scene da un matrimonio
photo by MARCO PEZZATI
SCENE DA UN MATRIMONIO
SCENES FROM A WEDDING – performance for urban areas
project by ROBERTO CASTELLO
in collaboration with
with the support of
duration: 45 minutes
ALESSANDRA MORETTI, MARIANO NIEDDU, STEFANO
QUESTORIO, AMBRA SENATORE
ROBERTO CASTELLO, ALESSANDRA MORETTI, MARIANO
NIEDDU/STEFANO QUESTORIO/AMBRA SENATORE
ALDES, in collaboration with the Danza Urbana festival
(BO) and Urban Bodies (GE)
MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Direz.
TOSCANA / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo
A couple of newlyweds wearing tennis shoes, followed by a strange individual, quickly gets
of the bus, offering glasses of champagne to the crowd that has gathered at the bus stop
and invites them to move on through the city’s streets. The cheers and toasts continue
until the bride and groom freeze into statuesque stances, not posing for the flash of
photographers, but to become statues that are malleable to the hands of the theatrical
third figure. From here on he manipulates, directs, and plays with them in a series of funny
skits, which can be both grotesque and poetic at the same time.
Effectively mixing humour and irony- derision is concealed beneath veils of sincerity, and
seriousness becomes spirited. This wild and rolling wedding celebration inevitably leads to
a constant conceptual shifting and a provocative re-definition of spaces that are
concurrently personal and public, urban and theatrical.
A smiley and noisy cinematographic narration through scenes sustained by Tzigane-gypsy
music which pays homage to the musical traditions of a culture that truly knows how to
celebrate; a population that is more than ever defamed and mistrusted, perhaps because,
contrary to our western ways, they seem not to abide by convictions that the true goal in
life is to accumulate useless trifles and trinkets.
A playful piece, with workings that can be adapted to any type of situation or urban space.
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photo by MARCO PEZZATI
te chnical spe cificatio ns : SC EN E DA UN MATR IMO N IO
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i n t h e p i c t u r e t h e s e t t i n g u p f o r t he p e r f o r m a n c e
Performers : n. 3
Lenght: 40-45 minutes
The performance starts about 250 meters before the venue in which the scenography is set
The first part of the performance is in fact itinerant, as the attendace tour from the place
in which the performance is announced to the one in which the scenography has been set
up. For security reasons, it is therefore important that such trajectory do not cross big flow
The scenography is set up in a square or in other urban flat venues hosting a ring of about
2 meters' diameter for the attendance.
It is then needed a total of 14 meters' diameter ring, possibly without any obstructions.
A former survey or the sending of pictures of the venue would be however forsight.
Time for the assembling: 2 hours maximum.
It is necessary to forsee that the area of the setting up is closed to the traffic and the
parking prohibition is strictly respected, since at least 2 hours before the starting.
Two persons for the general control and the distribution of the programs are also needed.
One of them has to be equipped with an effcient service mobile.
Time for the disassembly : 20 minutes minimum.
If asked, the audio system can be used for a possible dancing party in the square. In this
case, it is preferable to provide an integration of the audio system in order to guarantee
sounds properly adapted to the environment.
If the performance will take place in an area close to the ordinary traffic, it is necessary to
provide proper authorizations for both the access and the parking of the Comapny's van in
proximity of the venue. Please consider that the van is a Renault Traf fic tag CS450SH.
Another permission has to be reserved in the place in which the performance will start.
Technical material to be provided by the hosting organization:
For daytime performance the Company is completely self-sufficient. No power accession is
In case of night time performance, there will be asked 4 windup 6m high with T bringing 3
PC 1 Kw each, managed or via dimmer or linked live and controlled by a unique switch.
Technical material provided by the Company;
2 battery supplied loud speakers, DB 100 mobile; 2 stands
1 mp3 reader; 1 microphone Sennheiser E845s
2 sound cables 3m
1x1m wooden platform 20 cm high
1 table; 2 chairs
11 sacks full of white cloths; vary props