Tuesday 25 June
Teatrotenda Biblioteca di Seriate (Bg)
in collaboration with Comune di Seriate – Assessorato alla Cultura e SIEC
Pop-Up Garden is a show devoted to Gilles Clement (botanist, poet and gardener) and to all those unsung heroes who create gardens in the most unexpected places. It is an invitation to observe plants and their way of dancing in the wind, their being both generous and mischievous all at the same time.
At the beginning our garden is empty, except for Mr. Bu. Bu loves empty, abandoned spaces like the courtyards of old factories. He gives them a thorough cleaning up and then…POP! A lizard arrives and asks him, “Why don’t you put in some ivy instead of asphalt?” And so it happens that, from nothing, Bu creates miniature flowerbeds; as soon as he adds some earth the paved yard begins to change. Bu dances with the plants, he plays at being a gardener, he feels the water, earth, leaves and then… POP! Suddenly she enters onstage: Milady is an agile ballerina, light as a blade of grass. The sight of her kindles Bu’s heart even as she flees among the clouds but then POP!… He is never alone in the garden: other characters appear, some outgoing and some mysterious. The garden has become an independent microcosm living in freedom and movement. POP!
In the TPO company’s work, the stage space – with its images, sounds, and design – is the true protagonist. Thanks to the use of sensors and digital technologies, every production is transformed into an interactive environment where the audience can explore the boundaries between art and play. Dancers, performers and the audience itself interact to try out new expressive forms that aim to surpass all linguistic and cultural barriers.
Visual, emotional, tactile, immersive… In TPO creation coincides with an interactive scenery. Using digital design all sets become “sensitive environments” continuous crossfades between art and play can be experienced. Dancers, performers and the audience share the stage and find a common ground of enjoyment beyond cultural and language barriers. Each artwork is designed to dialogue with players in motion, individual dancers or children. Images and sounds interface with the moving bodies on stage, transforming live gestures and virtual landscapes into a charming interactive art environment.
coreography STEFANO QUESTORIO, VALENTINA CONSOLI
artistica direction DAVIDE VENTURINI, FRANCESCO GANDI
visual design ELSA MERSI
computer engineering ROSSANO MONTI, MARTIN VON GÜNTEN
sound design SPARTACO CORTESI
costume design Sonja Bäumel SONJA BÄUMEL
interactive objects Livia Cortesi, Francesco Taddei, Massimiliano Fierli, Saulo D’Isita
collaborations Luca Farulli, Maurizio Montalti, Enzo Santiccioli, Susanna Musztrai
coproduction Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris
foto: Davide Venturini
Tuesday 25 June
9.15 pm – Teatrotenda Biblioteca, via Italia 58, Seriate (Bg)
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