Closing Party (arrivederci e grazie) | Wooshing Machine | 5-14 August

Closing Party (Arrivederci e Grazie) | Alessandro Bernardeschi and Mauro Paccagnella / Wooshing Machine | 5-14 August

Image: Stéphane Broc

After Happy Hour (Luminux for Theatrical Moment and Total Theatre awards) and El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido, Alessandro Bernardeschi and Mauro Paccagnella conclude their Memory Trilogy with Closing Party (arrivederci e grazie) AKA the Trilogy of the Fifty-somethings. This glitter-less party gives us an opportunity to ponder the last gasps of great utopias. Depicting the ups-and-downs of middle age, recasting completion and exhaustion as potential new beginnings; where intimate recollections and collective memory intertwine. A farewell waltz, blending intimate souvenirs and collective memory. With Alessandro Bernardeschi and Carlotta Sagna/Mauro Paccagnella, featuring Ares D’Angelo.


CONCEPT AND DIRECTION Alessandro Bernardeschi in collaboration with Mauro Paccagnella
INTERPRETATION Alessandro Bernardeschi and Carlotta Sagna/Mauro Paccagnella
FEATURING Ares D’Angelo
LIGHTING Simon Stenmans
STAGE MANAGEMENT David Alonso Morillo
VIDEO Stéphane Broc
SOUND Eric Ronsse
MUSICAL DIRECTION Alessandro Bernardeschi with Simon & Garfunkel, Coeur de l’Armée Rouge, Extrait de Saló et les 120 journées de Sodome, Nilla Pizzi, Ravel, Sylvester, Lucio Battisti, Anna Magnani, Nina Simone, Marianne Faithfull, Edvard Grieg, Umberto Bindi, Paul Simon...
PRODUCTION Wooshing Machine
COPRODUCTION Les Brigittines and Charleroi danse - Choreography Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the French-speaking Community.
THANKS TO Lisa Gunstone, Fabienne Damiean

Age suitability 16+  

Studio Three 

Aug 9-11 16:50 (50m) £16.00 (£14.00/£10.00)
Aug 5-7,12-14 16:50 (50m) £18.00 (£16.00/£10.00) 

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