Teatro dei Venti
Polittico della Felicità
ph. Chiara Ferrin
The Teatro dei Venti was born in Modena in 2005, it carries out its activity in four different but related areas: production of shows, planning in the socio-cultural field, training and organization of festivals and reviews. He has developed his own artistic research with a particular focus on theater in urban spaces, deepening the use of stilts and high-impact mobile scenographies. With the shows Il Draaago, Simurgh and Pentesilea he has made tours in Italy and abroad, in France, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, Spain, Romania, Taiwan, India, Argentina.
Member of the Emilia-Romagna Prison Theater Coordination, he carries out permanent workshops at the Prison House of Castelfranco Emilia and the Modena Prison. Still in the social field, it promotes International Cooperation projects (Mozambique, Serbia, Senegal) and in the field of Mental Health in collaboration with the Mental Health Department of the Modena Local Health Authority. Since 2012 it has been organizing Trasparenze> Festivals and Theater Residences for the promotion of the contemporary theater scene. From 2015 to 2017 he carried out the “Urban Theater Experience” project with the support of Funder 35 - fund for the youth cultural enterprise. Since 2016 it has been part of the FAIDRA Project supported by Creative Europe with partners from different European countries. Since 2017 he has held a workshop with a group of asylum seekers from the "Mare Nostrum" project with the support of Caleidos Cooperativa Sociale, with which in 2018 he won the MigrArti tender. Moby Dick is the latest project in chronological order, a synthesis of the work developed by the company since its origins: the utopia of theater in urban spaces and in contact with communities.
Polittico della Felicità is a living fresco on the virtues that for millennia have been considered the basis of our good living, of our happiness.
Prudence, which not only allows us to discern good from evil, but also to prepare for the future starting from a present that has treasured the teachings of the past.
Fortress, the gift that teaches us courage and reveals fear, as those who know they are afraid will know how to be brave if necessary.
Justice, a figure that collects within itself the dilemma of judgment, reparation, suffering, together with the longing for freedom, warning, peace.
Temperance, which brings us back to the struggle within ourselves, between our will and our feeling. Knowing good only through evil. To cross the vice, to be able to truly choose how to be in the world.
A song of hope, which emerges from a living and earthly body, but draws words from elsewhere.
Four actors on stage, the texts by Azzurra D’Agostino, in a first study on bodies that act, that play.
Actors: Oxana Casolari, Francesca Figini, Davide Filippi, Antonio Santangelo
Texts: Azzurra D’Agostino
Director: Stefano Tè
Live music: Andrea Biagioli
Costumes: Giulia Giannino e Teatro dei Venti
Production: Teatro dei Venti
Genre: Urban theatre