“Il simbolo non è un’invenzione, si trova nella natura stessa.
L’intera natura è simbolo delle realtà trascendenti…”
“Il simbolismo della croce”
After attending a FATF training course in the summer of 2012, some operators decided to intensify and deepen their work to bring about the staging of a show loosely based on a novel by Christa Wolf under the direction of Marcello Chiarenza.
Thus was born the Franco Agostino Teatro Festival Company: the show ‘Guasto’ won the third edition of the National Festival ‘I Teatri del Sacro’.
“GUASTO” tells of the awakening in the aftermath of the explosion of a reactor in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It tells of mankind, of Nature and of the ways this relationship can be compromised by mankind itself. Its central theme is hence human nature, which is expressed in the language of symbols.
Human life depends on its symbiosis with Nature. Human beings are part of Nature, but they are also capable of expressing their “poetics”.
They know how to look beyond the limits of matter. In a grain of sand or in big mountain, in a drop of dew or in the immensity of the sea, they perceive large images and the invisible that connects them to the mystery.
‘Guasto’ is a choral show where words, actions and scenic objects of extraordinary effectiveness dialogue composing a narrative – apparently non-linear but highly evocative, ritual and poetic.
‘Guasto’ also represents an opportunity to initiate a discussion with the audience on the topics dealt with: the relationship between Nature and Mankind, between Mankind and the Supernatural, between Mankind and Science, between Mankind and Nutrition. A ‘master’ gathers some of his students on stage and starts a discussion that will involve the public and will touch the ‘chords’ that mostly impressed them in full intellectual freedom.
Riccardo Bianchi, Nicola Cazzalini, Irene Fioretti, Mariagiulia Monticelli, Jessica Sole Negri.
Franco Agostino Teatro Festival e Federgat in collaborazione con Alice Nella Città.
Acqua Liofilizzata, Alfio Campana,Luca Cannistrà, Comune di Crema, Provincia di Cremona,Elisa Marinoni, Valentina Zanzi
Franco Agostino Teatro Festival in collaboration with the artistic association Dimidimitri proposes a winter theatre programme mainly conceived for families. A new way to take children and parents outside and spend some time together, enjoying a good theatre performance and making the most of city theatres a bit neglected by parents…and unknown to children.
Associazione Culturale Franco Agostino Teatro Festival
Piazza Premoli, 4
26013 CREMA (CR) Italia
Tel +39 0373 250904
Mob. +39 393 4716625
Due to the lack of theatrical structures, in the Middle Ages theatricality spread in the streets, squares and courts. With their jokes and their plot outlines, jesters were the undisputed lords of fairs and banquets. But who were they? How could they entertain the whole crowd, from kings to nobles to the masses? ‘Nella Pancia della Torre’ reveals different jester types: the juggler, the barker, the acrobat, the puppeteer, the dancer, the mime, the storyteller…
‘Saltimbalta’ respects all the best circus traditions: its is a show full of clownerie numbers, dance, juggling and acrobatics. The story elaborates mechanisms and comical aspects linked to the tradition of jugglers. Hence, sites, scenarios and characters build a poetic vision of a simple, clean world: the circus.
The wonderful story of a swan and a magpie tells of their impossible love, of an encounter and courtship of ancient flavour. The protagonists are two animals – a swan and a magpie – which after a dazzle get overwhelmed by each other. They try and try to get closer, but then realize they will never reach each other.
Improbable and entertaining artists perform in a nightclub: a drunk magician, a fakir and his disastrous assistant, a singer and her funny chorus, and finally the former owner of the premises. Each and all of them will make this club special and irresistible. Dinner is served!
A theatrical show with magic numbers.
Riccio Lino is quite a strange playmate: his quills tear and pierce everything, his short legs prevent him from being among the fastest of his group. For this reason his companions often seek to avoid him. But during an adventurous journey in search of tasty gummy candies, Lino manages to prove not only to be able to rise to the occasion, but also to put his amazing qualities at good use.
You never know who and what may come out of this suitcase. This performance cannot be precisely defined, as this artist’s strong point is improvisation: each show is unique and unrepeatable! From micro-magic to street and stage cabaret: Dodo manages to joke with and involve the audience, making young and old spectators feel protagonists. Even the most reluctant can fly on the wings of imagination.
Every little thing we keep in our homes is alive with an existence of their own, has its peculiar language and character. What are those two shoes in a dark closet telling each other? And the forks in that drawer? Why do toys wait until no one watches them before runnig in disarray? Adults pay no attention, but Cubo knows: in order to understand the world we must first learn to make peace with our everyday life.