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Bia

Un passo nuovo, una parola propria

Winner of the Macerata Opera 4.0 award for contemporary musical theatre by artists that are under 35

For the Macerata Opera 4.0 award, a jury composed of Barbara Minghetti, Paolo Cantù, Fabrizio Grifasi, Francesco Lanzillotta, Emanuele Masi, Luciano Messi, Stefania Monteverde, Velia Papa and Marco Sinopoli has recently selected Bia. Un passo nuovo, una parola propria, among the four finalists.

This is a project by Antonio Smaldone from ToTEAM, featuring Davide Gasparro (stage director, playwright), Marco Benetti (music), Stefano Zullo (set and costume designer) Riccardo Olivier (choreographer) and Paolo Vitale (light designer).

The show has been described by its ToTEAM authors with these words: “An eco-systematic sensibility, which is stronger in young people, demands the commitment of all. There is a need for radical change in our life pace, a new way to inhabit our planet, a renewed culture of the human. The beginning portrays a drained planet, alienated and self-destroyed, or better destroyed by its own living essence: a planet populated by beings which devour humans. Diversity, critical thinking, independent actions connected with the others, caring about a common future: these are all instances of courage. ToTEAM originates out of a pact between young artists that are all engaged in giving shape to these suggestions. We will be interviewing younger people and, just like elder brothers, we will help give shape to their vision. Our aim is to trace a new path and shape a renewed word”.

  • Friday 17 July ore 9:30 p.m.
  • Monday 20 July ore 9:30 p.m.
  • Monday 20 July ore 10:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday 21 July ore 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 21 July ore 10:45 p.m.

Dramaturgy and texts Davide Gasparro, Riccardo Olivier, Antonio Smaldone
Music Marco Benetti

Directors RICCARDO OLIVIER, ANTONIO SMALDONE
Set designer and costume designer STEFANO ZULLO
Light designer PAOLO VITALE
Video Art PIERA LEONETTI
Choreography RICCARDO OLIVIER
Assistant director DAVIDE GASPARRO
Assistant coreographer ERICA MEUCCI

A child OTTAVIA PELLICCIOTTA
The soul FULVIA ZAMPA
The lady in a tailleur EMILY DE SALVE
The victims GIORGIO EPIFANI, MICHELE POLISANO
Κόρος (voiceless choir) ASD EL DUENDE
Voice of Bíα GIANCARLO SESSA
Yaguine Koita and Fodè Tounkara RAFFAELLA DI CAPRIO
Castaways’ souls’ voices VALERIA FEOLA, GIULIA MOSCATO
Prisoners, workers and enthusiasts of being “humans” AUDIENCE

Technical Sponsor Silent-Disco Italia
Thanks to the dance school of Elvira Pardi (ASD El Duende)
Executive producer Fattoria Vittadini