13 - 16 DEC 2018
Full ticket: 22 euros
Reduced ticket (under 30/over 65): 16 euros
Students ticket: 11 euros
Thursday - Saturday 8 pm
Sunday 4 pm
Running time: 90'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
“The atmosphere is dreamy and abysmal, the interpretation is rigorous and dry, the direction is impeccable.“ Il Sole 24 Ore
Winner of the UBU Award for Best Performance of 2017, Macbettu by Alessandro Serra, original and intense reinterpretation of the Shakespearian masterpiece, has been last season’s greatest national and international success. A success which started right at Triennale Teatro dell’Arte in May 2017.
The visionary and daring project of the extraordinary director transposes Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the heart of an imaginary Barbagia, a region of inner Sardinia. The Shakespearian text is rendered in Sardinian and, following the authentic Elizabethan tradition, is interpreted exclusively by men. The Sardinian dialect frees the language from its literary constraints, the gestures and sounds become potent and disruptive, they evoke an imaginary dimension in which arise multiple analogies between Macbeth and the rituals and masks of Sardinia.
Alessandro Serra first approached theatre through making theatrical transcriptions of the cinematographic works of Ingmar Bergman. His formation as an actor starts with the study of the physical actions according to the Grotowski-an tradition to later arrive at the objective laws of scenic movement as transcribed by Mejercho’ld and Decroux. His theatrical training is fused with that of martial arts which he has been practicing since a young age. In the meantime, he graduated in Art and Science of Spectacle from the Sapienza University in Rome with a thesis on the dramaturgy of the image. In the final years of his training, he had a fundamental – for his artistic formation – encounter with Yves Lebreton and his method of Corporeal Theatre. In 1999 he founded the company Teatropersona with which he began staging his own creations. He writes, directs, creates the scenery, costumes, and cures the lights and sound for these creations.
Teatropersona was founded in 1999 under the artistic direction of Alessandro Serra. After an initial interest for the milieu linked to Terzo Teatro and the physical actions of Grotowski, the formation of the company focalized on the study of Meyer’hold’s principles of biomechanics integrated with the fundamentals of martial arts. Starting with traditional phonatory techniques, the study of voice was developed through the practice of vibratory and Gregorian chants with Father Emanuel Roze at the Abbey of Sant’Antimo. During recent years the encounter with Yves Lebreton and his Corporeal Theatre method has been of fundamental importance. Each production is created pursuing continuous and consistent operations of theatrical research based on the centrality of the actor, the composition of the image and the sapient use of the lights. Teatropersona has presented its performances in many countries such as Italy, Germany, Russia, Poland, France, Switzerland, South Corea, Colombia, Romania, Turkey, and Brazil. Among Teatropersona’s most significant works are, apart from Macbettu, Trattato dei manichini, winner of the 2009 ETI (Ente Teatrale Italiano) award; A U R E (2011), selected by the Venice Theatre Biennial for the section Young Italian Brunch / New Italian scenic creation; Il grande viaggio (2013),which was awarded the pubic’s prize at Fit Festival in Lugano in 2014; H+G (2015), coproduced by the Accademia Arte della Diversità, winner of the Eolo Awards for 2016/2017; FRAME, created on the same year and coproduced by Cantieri Teatrali Koreja.
by: Alessandro Serra
based on: Macbeth by William Shakespeare
with: Fulvio Accogli, Andrea Bartolomeo, Leonardo Capuano, Andrea Carroni, Giovanni Carroni, Maurizio Giordo, Stefano Mereu, Felice Montervino
translation into the Sardinian dialect and linguistic advisor: Giovanni Carroni
collaboration in scenic movements: Chiara Michelini
sounding stones music: Pinuccio Sciola
sounding stones compositions: Marcellino Garau
direction, scene, lighting, costumes: Alessandro Serra
production: Sardegna Teatro and Compagnia Teatropersona
supported by: Fondazione Pinuccio Sciola | Cedac Circuito Regionale Sardegna photo © Antonio Baldino