24 June 2011
VENUE: Action Base Studio, 1 Buskett road, Tal-Virtu, Rabat
Performances start at 9pm SHARP.
Audience members are advised to park NO LATER THAN 8:30pm.
A shuttle car will start taking audience members down to ActionBase Studio at 8:10pm.
Audience members will be offered a welcome drink and invited to enjoy the sunset until the performance starts: at 9pm sharp.
The last trip of the shuttle will be at 8:50 SHARP.
Please see the map and video for parking and shuttle point of departure.
Per Edith Piaf
The performance is a musical journey in the France of the 30s and 50s through Edith Piaf’s songs. Stories of lives in the environment of the French gangsters, stories of women in love, stories of passions, of dreams, of memories.
It is the tale of a period: 1939, a highly charged historical moment throughout Europe: the period of Jacques Prévert’s poetry, Cartier-Bresson’s photography, Jean Cocteau’s theatre tales, the horrors of World War II destroying so many families, the songs for Charlie Chaplin’s films, the images and characters of De Sica’s film Roma Città Aperta, the French Resistance, the struggle for life, for love. The performance’s theme, the soul which weaves the narratives into one whole.... perhaps even Edith Piaf’s soul.... seems to be: “don’t ever stop believing in love, whatever happens”.
Per Edith Piaf, has been performed in; Salvador de Bahia; Rieti; Fara Sabina; Bergamo; Abbiategrasso; Bari; Roma; Caserta and Mexico City.
The Performers: TEATRO POTLACH
TEATRO POTLACH was founded in 1976 in Fara Sabina, Italy. The name comes from its founder’s anthropological studies; the word (“potlatch”, in English) comes from the language of the North American Indians of the Pacific Coast, where it means a ritual gift giving in which the gift bestows prestige both upon those who give as well as upon those who receive. Teatro Potlach’s history dates back to the years of the Roman theatre’s avant-garde.
Born of a decision to conduct research and experimentation, Potlach’s wide-ranging artistic identity engages in a constant exchange of the craft of theatre in national and international group contexts, in search for a professionalism that could perform to any kind of audience. Its Città Invisibili project, launched in 1991, travells all over Europe and the Americas – a theatre work “outside theatres”, transforming everyday spaces by bringing out the cultural identity of the context in which it occurs, harnessing also the creative energy of those living in each specific context.