11 Jul '21 to 12 Jul '21


Enrico Ticconi & Ginevra Panzetti (IT/DE)
11 Jul '21 to 12 Jul '21
Enrico Ticconi & Ginevra Panzetti (IT/DE)
€ 15,-

He looks like a clown, this harlequin, but he is a devil with multiple guises. 'This duo creates a monstrous satire, perfectly timed, masterfully executed.' - Danza & Danza.

Julidans NEXT
Location Melkweg
Starting time 7 p.m.
NL premiere

Commedia dell'arte

In HARLEKING, Panzetti and Ticconi use the clown from traditional Italian comedy (Commedia dell'arte) to make a point about contemporary politics. Humour, pretending to be stupid or playing the clown are used to conceal more sinister motives here. The harlequin seems to be a funny character, because he makes you laugh. But he also has a devilish side, as he has always been a cheat. Something the creators recognise in the politicians of their country and in world leaders, now and in history. They follow the historical traces of the Fascists and the Nazis until today. Their history of political clowning takes shape in a play of iconic scenes and gestures from both traditional comedy and politics. From clowning to Nazi salute. While Panzetti and Ticconi vie with the best comedians with their perfect timing, their message about the dangers of populism is unmistakable and urgent.

-|-Italian dance makers Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi have been working together for more than ten years. They literally get their inspiration from the world around them, the movements of people and groups they see on streets, in squares or at underground stations. They interweave these choreographies of everyday life with references to iconic events and characters from art and history. Thus, they appeal to our collective memory and show the different forms in which power manifests or conceals itself. HARLEKING has been performed on stages and festivals across Europe since 2018.


By and with: Ginevra Panzetti, Enrico Ticconi
Sound design: Demetrio Castellucci
Light design: Annegret Schalke
Costume: Ginevra Panzetti, Enrico Ticconi
Technical care: Paolo Tizianel
Illustrations and graphic: Ginevra Panzetti

With the support of: VAN (IT) // Tanzfabrik, Berlin (DE) // PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE) // NAOcrea - Ariella Vidach - AiEP, Milano (IT) // KommTanz - CompagniaAbbondanza/Bertoni, Rovereto (IT) // L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora, Mondaino (IT) // AtelierSì, Bologna (IT) // C.L.A.P.Spettacolodalvivo, Brescia (IT)

Further supports: Cronopios - Teatro Petrella, Longiano (IT) // Vera Stasi - Progetti per la Scena, Tuscania (IT) // Network Anticorpi XL (IT)


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