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Lega, Celestini
conversazione su matti, precari, anarchici e altre pecore nere

percorso fotografico di Maila Iacovelli, Fabio Zayed / Spot the Difference
160 pp./ ill.
EAN 9788896904152


When I tell something on the stage, I'm not writing a newspaper article. Nor am I telling something that happened to me in a pizzeria. And I'm not even doing a job! Otherwise I may end up to behave like the institutions who take the right to tell the truth, to say once and for all how things are going. The institution that wants to take the absolute between humans seems awful to me. In short, you cannot just tell a story because it is important that people know it: if it is only that, then write an article, write an essay, not a show or a a song ... The subjetcs are not things to talk about, but they're just things, objects, objects that I get on stage.
Ascanio Celestini

Along the thread of his own experience in a biographical narrative which is full of anecdotes, provocations, idiosyncrasies, loves, jokes, Ascanio Celestini, great storyteller of our time, appears for the first time in the open. This book - the result of his conversations with Alessio Lega, songwriter and outof-scheme intellectual - it's simply another show by Ascanio. As in all his books and in all his films,Ascanio gives voice to plural, choral narration through a single voice. But this time the staged character is just himself: Celestini Ascanio, the son of Nino and Piera Comin ... food, theater, anthropology, fatherhood, writing, armed struggle, death, cinema, migrants, the asylum, the memory ... Ascanio depicts with extraordinary human and intellectual rigor that made him the most popular comedian of the younger generation, the playwright who is read as a novelist, the most respected TV star who never watches television.

Ascanio is a medieval preacher without doctrine but with many a knowledge, he is a multiple-voice comedian. His speech hardly starts from an "I". Ascanio is a Platonic dialogue rather than an essay by Aristotle. He lives before writing and manages to live up written things. His responses are continuously transformed into a staged show where hundreds of real and virtual characters materialize. If in his speech there are more than three sentences, it is already a drama.
Alessio Lega

Ascanio Celestini (Rome, 1972) is the most pupular voice of narrative theater, which comes from a non-academic training in anthropology on orality, reinterpreted in very original formulas of popular literature and history, offering highly innovative theater shows - based on torrential narrative monologues. In less than twenty years Celestini produced a dozen of shows, written and performed entirely by him, with a huge public success and critical acclaim.

Alessio Lega (Lecce, 1972), "poet-singer", stubbornly convinced that changing the world is always possible, even with music, wrote his first songs in 1985.

rassegna stampa
Mon 25 Nov 2013 - L'Unione Sarda
I tiranni democratici di Ascanio Celestini
Tue 01 Oct 2013 - L'unità
Celestini a Rebibbia racconta e incontra le pecore nere
Wed 27 Feb 2013 - La Nazione
Conversazione con Ascanio Celestini
Tue 26 Feb 2013 - Repubblica Ed. Firenze
Ascanio si racconta
Wed 19 Dec 2012 - Liberal
Incrocio di sguardi
Sat 08 Dec 2012 - L'Unità
Incrocio di sguardi
Fri 07 Dec 2012 - L'Unità
Incrocio di sguardi
Tue 23 Oct 2012 - Hystrio
Incrocio di sguardi
Thu 20 Sep 2012 - La Comune.info
Incrocio di sguardi
Wed 12 Sep 2012 - Il messaggero Ed
Liberi sulla carta tra scrittori e spettacoli
Mon 10 Sep 2012 - Corriere di Rieti
Liberi sulla carta
Fri 24 Aug 2012 - Il venerdì di Repubblica
L'affabulaore si confessa
Fri 24 Aug 2012 - Il Giorno Ed. Milano
Incrocio di sguardi
Sat 11 Aug 2012 - Left
Incrocio di sguardi
Sat 23 Jun 2012 - La Provincia di Como
Incrocio di sguardi
Wed 20 Jun 2012 - Leiweb.it
Non mi piace chi ha il coltello dalla parte del manico
Sun 03 Jun 2012 - Mucchio
Il rè nudo
Milano, 18 maggio 2012 - Ascanio Celestini e Alessio Lega - caffè letterario - chiostro teatro grassi
Roma, 3 giugno 2012 - Ascanio Celestini e Alessio Lega, incrocio di sguardi - indy - fiera dei gusti non omologati
Bologna, 29 - 30 giugno 2012 - Fermento! - centro sociale Vag 61
Milano, 24 agosto 2012 - Celestini e Lega, Incroci di sguardi al Carroponte - Carroponte, Sesto San Giovanni, Milano
Novara, 14 luglio 2012 - Incrocio di sguardi di Ascanio Celestini e Alessio Lega - piazza Cesare Battisti (piazza delle erbe)
Borgo di Farfa, 23 settembre 2012 - Incrocio di sguardi a Liberi sulla carta - fiera Liberi sulla carta
Pistoia, 1 dicembre 2012 - Incrocio di sguardi - Libreria Lo spazio del'ospizio
Firenze, 27 febbraio 2013 - Incrocio di sguardi - Bliblioteca della Oblate
Castano Primo, 24 febbraio 2013 - Incrocio di sguardi - Casa del popolo
Viterbo, 12 maggio 2013 - Incrocio di sguardi - Libreria dei Salici
Cagliari, 23 novembre 2013 - Ascanio Celestini, Incrocio di sguardi - Teatro La Vetreria