"The project" - explains Riccardo Massai, artistic director of the Teatro Comunale di Antella - "comes from a pride in feeling Florentine, not only for the past but above all for the PRESENT: the shows presented are addressed (and dedicated) to all Florentines eager to know and recognize themselves in their own history ".
Three memories belonging to the more or less recent history of Florence: Sunday 13 December at 21.00, on the anniversary of the massacre, which took place on 13 December 2011 in Piazza Dalmazia, a dedication to the two Senegalese Samb Modou and Diop Mor with the vision of INSTRUCTIONS FOR RACISTS , black fairy tale tout public, text and direction by Riccardo Massai with Miriam Bardini and Patrizia Mazzoni; on Sunday 20 December at 21.00 pm the show ABOUT A. by and with Maria Caterina Frani, an original dramaturgy by Stefania Zampiga, dedicated to an “ordinary woman” who went through crucial years in the last history of Florence. Sunday 27 December at 21.00 pm the last memory is CUORE by Sergio Casesi with the direction and interpretation of Fulvio Cauteruccio, and with Flavia Pezzo; a reminder, among others, of the missing Fiorentina captain, just 10 days after the birth of the footballer Astori, on 7 January.
THE "FIRENZE DEDICA" PROGRAM
Sunday December at 13 21.00
INSTRUCTIONS FOR RACISTS
Black fairy tale for adults and children
by Riccardo Massai
from texts by WS Allen, S. Beckett, A. Gandhi, H. Goring, H. Harendt, Y. Kimura,
T. Ben Jelloun, M. Niemöller, C. Pavese, R. Topor
with Miriam Bardini and Patrizia Mazzoni
directed by Riccardo Massai
The show with Miriam Bardini and Patrizia Mazzoni, directed by Riccardo Massai, produced by Archètipo, is a theatrical game to reflect on ignorance, as the deep root of racism.
On stage two grotesque and pathetic characters play through the perennial comic and cruel parable from friendship to conflict, embodying the eternal contrast between black and white, between good and bad, between the angel and the devil.
The two go to great lengths to organize, close, separate: spaces, situations, people and at the same time hurl, throw words. Words that at times become stories, at other times they generate emblematic questions in the audience that lead to the search for answers.
Sunday December at 20 21.00
by and with Maria Caterina Frani
original dramaturgy by Stefania Zampiga
The show is inspired by a true story of A., traced at the association Via San Gallo and "Something to say" of District 1, through a project of participatory art for an active citizenship, which has become a monologue of women (protagonist, author, interpreter, all Florentine but where all of them can be recognized).
The true story of a woman (or more women) transcribed in a notebook containing the chapters of her life spent working on punch cards in a Florence that saw mud angels pass on its streets (Alluvione '66), students revolutionaries, existentialist feminists: a whole life that has marked her in her body but has also made her understand that no one will ever be able to take her history from her.
Sunday December at 27 21.00
by Sergio Casesi
dramaturgical construction and interpretation by Fulvio Cauteruccio and Flavia Pezzo
voice on loan Michele Di Mauro
technical direction Lorenzo Bernini
video Alex Bianciardi
directed by Fulvio Cauteruccio
The protagonist of Cuore is a footballer on the threshold of eternity, surprised at the moment when the heart stops beating to cross time and give itself to infinity. He deceives himself that he is talking to a great football player, Gaetano Scirea, but he does not answer. It is a presence that observes, understands, perhaps knows everything, but says nothing, it is not yet the time.
Dedicated to the figure of Astori, captain of Fiorentina who died too soon, Cuore does not stage his life or narrate his deeds. The speaker is a man whose thoughts are a vehicle to enter the profound meaning of the game of football, a metaphor of fatigue and human frailty, of joy and failure, of defeat and reconquest. The heart of the protagonist, which has become limpid thanks to the theater, allows us to immerse ourselves in the great poetic mythology of football, the stadiums and their characters, the great champions, the heroes, the forgotten, the losers, the winners. It takes us to fly over Florence, to play on the street with children in love with football, it makes us enter San Siro and San Paolo, it makes us touch Baggio's knees, touch Maradona's hand, find Antognoni's eyes watching the stars. Heart tastes like hot tea on an outdoor field in winter. Cuore is the smile in the eyes of a child who would like to be Batistuta. Heart is football.