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I Maltagliati: To Sing A Life

  • Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

From Denmark  on their first US tour, Teatret Om presents

I Maltagliati: To Sing A Life

directed and performed by Sandra Pasini

February 7, 8, 9

An old woman stands in her kitchen cooking a pasta dish, I Maltagliati. During a morning she relives her life through songs. 

Chamber play in Italian. This is what you can call Teatret OMs performance I Maltagliati, which was received with thunderous applause. The music, her brilliant body language and fantastic voice, lead the audience safely through a woman’s life told by an old woman while she cooks.
— Dagbladet Ringkøbing-Skjern

I Maltagliati is built around a series of powerful, Italian folk songs and other songs that uniquely communicate ordinary human feelings, desires and dreams. The songs include all aspects of everyday life: work, love, struggle, birth and death. The story takes place in two spaces: the physical space, the kitchen, where the woman makes pasta, only in the company of a radio, and a space of memories, where we see the woman's life in flashbacks, open to the viewer's own interpretation. During the performance a dish of homemade pasta is prepared. As the performance progresses the spectator will be surrounded by a delicious scent of tomato sauce and basil .. I Maltagliati is performed in English and Italian, and is primarily sung.

Teatret OM, founded in 1989 in Rome Italy, by Sandra Pasini (actress) and Antonella Diana, (set designer) is today a theatre company with an international cast. Since 1996, it has had its base in Denmark and from 2006 Teatret OM as Regional Theater in the Municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern, Denmark. Artistically the group's work is based on physical training of the actors, and the connection of visual arts and theatre. The scenic space is developed parallel to the actor's actions and the dramaturgy and the performances intertwine the actors’ physicality with images generated by the set and props, all set to live music.

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Earlier Event: February 7
SF Indiefest: The We and the I