Chapter one – On the city in the twentieth century

Chapter one – On the city in the twentieth century

Inspired by the installation QUADRI DA UN’ESPOSIZIONE. STEFANO ARIENTI INTERPRETA L’ARTE A MANTOVA NEL NOVECENTO

(Fruttiere, Palazzo Te, 23 April – 26 June 2016)

The first chapter of the theatrical storytelling project STORIE TRA TE E TERRA is an evocative documentation of life in Mantua during the second half of the twentieth century, created through interviews of local people.

It includes direct accounts of social and cultural changes, original stories from ordinary people and celebrities – from both the city and province of Mantua – expressed through monologues by professional actors and the students of the Teatro Magro theatre company.

The ten stories evoke the past and places long forgotten. They are the result of a long and painstaking effort that began with the interviews and concluded with the dramatization and staging.

The monologues, each lasting about ten minutes, were enacted at Palazzo Te as part of the installation QUADRI DA UN’ESPOSIZIONE, one of the key events during Mantua Italian Capital of Culture 2016.

The performance was held on 12 June 2016 at Beccherie del Lungo Rio

Photos and videos of the performances at Fruttiere di Palazzo Te

THE STORIES

A life dedicated to art

ELIA GRASSI interprets AUGUSTO MORARI of Mantova

I never thought about the danger

LISA ATTI interprets AURELIA CALABRIA of Medole (Mantua)

Mantua can do great things

MAURO BARALDI interprets RENZO DALL'ARA of Mantova

The fishermen’s daughters knew how to row

TATIANA NERI interprets BIANCA RIVIERA of Mantova

Names nicknames and trades

ELENA TRUZZI interprets AMBRA TONELLI of Pegognaga (Mantua)

Moral…

CLAUDIO TORELLI interprets ROBERTO ANDREANI of Lunetta (Mantova)

Sunday on the pitch, Monday in Mantua

ALESSANDRO PEZZALI interprets ROBERTO BONINSEGNA of Mantova

The same chignon for fifty years

MARINA VISENTINI interprets CATERINA BELLUZZI from Mantua

A son fat acsì (That’s the way I am)

Story by MAURO VINCENZI  from Quistello (Mantua) interpreted by ALESSANDRO PEZZALI With a passion for oleographs and rare herbs, Mauro is a picture framer with very clear ideas about art. He has spent his [...]

Life in the country

ANNA CAVAZZINI from Castelgoffredo (Mantua) IS interpreted by MARINA VISENTINI