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A journey through the pitfalls of the desert and the sea

In search of a better place.

A park, a mirror of our humanity, where consuming

passions and illusions.

The two worlds overlap between memories and hopes.

What will happen?

Our Vision

 

Acqua is a performance, a Musical, a glimpse of life. It is a multipurpose art project.

 

Our purpose is to raise awareness of the major social issues of immigration and integration. It is also and above all a journey into the human universe, in which the different stories of the characters intersect and tell their own anxieties, insecurities, dreams and hopes.

 

Acqua is a wide-ranging project that started from afar, with an encounter that sparked an initial inspirational phase, which then became a real creative challenge, from the composition of the text, music, to the design of the sets, to the work in rehearsal.

 

The project also aims to provide participants with specific and unique artistic training through which even non-professional actors can derive satisfaction from a path of expressive growth up to the staging of the play.

 

Acqua is an experience to be had if only to open an extra door in our souls and decide to face each moment of our lives with the intensity they deserve.

 

The show

 

In ACQUA, against the backdrop of a simple story, a metaphor for our lives, the poems of Radwan, a young Somali boy, emerge.

Radwan's poems show our world as seen through his eyes, his questions, his unanswered abysses. 

From his words seep sensations, metaphors, hints of a long difficult and exhausting journey, as well as the difficulty of being understood and the feeling of being a victim of prejudice everywhere.

In WATER, Radwan's reality emerges in a delicate, dreamlike form among the characters' stories. 

 

A diary is found on a park bench that stands on a seaport. It is Radwan's diary. 

The characters in the story, characters who meet in the park in their daily lives, one by one will encounter Radwan's words, and this will give a new key to their lives and an inexplicable desire to change course. 

A diary that gives courage and invites them to follow their dreams and be themselves. 

A diary that opens only in the hands of some-and some not. 

A Musical that is a journey into ourselves, and at the same time an invitation to discover what lies behind what we thought we understood, and instead totally eludes us. An invitation to look and listen not with the mind and its dogmas and prejudices, but with the heart.

 

Our beginning

 

Radwan's story.

 

Radwan is from Somalia. March 3 will be his birthday.

His second birthday. Yes, because on March 3, 7 years ago, he arrived in Switzerland. On that day, he says, he was born again.

 

"I was born twice," he says with a veiled smile.

Like an infant, Radwan slowly learned to walk in the world, to speak, to think like the locals, the people of that strange foreign land, Ticino, to which he was forced to migrate.

Our mission

Unveiling the invisible.

 

The "unknowns" seem to have no voice. The loud and mighty voices of the indigenous Swiss reverberate in every corner of their existence; there is almost no room for their songs, poems and emotions.

 

"All of us, with our lives and emotions, are a gift to others," Radwan says. "I want to be a gift."

 

This Musical is a dreamlike and fantastic journey through different cultures, a journey approached with courage and a desire to live each moment of our lives with the intensity it deserves.

 

With this show we hear the voice of Radwan and all those who struggle with him every day, and then we hear the voices of all of us, with our fears and apprehensions about all that is different and unknown. The voices meet and the bridge is created.

 

PERFORMANCES:

Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2023, Nov. 18 Teatro Dimitri in Verscio

Feb. 17 Teatro de Gatto, Ascona

March 8-9 Studio Foce Lugano

March 16 Teatro Sociale Bellinzona

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