This article examines the experiences of four theatre groups: Compagnia Pippo Delbono, Accademia Arte della diversità and Compagnia Babilonia Teatri in Italy, and Theater Hora in Switzerland. The author explores the hypothesis that some of the productions put on by these groups are similar in the way they strive for an authentic uniqueness of performative action, intuitively recognised by visionary directors in the stage presence of disabled actors. The performative and theatrical quality of these groups' actors and production seems to express a synthesis of aesthetic and ethical aspiration that constitutes the essence of theatre. This gives rise to the idea that the theatre is rediscovering its contemporary urgency by breaking through the purely representative, fictional dimension and into a new relationship between life and action on stage, and the possibility of a real transformation of the actors and the audience.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Performative celebrities on the border between life and theater|
|Title of host publication||Theater Hora|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Performance, contemporary theatre, trasformation, aesthetic/ethic