A painful fresco of anti-heroes, created like a film with a relentless pace, that includes the wonderful score of Montoverdi’s Madrigali as an ancient and fertile land on which to plan a fragile future.
Figli di un Dio Ubriaco is a show that marks the return of Balletto Civile to Tramedautore, with a rich cast of performers aged between 9 and 76. A painful fresco of anti-heroes, created like a film with a relentless pace, that includes the wonderful score of Montoverdi’s Madrigali as an ancient and fertile land on which to plan a fragile future. An all-white set, with nothing but bodies expressing the present. An x-ray image of existence. A brief and not-so-epic epic of a community facing small yet relentless problems, interwoven with the stories of characters in search of their own centres. The themes of shepherding, love and war - typical of the Madrigals - bend to the needs of these characters, the continuous beat of human resistance that blends with the sounds of a drunken daily existence, creating images that provide an in-depth examination of our emotions.
Balletto Civile is a collective of performers that was founded in 2003 by Michela Lucenti. The group won the 2010 and 2012 ANCT Awards, and the 2017 Danza&Danza Award for best Italian production, and the 2016 Hystrio - Corpo a Corpo Award.
Figli di un Dio ubriaco
written by Maurizio Camilli, Emanuela Serra
directed and choreographed by Michela Lucenti
musical director Antonio Greco
danced and created with Maurizio Camilli, Loris De Luna, Michela Lucenti, Maurizio Lucenti, Alessandro Pallecchi, Matteo Principi, Paolo Rosini, Emanuela Serra, Giulia Spattini, Elisa Spina, Demian Troiano
and, performing for the first time, Era Affini
live music performed by Orchestra Cremona Antiqua
music by Claudio Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Salomone Rossi, Isabella Leonarda, Alessandro Piccinini
sound space Guido Affini
lighting design Stefano Mazzanti
costumes Chiara Defant
production assistant Ambra Chiarello
a Balletto Civile, Fondazione TPE, Fondazione Cantieri d’Arte Montepulciano production
in collaboration with Monteverdi Festival/Fondazione Teatro A. Ponchielli Cremona, Festival Oriente Occidente Rovereto, Dialoghi/Residenze delle Arti Performative Villa Manin Codroipo, Teatro Petrella, Longiano/Cronopios, Teatro degli Impavidi Sarzana
and with the support of MIBAC