30 min

23 - Campo degli Strigoli

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The Italian-Australian puppet theater company Di Filippo Marionette was created by Remo Di Filippo in 2010 and has continued to grow since Rhoda Lopez joined in 2014.

Di Filippo trained as an actor, studying commedia dell'arte, neutral mask, larval mask, pantomime, voice and movement. He approaches the world of puppetry, thanks to the discovery of a small and fascinating workshop in the center of Barcelona: Casa taller de marionetas de Pepe Otal. Here he discovers the nobility of wood and its infinite faces, and rediscovers the threads that bind him to his childhood. 

Rhoda Lopez, born in the Philippines and raised in Zambia, lived in Perth, Australia until she met Di Filippo. Her love for the arts stems from her culture and an innate desire to communicate. She has worked in many theater productions as an actress, singer, dancer and presenter. She has been awarded Best Actress and has also worked on the small screen in Australian films and various TV series.

In Variations, the protagonist of the show is Proto, a marionette with wonderful possibilities. Proto knows that he is attached to the wires and is perfectly aware of having two figures that help him to be alive. In this show, Proto lives a very personal journey that starts from his birth and goes through various milestones of his existence. Thanks to his vitality we cross with irony and poetry current issues such as technology, fragility and awareness of who we really are.