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The elephant and the dancer

La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi - Bologna, Italy

The elephant and the dancer is a dance performance with elements of clowning, and along with Fragments of Frames, it is one of the two shows created for On the other side of the glass, a project by La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi in collaboration with the Municipality of Bologna, aimed at reintroducing performing activities into the educational services during the months of Covid-19 emergency restrictions. From March to May 2021, the project was presented to 81 classes in the crèches and kindergartens of Bologna. The performances were presented on the other side of a glass door: surprised, the children inside could decide to either watch the performance or continue with their games and activities. For us, it was interesting research work about what a child from 1 to 6 years old can feel and perceive when they are unexpectedly involved in an artistic relationship.

The performance will be presented in crèches on October 25, 26 and 28.

CONCEPT AND DIRECTION BY
Roberto Frabetti
WITH
Andra Mihaela Burcă e Andrea Aristidi
CHOREOGRAPHY BY
Andra Mihaela Burcă
STAGE OBJECTS BY
Vanni Braga