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Suppliants in Portopalo

2010, Italy
Directed by: Gabriele Vacis
Genre: Theatrical tale
Languages: En

Con Vincenzo Pirrotta
Scenofonia: Roberto Tarasco
Conception and dramaturgy: Monica Centanni
Dramaturgy collaboration: Anna Banfi
Video shooting: Michele Fornasero (INDYCA)
Assembly Gian Domenico Musu (INDYCA)
Coordination: Antonia Spaliviero
Organization Ycama, Genia-art

Promoted by:
IUAV University (Classical Study Center)
University of Catania (Faculty of Letters and Philosophy – Degree Course in Cultural Heritage)
Municipality of Portopalo di Capopassero
Municipality of Syracuse


Prologue to the theatrical reading "Supplici a Portopalo" staged by Gabriele Vacis in Paris in April 2010. A contemporary reinterpretation of Aeschylus' tragedy interpreted by Vincenzo Pirrotta and by the Turin director himself, inspired by the landings on the coasts of Italy Southern, of migrants seeking prospects of survival or political asylum. In particular, the show refers to the tragedy of Christmas 1996, when a "carretta del mare" sank off Portopalo, in the extreme south of Sicily, causing the death of almost 300 people.

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