jeudi 11 novembre 2010

Reprise de "La princesse Sirène"

"La princesse Sirène" d'après Hans Christian Andersen

mise en scène : Teresa Ludovico
avec : Eugenia Amisano, Raffaella Gardon, Marta Lucchini, Paolo Summaria, Valerio Tambone

Théâtre des 2 rives - Rouen
du 23 au 27 novembre 2010

Teatro Kismet Opera - Bari
du 3 au 9 décembre 2010

Teatro San Ferdinando - Napoli
du 27 au 30 décembre 2010

Théâtre de Bretigny - Brétigny-sur-Orge
14 et 15 janvier 2011

Le Grand R Scène Nationale - La Roche- Sur-Yon
du 18 au 20 janvier 2011

Teatro Kismet Opera - Bari
du 25 au 29 janvier 2011

mardi 28 septembre 2010

Et voilà c'est la rentrée !

Théâtre de la Passerelle - Gap
4 et 5 novembre à 19h

"Loin derrière les collines" d'Eugène Durif

mise en scène : Pietra Selva

avec :
Xavier Berlioz, Gabriele Ciavarra, Raffaella Gardon, Fiora Giappiconi, Stefania Luberti, Gianluca Matarrese, Raffaella Tomellini

Décor :
Francesco Fassone assisté de Alice Delorenzi
Costumes : Elena Bovolenta
Musique : Matteo Curallo
Lumière :
Marco Burgher
Régie plateau : Pey
Régie son :
Claudio Paladino
Régie lumières :
Paolo Raimondo
Technicien :
Mauro Panizza
Construction décors :
Officina dello Spettacolo

Production : Fondazione Teatro Piemonte Europa en collaboration avec Viartisti sur une idée d’Andrea Dosio et Eugène Durif

Spectacle présenté dans le cadre du programme européen de coopération transfrontalière Italie-France Alcotra 2007-2013 pour le projet
Gli Scavalcamontagne.

Ce projet est porté conjointement par la Fondazione Teatro Piemonte Europa de Turin et le Théâtre La passerelle, scène nationale de Gap et des Alpes du Sud.

mardi 6 juillet 2010

Summer break for "the mermaid Princess"

En attendant la reprise au mois de novembre, voici quelques extraits d'articles de la tournée anglaise :

"Take the opening passage. The scene is set neatly by a wispy but engaging female narrator (Raffaella Gardon) and her sweetly lumbering animal companion (Valerio Tambone)"

The Times

"It’s shiveringly beautiful and frequently spellbinding, played out by the five ensemble members in a vast space where suspended silken banners have a wafting choreography of their own, physicality creates the dramatic storm and shipwreck, and the slow descent of two chandeliers provides a palace. Thrilling opera accompanies swells of high drama and blends with pop and nursery rhyme in a characteristically quirky score."

Pat Ashworth for The Stage

"Both men also play a variety of other roles, as do the other two female performers Eugenia Amisano and Raffaella Gardon- the latter taking on the role of Narrator and producing a very effervescent performance."

the Lowry Salford

"Raffaella Gardon, as the play’s narrator, brought a childlike feel to the performance, engaging and sprightly, she was a welcome break from the sinister and dark atmosphere that consumed much of the show."

Babergh District Council-South Suffolk

"...Raffaella Gardon is gorgeous as the narrator..."

Amytheatre's blog

"This production had tragedy, romance, comedy, dance, acrobatics, music and song. It was beautiful, haunting and complex. The audience, (about half adult and half children over eight), were transfixed and transported into another world for an hour – which seemed all too short. And you could tell by the rapturous applause at the end that the memory of it would stay with them, as it will stay with me, for a long time."

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

"Eugenia Amisano and Raffaella Gardon are scene stealers in a variety of roles including narrator, as is Paolo Summaria as the Lord Chamberlain. These three really play to the children in the audience, bringing the fairytale element to life."

What's on stage

mardi 13 avril 2010

Article du Times !

April 1, 2010

The Mermaid Princess at the Curve, Leicester

Originally created in 2007, this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is the fifth production by Teatro Kismet to tour the UK since 1994. It’s easy to see why this Italian company keeps being invited back. The work has a cross-generational appeal and is typically put across with great visual flair. This take on Andersen’s dark and fishy tale of sacrificial love by the writer-director Teresa Ludovico is no exception. Touring the UK until July 3 under the auspices of Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, the hour-long performance has been deemed suitable for ages 8 and above.

Designed by Luca Ruzza with a simple grandeur, the show contains some indelibly poetic images including a finale that’s as graceful, delicate and touching as could be wished. The route to that magical ending is, however, more than a mite choppy. At times Ludovico seems to be playing against her own strengths.

Take the opening passage. The scene is set neatly by a wispy but engaging female narrator (Raffaella Gardon) and her sweetly lumbering animal companion (Valerio Tambone). But as soon as they slip away the heroine’s loquacious Nanny Tuna barges onstage, her litany of complaints sprinkled with supposedly witty wordplay. Although Eugenia Amisano delivers it with gusto, I longed for her to shut up. Ludovico also tries spicing things with a few cultural anachronisms. Example: the lovely, limber Daria Menichetti’s spirited teenage mermaid is introduced with a French rendition of the kitsch-pop classic Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.

The show’s bouncy, commedia-influenced side feels slightly laboured, and yet the piece, however fitfully, casts a spell. The sense of acute pain catches at the heart. It’s evident in the desperate desire of Tambone’s Prince to hear the mermaid’s voice again, and in the brutal bargain she strikes with Amisano’s Sea Witch. And the poignant, almost ceremonial beauty of the closing moments is like a balm.


samedi 13 février 2010

The Mermaid Princess bientôt en tournée en Angleterre, voici les dates si vous passez par là !

Curve, Leicester

Wed 24 – Sat 27 March

Wed 7.30pm, Thu 10.15am & 7.30pm, Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.15pm & 7.30pm

Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB

Lighthouse, Poole

Wed 31 March – Sat 3 April

Wed 1.30pm & 7pm, Thur 10am, Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm

Kingland Road, Dorset BH15 1UG

Theatre Royal, Bury

Wed 7 – Sat 10 April

Wed 2pm & 7pm, Thur 2pm & 7pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm

Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1QR

New Wolsey, Ipswich

Wed 14 – Sat 17 April

Wed 7pm, Thur 2pm & 7pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 7pm

Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 2 – Sat 5 June

Wed 7pm, Thu 2.30pm & 7pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm

Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ

Hall for Cornwall

W/c 7 June - Performances TBC

Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2LL

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Sat 12 – Mon 14 June

Sat 2pm & 7pm, Sun 3pm, Mon 10.30am

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Oxford Playhouse

Tues 22 – Thur 24 June

Tues 7pm, Wed 7pm, Thurs 2pm & 7pm

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Wed 30 June – Sat 3 July

Wed 1pm & 6.30pm, Thur 1pm & 6.30pm, Fri 6.30pm, Sat 1pm 7 6.30pm

Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS1 7UP