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Gioie e dolori nella vita delle giraffe

(Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes)

Premiere: Teatro delle Passioni, Modena, 13/01/2018

About this event

Italian-Russian theatre company, Big Action Money was founded by Teodoro Bonci del Bene, Matteo Rubagotti, Carolina Cangini and Kristina Likhacheva. Since 2010, they have been researcing in the field of contemporary theatre and performance: live music and electronic effects are part of the dramaturgy of many of their works.

For ERT, Bonci del Bene directs Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes by Tiago Rodrigues, the story of a nine year old girl that crosses the city of Lisbon searching for the only person that can help her: the Portuguese prime minister.
In the strange world called Lisbon we encounter the economic crisis, the heroic adventure of a teddy bear with suicidal tendencies named Judy Garland, roads crossed by cars and memories, the Discovery Channel, paedophiles, a photo of a violinist, a black panther, a Bulgarian scientist, the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and a girl too tall for her age whose mother called her Giraffe. Immersed in the darkness of the hopeful childhood imagination, this performance is fearful of what children think and angry at what the adults do.



Theater season 2018/2019
from 12/03/2019 to 17/03/2019
Theater season 2017/2018
from 13/01/2018 to 28/01/2018
from 30/01/2018 to 08/02/2018

Artistic Data

by Tiago Rodrigues
translation Vincenzo Arsillo
set and direction Teodoro Bonci del Bene
with Carolina Cangini, Dany Greggio, Jacopo Trebbi, Martin Chishimba
light Matteo Rubagotti

Big Action Money 

photo Marco Montanari / Davide Silvi

a production of Gioie e dolori nella vita delle giraffe • Production Emilia Romagna Teatro