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An angle on Trentino far removed from its fairy-tale image. Behind the picture-postcard scenery, the stark black and white newsprint photos. Lurking in the shadows amid the ski runs, the fairy-tale woodlands, the lakes and the reddish peaks of the Dolomites, is all the violence and disquiet of an age that covers the (few) victors in glory and yet often refuses even to acknowledge the existence of the vanquished.  This ensemble work, an adaptation of the novel by Giacomo Sartori, brings together a number of true stories in order to illustrate the gloomier side of the area and tell the story of a generation marred by financial and relationship difficulties. The work intertwines the stories of seven young people in a secondary valley in Trentino, during a strange, dismal winter marked by rain and damp, but not by snow. Diego, Katia, Frank, Roberto, Anna, Marta and Aldo are played by young actors selected during a campaign of screen tests conducted throughout the region. >>>

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(UN)BONDED FOREVER

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An effective, on-stage reconstruction of mountaineering and the extreme conditions that can occur on the rock face, pushing survival to the limits: a challenge within a challenge, tackled and brilliantly overcome in this show that walks along a dual edge throughout, illustrating the encounter between two actors/friends and the true story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, which inspired them and is told in one of the world’s most widely read books on mountaineering.  “This is the story of an ambitious dream: to be the first in the world to climb Siula Grande from the west wall. But it’s also the story of a friendship, and of the rope that during such a tremendous undertaking bound the two together, with each putting their life in the hands of the other. As is always the case in the mountains”. >>>

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