Ezio MauroI due treni, Lenin e lo Zar. Cronache di una Rivoluzione
16 NOV 2017
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Running time 60'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
One hundred years ago, in 1917, the Russian revolution broke out – an event that deeply marked the history of the 20th century. Ezio Mauro, Moscow correspondent for la Repubblica during the perestroika years and expert on Russian political history, retraces the events of the October Revolution and, using the instruments of newswriting and journalism, narrates the facts that transformed the world, changing the course of history for over seventy years.
The piece Lenin e lo Zar. I due treni della Rivoluzione is performed by Ezio Mauro himself, accompanied by eloquent archival images and by Ivano Marescotti’s voiceover. The narration develops around two trains which cross Russia within one month from each other. On the first one travels Nikolai II Aleksandrovich Romanov, last Russian Tsar, abdicating and ending his family’s three-hundred-year dynasty. The second train carries Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known as Lenin, the first Russian revolutionary, escorted by his Bolshevik comrades: he is about to come to power leading a revolution which started during his seventeen-year exile. Sounds, voices and songs from the time of the revolution interact with the narration to reproduce the dramatic character of those days.
Ezio Mauro started his career as a journalist in 1972 at the Gazzetta del Popolo of Turin. He later started working for La Stampa in Rome as a political correspondent and for which he carried out inquiries abroad, particularly in the United States. In 1988 he began collaborating with La Repubblica, as a correspondent from the USSR, based in Moscow. For three years he was following the transformation of the state during the period of the Perestrojka by traveling to the Republics of the Soviet Union. In 1990 he returned to La Stampa, this time as a co-director, to then be assigned as director in 1992. In 1994 he received the Ischia International Award for journalism. Since 1996 he has been the director of La Repubblica. In 1997 he received the Alfio Russo International Award for his contribution to journalism. In October 2009 the government training center Harvard Kennedy School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism of Harvard rewarded him a commendation for his role at La Repubblica. In 2011 he co-published with Gustavo Zagrebelsky the book La felicità della democrazia. Un dialogo edited by Laterza. In 2015 he also published for Laterza, Babel, a dialogue with Zygmunt Bauman. During the same year Thyssen. Opera sonora made its debut, a performance based on his reportage on the 2007 steelworks plant accident in Turin. In January 2016, after 20 years, he resigned from the direction of La Repubblica but still remains at the newspaper as an editor.
a project by and with: Ezio Mauro produced by: Elastica staging and images: Tommaso Arosio voiceover: Ivano Marescotti photo: Giacomo Maestri - Elastica