FOR EDITH PIAF
This performance is a musical journey in the France of the 1930s and 1950s through Edith Piaf’s songs - stories of lives in the underworld of the French gangsters, stories of women in love, stories of passions, of dreams, of memories.
This is a tale which starts in 1939, a crucial historical moment throughout Europe. It is the period of Jacques Prévert’s poetry, of Cartier-Bresson’s photography, of Jean Cocteau’s theatre tales, of the coming of the Second World War which will destroy so many families, of the songs from Charlie Chaplin’s films, of the images and characters of De Sica’s film “Roma Città Aperta”, of the French Resistance, of the struggle for life and for love.
The performance theme, the soul which ties all the stories together, and maybe even more Edith Piaf’s own soul, seems to be: “Whatever happens, don’t ever stop believing in love”.
Directed by Pino Di Buduo
Performed by Nathalie Mentha
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