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Play-Back#2 Beast without Beauty



Play-Back#2 Beast without Beauty


Teatro contemporaneo italiano / Contemporary Italian Theatre

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Melbourne / Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne

Cura di / Curated by Elvira Frosini e Daniele Timpano



Original creation Carlo Massari

Cast Carlo Massari, Emanuele Rosa, Giuseppina Randi

Light design Francesco Massari

Stage costume consultancy Gabriella Strangolini

Co-production C&C, TCVI/Danza in Rete Festival

With the support of CID/Oriente-Occidente Festival, CSC Bassano del Grappa, Fondazione Piemonte dal vivo, Cie.Abbondanza/Bertoni

Residenza I.DRA. & Teatri di Vita/Progetto CURA 2018, Festival Prospettiva Danza

H(abita)t – Rete di Spazi per la Danza/Leggere Strutture Art Factory

MiBAC e SIAE/Sillumina-Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura

With the support of MOVIN’UP SPETTACOLO - PERFORMING ARTS 2018/2019” by MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITÀ CULTURALI Direzione Generale Spettacolo, GAI Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani and GA/ER Associazione Giovani Artisti dell’Emilia-Romagna

Creation 2019


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An irreverent, cynical study on the archetypes of human misery, the non-expressivity, the despicable cruelty of interpersonal relations. Three losers in a superficial relation face each other in a duel; at stake is the affirmation of a role, an identity, a social position, the survival....An attempt to physically recount the pain of living, the Beckett’s paralysis: a weak man, desperate enough to become emotionless, now quite incapable of getting his life together and rescuing it from the misery in which it bogged down. An absurdist comedy (in which we are subjected to the absurd, despite ourselves) with an existentialist flavour from Beckett’s theatre, perfectly explicated in his “Happy Days” more


C&C Company is a project that aims to create and develop a constantly evolving artistic language. It investigates physicality and dramaturgy, transmitting and sharing energy and creativity in the most direct, clear and authentic possible way in front of the urgent contemporary social issues. Through a constant work and a language free from superstructures, C&C analyses the depth of interpersonal relationships by establishing partnerships and bringing truth onto the stage, all of which achieved through a physical language that points at allowing the audience to feel represented within its universality.

The Company was born in 2011 from the artistic encounter between Carlo Massari and Chiara Taviani and has indicated a calling for the hybridization between dance and physical theater through different artistic codes: singing and acting, videomaking, music and contemporary and performing arts thus perfectly fitting with the eclecticism and versatility of its performers and using valuable collaborations with professionals from all over Europe. Among the many productions that boast intense tours in Italy and abroad, as well as prestigious international awards (including Hiver Oclytes / Les Hivernales [FR], International Choreographic Competition Hannover [DE], Zawirowania Competition [PL], Konzert Theater Berne [CH], Machol Shalem Dance Competition [IL], ACT Festival [ES], Roma Danza Award [IT], CrashTest [IT]), many creations require the involvement of communities in contact with the Company, both in the project and in the sharing phases. It establishes a dialogue with the community to enhance the artistic project, making it concrete and effective: a search for relational truth which characterises the poetic of the Company. Combined with an imaginative openness and a creative curiosity it brings the abstract out of the real and brings the audience closer to the theatrical experience in a captivating and enriching way.

In parallel with the production activity, training and performance projects with public participation are also evolving in collaboration with important Italian festivals and cultural reality (RomaEuropa, Agorà Coaching Project, Teatri di Vetro, Art Factory International, etc), as well as collaborations and co-productions with famous international companies such as Petri-Dish (BE), Cia Du'k'to (ES) and Ortika (IT). Since 2017 the Company has been directed by the choreographer and performer Carlo Massari.


Date: Da Monday, March 01, 2021 a Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

Entrance : Free