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Udine | Teatro Palamostre, Sala Pier Paolo Pasolini
November 19, 2022 ore  20:30

The Angel of History


created by Sotterraneo
dramaturgy Daniele Villa
directed by
concept and direction Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri, Daniele Villa
Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri, Lorenza Guerrini, Daniele Pennati, Giulio Santolini
set & lighting design
light design Marco Santambrogio
additional details
costumes Ettore Lombardi
sound design Simone Arganini
dances creation Giulio Santolini
coproduction Marche Teatro, ATP Teatri di Pistoia Centro di Produzione Teatrale, CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
with the contribution of Centrale Fies, La Corte Ospitale, Armunia
with the support of Mic, Regione Toscana, Fondazione CR Firenze
artistic residencies Centrale Fies_art work space, Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna/La Corte Ospitale, Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin, Armunia, Elsinor/Teatro Cantiere Florida, ATP Teatri di Pistoia
Sotterraneo is part of the Fies Factory, associate artist at Piccolo Teatro Milano and is resident at Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese Production Centre
a special thanks to Gabriele Grossi

UBU AWARD for Best Italian Theatre Show 2022

It’s not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on the past, rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation.

In his latest work, philosopher Walter Benjamin describes an angel who flies with his gaze turned to the past and his back to the future: buildings and ideologies rubbles accumulate before his eyes [musical instruments at the bottom of the ocean, malfunctioning radars, beached whales] and the angel would like to stop and mend those rubbles, but a storm swells his wings and drags him relentlessly forward [dead babies, statues in Antarctica, fluorescent rabbits]: we call this storm progress. Although the angel observes the succession of events [hands on piano keys, atomic mushrooms, postcards in the jungle] and tries to resist the storm, he cannot stop and intervene, he cannot glue the pieces together again and rebuild a shared reality, he cannot do absolutely nothing to help us – maybe only because angels don’ t exist [cyanide cocktails, irrational numbers, tales around the fire]. What other conscious being could try to recompose something broken, take stories apart and – flying or not – finally turn around to project their gaze forward?



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Poggibonsi (SI), Teatro Politeama
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Piacenza, Teatro Municipale
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Pistoia, Teatro Manzoni
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13 December 2023, h 21
Asti, Teatro Alfieri
15 December 2023, h 21
Piossasco (TO), Teatro Il Mulino
11 January 2024, h 21
Cuneo, Teatro Toselli
13 January 2024, h 21
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Cesena, Teatro Bonci
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