“One hundred years of Pasolini”. Journey into the biography and works of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Elena Bucci

The review “The Theater in All Senses” continues, the new theatrical season presented by DRACMA – Experimental Center of Scenic Arts, with the support of the Municipality of Polistena which has the Municipal Auditorium in the center of the Reggio plain as its stage.

On Friday 11 November at 9.00 pm on stage “One hundred years of Pasolini”, a journey into the biography and works of Pier Paolo Pasolini, production Le belle flags, dramaturgical elaboration and interpretation by Elena Bucci and original live music on the accordion by Simone Zanchini.

Pier Paolo Pasolini gave us precious pages of poetry, literature, theater, film images that remain in our memory. He also left us all his questions about him, passionate, vibrant, true, profound and the invitation to never adapt to conformism, prejudice, fear patterns. He is a master of doubt, which is very necessary, especially in a time when many think they possess the truth, often humiliating and violating the freedom of thought and life of others. To rediscover all this and who knows what else, we set out on this musical journey into the works and life of Pier Paolo Pasolini, also through the eyes of those who knew and loved him.

You never stop getting to know Pier Paolo Pasolini.
With each rereading, with each listening and vision, nuances emerge that appear new, as happens when you reread great books, when you listen to great music. At the 100th anniversary of his appearance in the world, he once again reveals himself as a master of rigor and freedom. He rigorously grasps, studies, probes, knows, deepens, questions, researches within history, in the geographies of the countryside and in the city, within people, mastering the codes of the disciplines that intrigue him and that he wants to practice. With extreme freedom he mixes the arts, high and low, “flesh and sky”. His impetuous talent ranges from cinema to theater, from poetry to prose, from essays to articles, even through interviews and letters. He rides reason and sentiment, intellectual honesty and courageous gamble and opens his gaze to the past and present to such an extent as to trigger prophetic visions that are now reality.
He applies the same rigor and the same freedom to music, which he loves: he writes lyrics for songs, devours and studies classical music, researches around popular music, pours this vast and multifaceted wealth into cinema, theater, breaking down fences and stereotypes. , often scandalizing a cultured audience, but stiffened by habits and prejudices.
It would like to be everything.

In the show he is imagined, through the words of his friend Laura Betti, in a Circeo villa overlooking the sea while listening to the beloved Mozart and Bach mixing the “buzz of his brisk and serene industriousness: a racing Olivetti with Ferrari bodywork to keep the rhythm of a thousand ideas that flow down the woods, ravines, or in front of a free sea … “

On stage Elena Bucci and Simone Zanchini intertwine voice, song and lyrics with a multiform and changing music that knows how to combine past and present, comedy and tragedy, cultured and popular music, evoking an extraordinary season of Italian culture and art.

Everything is in honor of Pier Paolo Pasolini, a poet of great wisdom and childish amazement, always a boy, always a rebel, always here.


The new season of DRACMA presents shows that try to make sense of the complexity of an increasingly uncertain present, staging the magic, contradictions, comedy and at the same time the dramas of our present. Stories and narratives ranging from the theme of war and rights to respect for diversity, from the story of acts of civil resistance to the fragile dimension of family relationships, from the events of men and women who have built Italian culture to micro-stories of freedom.
Great names of the Italian theater and very young artists already established will take turns on the stage of Polistena, with shows recognized and appreciated by national critics and the general public.
But the seasonal offer of DRACMA also keeps the attention towards the “new” public high: in fact, the review of “TeatroFamiglie”, theater tout public for all generations, reaches its sixth edition, and in the fourth year the theater project for schools “Help me to say Theater”, theatrical viewing courses for female students and students of local schools.
With this new season DRACMA once again stands as a laboratory capable of giving the territory a new breath, through shows that open cultural horizons and stimulate, as per the incipit, all the senses, with the hope that the seeds of these good practices will sprout. and flourish in the future as well as in the immediate present.

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