Cities is an interdisciplinary and multimedia artistic
project based on the theme of the city and inspired by the homonymous novel by
an anthropological analysis based on historical and cultural research, the
project is meant to let the city re-emerge in order to be given back to its
people - a city never seen before, though still clear in the memories of its
inhabitants and capable therefore to awaken their sense of belonging.
locations and natural sites chosen (churches, towers, cellars, schools,
squares, etc.) establish the structure of the performance.
the different spaces of the city there are stagings, musical performances,
multimedia installations, choreographic events, reconstructions of
architectural environments - all with the background theme of the memory of the
place, of its buried footprints, of its identity. In this way the city
transforms itself into a research yard counting on the collaboration of many
artists, researchers, architects, set designers, archaeologists and
anthropologists as well as theatre companies and musical bands, and even the
inhabitants, local associations and local artists contribute actively to the
metamorphosis of their city.
social structure, together with the cultural and natural landscape, establish
the dramaturgy of the performance itself, in this way breaking the logic of the
conventional theatre spaces, turning the concrete space of the city into the
real stage for this performance.
the event the chosen locations come alive simultaneously and artists and
audience become travellers-explorers, real “archaeologists of the memory”.
“(…) The director Pino Di Buduo,
together with some forty artists from many languages and countries, is
successful in delivering Calvino’s message, and in illustrating its intent,
between the written page and life, between the image and the actual journey”
“Teatro Potlach, from Fara
Sabina, lands in New York. Starting tomorrow and for a whole month, Potlach’s
founder, Pino Di Buduo, will hold a series of lectures at the Faculty of
Performance and Television Arts of the Rutgers University in the American
metropolis. This event will be part of the world conference on the relationship
art-enviroment which is scheduled to be held in New York, an attractive opportunity
that Potlach did not want to miss.
“For four weeks I will be
working with students from different disciplines such as theatre, dance and
visual arts,” says Pino Di Buduo. “Together we will set up the performance of
«Città Invisibili», though it will have been adjusted to fit the New York reality”.
Il Messaggero di Rieti
“One of the most eagerly awaited
attractions of the International Festival of Londrina (Filo), which opens
today, is Città Invisibili, an interdisciplinary and multimedia project
conceived by director Pino Di Buduo which takes shape in the city environment
with the collaboration of his Italian group Teatro Potlach. The outcome of this
impressive work requires the participation of more than 150 Londrina
technicians and artists (…).
Only a few things have been
anticipated by director Pino Di Buduo: for instance, the audience will be
literally taken through a journey into the invisible identity of Londrina. For
one and a half hour, the spectators will be walking through different
environments inside a wood.
(…) Città Invisibili, inspired
by the journey in the homonymous book by Italo Calvino, could be described as an
adventure-interference never past” (Transl. Teatro Potlach)
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