“a bird can do that which no man can, fly only with its own strength” said Newton, and he was wrong. There are, in fact, particular instances, exceptional beings that are able to reach so far out of their time, that they become without time. There are men and women who can fly. We have followed these beings during their flights, safely grounded on earth, like a child flying a kite. We have seen Amelia Earhart crossing the Ocean, Viole Spencer and Amy Johnson, just like Icarus falling into the sea, and Giannina Censi, that turned into an airplane for love, and many more extraordinary people, enough to hide the sun. These characters surround us, like words belong to us, letting us talk about freedom.
Flying out of this world is an evasion starting from the spaces we live in, that overwrites the reality we know, made of words and stones, with the flight of the Aviation. Even if our feet will be unable to take-off, maybe our minds will. Flying…even an impossible alternative is still an alternative. And then, is it really impossible? This is what we will find out. As Bacone wrote, impossible is a word used only as defect of imagination.
Flying out of this world is a light performance that plays with the spaces it finds, to give life to a fantastic story, filled by extraordinary yet familiar beings. It is play invented for ball-rooms, terraces and courts, but can be done in an apartment, living-room or roof-tops; it strives to create a surreal yet familiar dimension, to give to its spectators a special moment, a space dedicated to imagination. It all starts from the identity of the place where the play will be performed; the text will be readapted for every new staging. The first staging of this project has been in Florence, in Palazzo Vecchio, in collaboration with Assesorato alle Politiche Giovanili. The second staging at Villa Celestina, an old building from the 1930’s in Castiglioncello, during the Inquilibrio Festival.
a play by inQuanto teatro
with Floor Robert, Giacomo Bogani, Andrea Falcone
text Andrea Falcone
live music Giacomo Bogani
sets and costumes inQuanto teatro
photos Susanna Stigler
2012 PRODUCTION inQuanto teatro
support by Kinkaleri
and Assessorato alle Politiche Giovanili e alle Pari Opportunità del Comune di Firenze
length 30 minutes