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Slovenia – ERT and Pippo Delbono at the Maribor Festival

On October 27th and 28th, two shows are on stage within the prestigious theatre Festival

Maribor, the oldest and the most prominent theatre festival in Slovenia, has always been the scene of "exciting arguments, new insights and unexpected reversals".

The festival has several thematic programs, and has recently evolved into an international event, aiming at confronting European and global theater scene.

ETR and Pippo Delbono’s company attend the festival with two performances: Vangelo/Gospel, on October 27th, and Joy, on October 28th.

Vangelo is the result of a research Pippo Delbono developed in recent years towards an unusual form of musical performance: an investigation into voice and words which has taken Delbono to meet different musicians.

Vangelo is a choral work, which began as a contemporary opera. It first took shape in Zagreb, performed by the orchestra, choir, dancers and actors at the Croatian National Theatre together with Delbono’s company. The show takes its cue from the atmospheres of Enzo Avitabile’s music. It is rich in poetic overtones but also reveals the memories of the Croatian performers who lived through the traumatic events of a cruel war that has reshaped the history, places and boundaries of their native land.

Other is the atmosphere in Joy. As every theatre work can become a journey, moving through different situations, moods and intuitions, catching you by surprise, actors go up on stage one by one and, taking the audience by hand, each of them in his way, they make of each spectator a travel companion.
So, it is not a show happening each night, but a ritual, and, for those who feel like following the rhythm of this company, each performance can give a surprise.

The presence of the shows at the Maribor Festival is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in Ljubljana.


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