WELL, COME HOME!

WELL, COME HOME!

2019

Village of Fescoggia, Ticino/CH

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A spectacle staged in the remote area of Malcantone, a particular region in the South of Switzerland, involving a professional cast as well as amateurs between 8 and 76 years old.

Protagonists are a small village and its history of migration. In a site-specific setting, the piece narrates the story of a woman who returns to the place of her childhood, taking the audience onto a surreal journey. Walking through the narrow streets, past and present, dream and reality begin to melt. What follows is a feast dedicated to life and community, where spectators, villagers and Malcantonese emigrants will eventually gather at table to celebrate the joy of being together.

The project’s intergenerational encounters and the implosion of linguistic and cultural boundaries had a strong impact on the surroundings, allowing access to an unfamiliar artform, creating space for exchange and sustainable relationships.


Artistic direction, staging, choreography: Elena Morena Weber

Dramaturgy, texts, artistic collaboration: Oliver Kühn

Music: Sandro Schneebeli

Costumes & props: Elena Morena Weber with Francesca Ruttilio-Crivelli

Scenography: Demian Bern – EXP.edition

Gastronomy: Lino Gut & team

Video & photo: Demian Bern – EXP.edition, Mario Conforti

Make up: Monika Brandenberg

Project management: Elena Morena Weber 

Visual communication: Demian Bern – EXP.edition

Ticketing: Alice Weber

Production: Associazione Pro Well, come home!

Media partners: La Rivista di Lugano, Il Malcantone

Patronage: Lugano Region

With: Aranda Eder, Elisabetta Rezzonico Boschetti, Barbara Brindicci, Bernadette Suter, Camilla Parini, Charlotte Buechi, Cristina Brindicci, Delia Schneider, Elena Morena Weber, Erica Mercolli, Floriana Grandi, Florindo Boschetti, Ioana Butu, Ivana Dignola, Margrit Brindicci, Margaritha Paganini, Martina Flück, Matteo Oleggini, Maura Rebsamen, Maximilian Friedel, Monica Muraca, Nicolas Guidi, Oliver Kühn, Paola Crivelli, Paola Grandi, Patrizia Beretta, Romina Campana, Sandro Schneebeli, Silvia Tagliati, Simona Guglielmetti, Sirio Elora Reggiani

Support: Municipalities of Alto Malcantone, Aranno, Bioggio, Caslano, Magliaso, Ponte Tresa, Pura and Vernate.

Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Egon-und-Ingrid-Hug-Stiftung, Fondazione Annita Avanzini, Fondazione Malcantone, Gottfried und Ursula Schäppi-Jecklin Stiftung, Hugo Looser-Stiftung, Jürg George Bürki-Stiftung, Maya Behn Eschenburg Stiftung, Migros Percento Culturale Ticino, SIS Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Stiftung Winterhalter, Susanne und Martin Knechtli-Kradorfer-Stiftung, Carrozzeria Zoccatelli, Repo SA, Casa Santo Stefano, Centro Magliaso, B&B Vecchia Dogana, Hotel Villa del Sole, Hotel Zurigo Downtown, Cantina Blass. Ente Regionale per lo Sviluppo del Luganese. Museo del Malcantone.

Special thanks to: Giovanni Berardi, Silvia Mordasini, Fabio Chiaverio, Patrick Nora, Team Comune Alto Malcantone. Aurelio, Enrico, Enrico and Antonella, Fabio, Fernando, Italo, Liliana, Mariangela, Marisa & Chico, Pierino, Pino, Renzo, Mrs and Mr Boschetti, Vanna and the Consiglio Parrocchiale. Florindo Boschetti and Elisabetta Rezzonico Boschetti. Alice Weber, Mirella Hablützel, Franca Rossi and Liliane Palomba. Maya Hess, Beate Köhler and Dany Devittori. Matteo Oleggini, Giorgio Panzera, Daniele Ryser, Paolo & Heidi Lehner. Carmine Lavigna and Gabriele Varisco. Bernardino Croci Maspoli. Mauro Zoccatelli and Roberto Guidi.

 

Foto: © Demian Bern

Il pittoresco paese di Fescoggia si trasforma in palcoscenico. Protagonisti la storia di migrazione del Malcantone ed un cast di professionisti ed amatori tra gli o ed i 16 anni. 

In un arrangiamento site-specific si narra la storia di una donna che torna nel luogo della sua infanzia, portando il pubblico attraverso un surreale viaggio. Attraversando le strette vie, passato e e presente, sogno e realtà si confondono. Infine si celebra una grande festa dedicata alla vita e alla morte in cui pubblico, abitanti ed emigranti malcantonesi codividono la gioia di un banchetto.

 

Das malerische Dorf Fescoggia wird zur Theaterbühne. Protagonisten sind die Migrationsgeschichte vom Malcantone, einer besonderer Region der Südschweiz, und ein Cast aus Profis und Amateure zwischen 8 und 76 Jahren.

In einem ortsspezifischen Setting erzählt das Stück die  Geschichte einer Frau, die an den Ort ihrer Kindheit zurückkehrt und das Publikum durch eine surreale Reise führt. Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, Wirklichkeit und Traum durchmischen sich in den engen Gassen des Dorfes. Was folgt ist ein Fest auf das Leben und den Tod wobei Zuschauer, Bewohner und Emigranten aus dem Malcantone die Freude des Zusammenseins feiern.