Sonia Bergamasco L’uomo seme
16 - 21 JAN 2018
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Tuesday - Saturday 8 pm Sunday 4 pm Running time 75'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
Sonia Bergamasco, one of Italy’s most versatile theatre and cinema actresses, goes back to directing to stage on an all-female story. The Seed Giver by Violette Ailhaud, a memoir written in 1919 and recently published in Italy, which has become a huge literary success.
In a mountain village in Haute-Provence, in the wake of the First World War, all the men have died in battle. The hamlet is inhabited only by women and children. Violette Ailhaud, who has witnessed the events, only now finds the words to tell of when, many years before, her village experienced a similar trauma. With strong, raw and gusty language, the story takes us to the top of the mountains to meet this all-female community, which will make an extraordinary pact for life. The bodies of these women inhabit with love and tenacity the space of the everyday to narrate the limits of the unhuman experience of war and to regain the profound sense of communal life.
An unsettling hymn to life, L’uomo seme is a choral performance composed as a ballad, in which narration, song and scenic action strive to find an intrinsic balance.
Sonia Bergamasco earned a degree in piano at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, and another in acting at the Piccolo Teatro School. She made her debut in nell’Arlecchino servitore di due padroni directed by Giorgio Strehler, and played the Fairy in Carmelo Bene’s last version of Pinocchio for stage and television. She has also worked with noted theater directors Theodoros Terzopoulos, Massimo Castri and Glauco Mauri. Since 2001 she has directed and acted in shows in which her musical background is more deeply interwoven with theater. Awarded the 2014 Premio Duse for her work as an actress, in 2015 she directed and performed in The Ball (based on the novel by Irène Némirovsky). In March 2017 she directed and performed in a new production entitled Louise and Renée (inspired by Letters of Two Brides by Balzac, with original dramaturgy by Stefano Massini), at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. She made her film debut in 2001 in Giuseppe Bertolucci’s L’amore probabilmente (Probably Love) and won the 2004 Nastro d’Argento for best actress in a leading role for the film La meglio giuventù (The Best of Youth) directed by Marco Tullio Giordana. She has also worked with directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Piccioni, and Franco Battiato. She received the Flaiano Prize for best actress for her role in Liliana Cavani’s film De Gasperi, and has enjoyed continual success in various popular TV series. Her most recent film role is in Quo vado?, directed by Gennaro Nunziante, for which she won the Alida Valli Prize for best actress in a supporting role at the 2016 Bari International Film Festival. Sonia Bergamasco was the official host of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival 2016.
(Italiano) racconto di scena ideato diretto e interpretato da: Sonia Bergamasco
dal L’uomo seme di Violette Milhaud
(traduzione di Monica Capuani)
drammaturgia musicale a cura di: Rodolfo Rossi e del quartetto vocale Faraualla
scene e costumi: Barbara Petrecca
luci: Cesare Accetta
cura del movimento: Elisa Barucchieri
produzione: Teatro Franco Parenti / Sonia Bergamasco