Polish premiere / 60 min / STUDIO teatrgaleria

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age recomendation: 12+
after the show: 21:00 After Talk with the artists held in English


AUGUSTO is a show about the need to feel loved, unconditionally, and about pain. The physical and vocal practice through which the interpreters are allowed to express themselves is exclusively made of laughter to the bitter end. In this way, the performers of the piece laugh to represent joy, euphoria, emotion, as well as suffering, anger and fear.
The title of the show is a tribute to the figure of the Auguste: the clown, the fool, the idiot who always makes trouble and pisses himself, always drunk, with a red nose, and who laughs at everything. But “august” also means imperial, royal, distinguished, and is the name of the first Roman emperor.
Here they are then, the interpreters of AUGUSTO, while laughing continuously, without giving to the audience and to themselves the opportunity to understand the reason. Here they are, as they walk, run, they reach and embrace each other laughing. Here they are again, while they play and laugh as teenagers. While they are obliged by a mysterious force to organize their laughter rhythmically and loudly.
One also laughs at violence in AUGUSTO. Like the circus: when the clown stumbles, makes disasters and as a punishment receives a fake slap from his colleague. One laughs as the children laugh in AUGUSTO, until they realize that they are seriously hurt.
Invention, choreography: Alessandro Sciarroni
Performers: Gianmaria Borzillo, Marta Ciappina, Jordan Deschamps, Pere Jou, Benjamin Kahn, Leon Maric, Cian McConn, Roberta Racis
Music: Yes Soeur!
Lighting design: Sébastien Lefèvre
Movement coaching, dramaturgical collaboration: Elena Giannotti
Outfit: Ettore Lombardi
Dramaturgical consultancies: Chiara Bersani, Peggy Olislaegers, Sergio Lo Gatto
Laughter yoga coaching: Monica Gentile
Artistic collaboration: Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Vocal coaching: Sandra Soncini
Technical director: Valeria Foti
Tour technician: Cosimo Maggini
Assistance, research: Damien Modolo
Curator, promotion, consulting: Lisa Gilardino
Administration, executive production: Chiara Fava
Press office: Beatrice Giongo
Video, photo: Alice Brazzit
Premiere: 19.09.2018, Lyon
Produced by: MARCHE TEATRO Teatro di Rilevante Interesse Culturale,corpoceleste_C.C.00#, European Creative Hub – French Minister of Culture/Maison de la Danse grant for Biennale de la danse de Lyon2018, Festival GREC Barcelona, Théâtre de Liège, Teatro Municipal do Porto, CENTQUATRE-PARIS, apap – Performing Europe 2020, a project co-founded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Snaporazverein, Theaterfestival Boulevard, Theater Freiburg (Germany), La Biennale di Venezia
Co-produced by: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Centrale Fies,L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino. Alessandro Sciarroni is associatedartist at CENTQUATRE-PARIS and is supported as focus-artist by apap -Performing Europe 2020, Ciało/Umysł Foundation as a part of Performing Europe 2020 financed by UE’s programme “Creative Europe”



Photo above: ©Alice Brazzit