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Performance by: Pippo Delbono
Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale - Compagnia Pippo Delbono 

World premiere 

There is a sort of slumber at the beginning of “Awakening”. That is both a personal and collective one. There is the awakening of the man who at the end of “Love” - Pippo Delbono’s previous work - went to lie beneath a dry tree that suddenly bloomed with flowers. And the man stayed there, half asleep in that slumber that left us silent and afraid. A slumber that he feels he needs to wake up from, expecting the possibility to face a reality that will be worse than the one he faced before. Before the pandemic that shut everyone in their houses. Before the war that burst at our doorstep. Before the coming back of ideologies that we thought belonged to the past. 
“Awakening” is a show about our many falls and many rises, dedicated to all those who fell asleep and have then reawakened. And also to those who have yet to wake up.

With the same candour and visual poetry, Pippo Delbono returns to Sibiu with a masterful show-confession. Incisive, touching, unforgettable.

Conceived and directed by: Pippo Delbono
With: Dolly Albertin, Alexander Bălănescu, Gianluca Ballarè, Margherita Clemente, Pippo Delbono, Ilaria Distante, Mario Intruglio, Nelson Lariccia, Gianni Parenti, Giovanni Ricciardi, Pepe Robledo, Grazia Spinella and cast tbd 
Light and production technical management: Orlando Bolognesi
Costumes: Elena Giampaoli
Sound: Pietro Tirella
Chief machinist: Enrico Zucchelli
Organisation: Davide Martini, Riccardo Porfido
Production assistant: Mariaenrica Recchia
Executive producer: Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale (Italy)
Co-producers: Teatro Stabile di Bolzano (Italy), Teatro Metastasio di Prato (Italy), Théâtre de Liège (Belgium), Sibiu International Theatre Festival/Teatrul Național “Radu Stanca” Sibiu (Romania), Teatrul Național “Mihai Eminescu” Timisoara (Romania), Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Bucarest (Romania), TPE – Teatro Piemonte Europa/Festival delle Colline Torinesi (Italy), Théâtre Gymnase-Bernardines Marseille (France)
In collaboration with:  Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara di Trento (Italy), Le Manège Maubeuge - Scène Nationale (France)

Performance in Italian, with translation into Romanian and English
Duration: 1h 20min
Date of premiere: 21.06.2024
Original title: Il risveglio
Special effects: tbd
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