ACCADEMIA PERDUTA/ROMAGNA TEATRI
Teatro Stabile d′Arte Contemporanea
La cicala e la formica - The Cricket and the Ant
by Claudio Casadio and Giampiero Pizzol
stage setting Maurizio Bercini, Donatello Galloni, Ilaria Commisso
costumes Luca Dall′Alpi and Maurizio Casali
songs Paola Baldarelli music composition Giovanni Perinelli
lights Fabrizio Piro
directed by Claudio Casadio
These two small animals, symbols of idleness and labour, are among the most famous in the world, thanks to this popular fable by La Fontaine.
In the French author′s narration, these two opposing characters embody the contrast between wisdom and rashness; however, in this version of the story, the ant and the cricket will eventually become allies. During this temporary friendship, what seems like a sort of a mix between reality and a dream, a third character appears: The Hornet, a dishonest businessman.
In this funny, dream-like show, the music is the main protagonist, consisting of various performances of songs, giving life to a true variety of fairy-tales.
The funny actions performed by the cricket, create surreal scenes, enchanting the viewers with continual variations of surprises and magic.