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Homo Ridens Birmingham – Teatro Sotterraneo (Italy)

Homo Ridens_Birmingham is an experiment on a sample. The ‘guinea pig’ audience is put through a test: they are asked to react to a given stimulus, exploring laughter and its driving mechanisms. The purpose: to analyse the human approach to laughter; to measure its limits and complexity; to ask – above all – why are we all laughing? A sizzling, audacious show that makes us examine our darkest and most delightful impulses.

Florence-based performance collective Teatro Sotterraneo was founded in 2004. They have toured Europe and beyond, winning awards for their uniquely experimental and accessible work that always seeks to create a fresh relationship with the audience.

Choreographer / Director
Devised by the company

Playwright
Daniele Villa

Cast
Sara Bonaventura
Iacopo Braca
Matteo Ceccarelli
Claudio Cirri

Costume advice
Laura Dondoli & Sofia Vannini

Card design
Rojna Bagheri

Graphic
Marco Smacchia

Photography
Claire Pasquier

Co-production
Armunia, Centrale Fies

Teatro Sotterraneo is part of the Fies Factory project

with the support of
IYMT and Warwick Arts Centre
Comune di Firenze – Assessorato alla Cultura e alla Contemporaneità, Le Murate, Suc (Spazi Urbani Contemporanei)
in collaboration with Santarcangelo 41

Awards
BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham, 1st Prize and ACT Festival Prize (2012)
Eolo Award, Italy (2012)

Website
http://www.teatrosotterraneo.it/

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