La bella o la bestia / The beauty or the beast

Bologna, 2016
A production by

La Baracca ONLUS

Company, Italy, Bologna
Since 1976, La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi produces and programmes shows for children and young people.

The beauty or the beast? This is the question.
What is beauty?
Do I really have to like what everybody else likes?
And do you really have to like what I like?
Is the beast really ugly?
Is there not something beastly inside of us, something that we love?

There are many things around us that we judge, that make us run away or that attract us.
Plunging into a vortex of many lived and played situations, a man and a woman, two artists, will tell us their own vision of the world using images suggested by the famous tale.
Two artists with two suitcases that have to be emptied and filled in with new beautiful and beastly visions, to discover
that everything can be beautiful just as everything can appear beastly.
It only depends on the way we look at and live our life.


directed by: Bruno Cappagli
by: Bruno Cappagli
with: Giada Ciccolini e Fabio Galanti
lights: Andrea Aristidi
costumes: Tanja Eick
Scenes: Fabio Galanti