‘Umbria factory off’ continues, in July shows for children and families and concerts in various places in the region // Umbria24.it

The “UFO 22 – Umbria Factory Off” billboard continues its relentless journey also in July. UFO is the diverse and extremely versatile review of events and shows, where they are presented with different artistic language formulas, and which accompanies the public until the second edition of the event “Umbria Factory Festival”, which is planned for the fall (the first edition of artistic project multidisciplinary animated the city of Foligno and beyond with three intense weekends in the months of October, November and December 2021). This “off” part of the festival, which began in March, therefore continues in the summer with shows for children and families (also included in the regional program of Umbria Culture for Family) and concerts. All events are free to enter.

Sonata for pipes On Saturday 9 July (21.15) in Sant’Anatolia di Narco (Largo Ugo Caldarera), the Nando e Maila Company presents “Sonata for Tubes”, classical music arias for unusual instruments (in collaboration with the Museo della Canapa). “Sonata for Tubes” is a contemporary circus show that seeks out the musical possibilities of circus objects and instruments and transforms them into musical instruments through ingenuity and the use of technology. Flying pieces of pipe form a double bass and a cello. The music goes on between Rossini, Bach, Beethoven, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and Luis Armstrong. Circus feeds the trio’s madness in counterpoint with clubs that turn into a saxophone and with sonorous diaboli. The result is a crescendo of three-part polyphonic songs, dances and tests of courage, musical and circus, which will lead to a final ritual for the transition from adolescence to adulthood. The musical clown’s pizzicato reveals the soul of the three actors, who with a universal language accessible to all meet and collide in the magical game of life.

The story of the summer On Tuesday 14 July (21.15) “Umbria Factory Off” arrives at Sant’Angelo Park in Perugia (in collaboration with Ya Basta! Perugia and T.Urb.Azioni) and on Wednesday 15 July (21.15) in Collemancio di Cannara ( in collaboration with Strabismi, Thesorieri Theater and Amici di Collemancio Association) with Hypnotic Medical Theater, a company founded by Patrizio Dall’Argine who presents “Racconto d’Estate” (from 3 years). The main characters in this show are children. The children of famous dolls, from Emilian Sandrone to the French Guignol, spend the summer in the city with other friends and play under a bridge. In fact, no one has the money to go on vacation. On a normal heatwave afternoon, reality surpasses imagination and turns boredom into adventure. This story is inspired by Francois Truffaut’s film, which in its work has always kept an eye on childhood, its charm and bitterness.

Safari On Saturday 16 July (21.15) the company Teatro Medico Ipnotico moves to Zut in Foligno and on Sunday 17 July (21.15) to Sant’Anatolia di Narco (Largo Ugo Caldarera, in collaboration with Museo della Canapa), with the show “Safari” (from 3 years). To survive, manager Lomé is still struggling with the problem of making his puppet theater topical. He then invented a format, “photo safari” and organized a casting. Among the graduates, the young Violetta presents the most compelling project: she wants to bring balance in our time’s surplus of “household”, and to do so she thinks of photographing the “wild” hidden in the woods. The biggest problem is overcoming his fear of not being able to cope with the task. Will he succeed? The Spirits of the Enchanted Forest will try to help her.

Concert The last appointment of the month, Saturday 30 July (9.30 pm) is in Scopoli di Foligno with the Rhabdomantic Orchestra, a concert in collaboration with the Holydays Festival. Manuel Volpe’s musical collective is back with a new album as a result of the meeting with the Colombian musician and singer Maria Mallol Moya. “Almagre” is a kind of musical novel inspired by surrealistic aesthetics and South American magical realism. Set in an imaginary Mediterranean, a crossroads of encounters and clashes between cultures, red as blood, it continues to stain, Almagre is a visceral, spiritual but political album that marks a change of direction from the feeling of purification from the previous work to a continuous tension to the sublime. The album is composed and directed by Volpe with the intention of creating a musical Babel made of contrasts between language and suggestions through a strong narrative approach to orchestration. Each episode develops linearly through the superimposition of cyclical figures, where the instruments, like characters, move in continuous exchange with Maria’s eclectic voice, suggesting tensions, places and actions.

Factory in Umbria extinguished It is a bulletin board between theater, dance, music and performing arts, in close contact with visual art, interactive art, sound art, video and digital culture. Enhances the visual, scenographic and performative effect. All spread over different territories of Umbria. The aim is to maintain the awareness of the event “Umbria Factory Festival”, dedicated to the processes of contemporary creation and curated by ZUT! (in 2021 realized with contributions from MiC Ministry of Culture, Umbria region, Foligno municipality, Cassa di Risparmio di Foligno Foundation, and who saw the presence of national and international guests, rediscover the pleasure of meeting side by side in the dining room and at some of the historical and unconventional places to enjoy the magic of the performing arts at three hundred and sixty degrees). The program “Umbria Factory Off” now includes various events and shows that, through contemporary language, extend from Foligno’s territory to other municipalities and areas in Umbria. Specific characteristics related to emerging national theater are presented, to promote young artists flanked by the presence of well-established companies on the national and international stage, shows for children and families, events related to experimental music and targeted awareness campaigns through art, dedicated to a varied and transversal audience. The project is realized thanks to the collaboration with partners and local and national cultural and artistic bodies as an act to consolidate important alliances and synergies for the promotion of art and works. The intervention was carried out with the support of “Fonds POR FESR Umbria 2014 – 2020 – Action 3.2.1 – Public announcement of participation in the Live Entertainment Project”. For info: www.spaziozut.it.

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