- Angelo Facchetti
- Michele Beltrami, Paola Cannizzaro
With MICHELE BELTRAMI and PAOLA CANNIZZARO
Dramaturgy and direction: ANGELO FACCHETTI
Scenography: ROSSELLA ZUCCHI and MAURO FACCIOLI
Age: 3 -10 y.o.
Two pandas are building each their own house. They meet. They look at each other. They like each other. And then? How can they express their affection? How can each one let the other feel their heartbeat? How can they share the most precious gift of all?
They have to go to school, a special one in this case: a school of hugs. Yes, because through hugs we can express many things: we can find courage when we're afraid, we can celebrate a victory, the joy of a meeting or the hope of meeting again when we take leave of one another. In this way our two pandas learn to show their feelings until they're able to share the greatest of all, that makes the world colorful and even makes bamboo grow.
Our starting point was a reflection on the communicative power of a simple gesture such as a hug: we are born from a hug, a hug is what we most often seek when we feel upset, when we meet someone again after a long time, when we want to express an uncontainable joy. As a gesture, It's the perfect depiction of sharing, of union, of tenderness. It's a gesture which children seek and feel as natural within their scope of affection but which must be learnt again and again with each new meeting.
HUGS represents, then, a new step on the part of 'Teatro Telaio' towards a phenomenological exploration of the emotions. After having witnessed the birth of a friendship in 'The story of a child and a penguin', in this new chapter we explore emotions and just how difficult it is sometimes to express them. We feel certain that this is an area which can be both amusing and touching, able to help everyone - adults and children - reflect.
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS:
SEMENTES - Mostra international des artes para o pequino publico, Almada Portugal - 2019
WESTWIND FESTIVAL - Castrop-Rauxel - Germany - 2020
IPAY - International Performing Arts for Youth – Philadelphia - USA - 2019
Festivalul International de teatro pentru publicul tanar, Iasi (Romania) - 2017
Reggionarra - Reggio Emilia (Italia) - 2017
12th Little Ladies Little Gentlemen International Children's Theatre Festival,
Ankara (Turchia) - 2016
Festival "Una città per gioco", Vimercate (Italia) - 2016
Long lake family festival, Lugano (Svizzera) - 2016
Segni d'Infanzia e oltre, Mantova new generation performing arts festival,
(Italia) - 2015
Mini Theatre Festival for Kids, Cluj Napoca (Romania) - 2015
PlayTime! International Children's Theatre Festival, Miami (USA) - 2014
International Theatre Festival for Children 100, 1.000, 1.000.000 stories Bucarest (Romania) - 2014
Abbracci has also been performed in China, Germany and France.