L'albero

period

18. - 19. Nov 2021

time

20:45

location

Teatro Koreja
Via Guido Dorso 70
73100 Lecce L.E., Italy

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Ticket

€20 / Reduced €15

The Tree

Dedicated to Inger Landsted

Characters
Yazidi monks: Luis Alonso, Donald Kitt, Julia Varley
European warlord: Kai Bredholt
African warlord: I Wayan Bawa
Igbo woman: Roberta Carreri
A poet's daughter: Iben Nagel Rasmussen
A poet's daughter as a young girl: Carolina Pizarro
Storytellers: Parvathy Baul, Elena Floris
Deus ex machina: Fausto Pro


The tree of History grows vigorously and dead.

Around it, child-soldiers and praying monks dance together with warlords, a wrathful mother, and the daughter of a poet who, as a child, dreamed of flying away with her father.

Two story-tellers introduce and comment upon characters and events: in the Syrian desert two Yazidi monks plant a pear tree to call back the birds that have disappeared; in Nigeria a mother rests under the shadow of the tree of forgetfulness holding in her arms the head of her daughter hidden in a gourd; a European warlord explains the necessity for ethnic cleansing to an African warlord who performs a human sacrifice to make his army of child soldiers invulnerable before leading them into battle; a girl plays with her dolls around the tree her father planted when she was born, wondering how birds see the earth from the air.

The tree of History finally bends under the weight of fruit and offers a home to the birds that are flying over the heads of the spectators. But what kind of birds are they?

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The performance is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Please note that once the doors are closed and the performance has begun, it is no longer possible to enter.

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The Tree

ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Actors
Luis Alonso, Parvathy Baul, I Wayan Bawa, Kai Bredholt, Julia Varley, Roberta Carreri, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Carolina Pizarro, Fausto Pro, Iben Nagel Rasmussen
Scenic space: Luca Ruzza, Odin Teatret
Lighting designer: Lucca Ruzza, OpenLab Company.
Lighting adviser: Jesper Kongshaug
Tree conception and realisation: Giovanna Amoroso and Istvan Zimmermann, Plastikart.
Software programming: Massimo Zomparelli
Costumes and props: Odin Teatret
Poster: Barbara Kaczmarek
Puppets: Niels Kristian Brinth, Fabio Butera, Samir Muhamad, I Gusti Made Lod.
Dolls' heads: Signe Herlevsen

Musical director: Elena Floris
Technical director: Fausto Pro
Photos: Rina Skeel
Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff
Literary adviser: Nando Taviani
Text: Odin Teatret
Director's assistants: Elena Floris, Julia Varley
Director: Eugenio Barba

Duration: 80 min.

The performance is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

PRODUCTION:
Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro)
The Grotowski Institute/Wroclaw European Capital of Culture 2016 (Poland)
The Hungarian National Theatre (Budapest)