Les Villes invisibles

villes30E11Les Villes invisibles (Invisible cities)
From "Le Città invisibili" di Italo Calvino

Concept Controluce Teatro d’Ombre,
Francesco Biamonte, Antonio Albanese
Staging Controluce Teatro d'Ombre

Original silhouettes Cora Demaria
Light design Simona Gallo
Costumes Sita Sing

Direction Alberto Jona


Music by Britten, Modugno/Pasolini, Reich, Oswald von Wolkenstein, Paganini and others

On stage:  Lisa Tatin e Francesco Biamonte, acting and singing,
Antonio Albanese guitars, Jenaro Meléndrez Chas shadows

Production Papageno.Corp, L’Echandole Yverdon, L’Oriental Vevey, Casino Théâtre de Rolle

In the light of a candle, Marco Polo tells the Tartar Emperor the wonderful cities he has seen. They are impossible towns, metaphysical constructions. The stories become philosophical and enigmatic images. Each town is surprising and asks us what we are. An immaterial theater arises from mobile screens and shadows that illustrate the cities. It is the privilege of shadows to make cities "visible" for a moment without revealing them. The Court Musician dress with music the stories narrated by Marco, who sings songs from yesterday and today, in many languages. It is a journey through space and time, in the universality of singing accompanied by guitar. The Emperor does not appear. He is the one to whom the story is dedicated. He could be among the audience. He could be the public...

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Tags: invisible cities, italo calvino, le città invisibili

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