Pippo Delbono

Pippo Delbono (Varazze, June 1st 1959) is an Italian author, actor, and director.

BiographyEdit

He begins training in traditional theatre, then, in Denmark, he studies the principles of oriental theatre, through a rigorous work on body and voice. Later, in Germany, he's invited by Pina Bausch[1] to follow her work. At the beginning of the 80's he founds the Compagnia Pippo Delbono, creating most of his works with them, from Il Tempo degli Assassini (1987) to La Gioia (2018)[2].

He does not stage plays but, rather, total creations, devised with a stable group of actors whose number has grown through the years. The encounter with socially marginalized people determines a turning point in his poetical research: that's how Barboni (1997) was born. Some of these actors – among them Bobò[3], deaf-mute, who had been kept in an asylum in Aversa, near Naples, for forty-five years and recently passed away – have kept working with the company and are still a central part of this experience.

The works that followed — La rabbia dedicated to Pasolini, Guerra, Esodo, Gente di plastica, Racconti di giugno, Urlo, Il silenzio, Questo buio feroce, La menzogna, Dopo la battaglia[4], Orchidee[5], Vangelo, La gioia — like the ones before, have been performed worldwide in more than fifty countries, in theaters and festivals, including the Festival d'Avignon (where a lot of the company's creations were presented)[6], Barcelona's Grec, Theater Spektakel in Zurich, Festwochen in Wien, Festival TransAmeriques in Montreal, Venice Biennale, etc.

Several theatres, including the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris[7], Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Teatro Argentina in Rome, among others, present regularly his performances. Henry V — his only creation based on an existing play – is the only Italian production of Shakespeare that has ever been invited to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Company.[8] His production Vangelo (2016) has been realized at Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb[9] with actors of his company together with Croatian actors, dancers, musicians and chorus and with refugees of the PIAM refugee camp in Asti (Italy). The performance has two versions: Opera with chorus and orchestra, that premiered in Italy at Teatro Comunale in Bologna, and Drama version, that premiered at Thèatre Vidy - Lausanne. The music of the performance are by Enzo Avitabile who won the Ubu Prize for them. His last theatre creation, La gioia, premiered in March 2018 and has been presented at Theatre Olympics in Delhi and Bhopal (India), at Hong Kong Arts Festival, in Shizuoka (Japan), in Tunisia, Spain, Portugal.[10] and it will be on tour in the theatrical season 2020/2021.

TheatreEdit

  • Il tempo degli assassini (1987)
  • Morire di musica (1989)
  • Il Muro (1990)
  • Henry V, inspired by the text of William Shakespeare (1992)
  • La rabbia (1995)
  • Barboni (1997)
  • Itaca (1998)
  • Guerra (1998)
  • Her bijit (1999)
  • Esodo (1999)
  • Il silenzio (2000)
  • Gente di plastica (2002)
  • Urlo (2004)
  • Racconti di Giugno (2005)
  • Questo Buio Feroce (2006)
  • La Menzogna (2008)
  • Amore e carne (2011)
  • Rosso Bordeaux (2011)
  • Dopo la battaglia (2011)
  • Erpressung / Il ricatto (2012)
  • Orchidee (2013)
  • Vangelo (2016)
  • La gioia (2018)

OperaEdit

AwardsEdit

  • 1997 - Premio Ubu

Special Prize for Barboni

  • 1998 - Italian Critic's Award

for Guerra

for Gente di Plastica

Best Documentary for Guerra

for Urlo

  • 2010 - Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand

Grand Prix Compétition Internationale for Blue Sofa

  • 2011 - Premio Ubu

Best Show for Dopo la Battaglia

  • 2012 - Premio Abbiati
  • 2012 - Prix spécial du Jury SSR – Festival Vision du réél Nyon

for Amore e Carne[12]

for Sangue

for Sangue

  • 2014 - San Giò Video Festival

Best Movie for Sangue

  • 2016 - Festival del Cinema del Reale Award

Best Actors Pippo Delbono and Bobò

  • 2016 - Grand Prix du Festival Doc en courts de Lyon

for La Visite 2016 - It's All True – International Documentary Film Festival San Paulo Best Short Film for La Visite

FilmographyEdit

DirectorEdit

  • Guerra (2003)
  • Grido (2006)
  • Blue Sofa (2009) short film
  • La paura (2009)
  • Amore carne (2011)
  • Sangue (2013)
  • La Visite (2015)
  • Vangelo (2016)

ActorEdit

Year Title Director
2010 I Am Love Luca Guadagnino
2010 Il sogno del maratoneta Leone Pompucci
2011 Cavalli Michele Rho
2012 Goltzius and the Pelican Company Peter Greenaway
2012 Pulce non c'è Giuseppe Bonito
2012 Me and You (film) Bernardo Bertolucci
2013 Cha cha cha Marco Risi
2013 A Castle in Italy Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
2013 Transeuropæ Hotel Luigi Cinque
2013 Henri Yolande Moreau
2014 Darker Than Midnight Sebastiano Riso
2014 Rendez-vous à Atlit Shirel Amitay
2016 Worldly Girl Marco Danieli
2016 Ombre della sera Valentina Esposito
2016 Il camionista Lucio Gaudino
2016 Falchi Toni D'Angelo
2017 A Family Sebastiano Riso
2017 Gli asteroidi Germano Maccioni
2018 A Tramway in Jerusalem Amos Gitai
2018 Oltre la nebbia - Il mistero di Rainer Merz Giuseppe Varlotta
2019 Lucania (film) Gigi Roccati
2019 La Freccia del Tempo Carlo Sarti

ExhibitEdit


ConcertsEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Ghiglione A., Barboni. Il teatro di Pippo Delbono, Ubulibri, Milan, Italy 1999
  • Delbono P., Pippo Delbono, mon théâtre, Actes Sud, Arles, France 2004
  • Delbono P., Pons H., Le Corps de l'acteur, six entretiens romains avec Hervé Pons, Éditions Les Solitaires Intempestifs, Besançon, France, 2004
  • Delbono P., El Teatro de la rabia, Punto a parte, Murcia, Spain, 2005
  • Delbono P., Racconti di giugno, Garzanti, Milan, Italy, 2008
  • Bentivoglio L., Pippo Delbono.Corpi senza menzogna, Barbés, 2009
  • Delbono P., Regards, Actes Sud, Arles, France, 2010
  • Bionda N., Gualdoni C., Visioni incrociate. Pippo Delbono tra cinema e teatro Titivillus, Corazzano, Italy, 2011
  • Delbono P., Dopo la battaglia. Scritti poetico-politici, Ed. Barbés, 2011
  • De Martino A., Puppa p., Toninato P., Differences on stage, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2013
  • Pizzinant B., Pippo Delbono, le théâtre au temps des assassins, Editions de l'Amandier, Paris, France, 2014
  • Delbono P., Pier Paolo Pasolini. Urlare la verità, Clichy, Florence, Italy, 2014
  • Delbono P., Senzani G., Sangue. Dialogo tra un artista buddista e un ex terrorista tornato in libertà, Clichy, Florence, Italy, 2014
  • Delbono P., David Bowie. L'uomo che cadde sulla terra, Clichy, Florence, Italy, 2016
  • Manzella G., La possibilità della gioia, Clichy, Florence, Italy, 2017
  • Delbono P., Le don de soi, Actes Sud, Arles, France, 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Martino A., Puppa p., Toninato P., Differences on stage, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2013, p. 239
  2. ^ https://www.pippodelbono.it/biografia-pippo-delbono.html
  3. ^ https://emiliaromagnateatro.com/en/ciao-bobo/
  4. ^ https://emiliaromagnateatro.com/production/dopo-la-battaglia/
  5. ^ https://emiliaromagnateatro.com/en/production/orchidee/
  6. ^ https://festival-avignon.com/fr/artistes/pippo-delbono-20197
  7. ^ https://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2019/10/04/theatre-l-hymne-a-la-joie-de-pippo-delbono_6014245_3246.html
  8. ^ "Annual report 2006-2007" (PDF). cdn2.rsc.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  9. ^ "Vangelo (Gospel) | Pippo Delbono".
  10. ^ https://emiliaromagnateatro.com/en/production/la-gioia/
  11. ^ http://www.premio-europa.org/open_page.php?id=844
  12. ^ "Amore carne". February 17, 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/agenda/event.action?param.id=FR_R-409ab3379bbc471566be40296de52e&param.idSource=FR_E-409ab3379bbc471566be40296de52e