• RE LEAR

    Prod. 2013. "Queste recenti eclissi di sole e luna sebbene la scienza possa farle apparire razionali, tuttavia la natura ne vede gli effetti: l'amore si raffredda, l'amicizia si interrompe, i fratelli si dividono. Questo mio farabutto rientra nella predizione: il figlio contro il padre. Il Re abbandona il suo cammino naturale: e abbiamo il padre contro il figlio.".

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  • Teatro e Sociale: Laboratori Anziani 2012-2013 Municipio VII

    Groucho Teatro con il sostegno dell Municipio VII di Roma, Assessorato alle Politiche Sociali, svolgerà  per l'anno 2012-2013 il progetto di laboratori teatrali intergenerazionali Nonni-Nipoti, presso tre Centri Anziani del territorio. Tre azioni: Lab Memoria Viva; Lab Passaggi di Eredità; Lab Racconti e fiabe di oggi e di ieri.

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  • Teatro e Sociale: Laboratorio con adolescenti 2012-2013 Municipio VII

    Groucho Teatro con il sostegno del Municipio VII di Roma, Assessorato alle Politiche Sociali, svolgerà  per l'anno 2012-2013 il Progetto di laboratorio teatrale 'Il piacere di raccontare assieme'. Il corso sarà  incentrato sul tema del distacco e vedrà  le figure professionali di un antropologo e di uno psicologo. Il laboratorio terrà  come materiale di riferimento i testi di Ernesto de Martino e il testo 'I segreti del mondo' di J.C.Carrière

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  • Prometheus in Blues

    During the dictatorship of the colonels in Greece, Alexander is arrested. In his last 5 minutes before his execution, he tells us about Prometheus, who has donated the fire to the men. In its deliriums, Alexander 'enbodies' the mythical personage, speaking its same language, the ancient Greek. He tells about the myth in first person, in parallel with its experience of resistance, in the background of ancient and recent musics that recall the deep sense of the Blues of the origins.

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  • Theatral course 'Brecht's Game'

    Annual Theatral course 'Brecht's Game' at the Circolo Gianni Bosio, via St Ambrogio 4, Rome. Annual duration, weekly every Wednesday from 21.00 to 23.00. Cost: 55 euro per month.
    Principles of the art of the actor on the view of Theatre Anthropology and work on dramaturgy of the actor's materials; based on the new play 'Brecht in Babylon' based on "Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny"

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  • Project 'learning and having fun'

    Project 'learning and having fun': a theatral workshop Lupus in Fabula, for children 3-5 years old and a theatral workshop COLORS AND WORDS IN MOTION for children 6-10 years old.
    In collaboration with the kindergarten Micronido 'The sun and cloud', Via Pizzo Bernina, 8 (Montesacro). Cost: 30 Euros per month.

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  • Brecht in Babilonia

    (based on "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny")

    Two fugitives decide to found a city, the city of fun and entertainment: Babylon, the city of freedom. Happiness can be bought? In Babylon yes! If you have money, you can do everything: sex, tranquility, alcohol. But ... but something is missing. What? Humanity. That can not be bought: it has to be discovered and money does not need at all for that.

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  • The river who flows

    (Work-demonstration)

    The work-demostration analizes the use of the principles of energy in the Orixà  dances during the actor's training and his creation of scores. In particular it takes as an example some parts of Prometheus in Blues, showing how the actor uses the qualities of energy working on the characters. Also it tells about the hidtory of Groucho Theatre's research: on the body, on the voice and on the text.

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  • Gli Zii di Hendrix

    Going through the story of a legendary musician as Jimi Hendrix, it means not only playing his notes, but getting into the spirit of a person who made the blues his life, to customize it untill inventing the rock-blues. The concert-performance attempts to give a light on the artist Jimi Hendrix, running through his songs, through the stories of his life and analyzing the musics that are executed.

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Brecht in Babylon (based on Raise and fall of the city of Mahagonny)


 

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A grotesque commedy based on 'Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny' by Bertolt Brecht 

 

Actors: Giovanni Avolio, Mara Calcagni, Raffaele Schettino

Fonts: 'Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny' by Bertolt Brecht

Scenography and dresses: Groucho Teatro, Orchestra Teatralica

Light design: Mauro Buoninfante

Direction,Text an Drammaturgy: Collective

Production: Groucho Teatro – Centro di Ricerca Teatralein coll. with Orchestra Teatralica and circolo Gianni Bosio (2010)

Two fugitives decide to found a city, the city of fun and entertainment: Babylon, the city of freedom. Happiness can be bought? In Babylon yes! If you have money, you can do everything: sex, tranquility, alcohol. But ... but something is missing. What? Humanity. That can not be bought: it has to be discovered and money does not need at all for that.

Brecht in Babylon is a performance based on 'Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny' by Bertolt Brecht. It is a collective creation of three actors who met on the desire to plunge into the work of Brecht to search for the soul of political theater and the social role of theater.

It is not theater representative or realistic, but it tells a story, making it through the words, the drama of the objects, the images, the songs, and the body. Uses profane polifinic chants, as well as sacred songs of oral tradition in Italy. It is a performance that breaks the fourth wall, while the actors interact with the public, which is called to be the people of Babylon.

It's a critical look to the system we live, to the advertisements seeking consensus for a single model to be, in general, to the mechandising of the human life. It is the story of a city, Babylon, where he goes to enjoy life and having fun. The city of happiness and freedom, where everything is possible... taking money.

            "What freedom? This is not freedom. I want to go out of here."- Franc Fabec, new resident of Babylon, foretells the crisis in the city. "You can not do. You are banned! "- And thus Babi and Abi, the founders of Babylon, faced
the crisis
by prohibiting, by creating fear, and by speculating on the market. Only a typhoon will help our founders to go out of the crisis. How?

            A new city, New Babylon: peace, love and brotherhood will be established, but where Franc is condemned to death when his money is gone. Nor  Abi's can save him.

            Franc finishes singing "Io riderò / il mondo ha un prezzo / anche il cervello / vendilo, amico / con la tua libertà/ e un posto avrai nella società" (I'll laugh / the world has a price, and your brain too / sell it, man, with your freedom / And thou you'll have a good place in this society").

 
            
A metaphor of the contemporary reality, a satire sung and told who never forgets that theater is the place of magic and of the dreams.


 

 
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