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The songs of the tree
on music by Maurice Ravel

concept, staging and direction
Cora De Maria, Alberto Jona,
Jenaro Meléndrez Chas

dramaturgy and text Guia Risari
music supervision Caterina Vivarelli
elements of scenography Alice Delorenzi
light design Sara Brigatti

on stage
Alice De Bacco, Pierre Jacquemin (acting)
Cora de Maria / Jenaro Meléndrez Chas (shadows)

piano (in live music version)
Sergio Scibilia, Ylenia D’Introno e Valeria Vitelli

in collaboration with:
Conservatorio G.Verdi di Torino

Fondazione Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani onlus


Production  MITO SettembreMusica 2019


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The performance takes cue from Miroirs and Ma mère l'oye, a small piano jewel by Maurice Ravel that is inspired by the book of children's fairy-tales Contes de ma mère l'oye, which was accompanied in its various editions by magnificent illustrations. Illustrations have a long history as a vehicle to make the world known; before photography, they represented the only chance to picture the wonders seen by travellers and explorers, and sometimes only imagined by storytellers, creating unattainable worlds of fairy tale's same substance.
Taking inspiration from the suggestions born by Miroirs and Ma mère l'oye, I CANTI Dell'ALBERO is a performance made of shadows and music which leads, like an illustrated book, into a world where everything is possible. It is the story of two friends who return in the forest of their childhood and find it much changed, especially the great tree -guardian of forest's balances- that seems to be gravely ill. Thus begins for them an adventure leading to rediscover the pleasure of imagination and, through the music they
are conveyed into fairy-tale worlds, managing to revive the forest. A musical, symbolic and narrative journeythat, on the one hand brings back to the pleasure of reading and listening music, and on the other opens to important important suggestions such as respect for natural environments.

The show debuted for MITO Settembre Musica in Turin (Casa del Teatro), and in Milan (Teatro Munari) in September 2019.

arianna CONTROLUCE Teatro d'Ombre / Il gecko con botas

IL LABIRINTO (The Labyrinth)
performance for 25 people maximum each time (30 minutes)

music José Maria Sanchez Verdù, Iannis Xenakis,
Claudio Monteverdi

stage setting Jenaro Meléndrez Chas
dramaturgy suggestions  Guia Risari
collaboration and direction assistanca Elena Campanella
technique Sara Brigatti

with Clementina Kura-kura, Damián Bojorque, Pierre Jacquemin, Samuel Maverik Zucchiati
Production: INCANTI Rassegna Internazionale di Teatro di Figura
PIP - Production Incanti Project 2018
, guided by CONTROLUCE Teatro d'Ombre:
Cora De Maria, Alberto Jona, Jenaro Mélendrez Chas

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Music Arnold Schoenberg
Text Otto Erich Hartleben from the original poems by Albert Giraud

concept and staging
Controluce Teatro d'Ombre
staging colaboration Rosa Mogliasso
Original silhouettes Cora De Maria

With Cora De Maria, Alberto Jona
Jenaro Meléndrez Chas, Marco Intraia

Trio Debussy-Controluce Teatro d'Ombre (2008)
Alessandro Maria Carnelli-Controluce Teatro d'Ombre (2018)

                                    live music performance

Premiere, 31st may 2008, at Pinerolo, Festival Tra Futuro e Passato, with Trio Debussy
Debut new version, 10th March 2018, at Arona, Festival Primavera in Musica with Ensemble "Progetto Pierrot" directed by Alessandro Maria Carnelli

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project, dramaturgy, staging and direction
Controluce Teatro d’Ombre
Cora De Maria, Alberto Jona,
Jenaro Meléndrez Chas

music Giacomo Puccini
musical arrangements Andrea Chenna
text Rosa Mogliasso
choreografy Antonella Usai and Marco Intraia
light Design Simona Gallo Costumes Sita and Rosa Singh Original silhouettes Cora De Maria
off voice Eliana Cantone

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