Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale – Pippo Delbono Company (IT)

La gioia (JOY)


Duration: 80 minutes without a break | Language: Italian with English subtitles | Age: All

La Gioia evokes our senses and emotions. It’s a journey through grief, pain, loss, happiness and the strive towards the final goal: joy – la gioia. In a magical, circus-inspired universe, the outcasts, abnormal and insane dance. The performance has become a tribute to Bobò, the deaf and nonverbal psychiatric patient whom Pippo Delbono met in 1995 and made the main actor in the company’s performances for 22 years, until his death shortly after the premiere of La Gioia. The cast tell their personal stories and take the audience on a journey through fleeting images of tango melancholy, clowning, paper boats, coloured rags, withered leaves, and rain of flowers.

ATTENTION: During the show a strobe light will be used on stage for around 4 minutes.


Vordingborg Theatre 19.30
There will be a brief introduction to the performance at 19:00

Official opening reception at 18.30
Admission with ticket to the performance

Ticket sale here

Conceived and directed by Pippo Delbono
Performers Dolly Albertin, Gianluca Ballarè, Margherita Clemente, Pippo Delbono, Ilaria Distante, Mario Intruglio, Nelson Lariccia, Gianni Parenti, Pepe Robledo, Grazia Spinella
and with Bobò’s voice
Floral composition Thierry Boutemy
Music Pippo Delbono, Antoine Bataille, Nicola Toscano and Various Artists
Light designer Orlando Bolognesi
Costumes Elena Giampaoli
Production and touring manager Alessandra Vinanti
Organization during the creative process Silvia Cassanelli
Organization Davide Martini
Tour manager Riccardo Porfido
Technical Manager Fabio Sajiz
Tour technical staff Giulio Antognini (sound) – Orlando Bolognesi (light) – Elena Giampaoli (costumes) – Enrico Zucchelli (set and props)
Special thanks: Enrico Bagnoli, Jean Michel Ribes, Thierry Boutemy’s assistant Alessia Guidoboni, Théâtre de Liège for the costumes
Production Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT – Teatro Nazionale (Italy)
Co-production Théâtre de Liège, Le Manège Maubeuge – Scène Nationale
Photos Luca Del Pia