PASSAGGI de et par Lisa Pellegrini et de Deda Artusi collaboration artistique à la mise en scène Jean Ménigault dit Méningue
Tour dates
  • 22 October 2022 - Hangar Teatro
  • 4 June 2022 - Festival delle Culture Ravenna Partecipa
  • 10 April 2022 - Teatro Nuovo di Pisa
  • 27 March 2022 - Teatro Rossini di Casciana Alta
  • 19 March 2022 - Hangar Teatro, Trieste -(Italie) cancellation
  • 6 March 2022 - Teatro Nuovo de Pise

Show of danced theatre and images by and with Lisa Pellegrini and Deda Artusi

Paintings and scenery
Deda Artusi

Artistic collaboration with production and creative lighting
Jean Ménigault “Méningue”

Text
Lisa Pellegrini and Deda Artusi

Masks
Élodie Lebigre

Our performance seeks to be a poetic story in movement. It suggests a journey, following the tracks of Roman nomads who left the sultanates in northern India, circa AD1000 and over the centuries arrived at the coast among the people of the Mediterranean.

These were journeys that followed ancient routes and that even today are accessible to modern travellers. 

It is a woman who tells the stories, mostly women. Female voices embellish the stories told, between encampments, in the arid dust of the desert, the fertile earth of the plain and in the cities’ traffic.

The women narrate the stories with their hands, dancing and painting sacred passages that narrate the Gods’ celebration of the marriages of Shiva and Parvati. They move threads,veils and lace by the light of the moon. The same moon and sun that guide their entire journey.

Music accompanies them along this walk, their feet painted by the ochre colour of the earth.

Technical Data

Length- 1 hour,- suitable for 5 year olds and up.

Minimum scene space 6 x6 mtrs.

Lights
4 sagomstori   1000 watts
4 x 64
10 pc 1000 watts
2 domino

Audio
Complete audio plant adapted to room cd reader.
Collar microphone supplied by artist.

Our performance seeks to be a poetic story in movement. It suggests a journey, following the tracks of Roman nomads who left the sultanates in northern India, circa AD1000 and over the centuries arrived at the coast among the people of the Mediterranean.

These were journeys that followed ancient routes and that even today are accessible to modern travellers. 

It is a woman who tells the stories, mostly women. Female voices embellish the stories told, between encampments, in the arid dust of the desert, the fertile earth of the plain and in the cities’ traffic.

The women narrate the stories with their hands, dancing and painting sacred passages that narrate the Gods’ celebration of the marriages of Shiva and Parvati. They move threads,veils and lace by the light of the moon. The same moon and sun that guide their entire journey.

Music accompanies them along this walk, their feet painted by the ochre colour of the earth.

PASSAGGI de et par Lisa Pellegrini et de Deda Artusi collaboration artistique à la mise en scène Jean Ménigault dit Méningue

Technical Data

Length- 1 hour,- suitable for 5 year olds and up.

Minimum scene space 6 x6 mtrs.

Lights
4 sagomstori   1000 watts
4 x 64
10 pc 1000 watts
2 domino

Audio
Complete audio plant adapted to room cd reader.
Collar microphone supplied by artist.

Lisa Pellegrini was born at Parma in 1978. She began her first theatre course when she is six years old and remained fascinated, by the magic of the auditions and the perfume of the scene.

After her studies, she began a development course in Popular Theatre and Art Comedy and explores diverse movement techniques from Yoga to Contemporary Dance. Searching for an artistic language, that unites theatre and dance, she found herself in India for brief periods where she graduated in where she Indian Classical dance in the Kathak style, at the Shana Institute at Calcutta under the guide of Guruji Pradipta Niyogi. She also met other important teachers including: Pandit Biriju Maharaji, Saswati Sen (Dheli), Madhumita Roy, Anurekha Ghosh (Calcutta) and Sharmila Sharma (Paris). She has her Indian debut with Rudrava Niyogi, the son of her teacher and from then has danced in Italian theatres at Parma, Bologna, Rovigo and Mantova.

PASSAGGI - Lisa Pellegrini et Deda Artusi

The illustrator, Maddalena Artusi, alias Deda, was born at Parma in 1981. At age 4, she began declaring that she would be a painter when she grew up and it was that decision that structured her life. She began Art studies and completed a diploma at the Paolo Toschi Art Institute at Parma, then at the Accademia di Belle Arti at Bologna and specialised in Sacred Art and Anthropology at the Accademia delle Belle Arti at Brera. Meanwhile, she attended courses at the Kaus di Urbino Association with teachers, Santoro and Nino Bacco and Martinelli. She additionally attended a workshop on the restoration of Turkish rugs in Istanbul, Turkey.

She embarked on lengthy journeys recording notes, drawings and inspiration in her travel diaries. Her travels took her from Santiago, Chile, to the Andes in Bolivia and Peru; to Marrakesh, South Morocco, and from Italy to India along the trails of the Silk Road. She shared the road and her experiences with a group of artists that would later found the nomadic collective group, Circo Paniko.

She exhibited in private exhibitions at Montechiarugolo, Pontedera, Sarzano and Parma and in collective exhibitions at Rome, Lodz, Milan and Bologna, Italy.

Jean Ménigault, alias Méningue, was born at Orléans, France, in 1965. He matured artistically at Paris at the Etienne Decroux school working with the directors, Philippe Adrien, Phillipe Hottier, Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise of Panthéâtre.

Later, he transferred to Italy in 1992 and worked in cinema and television for RAI, as well as with Lucio Dalla and Stefano Salvati, amongst others.

While in theatre, above all lyrical theatre, he worked with Henning Brockhaus.

Apart from his performances, he dedicated 27 years to pedagogical methods in order to teach the tradition of clowning. 

Additionally, he writes and produces numerous clown shows.

www.meningue.euwww.lisapellegrini.it

PASSAGGI de et par Lisa Pellegrini et de Deda Artusi collaboration artistique à la mise en scène Jean Ménigault dit Méningue

The show is dedicated to all the women who live and travel in these lands.