I GIOCHI DELL'INGEGNER CALDER / ENGINEER CALDER'S GAMES
Ages 3 to 6 years
Lower primary school
company: La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi
directed by: Valeria Frabetti
by: Valeria and Roberto Frabetti
with: Luciano Cendou
lights: Andrea Buzzetti
Scenes: Vanni Braga
“When I was a kid I had many toys, but I was never satisfied.
Every day I added iron or copper wire or other materials…
Afterwards I built more complex ones, full of mechanisms…”
Alexander Calder’s words and his ingenious sculptures help us understand the reasons that lead an artist to create.
Let us imagine the atelier of a weird sculptor; he seems to be a blacksmith rather than an artist, because he uses the hammer and not the paintbrush. Let us listen to his stories and have fun with him and his games; let him take us to the weird world he is going to build all around us.
This show is based on the works by Calder, hunter of iron birds, clockmaker tuned by the wind, sculptor of time, stable and mobile tightrope walker...a playful engineer who stopped to watch movement.
Performance already shown in:
Teatrium na Serpuhovke, Mosca - Russia - 2011
Teatro Basaglia - 2011
Grosseto (GR) - Italy - 2011
Teatro Nuovo - 2012
Teatro Dadà - 2012
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala B, - 2012
Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo, Rivoli - Italy - 2013
La Città del Teatro, Cascina (PI) - Italy - 2014
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala B, - 2015
Sala Teatro del Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò - Spoleto (PG) - 2015
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala B, - 2017
Auditorium Comunale, Medolla (MO) - Italy - 2018
Shanghai Children's Art Theatre, Shanghai - China - 2018
Teatro Comunale, Rio Saliceto - Italy - 2019
Cinema Teatro Comunale, Sissa Trecasali - Italy - 2019
Teatro Giacosa, Aosta - Italy - 2020
Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, Sala B, - 2020