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Compagnia dell’Atto Comico (Comic Act Company)

June 28, 2018
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The deep roots of music and an unconditional love for the theater are the ties that have linked for years the members of the Compagnia dell’Atto Comico (Comic Act Company). They are partly actors and partly musicians and their origins carry the blood and the taste of most of Italy, from Campania to Veneto. On stage, guitars, voices, tammorre and drums bring to life the best of the Italian musical tradition and of the art of storytelling. A special eye for costumes, masks and stage settings contribute heavily to the narrative component of their shows. The actors and multi-instrumentalists of the company met for the first time in 2008 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence when, as part of a teaching collaboration with Terzostudio, they staged the touring performance of "The Musicians of Bremen" for the Mercantia festival. Over the years, the original group has gradually been able to renew itself and increase its capacity. In 2010 they become independent from the academy and form a cultural association based in Tavarnuzze, at the local Casa del Popolo (House of the People). From the beginning until now the Company has worked intensively, producing a new show every year and progressively shifting the attention from the predominantly musical element of the first works, such as "Lavannare" and "Pentamerone", to a more complex mediation between music and acting as in "Il Carro di Talia" (“Talia’s Chariot”), taken from the Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier and "Grimmanimal", taken from some of the most famous fairy tales by the Grimm brothers.

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