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17 - 28/06/2016

photo: Karine De Villers and Mario Brenta
Galleryphoto: Karine De Villers and Mario Brenta

One of the most important European directors, who staged his unforgettable “Urlo” on Dziedziniec Różany at Centrum Kultury Zamek in 2007, is returning to Malta Festival Poznań, this time around with his play “Orchidee”.

As Delbono puts it, the play grows out of the vital, all-embracing need to, despite all, talk and write of love” .”Orchidee, like all my plays, is an attempt to to stop the time I live in. To stop my time, the time of my team, the time of the people who have been at my side for many years, but also the time we all live in – Italians, Europeans, citizens of the world – the time of confusion, in which I, we, many of us feel lost.” – adds the director.

Pippo Delbono has been implementing a cycle of theatrical projects in cooperation with professional actors and amateur artists with various degrees of mental disability. This is how Compagnia Pippo Delbono came to be. Its performances bear the traces of a carnival. Sacrum and profanum co-exist side by side in it, as does truth and fabrication, ecstasy and serenity, falling into the abyss and returning to reality, tears and laughter. Pippo Delbono has been presenting his theatrical productions at the most important festivals and theatres all over the world. In 2009 he was awarded the New Theatrical Realities distinction, which was granted as a part of the European Theatrical Award to artists creating new theatrical conversations.

The Poznań performances of “Orchidee”, one of the newest theatre plays of the director will mark the fifth visit of Pippo Delbono to Malta Festival. In July the director will be the guest of Nowe Horyzonty festival, which will feature the retrospective of his films.