Carne blu

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Written, directed and performed by Federica Rosellini and based on one of her works - published in 2021 with a preface by Nadia Terranova and Claudio Longhi, and with an afterword by Fiona Sansone, who is also co-director - Carne blu is a dark tale, the story of the journey of Orlando, a child born on the moon. Drawing inspiration from Ariosto and Woolf, Rosellini creates a work that is a hybrid of narrative, theatre and Gothic fable.

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Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

Federica Rosellini directs her first play at the Piccolo Teatro, with a monologue that she also performs and based on Carne blu, a work that she published in 2021 with a preface by Nadia Terranova and Claudio Longhi and an afterword by Fiona Sansone.
Carne blu is a dark tale, the story of the journey of Orlando, a child born on the Moon with a fish for a heart; Orlando, unlike other children, does not have a normal heart set within his ribcage, but rather a small cloth pocket to the left of his chest, inside which a goldfish named Sunny swims. When Orlando lets his heart swim free, a metamorphosis begins and his body changes, passing through a range of species and genders; he is male and female, bird and insect. Drawing inspiration from Orlando Furioso by Ariosto and the multiform creature of the same name by Virginia Woolf, Federica Rosellini presents a story of the search of that which has been lost but which cannot be forgotten. Co-directed by Fiona Sansone, an expert in didactics and children’s theatre, Carne blu is a play that provides a violent examination of infancy.
Carne blu is a hybrid play, a blend of narrative, theatre and Gothic tale, in which words blend with the illustrations by the author. It has a touch of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, the visionary world of Miyazaki, the coral reefs of the Wertheim sisters, visual artists and mathematicians, of a certain unheimelich that binds the Tower and the automaton from Hoffman’s Sandman to Melusine’s snake tail.

 

The show features a full nude sequence and a scene with explicit sexual language / The plays of 13, 23 and 30 April are surtitled in English (surtitles curated by Prescott Studio)

Duration: 160’ with two intervals

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Carne blu

by Federica Rosellini 
based on Carne Blu. Un Orlando by Federica Rosellini (Giulio Perrone Editore)
with Federica Rosellini
sets Paola Villani
costumes Simona D’Amico
sculpture creation of the third act creature Daniele Franzella on a design by Simona D'Amico 
light designer Luigi Biondi
visual designer Massimo Racozzi
sound designer Gup Alcaro 
sound editor Daniela Bassani
director's assistant Elvira Berarducci
directed by Federica Rosellini and Fiona Sansone
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production
special thanks to Daniela Bassani and to Nadia Terranova
with the support of Dialoghi-Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin/CSS Teatro stabile di Innovazione del FVG and of RuotaLibera/Centrale Preneste Teatro

The show features a full nude sequence and a scene with explicit sexual language 

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Category of performance Piccolo Production
Stalls full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23
Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 20

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