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Alarms!

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Alarms! tells the story of a group of terrorists who want to overthrow the established power by violence. They spread their ideas and seek recruits through the network, physically prepare their bodies to make the revolution. They do not believe in democracy, they hate immigrants and want to establish a new dictatorship in EuropeIn her bedroom, a very special leader, devises a plan to fix her name in history forever.

In recent years the reflection on the role of the artist in contemporary society has brought us towards a politicization of the research objects of ErosAntEros and to an opening of our forms to a wider and more active participation.
When at the end of 2014 we were conceiving our new performance a series of current events have brought us to say “we want to talk about neo-fascism”; about this frightening phenomenon that continues to affect Europe and the world, also thanks to the economic crisis and immigration from countries hit by hunger and wars.
Unlike our previous works, we decided to compare our research to a living author and create with him a narration, on which trigger the performative devices which are typical of our theater work.
This is why we asked Emanuele Aldrovandi to write a text for us. It was a fundamental meeting and the collaboration which was born surprised all three. Starting from our suggestions Emanuele offered us a subject, expanded with themes and figures that we would never imagine. With the passing of months, meetings and phone calls, our ideas have enriched each other until they have been transformed in the play that we have put to the test with the actors.
The result is a sharp and ironic work, which wants to let the spectator free to reflect and decide, himself, who to condemn or who to save. The actors-performers flow in multiple roles through rapid exchange games, stepping over the borders of the various levels of the story, including theatrical fiction and its backgrounds. Theatrical artifices become an integral part of the narration, sometimes emphasizing the pathos of acting and transform it into parody.

concept and space Davide Sacco and Agata Tomsic / ErosAntEros
text Emanuele Aldrovandi
direction Davide Sacco
dramaturg Agata Tomsic
with Maurizio Cardillo, Giusto Cucchiarini, Luca Mammoli, Massimo Scola, Agata Tomsic
costumes Laura Dondoli
music design Davide Sacco
lights Vincenzo Bonaffini e Davide Sacco
video Francesco Tedde
drawings Gianluca Costantini
animations and scene photos Gianluca Sacco
sound engineers Giampiero Berti e Davide Sacco
rehearsal assistants Jessica Sedda, Marta Ruggiero and Federica Corso

organization Roberto Carletti
technical direction Marco Carletti
press office Silvia Pacciarini and Donatella Franzoni
scene objects by Elena Stanzani and Marco Belli in the scenographic laboratory Arena del Sole

production ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro
premiere  Teatro Arena del Sole, Bologna, October 2016, VIE Festival

length 1 hour and 45 minutes

*the roles of Maurizio Cardillo were played in 2016/2017 by Marco Cavicchioli

Photo by Gianluca Sacco [Bologna, Teatro Arena del Sole, October 2016 ] © All rights reserved:

Photo by Gianluca Sacco [Bologna, Teatro delle Moline, April 2016 ] © All rights reserved: