Thiasos TeatroNatura, the theatre group was founded in 1992 and since then has created plays and workshops in parks and natural reserves throughout Italy.
Up until today, its purpose is to bring together theatre with the countryside, its contemplation and experience, its perception and feeling.
The aim is to further develop a direct connection between human beings, their territory and the other "living beings" which inhabit it.
The plays are conceived so as to be performed in different hours of the day, generally from dusk until night, or from dawn until day time.
Therefore, the natural light's trans-colouring is part of the dramaturgy, directly imprinting its' meanings and qualities.
This is why the plays do not use artificial lights, stages or amplifications.
Through its plays, Thiasos TeatroNatura investigates the possibility of this dialogue between human and natural world today, of ecology as care for inhabiting the earth, and the role that ancient myth, art, theatre and chants might have in re-weaving a broken tissue.
The actors, immersed in the countryside, listen to, touch and dialogue with trees and stones. Finding themselves within the space of the scene, the spectators share with the actresses the natural light's variations, the flying of a birds' storm, the wind whistling through the leaves.
They experience a relationship with the space that is all but neutral.
The wind, the cliffs, the changes of light and the night's obscurity, intervene with all its power and immensity.
In the year 2000, Thiasos TeatroNatura, received the prestigious European Parks Federation EUROPARC Prize for "the best project interpreting the territory".
Sista Bramini and Francesca Ferri have founded and co-direct the group.
Poetry has always been considered the insight of the complexity, of the interdependence and of the mysterious correspondence among all living things, and Ovid, the Latin poet born in Sulmona in Abruzzo, evokes in his remarkable poem a universe where the human, animal, vegetable, and divine world blend together.
The moving and funny story of the nymph "I" turned into a cow, prisoner of Argos the monstrous one hundred eyes shepherd and saved from the pan flute charmer god Mercury, masked as a shepherd, is a new and interesting way to discover a place as the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, where its beautiful landscapes and pastoralism were for centuries an essential aspect of its identity.
On thursday September 30th, non-members who do not attend the General Assembly will have the opportunity to participate at "The Animal and the Mask", drama Workshop for the "representation" of masks inspired from animals, with final parade, for children and creative adults.