La gioia

Duration: one hour and 20 minutes without interval

“The ode to joy”, according to Pippo Delbono, is a journey of learning, which changes every evening - just as, every evening, the essential companion, the audience, changes - which moves towards that absolute exaltation, the burning intuition which coincides with a moment of happiness. How does one explain what incommunicable joy is? By examining the suffering, death, folly, and life journey, not only of Pippo but of each and every one of us, interspersed with events that lead us to be that which we are, and which becomes a part of us, such as joy. Just like in a great, vividly-coloured circus, immersed in the living floral compositions by Thierry Boutemy, and in the musical compositions by Pippo Delbono and Antoine Bataille, the actors from the Pippo Delbono Company represent the many stages in a journey towards the most extreme of feelings - anguish, happiness, pain, enthusiasm... - the infinite search for joy.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 4 to 9 June 2019
La gioia
a play by Pippo Delbono
music Pippo Delbono, Antoine Bataille, Nicola Toscano and various composers
lighting Orlando Bolognesi, sound Pietro Tirella, costumes Elena Giampaoli
Compagnia Pippo Delbono
an Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione production
a Théâtre de Liège, Le Manège Maubeuge – Scène Nationale coproduzione

Information and bookings
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From Monday to Saturday 9.45 a.m. – 6.45 p.m.
Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Teatro Strehler
From Monday to Saturday 9.45 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
Sunday 1.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
On the evening of the performance the sale of tickets will close one hour before the performance begins.

Groups and organisations
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