WONDER BAZAAR by Mauro Astolfi

Choreographer Mauro Astolfi

Interpreti Lorenzo Capozzi, Riccardo Ciarpella, Linda Cordero, Maria Cossu, Mario Laterza, Giuliana Mele, Mateo Mirdita, Caterina Politi, Aurora Stretti

Choreography Assistant Alessandra Chirulli

Set and lighting design  Marco Policastro

Costumes Anna Coluccia

Music Various Artists


Wonder bazaar is an outpost of a humanity served and assisted by an obsolete technology, a cheap store where one tries to repair the damages of a life that cannot be understood or controlled.

Everybody crumpled on him or herself, human relationships by now reduced to a minimum leave space to a blind and meaningless trust towards the machine that, although switched off and not functioning, gives security.

But among the machineries and the shelves there is someone who finds a remedy for those suffering from existential anguish and works on a mysterious project, somewhat daring, but which tries to overthrow the alienating contemporary world. A now perfect system of mechanical productivity, shelves full of stories of happiness never achieved.

Wonder Bazaar is a hybrid study between the past and future where one stops spinning in a vast matrix of habits, where the inability to share real emotions with others happens.

The beauty of this bazaar is that in this cemetery of machineries no longer working or semi-working it is possible to find faith again no longer towards something or someone external to us: right here, interestingly enough, important theorems on the meaning of life beyond the connection with machines are resolved and we remember that it was us who built the machines.

Mauro Astolfi


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