L’Opera di Pulcinella – 1st Day of Urban Dionysia

The Διονύσια τὰ ἀστικά ‘Urban Dionysia’, are the last Dionysian celebrations of the Hellenic lunar calendar. They close the yearly events in boreal spring – austral fall – with other rituals, dances and performances. Each day of Dionysia, I introduce in a few words, a piece of performance art from anyone in the world, at any moment of history, and that I want to share. This includes: theatre, opera, dance, body art, music video and cinema.

The first sharing is actually oriented toward the famous character called Pulcinella. Here, one puppet theatre creation of 【L’opera di Pulcinella】 by Paolo Comentale from the Granteatrino – Casa di Pulcinella, brings on an example of the popular art of the Teatro dei Burattini where rebellion, society, love and death still incarnate a centuries old oral literature.

Here is the 【list of previous posts】 for the Urban Dionysia.

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