despair. An immersive performance that, starting from myth and Euripides’ tragedy, comes straight to our days.

With Christian Di Domenico; Words by Fabrizio Sinisi; Project and direction Gianpiero Alighiero Borgia; Sociological advice Domenico Bizzarro; Production Teatro Dei Borgia; In co-production with Centro Teatrale Bresciano and Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia


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FILOTTETE DIMENTICATO by Sofocle
In Sofocle’ tragedy, Ulisse returns after ten years to look for Filottete, left alone on the island of Lemnos after seriously injuring his leg. For the Teatro dei Borgia, the contemporary PhiloFilottetectetes we have to deal with is a sick person suffering from a neurodegenerative disease and left alone in a nursing home. Daniele Nuccetelli gives body and voice to the feelings of someone who, in a situation of great suffering, is left to his own devices, staging a delicate and complex theme that touches on the family realities of today.

With Daniele Nuccetelli; Words by Fabrizio Sinisi; Project and direction Gianpiero Alighiero Borgia; Clinical advice Laura Bonanni; Production Teatro Dei Borgia; In co-production with Centro Teatrale Bresciano and Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia


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MEDEA PER STRADA by Euripide
This is the tragedy of the foreigner, reinterpreted through the strength of the myth of Medea interpreted by Elena Cotugno. The performance tells the story of a woman who escaped from her own country, arrived in Italy and ended up as a prostitute for the love of a man with whom she has two children. As with Medea, hope, love and faith in a better destiny are extinguished in an obsessive despair that culminates in a tragic epilogue.

With Elena Cotugno; Words by Fabrizio Sinisi and Elena Cotugno; Project and direction Gianpiero Alighiero Borgia; Production Teatro Dei Borgia; In co-production with Centro Teatrale Bresciano and Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia


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Teatro dei Borgia is a theatre company founded by Gianpiero Alighiero Borgia and Elena Cotugno based in Barletta. Gianpiero Borgia is director, theatre actor and co-director of Teatro dei Borgia. Over the years, in addition to having signed numerous shows, he has worked as an acting coach and created and directed numerous workshops and cultural projects. Elena Cotugno is an actress, theatre author and co-director of the company. Her training is defined as nomadic and international: in 2007 she attended a course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (L.A.M.D.A.). Since then he has continued his training, researching with the masters Jurij Alschitz and Anatolij Vasil’ev and also beginning his first collaborations with Gianpiero Borgia. He is twice, in 2017 and 2019, a finalist for the Ubu Prize. In 2021 he received the Le Maschere del Teatro Award as best emerging actor/actress.

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