¿Why Teatro Strappato?
The great master Etienne Decroux said:
“I Think that an art is as rich as poor are its means..
The Variety Show has the maximum of the means: it is poor.
Sculpture has the minimum of the means: it is rich.”
We are proud of considering, in this sense, our craftsman theatre as very rich.
Our means are Music and the Masks.
Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated by the use of masks, this is due to an unexpected and strange phenomenon: when a person is undressed you can see just his body, when the same person wears a mask you can see his soul, for this reason masks are considered sacred objects in almost all cultures, and they are sacred also in our theatre, where characters enter the scene with a covered body and a naked soul.
Music is equally important, as it is able to translate into sounds what belongs to the most silent part of the human being, his thoughts, his feelings, his emotions; The motor of the world and consequently of the scene.
The New Antique Theatre is the theatre of live music, hand made masks and costumes, fabric scenery, actors without microphones and an audience with their eyes open.