Compagnia Teatrale Diritto e Rovescio
Città invisibili - Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino
narrator Massimo Popolizio live music Javier Girotto
director Teresa Pedroni
lighting designer Luigi Ascione
assistant director Simone Faucci
assistant director Elena Stabile
press office and organization Loredana Sottile
Reading - Concert taken from the text "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino
"Seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of hell, are not hell, then make them endure, give them space..."
Massimo Popolizio and Javier Girotto
together recreate the extraordinary emotional atmosphere evoked by some pages of the book "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino. Popolizio gives voice to both Marco Polo and to his listener, the melancholy emperor Kublai Khan. The cities described by Marco are elusive, utopian and at times seem to make fun of the traveler himself in an endless escape of deforming mirrors. The dialogue between music and speech is continuous, a sort of real jam session arises and the music gains dramaturgic importance. In the selection of texts, Teresa Pedroni has favored the most spectacular aspect where the word becomes more meaningful and evocative. Jazz as a musical language helps interpret the color and the feelings that arise on the edge of irony and lightness: Girotto′s saxophones, clarinets and flutes interweave their sounds with the words, set in a magical space illuminated by clever lighting effects.
|Who controls the narrative/narration is not the voice, it is the ear, says Marco Polo. In the same way the show gives the audience the freedom to create their own mental journey, driven by a constant dialogue between voice and music, that together speak about elsewhere, the journey, the freedom to indulge in their emotions without questioning themselves.|