Felliniana

The tale of a journey, the story of a dream… a dreamlike trip that fascinates the audience. Born for the first International Rome Film Festival (2006), and totally recreated in 2010, Felliniana wants to be a homage to the great Italian director. Open-air show with images of strong visual impact, Felliniana is inspired to masterpieces as La dolce vita, Amarcord, E la nave va, La strada, Le notti di Cabiria, Boccaccio ‘70, creating rarefied atmosphere and black and white setting. The show uses acrobatic choreography, live music, light effects, games of water, big scenes machinery and evocative video images blending with live acting. The show makes use of the patronage of the prestigious Fellini Foundation. The pièce made its debut in its new version in Malta Festival 2010 (Poznan - Poland). Staff: 11/12 on tour + 4 musicians (if required) Running time: 60 min. Venue: show suitable for huge open spaces and historical locations Language: NO TEXT - no verbal show Target: any age bracket. It can host up to 2.000 audience Suitable to an international audience Miscellaneous: Use of pyrotechnic effects and games of water   The performance can be preceded by: "Felliniane Appearances": many characters from the great director's movie pop up somewhere in down town. “Felliniana Parade": a circus, a caravan, surreal characters crossing the town… a site-specific parade, using the buildings and the locations of the city.
“…It seems to me to hear the voice of one of my ancient Producer: “But as ends so?... without a thread of hope, a ray of sunlight… but give me at least a ray of sunlight!” … a ray of sunlight… well, I don't know... I'll try...” A bench, a streetlamp, some cloths drawn up: the tale begin. Funny plastic characters in the carousel of surreal world of Cinecittà. Sylvia calls "Marcello, Marcello…" in her splendid foreign accent. She arrives transported by a second world war sidecar.… Trevi's fountain revisited with tritons, nymphs, putti, in 1950s version, fitted with dry and field full of water. Empire styling bathtub post to the centre. Sylvia goes in. One thousand litres of water are thrown to her until she, terrified, defeat, soup from head to foot, go away. Then, alluring, seducing, but with a melancholy lingering Fellini's women emerge by the twilight smiling with irony to the misery of life. And here there are a huge skirt on which a sultan appears… the dwarf Sultan (thanks to a particular costume) and its follow-up of odalisques… the exotic taste setting where the Maharaja whips his women/fairs putting them in the skirt that turns into a cage … Atmosphere suddenly changes and the various part of the scenery shape a huge ship… fireworks in the sky and from the edge of the bow a cascade of sparks… White dressed women and men in frac in a sweet evergreen Waltz. All the characters of our journey get on board… lights slowly disappears… the wind blows… this is the end. For the entire show two characters leading us in the heart of story: one seems to be Gelsomina, poetic creature born from the Fellini imagination, and the other-one, a magical guide within this world, a guide who jumps up to getting to three meters, who makes aerial tricks and moves all around him. The two lead us to hand within this fantastic world where everything will be possible… Gelsomina falls asleep… and the dream begin.
VIDEOS: In this show there is a large use of videos, where the projection is on the body of the actors, on surrounding buildings, on video screens in motion. The projection becomes an integral part of pièce: not on a fixed background, but a dynamic projection in change. Images are echoes of fantastic worlds merging with the machines on the scene. The cooperation with the video-maker Cristian Paraskevas led to design evocative images, and to development of a multimedia language. A language made by a lot of carefully equilibrate levels, that fascinates the spectators. MACHINERIES: All the scene machineries in Felliniana are the result of the research in the context of scenes that the Company carries on since his debut. They are manipulated by performers who are, at the same time, manipulators and actors/dancers. Mechanical structures have essential constituent lines, but they are characterized by their metamorphosis … before the eyes of the viewer. A big mono cicle, a crackling old sidecar, a gigantic skirt turns into a cage, video screens in movement, a ship, a mechanical moon, towers on wheels, a big camera. MUSIC: The show, according to the occasion, can be represented with or without live music: 4 interpreters (voice, violin, accordion, clarinet and bouzuki) that will give life to the fantastic melodies by Nino Rota. The soundtrack reinterprets some of the best musics created by the great composer, explicitly defined by Fellini as " The Music ". Other tracks are created specifically for the show and they give rise to a kind of musical language whose rhythms and notes shape the dramatic course of the production. Live soundtrack is performed by Piccola Banda IKONA, training founded by Stefano Saletti. The ensemble meets some of the most prestigious Italian musicians of the world-music coming from Agricantus, Acustimantico, Novalia, Klezroym, Nuklearte.
STAGE AREA Best Size: 18 m x 15 m just as show-area Height above the stage: 10 meters must be free for scenic structures as well as enabling the use of pyrotechnics effects. ELECTRICITY 380 Volt plug 5 pole (for light and sound) 32 Ampere / 36 KW CEE We use a lot of water during the show, so we need safety electric cables. LIGHT * 34 PC 1000 watt – (with flags and color) – theatrical spot * >> no PAR, no PC 500 watt, no LED light, no multicolor light * >> in according with the group it is possible to use some FRESNEL lights * 1 profile spot light 1000 watt * 1 follow spot 2000 watt – put it on a small high point. >> We need the light passing up to the head of the audience * 1 mixer 24 way * 5 wind-up stands * 2 frontal lift * 1 intercom * cables SOUND * 1 audio mixer 6 way * 4 PA speakers with amplification + SUB – 2.500 watt * 02 monitors wedge * 1 microphone lavalier for the VOICE (radio micro HEADSET) * 1 D.I. box + effects * 4 DIMMER X 19 CH X 2,5 kw >> For further details about tech. rider please CONTACT US
[ ... ] The show combines different theatrical genres and uses several artistic languages such as dance, physical theatre and acrobatics [ ... ] what the audience can see on stage is a miscellaneous of ideas and artistic inventions [ ... ] breathing a particular atmospheare coming up from Fellini’s movies [ ... ] Journalist: Sylvia Wilczak // Newspaper: Gazeta // Country: Poland [ ... ] Amoung acrobatic moments, video images and light effects inspired by the masterpieces of the director from Rimini [ ... ] Newspaper: Roma c’è // Country: Italy [ ... ] the show is a timeless oniric journey [ ... ] Journalist: Salvatore Taras // Newspaper: La Nuova Sardegna // Country: Italy [ ... ] a show that leave the audience speechless not only for pyrotechnical effects and water games [ ... ] Journalist: Alan D. Baumann // Newspaper: online review