Salerno, at the Ghirelli theater the new edition of ‘Casa del Contemporaneo’

SALERNO. Casa del Contemporaneo (CdC), is a community of people and artistic professionals all different and all necessary: ​​an open space inhabited by actors, directors, set designers, musicians, authors, technicians, communicators, organizers … The construction of the community takes place through paths and collective images, moments of sharing and mutual exchange with young and old spectators and it is an opportunity to interact dynamically with the complex reality in which we are all immersed. The Ghirelli Theater, like the other locations of the House, is a candidate, once again, to be a place of aggregation that opens up to the most diverse artistic experiences, creators of new relationships and points of view: Theater, Dance, Cinema, Art Visual, Photography, Music. “Own productions” and hospitality, critical meetings, performances, great performers and new talents, information and training are the actions implemented to Cultivate art with children, young people and adults.

The READING CLUB is back, curated by Andrea Carraro, Mariano Ragusa and Eduardo Scotti, an opportunity for in-depth analysis, analysis and comparison; CONTEMPORARY MEDITERRANEAN, exhibition curated by Maria Rosaria Greco attentive to the cultures of the Mediterranean, and which this year turns its gaze to Tunisia. ZIORIZ, work of filmic art, (produced by Teatri Uniti with Casa del Contemporaneo, with the contribution of the Campania Region / Film Commission, in collaboration with Studio Trisorio, Donnaregina Foundation for Contemporary Arts Museo Madre and Zona Rosa), project and direction by Raffaela Mariniello, which follows the course of the Volturno, the longest river in southern Italy, from its source to its mouth, in a three-part division that is both raw and poetic, like Terra fertile, Terra di lavoro, Terra dei fuochi. And again, hospitality chosen by affinity and common vision such as Danza INCONTRI, curated by Antonella Iannone, which brings excellence in contemporary dance and choreography to Ghirelli and MUTAVERSO TEATRO, conceived and directed by Vincenzo Albano. The programming of the Ghirelli Theater begins on November 13 with a Tribute to Pino Daniele, written and performed by Tony Laudadio who in Pasqualino and Alessiuccia – the city that enchants, speaks and sings the language of the unforgettable Neapolitan singer-songwriter. This musical reading is the overture common to all the theaters of the House. A significant choice is to counterpoint the appointments of the season with a workshop path that aims to involve people who are passionate about theater, who aspire to grow and acquire theatrical knowledge and experience. An enrichment of the artistic and cultural proposal that draws a high training course. Three moments of in-depth analysis that will produce as many public demonstrations. The first, a journey of research and actor training, is entitled “With the weapons of poetry / Thought Word Performance” by Pino Carbone and Annacarla Broeg. Participants will be guided through three phases: past, present and future within Pier Paolo Pasolini’s writing. The second is a project curated by Ivica Buljan (Director of the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb – prose section, theater critic, scholar of comparative literature and French literature, trainer in universities and international Masters, among others “Ecole de Maitre” and a semester ERT) “Antigone la Ribelle”, this workshop will explore contemporary performance techniques that can be used to approach ancient tragedies starting from the analysis of the text. The third is an in-depth work in residence by Danio Manfredini and Vincenzo del Prete , “Repertoire – selected studies” with the actors participating in the Repertoire project, Higher training course, path started in 2018 at the Hospital Court of Rubiera. In the desire to share the research carried out so far with the public, other gazes will meet during a presentation evening.

The proposal of season tickets and cards for the 2022/23 season of the Ghirelli Theater kicks off with the show The last tape of Krapp by Samuel Beckett, directed and interpreted by Giancarlo Cauteruccio, a show that the Kripton company re-proposes later 20 years and with which he celebrates the milestone of 40 years of activity, a show experienced as a second skin. La Codista, by and with Marleen Scholten. The Dutch playwright and actress constructs a comic, political, absurd and personal reflection on the question of identitỳ, the desire to slow down and the fear of waiting. Best, a production by Casa del Contemporaneo in collaboration with Nest Teatro, sees the interpretation by Giovanni Ludeno and directed by Giuseppe Miale di Mauro. A comic text – signed by the unforgettable Mattia Torre – which tells a story bordering on paradox, in which the unhealthy idea of ​​contemporary society emerges: to succeed you have to be cynical, unscrupulous, violent … The new year begins with L’Oreste – when the dead kill the living, a very original play, by Francesco Niccolini, who lives, through the talent of Claudio Casadio, and in the continuous interaction between theater and animated comics, created by Andrea Bruno, in collaboration with Lucca comics. Il Barabba by Antonio Tarantino, (text published after the author’s death in 2021) is the fifth appointment of the season. In the play, directed by Teresa Ludovico, and played by Michele Schiano di Cola, the author mixes verse and prose, comedy and tragedy, sweetness and ferocity.

Last arrived… at the Moscato house a show by and with Benedetto Casillo. “The latest to arrive in the Moscatian space / time is me. – says Casillo – And I have more than one thing in common with him: age, roots, family environment, alleys, people, spirituality, many daily doubts, love for animals. The approach to the theater was different. But not in essence. This show is a tribute and a thank you to Enzo Moscato for the privilege he gave me ”. Pièce noire, text by Enzo Moscato, unanimous winner of the Riccione Prize for dramaturgy in 1985, a kind of modern dark fairy tale, skilfully moved between psychoanalysis, thriller and lightness, staged by Giuseppe Affinito with a company of young people. From the archaic text of the great Aeschylus but using the techniques of the comic comes 7 contro Tebe, a creation of I Sacchi di Sabbia, the company born in Pisa that since 1995 has been producing shows characterized by a continuous oscillation between tradition and research, and by a surreal figure and very light. Directed by Massimiliano Civita (current director of Tric Toscana – Teatro Metastasio). Contraction / Contrazioni by Mike Bartlett follows, which made its debut at the Campania Teatro Festival. In the office of a multinational, through two women, 3 years old and 14 executives, Francesco Saponaro directs Valentina Acca and Federica Sandrini in an elegant and refined way in a dystopian and depersonalizing fresco. Pino Carbone is back with a Christmas song. On stage, the three phases of a special process, an investigation, a reflection on the concept of consumption in the contemporary world, starting from the suggestions of Dickens’ Christmas Carol and in fact, like that, it takes the form of a journey. The same process, in the two scheduled dates will be interpreted by two different cast, one all male and one all female. Duett for JJ with Cristina Donadio and Maurizio “Bungt Bangt” Capone is a tribute to Joyce’s Ulysses on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of its publication. The theatrical adaptation, written in the Neapolitan language, is inspired by a fragment of episode 17: ITACA and focuses on seven questions, which give life to seven scenic movements, in which word, song and music intersect seamlessly . In May we find A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, a production of the House directed by Rosario Sparno. A season finale that is the triumph of life and love: the protagonists of this adaptation, which follows that of “The Tempest”, are the actors, who give life to a story that enters a labyrinth of magic and amorous concoctions.

The YOUNG season starts with a few words of Gianni Rodari: “HAPPY IS NOT ENOUGH. There remains the need, the duty, to communicate to them not only the pleasure of life, but the passion of life; to educate them not only to tell the truth but to have a passion for the truth. Seeing them happy is not enough for us. We must see them passionate about what they do, what they say, what they see ”. (see School of Fantasy). A complex project (2 Special Projects, 2 shows for kindergarten, 4 teacher training courses recognized by the MI, 4 shows for upper secondary school, 6 shows for lower secondary school, 8 shows for primary school, 11 shows for families) dedicated exclusively to children, teenagers, adolescents, spectators in constant evolution, who change rapidly but who are students / spectators today, in the present. A proposal dedicated to schools, families, the territory, so that the theater can be a starting point to broaden the view, and build trajectories, with which to nourish one’s educational and pedagogical research, and the public can be led towards a rich fruition and deep. It starts in September with the puppets of “Papero Alfredo” (+3 years), it always continues with the puppets of “The three little pigs” (+3) and the live music of “I musicanti di Bremen” (+3) in October. It continues in November with “In the forest asleep” (+6) freely inspired by The Sleeping Beauty by Perrault, Grimm, Jelloun, Basile and Calvino. December brings on stage the puppets, puppets and the narration of “Secondo Pinocchio” (+3). In January, space for “Beauty and the Beast” (+ 6) and “Solitarium” (+8), theater for actors and dramaturgy of movement. In February, it’s up to +14 first with “Nina, two steps into adolescence”, and then to “Sapiens”, shadow theater (+8 years). March includes four appointments: there is “Barbie and Ken – reflections on an imposed happiness” which involves interaction with the adolescent audience, “Ouverture des saponettes” or clowning and soap bubbles (+ 3 years), the production in English language by Casa del Contemporaneo, “Dracula” by The Play Group and “The firebird”, a dance between song, music and origami, both for audiences from 8 years old. Finally, in April, for the older of the little ones (+14) “Stoc ddoc – io sto qui” and, “Esterina centovestiti” (+6). Casa del Contemporaneo gives an appointment to the public everything, to enthusiasts and the curious, at the Ghirelli Theater already in September, for a festive day, dedicated to illustrating in detail the entire 2022/23 programming.

Salerno, at the Ghirelli theater the new edition of ‘Casa del Contemporaneo’