Gli insetti preferiscono le ortiche (1982)
With Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Aurelio Cianciotta, Guidarello Pontani, Marco Solari, Alessandra Vanzi
Stage and poster design by Adriano Vecchiotti
Filmed by Alessandro Violi
Premiere: Rome, Padiglione Borghese, May 17, 1982.
Repeat performances: July/August 1982: Sydney (Australia), Seymour Center. – October 1982: London, I.C.A. – November 1982: Florence, S.M.S. di Rifredi.
Some Prefer Nettles. Presentation
by Scipioni Stefano
La Gaia Scienza set Gli insetti preferiscono le ortiche, from the novel by Tanizaki Junichiro, in the vast scenery of nature, choosing, by a congenial arrangement, the magic of the nocturnal dimension. The earthy component, already clear in their previous play, Scintille, takes shape in the evocation of a forest swarming with strange life forms, part human, part vegetable, part animal, in constant metamorphosis.
Staged nature is at once real and artificial, a poetic, imaginary space that includes several places continually breaching toward their outer reaches, both illusionistic (films and slides) and real, such as when with a final coup de theatre, after the backdrop partition has fallen, the theater area swells to include the landscape scenery of a Villa Borghese lightly veiled by night fog. The organization of the traditional spatial boundaries between the stage and the auditorium marks a turnabout with regard to the past.Continua a leggere...