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Li buffoni

Premiere: Teatro Arena del Sole, Bologna, 20/02/2018

About this event

Arte e Salute onlus is an association operating since 1999 in the field of mental health under the guidance of director Nanni Garella. Since then, the relation between Garella and the company of actors/psychiatric patients has been growing stronger. So did the collaboration between ERT Fondazione and Arte e Salute.
Li Buffoni is a comedy of the seventeenth century, a canvas of commedia dell’arte. The adaptation by Garella translates the different languages used in the text into that confused sound one can hear while walking down the city streets nowdays. “This opened up the possibility for our characters, almost all immigrants, to speak a new “linguistic koinè”, says Garella.



Theater season 2018/2019
from 03/12/2018 to 09/12/2018
from 28/11/2018 to 01/12/2018

Artistic Data

from a ‘canovaccio’ by Margherita Costa
direction Nanni Garella
with the actors/psychiatric patients of Arte e Salute
produced by Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione
in collaboration with Associazione Arte e Salute onlus


photo Luca Del Pia

a production of Li buffoni • Production Emilia Romagna Teatro