It is back at Lago for the second consecutive year. A special section devoted to puppets and street performance curated with Alberto De Bastiani and his international puppet theatre festival. The project comes from the will to enhance a historical figure in the world of marionettes: Fausto Braga, who, in the early 1900s, brought this form of figure theatre to all of the villages of the region. An event that is now among the most appreciated ones nationally, in this context. The theatrical quality, the charme of the scenery of the old courtyards of Borgo Mescolino and especially the magical colours locals offer their visitors are unique. The festival is promoted by the Colle Umberto town council, in collaboration with the Il Piccolo Principe and Istadea association, under the artistic direction of Alberto De Bastiani.
Compagnia I Circondati
A clarinet and an organ give birth to a concert that, right from the beginning, cannot find a convenient location. In the absence of words, the two characters find their ideal language. Theirs is an illuminated idiocy, a ruleless game that only manages to find a proper conclusion in the verses of a poem.
A repertoire of farces from the Italian tradition featuring Arlecchino as the main character and his friends from the Commedia dell’Arte, all united by hilarious dialogues and a looming rhythm.
A fresh, exuberant circus-theatre performance where juggling and balancing acts are so captivating they turn the audience into part of the show.
Alberto De Bastiani
IL RITORNO DI IRENE
Il ritorno di Irene features the abandoned homes of fleeing refugees from different war zones as the main characters. Homes left empty, empty stables and even empty nests on trees. The story of how these homes, stables and nests set off a journey through the night to escape war and reunite with their original occupiers.