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Calderón | Play

10 May 2023

Calderón is directed by Fabio Condemi, one of the most interesting young Italian directors, already a winner of a Ubu Prize. Condemi has worked on Pasolini in 2019 too, conceiving and directing an amazing monologue inspired by Pasolini’s film scripts.
 
Calderón is a tragedy in verse inspired by the masterpiece of the great seventeenth-century author Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Life is a Dream. But the atmosphere, the plot, the context are radically different: we are in Francoist Spain of the 60s, between evolutionary uprisings and logic of power that seem to leave no other space for freedom than in dreams or in the painting of Diego Velázquez. 

Pasolini’s is in fact a ruthless and lucid x-ray of power, of its way of renewing itself and remaining very ancient, of its changes and its strategies. A labyrinthine text in which multiple levels and traces coexist in a continuous and very rich interlocking game. Traces that make Calderón a very dense text in which viewers are called to question deeply about our being in history. A text that through dreams desperately questions reality.

Audio: IT

Subtitles: FR, ES, HR, PL, PT, SE, EN, DE


by Pier Paolo Pasolini

direction set and costume conception Fabio Condemi

with (in alphabetic order) Valentina Banci, Matilde Bernardi, Marco Cavalcoli, Michele Di Mauro, Carolina Ellero, Nico Guerzoni, Omar Madé, Caterina Meschini, Elena Rivoltini, Giulia Salvarani, Emanuele Valenti

set, image dramaturgy Fabio Cherstich

costumes Gianluca Sbicca

light design Marco Giusti

sound design Alberto Tranchida

assistant director Angelica Azzellini

set realized in ERT scenography studio

head of scenography studio and carpenter Gioacchino Gramolini

carpenters Tiziano Barone, Davide Lago, Sergio Puzzo, Veronica Sbrancia, Leandro Spadola

set decorators Ludovica Sitti with Sarah Menichini, Benedetta Monetti, Bianca Passanti, Martina Perrone

iron set elements realized by Falegnameria Scheggia

assistant to the set project Greta Maria Cosenza

costumes realized in the Wardrobe studio of Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro D’Europa 

technical director Massimo Gianaroli

stage manager Lorenzo Martinelli

stage hands Rebecca Quintavalle e Davide Lago

prop woman Benedetta Monetti

head electrician Giuseppe Tomasi

sound technician Alberto Tranchida

wardrobe Elena Dal Pozzo

shootings Alessandro Abate, Luca Gianfrancesco, Enrico Montagna, Lucio Fiorentino

video editing and direction Lucio Fiorentino


production Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

in collaboration with Associazione Santacristina Centro Teatrale within the project “Come devi immaginarmi” (How you should imagine me) dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini


The performance is realized within the international project “Prospero Extended Theatre”, thanks to the support of the programme “Creative Europe” of the EU  


thanks to Acondroplasia Insieme per crescere Onlus


reproduction of the picture Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez from the Photography Archive of the National Museum of Prado (Madrid)





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