21 - 22 OCT 2017
Ticket children 5 Euros Ticket adults 10 Euros
11 am Running time: 50' Performance for children and adults age range: 6+
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
Kinkaleri, one of the most exciting experimental theatre companies of the Italian scene, comes back with a new proposal for young audiences. After the success of Nessun Dorma, which draws freely from Turandot, it’s now the time of Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece, Madama Butterfly, staged especially for children.
The opera tells the tragically moving story of the young geisha Butterfly, who falls in love with the American naval officer Pinkerton. This example of unconditional love becomes the main trace for the company’s creative process, which develops through musical landscapes – enchanting Butterfly’s live singing of the most famous arias of the opera – and through the use of colours and signs which belong to the contemporary art world.
Butterfly by Kinkaleri is a sentimental fairy-tale which is both powerful and tender; it enables the audience to rediscover opera as an epic and current performance genre, inviting young spectators to experience the exhilarating worlds of music, theatre and imagination.
Founded in Florence in 1995, Kinkaleri is a company involved in experimenting and researching with movement and choreography. The group produces performances, installations, sets and sound material, developing their artistic language not from stylistic features but through a direct engagement with the object. Their works have been presented nationally and internationally in festivals and gallery spaces (including Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and Centre Pompidou in Paris). In 2002 they were awarded the Lo Straniero prize “Scommesse per il Futuro” and the Ubu Prize for best dance-theatre piece for <OTTO>. One of their recent works is All!, a choreographic research project developed over several years, focusing on the development of a bodily language from the written word. In 2001 their headquarters moved to spazioK, a repurposed space in the industrial area of Campolmi, where they combine their artistic production with the promotion of artistic events and residencies under the label Is This My World? Current members of the company are Massimo Conti, Marco Mazzoni and Gina Monaco.
concept and realisation: Kinkaleri with: Yanmei Yang and Marco Mazzoni produced by: Kinkaleri in collaboration with: Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana, FTS Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo with the support of: Regione Toscana, Ministero dei beni delle attività culturali e del turismo – Dipartimento dello Spettacolo photo: Jacopo Jenna