La Gaia Scienza. A night on the rooftops. 1978. Published in «Panorama», 18 April 1978.
La Gaia Scienza. A night on the rooftops. 1978. Published in «Panorama», 18 April 1978.

A night on the rooftops. 1977

A night on the rooftops (1977)

with Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Nunzia Camuto, Marco Solari, Alessandra Vanzi, Enrico Ragusa
sole performance: Rome, via Flaminia 259, December 17, 1977.

A night on the rooftops. Presentation

by Stefano Scipioni
The performance of Una note sui tetti, set within a series of assaults, called Iniziative di ii (the plural form of io), on the city of Rome, took place between December 20th and 30th,1977. The participants in these exploits were exponents and artists of the Roman experimental theater of that era, close to Beat ’72: Del Re-Nesbitt, Mario Romano,  Gianni Dessì, Il Carrozzone. La Gaia Scienza did its performance on December 17th at Via Flaminia 259 (home of two members of the group), in two phases: the first in the apartment and the second on the roof.

The performance space was based on the ambiguity between inside and outside, private and public. The apartment floor of the rooms, painted blue, created significant interference with the sky of the terrace, in a continual swing between high and low, lightness and gravity. The choice of space was dictated by the group’s continual quest to create a sentimental education made of encounters between bodies, spaces and lights.

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Documents are published in original language. In case the translation is present, both the original and the translation are published.

Writings by artists and interviews
La Gaia Scienza, Una notte sui tetti, in G. Bartolucci, L. e A. Mango, Per un teatro analitico esistenziale, gruppo editoriale Studio Forma, Turin 1980
Photogallery
A night on the rooftops. 1977.
Reviews
Nicola Garrone, Col trapezio in terrazza la vita vista dai tetti, «la Repubblica», December 27, 1977.
Franco Cordelli, La città come teatro, «Paese sera», 29 December 1977.
Giuseppe Bartolucci, Iniziative di ii, «Bollettino del Beat 72», n. 3, 1977.
Giorgio Manacorda, A Roma lo spettro del teatro, «La Stampa», 7 January 1978.
Italo Moscati, L'avanguardia va sui tetti, «L'Europeo», 17 February 1978.
La Gaia Scienza,, A night on the rooftops. 1977 : Bibliography
bibliografia
edited by Stefano Scipioni
Context materials
Franco Cordelli, Il teatro recita se stesso lontano dalla pazza folla, «Pese sera», December 16, 1977.
G. Bartolucci, U. Benedetti, S. Carella, F. Cordelli, a cura di, LA CITTA' DEL TEATRO (dal 16 al 23 dicembre 1977) iniziative di ii, «Bollettino del Beat 72», n. 3, 1977.
Chiara Valentini, Spettatore, ti odio, «Panorama», April 18, 1978.

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