The Triptych, in some famous Renaissance paintings, consists of a central panel to which two folding wings are attached. In this way three works, although autonomous, are linked in the composition by certain affinities. In our case, four directors from the former Scuola Teatro Dimitri, through the talent of eight actors-dancers-acrobats from the current Accademia Dimitri, intend to make their visions, languages and intuitions dialogue and converge, creating together a hymn to the fragility and beauty of the human being.
The game theme is investigated through physical theatre and acrobatics, led by Adriano Cangemi, and represents the work of the Triptych’s left wing.
If the game needs rules, it is at the same time aleatory and surprising. The interaction of four track artists, their reactions and the gamble of chance accompany the audience in its reflection on this theme. The competitive game consists of a struggle to win, which on the one hand spurs one to improve oneself, but on the other reduces one’s competitor to an enemy to be defeated. The free game, on the other hand, is a place to discover a new sociality and to escape the ordinary laws, to abandon oneself, to forget one’s ego and the inevitable rivalry.
The central work of the triptych involves the eight performers and is orchestrated by Ann Klemann and Bernard Stöckli. It is a visual comedy.
The playground is a classic and recognised ritual with well-defined rules (like a wedding or a funeral).
Unexpected situations, misunderstandings and conflicts can be the product of the free interpretation and pleasure of the various characters, protagonists of the ritual, to play with their expressive power, their emotions and imagination.
An adventure of the human being, far from the promised security.
Falling, failure, and the feeling of imbalance are at the heart of Nuria Prazak’s choreography and represent the work of the right wing of the Triptych. Four dancers share and experience a playful, dramatic, and ecstatic relationship with the force of gravity.
Through an invincible return to the ground, the body is confronted with a recurring desire to “fossilise”, to make a gesture, a movement, a memory eternal. Despite the consciousness of their inexorable fall, the dancers throw their hearts beyond this obstacle, trying to hold their bodies, to suspend them for a moment, as if defying the law of gravity.
The themes addressed, bouncing between the three works, invite the spectator to weave his or her own plot. Without following a linear narrative, the different languages (visual comedy, dance, movement theatre and acrobatics) invite the audience to observe with amused tenderness the different attempts that human beings make to overturn traditional social expectations, to resist the eternal laws of nature, to lose themselves in the game for the game’s sake. A beautiful destiny that unites our times with the generations that preceded us. A tragic challenge worth living and dying for, linking our lives with those who will come after us.
Photos by Konstantin Demeter, 2021
19.06: Verscio, Teatro Dimitri, Tickets
20.06: Verscio, Teatro Dimitri, Tickets
25.06: Novara, MP Teatro Laribalta, Informations
26.06: Basel, Station Circus. To get tickets write an email / Die Tickets werden hier reserviert:
27.06: Basel, Station Circus. To get tickets write an email / Die Tickets werden hier reserviert: email@example.com
02.07: Porrentury, CCDP, Tickets
09.07: Zurich, Zirkusquartier, Informations
10.07: Zurich, Zirkusquartier, Informations
13.07: Venezia, Venice Open Stage, Informations
11.06: Verscio, Teatro Dimitri- SOLD OUT
12.06: Verscio, Teatro Dimitri, SOLD OUT
13.06: Verscio, Teatro Dimitri,
14.06: Lugano, Longlake Festival, Parco Ciani
09.07: Zurich, Zirkusquartier, at 20.00 Info
10.07: Zurich, Zirkusquartier, at 20.00 Info
13.07: Venezia, Openstage, at 21.45 Campazzo San Sebastiano
15.07: Verscio, Parco del clown, at 19.30
Commedia visuale: Ann Klemann e Bernard Stöckli
Acrobazia e teatro di movimento: Adriano Cangemi
Danza: Nuria Prazak
Domenico Doronzo, Chloé Schach, Françoise Gautier, Nina Giordano, Martin Durrmann, Noémie Siraut, Nuria Livia Künzler, Simone Fiore.
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