The Firebird

Culture - Shadow Theatre and Dance, Workshop

The Firebird

Culture - Shadow Theatre and Dance, Workshop

6 and 7 November 2021

A tale for music, shadows and dance based on L’oiseau de feu* by Igor Stravinsky and the drawings by Enrico Baj
*version: Igor Stravinsky L’Oiseau de feu , ballet de 1910 – réduction McPhee 45′

With three dancers
Direction and set design: Fabrizio Montecchi 
Shadow puppets: Nicoletta Garioni 
Choreography: Gloria Dorliguzzo 
Lights: Davide Rigodanza 
Costumes: Giulia Bonaldi, Anusc Castiglion, Corinne Lejeune

About twenty-five years since its debut and fifteen years since its second production, Emilia-Romagna Region and the Italian Ministry of Culture re-propose for EXPO Dubai, within the national project on puppetry arts and theatre animation, The Firebird, one of the most important and popular productions by Teatro Gioco Vita, among the first Italian realities to be protagonist of the movement of theatrical animation. 

The Firebird is a shadow and dance pièce based entirely on the “choreographic story” which Igor Stravinsky composed in 1909 for the Russian Ballet. The definition “choreographic story” is not improper as is a tale told through music in which Teatro Gioco Vita proves the great spectacular potential of shadow theatre. It chooses dance as an interlocutor, a language which gives a body to the incorporeal nature of shadows and, by its nature, is able to act as a scenic medium between shadows and music.

Shadow theatre workshops will accompany the scheduled performances as part of the school programs organized by Expo Dubai and in the context of thematic areas dedicated to children.

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Produced in collaboration with ATER Fondazione.

DEC - Hall 2A South, Italy Pavilion - Studio

ATER Fondazione, Teatro Gioco Vita

Emilia-Romagna Region, Italian Ministry of Culture within the national project on theatre and shape animation

6 and 7 November 2021

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