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15.09

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16.09

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Ten Dancers and a Film of the Productions TIZIANA ARNABOLDI:

the COMPANY after 30 YEARS

"What I look for is the truth. I'm interested in is bringing life to the scene, aiming for the essence, penetrating secrets and intimacy, revealing fears and uncertainties." 
Tiziana Arnaboldi

* * * Saturday and Sunday sold out * * *

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In thirty years of work, the Compagnia Tiziana Arnaboldi has explored social, existential and aesthetic themes at an international level. It has been a relentless research, based around the body seen as an artistic object, bringing to the stage, with the help of a little irony, the dilemmas of the human being and the world we live in.

Finally, a never seen before film will follow, created in collaboration with CISA (Conservatory of Audio-Visual Sciences), featuring emblematic scenes from the Company's 30 years of dance.

A new season is about to begin, featuring a rich programme designed to let you experience Teatro San Materno in all its artistic beauty, as our research continues, a journey punctuated by encounters, gestures and enlightening dialogues. We look forward to seeing you.

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06.10
Saturday
at 20.30

fr. 20

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Fabián Barba meets Mary Wigman

In collaboration with Laban Event 2019

Dancer Fabian Barba brings to the stage a large part of Wigman's choreographic work, highlighting the tension between the reconstruction presented and the original work.

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A new season is about to begin, featuring a rich programme designed to let you experience Teatro San Materno in all its artistic beauty, as our research continues, a journey punctuated by encounters, gestures and enlightening dialogues. We look forward to seeing you.

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21.10
Sunday
at 17.00

fr. 25 / fr. 20 *

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Big names of dance in Ascona

Susanne Linke: Ecoute... Chopin!

"What reactions in my body can produce the melody of Chopin's Prelude?"
After Carolyn Carlson and Sasha Waltz, Ascona hosts the great dancer and choreographer Susanne Linke.
A premiere featuring sequences suspended between feelings and sensations.
The evening also hosts Urs Dietrich with Thalamus 2, whose movements represent a critical reflection on our time.

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A new season is about to begin, featuring a rich programme designed to let you experience Teatro San Materno in all its artistic beauty, as our research continues, a journey punctuated by encounters, gestures and enlightening dialogues. We look forward to seeing you.

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11.11
Sunday
at 17.00

fr. 25 / fr. 20 *

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Immortal Bach

Simone Rubino’s percussions

A twenty-five-year-old percussionist, winner of six international competitions and a prodigy of agility and rhythmic precision.
After touring all across Europe, Rubino now comes to Ascona.

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The San Materno Theater is accessible to wheelchairs (non-electric) and people with disabilities.

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from
17.11

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18.11

fr. 120 / fr. 80 *

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Contemporary Dance Workshop with Nina Dipla

Simply listening to your body

"To be true and in the instant, to be part of space, simply listening to your body and your needs, creating one’s own choreographic identity".

At 10 am to 5 pm
Bookings: info@teatrosanmaterno.ch

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25.11
Sunday
at 17.00

fr. 25 / fr. 20 *

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ALI

With Teatro La Ribalta

Dance-theatre show which offers reflections on diversity and what we would like to be 'normal'.
Ali tells of the encounter between a somewhat pessimistic and disillusioned, but ordinary young man, and an individual with two red wounds on his shoulders, a fallen angel who wants to suffer and to love as all human beings do.

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02.12
Sunday
at 17.00

fr. 25 / fr. 20 *

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Hang Up

With the young company Les Diptik

Garlic and Dangle are waiting for their reincarnation, hung in their coats, suspended in a space outside time:
two extravagant souls spy on mankind, sharing their desires and anxieties.

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The San Materno Theater is accessible to wheelchairs (non-electric) and people with disabilities.

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09.12
Sunday
at 17.00

fr. 25 / fr. 20 *

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Il Fiore Oltre (The Flower, beyond)

written and interpreted by young Ticinese artist Tommaso Giacopini

is a show that combines theatre, poetry and song in search for an answer to the question: "what is home?"


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The San Materno Theater is accessible to wheelchairs (non-electric) and people with disabilities.

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27.01
Sunday
at 17.00

fr. 10 / fr. 5 *

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Inner Life in the Age of Distraction

Lecture-reflections with Fabio Merlini

What do we mean when we talk about "inner life"?
Which ‘resource’ are we referring to? And then: Is this really a resource?

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The San Materno Theater is accessible to wheelchairs (non-electric) and people with disabilities.

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02.02
Saturday
at 20.30

03.02
Sunday
at 17.00

fr. 20 / fr. 15 *

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Canto del corpo (Song of the Body)

Compagnia Tiziana Arnaboldi

Choreographers and dancers question the value of human nature, inviting gesture and sound to vibrate freely, opening the way for something of the sensitive and ungraspable to reach for a "beyond": Beauty.

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The San Materno Theater is accessible to wheelchairs (non-electric) and people with disabilities.

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09.03
Saturday
at 20.30

CHF 25 / CHF 20*

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The Sound between Classical Music and Experimental Jazz

World Premiere

ANDREAS SCHAERER and his Band

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Residence at Teatro San Materno

Andreas Schaerer – vocals, beatboxing, composition
Andreas Tschopp – trombone, tuba
Matthias Wenger – alto saxophone, flute
Benedikt Reising – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Marco Müller – bass
Christoph Steiner – marimba, drums

They don't like to call themselves a real band but rather ... a storm (ein Sturm)!
A Swiss avant-garde Jazz band, the sextet was formed in 2005 based around the initiative and compositions of band leader Andreas Schaerer, a simply incredible, charismatic artist, who boasts an extraordinary voice. Schaerer, it should be remembered, is without doubt one of the finest and most original jazz singers to be found on the European scene. He was able to win over the prestigious KKL Hall (alongside the Lucerne Symphony orchestra) to such an extent that one commentator described it as "a new wind of folly blowing through vocal improvisation".

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13.03
Wednesday
at 18.30

Free Entry

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Presentation of the book "Carl Weidemeyer 1882-1972"

with the author, art historian Veronica Provenzale, in conjunction with an exhibition dedicated to Architect Weidemeyer at Museo Castello San Materno, from 2 March to 12 May 2019.

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16.03
Saturday
at 20.30

CHF 25 / CHF 20*

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For Piano Only with Livio Minafra

In memory of Wolfgang Oppenheimer

in collaboration with Alpentöne festival, Johannes Rühl

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At only 35 years old, he has already played across all the continents and is currently Jazz Professor at Conservatorio Piccinni in Bari. Teatro San Materno plays host to the talent of Livio Minafra and his four degrees: Piano, Jazz Music, Band Instrumentation (from the Conservatorio Piccinni in Bari) and Composition (from Matera’s Conservatorio Duni).

The composer and pianist was winner of the prestigious Top Jazz award in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

His professional credits include many important appearances as pianist, composer, arranger and accordionist (MinAfric Orchestra, Kocani Orkestar, Canto General, Radiodervish, just to name a few).

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07.04
Sunday
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CHF 25 / CHF 20*

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La morte e la fanciulla (Death and the Maiden)

Directed and choreographed by Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni

Dancers: Eleonora Chiocchini, Valentina Dal Mas, Claudia Rossi Valli

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On stage, three quite different "masterpieces".
A musical one: the Quartet in d minor "Death and the maiden".
A physical one: the human being and the excellence of its dynamics.
A spiritual-philosophical one: the mystery of the end and its ever-present gaze upon us.

Having already explored, with Matthias Claudius in the text of the Lied and with Franz Schubert’s String Quartet in d minor, the theme of death in the company of young female figures, across the dark border between sexuality and death; in this show, these two aspects are split into choreography (the maiden) and video (death).

Original title: Der Tod und das Mädchen
Lighting design: Andrea Gentili
Lights: Andrea Gentili and Nicolò Pozzerle
Video: Jump Cut
Organisation: Dalia Macii
Administration and press office: Francesca Leonelli
Production: Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni

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04.05
Saturday
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CHF 25 / CHF 20*

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Médée Kali

Teatro Libero Palermo / Directed by Beno Mazzone

Written by Laurent Gaudé
Translation and direction: Beno Mazzone
Music: Antonio Guida
Lights: Fiorenza Dado

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Medea killed her children. Time has passed, but the idea that her children lie on Greek land is unbearable. She returns to her children’s tomb to take them away, and to complete her revenge. She realises then that she is being followed by a man she doesn't know. She is careful to never get too close to him, but he follows her doggedly. She enjoys his presence. She speaks to him. Will this stranger become her next lover or the fiercest of her enemies? She feels that he will soon be in her good graces, as he is handsome and because Medea has never been able to resist the beauty of men. Written in 2003, Medea becomes, in Gaudé’s writing, the goddess of death, dance and love, and  renamed Medea Kali, with Indian origin, and backdrop of a new people.

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12.05
Sunday
at 17.00

CHF 25 / CHF 20*

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Samurai Accordion ‘TE’

in collaboration with the Alpentöne festival, Johannes Rühl

Riccardo TESI - Organetto diatonico
Kepa JUNKERA - Trikitixa, acordeòn diatònico
Markku LEPISTÖ - Kaksirivinen haitari
David MUNNELLY - Diatonic accordion
Simone BOTTASSO - Organetto diatonico

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TE’ or 手 means "hand" in Japanese. 5 diatonic accordions, 5 masters.
Unchallenged masters of the instrument, 10 dancing hands on the keyboards, a blend of musical techniques, featuring different cultures, 5 decades of supporting each other, lives that are told.

These musicians are like the fingers of a hand, different, complementary, accomplices, all essential.

These ten hands, for about the same duration as a CD, take you to all the corners of Europe with harmony and complicity, anger and tenderness, both past and present, but always with great musicality.

The name "Samurai" for this group is no accident, nor the 'TE' or 手 as the title of the album.
It’s a glimpse of ancestral Japan, of our collective imagination.

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