Chats and laughs with the most playful performers of the festival In Scena!: Chez Dimì is a show by Giuseppe Sinatra, with Alessio Ricci, Simone Damiani, Lidia Femia and Giuseppe Sinatra, produced by DimiDimitri Company
What a pleasure and a treat meeting with Beppe (Giuseppe) Sinatra and Alessio Ricci of the DimiDimitri Company, which is going to perform three times for the festival In Scena!, in Hoboken, Bronx and on Friday May 15th at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò New York University. This Clowning School and Theater Company, based in Novara, near Milan, is really founded on values of friendship, team work and joy. Under the first hot sun of the season Beppe and Alessio generously showed us how to be an acrobatic performer, but still telling a story, creating a character, renewing the iconic comedy of the 20s Comedy movies by Keaton or Chaplin.
Besides the show, DimiDimitri will offer also workshops (one today in Hoboken and one at Bernie Wohl center on May 16 at 11am)) during the festival, since their policy is promoting cultural activities and Festivals in Italy. One of their goals is also providing theatrical and clowning training for young people, and bringing them together through theater and performance art. They’ve won over ten of awards in Italy, France and Swiss.
The show they bring in New Jersey, Manhattan and Bronx, is aimed to enjoy people of every age, telling the story of a butler trying to lift the spirits of an old lady on her birthday with sketches, jokes and circus-like stunts. Otto (Giuseppe Sinatra) tries everything he can to alleviate her sense of loss for her many departed friends.
May 13 at 4:00pm at Church of St. John’s (300 Bloomfield Street at 3rd St, Hoboken, NJ)
May 14 at 4:00pm at Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center (610 E 186th St, Bronx)
May 15 at 7:00pm at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W. 12th St, Manhattan)
2011 – Special event at the Maratona del Teatro della Svizzera Italiana di Locarno (Switzerland); Winner of the Festival Nazionale Corteggiando in Piacenza (Emilia Romagna – Italy)
2012 – Special Mention at the Festival Nazionale di Teatro Amatoriale di Fasano (Puglia – Italy); Winner of the Festival Nazionale Spazio Aperto of Nettuno (Roma – Italy); Winner of the Festival Nazionale 7 x 15 of Concordia Sagittaria (Venezia – Italy); Winner of the Audience Award at Alla Corte dei Corti of Lodi (Milano – Italy); Special event at FETAM – Festival du Theatre of Magenta (France)
2013 – Special Performance at the Closing Event of the theatrical season of Scwanicza (Poland); Winner of the Competition La Guantiera Cabaret of Bonavicina (Verona – Italy); Special Performance at the Closing Event of the 5th FATF of Melun (France)
2014 – Winner of the Rassegna Teatrale FITEL Piemonte Sergio Uliano (Torino), Festival RE-BELOT di San Maurizio d’Opaglio (Verbania – Italy); Special Jury Award Winner Festival Nazionale Proscenio Aggettante di Chiusi (Arezzo – Italy); Best Actor Award to Giuseppe Sinatra, Festival Nazionale di Teatro Premio Berta S. Sepolcro (Arezzo – Italy).