Don Chisciotte e Donna Aldonza

Accademia dei Folli and Controluce Teatro d'Ombre (Italy)

06/10/2023 - 20:45

Casa del Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani (sala grande) - Torino

Duration: 60 min


Tiziano Scarpa
Enrico Dusio Teresa
Gianluca Gambino Don Chisciotte
Giovanna Rossi Aldonza/Dulcinea
Valter Schiavone Sancio
Corallina De Maria ombrista
imaginary shadows created byControluce
Corallina De Maria, Alberto Jona, Jenaro Meléndrez Chas
Carlo Roncaglia
Silvia Lumes
Mattia Monti
Carlo Michele Roncaglia



“Not everyone remembers that Aldonza, in Cervantes’ novel, is the real name of Dulcinea. Together with Teresa Panza, Sancho’s wife, Aldonza sets off in search of Don Quixote and his squire. He wants to meet Don Quixote and his squire for the first time. man who goes around speaking too highly of her, and who has induced her to change herself to live up to his fame. Teresa wants to reach her husband, because during Sancho’s absence his properties were raided and his children were exterminated by a dangerous criminal. He does not yet know that it was Don Quixote himself who involuntarily freed that criminal. Who, in the meantime, together with Sancho finds himself reliving the experiences of his biographer, Miguel De Cervantes: the great writer had an adventurous life that he did not tell directly. And so Don Quixote and Sancho fight in Lepanto, and go through many other ordeals, no longer imaginary but real.
The show follows the parallel journeys of these two couples. Will they be able to meet?”
Tiziano Scarpa

Acting and shadows for a rereading of the novel that inaugurates modernity in European literature. Tiziano Scarpa gives a personal reading that opens a passage through which the shadows of Controluce infiltrate to accommodate the peculiar acting style of the Accademia dei Folli.


ACCADEMIA DEI FOLLI is a theater company from Turin that was born in 1997 from the synergy and continuous exchange between actors graduated from the Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Torino, playwrights, musicians and technicians: a work team capable of merging artistic urgencies and the needs of the stage with the The intent to give life to a theater in which music and sound effects, words and stage movements, lights and theatrical dynamics merge into a lively theatrical language, capable of communicating with an audience increasingly accustomed to other forms of entertainment, moving and involving them making him think.

CONTROLUCE TEATRO D’OMBRE founded in 1994 by Corallina De Maria, Alberto Jona and Jenaro Melendrez Chas, has always been dedicated to the relationship between shadow theater and music in the field of contemporary, baroque and operatic music collaborating with artists such as Kate Bush, Vinicio Capossela, Jordi Savall, Fabio Biondi, Mario Brunello, Davide Livermore, Nicola Comporande, Alessandro Baricco among others.

Casa del Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani (sala grande) - Torino

Corso Galileo Ferraris 266/C, 10134 Torino

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