The family theatre review Il Giardino di Alice, organised by the Vicenza-based company “exvUoto teatro” with the support of the Municipality of Vicenza, returns to Vicenza. This year the review will be divided into 10 appointments: the usual 6 Sundays at the Giardini Salvi in the morning at 9.45 a.m. will be united under the title of “Storie da Mangiare” (Stories to Eat) and, from this year, 4 free events will be held in neighbourhood playgrounds outside the city centre under the title of “Storie di fuoco di acqua di terra e di vento” (Stories of fire water earth and wind).
“We want to bring our proposal of community theatre also to the neighbourhoods, to involve the population that with more difficulty could reach the centre,” say Tommaso Franchin and Andrea Dellai of exvUoto teatro, organisers of the review.
Il Giardino di Alice: “to involve the population that with more difficulty could reach the centre”
We believe that theatre can really change places and the perception of them, and this can only be done with the support of the entire community,’ they continue. For this reason, the festival uses a well-established public-private partnership formula, and numerous companies have decided to get involved alongside the company in its realisation. Each partner has been involved in the creation of the playful workshops on the theme of food sustainability that follow the shows. Cereal Docks, Centro Ortodontico Vicentino and Birrificio Ofelia will thus take care of the creation of engaging workshops for children, but also for their parents. ALDA Europe will co-curate the 18 August event at the playground in Via Roma.
This year there is also a wonderful novelty: thanks to the support of the Culture Department and the Historic Parks Office, the Loggia Valmarana will be open to the public for the first time in years, welcoming spectators after the shows or in the event of rain.
“It is a real pleasure to open the garden and the Loggia Valmarana to families,” says the Vicenza Culture Councillor Simona Siotto, “a place that was created to host moments of culture and that is preparing to welcome spectators and to be a possible stage for the theatrical performances of the review. I also stress that teaching our children the importance of food sustainability is a fundamental educational activity, especially in this period of great climate change in which we are called upon to adopt environmentally friendly behaviour from an early age’.
ALDA is very much glad to be among the main partners of “Il Giardino di Alice” local event, engaging families, kids, citizens, authorities and everyone in Vicenza!
- Sunday 7 August 9:45 a.m. – Giardini Salvi – THE THREE LITTLE PIGS OF PIAN DEL PORCO – Rocking Theatre – Workshop by centro ortodontico vicentino
- Thursday 18 August at 18:00 – Via Roma playground – STORIES OF EARTH with Andrea Dellai and Tommaso Franchin
- Sunday 21 August 9:45 a.m. – Giardini Salvi – GRANDMOTHER! LIVE – TASTE STORIES – Theatre 19 – Workshop by craft brewery ofelia
- Saturday 27 August at 18:00 – Via Giuriato playground – San Pio X – STORIES OF WIND with Martina Pittarello and Gabriele Grotto