“Sull’Appennino degli incanti. Tra santi, pastori, sibille e briganti” has become a book and will be presented on December 12 in Perugia, at 16.30 at the library Saint Matthew the Armenians. This is the latest project written by Valter Corelli, actor, writer and theater director who died prematurely last August. It is transfigured, as you can imagine and probably as it should be, in a kind of farewell, the last act of a life dedicated to the show and searching. The text, written with Massimo Liberatori, was born as a show, which was staged last year in Spello, theater Subasio. It binds to Guerrin Meschino, literary work inspired by the tradition of the romances, written at the beginning of the fifteenth century by the writer (and Italian troubadour) Andrea da Barberino. As the reference work, “Apennines of the enchantments” gives us an itinerant vision of a “suspended” territory, but especially the size of the trip as research, meditation, understanding. A dimension which – as you can read in the notes of the presentation of the book – is part of the whole in the representation “of archaic gestures and forgotten words, legendary figures and fabrications dreamy” and that privileges, then, do not look back (simplistically romantic, nostalgic), but a reflective look. A look that “makes the story, poem, song, and, again, sound, image and gesture”, and that reconsiders these forms in a positive interaction with the landscape and its stories. Through this look the authors illuminate a procedure which discounts, in a sense, the very elements, removing them from the forgetfulness and finally oblivion. To represent all of this – there is the space of the Apennines, there are characters and legendary figures, from San Francisco to Hannibal, from snake Regulu the robber Cinicchia, there is (as we said) the literary tradition and the ‘popular interpretation of this tradition through the eighth rhyme, sung by the shepherds from their heritage from the “acculturated” poetic – using all forms. Precisely the theater (with contributions from Nicol Martini) and now writing: the book contains the script of the play, which was integrated with the comics by Marco Bargagna and music by Liberatori (included in an attached CD, with the participation of Maurizio Catarinelli and Maurizio Marrani).
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