The map of Lucca Effetto Cinema 2022

Saturday 1 October 2022 from 7 pm to midnight in the historic center of Lucca
– SEE BELOW PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTIONS –

Taking place on Saturday, October 1st from 7 to 12 p.m., after a two-year stop for the pandemic, Lucca Effetto Cinema is an event incorporated within the Lucca Film Festival, one of the leading events on the Italian cultural scene, realized thanks to the contribution of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca and founded and directed by Nicola Borrelli. The film festival takes place from September 23rd to October 2nd, 2022, with free admission subject to availability.

Under the artistic direction of Irene Passaglia and Cristina Puccinelli, Lucca Effetto Cinema holds all performative events and, like every year, presents a special night that will involve 25 theater and dance companies, each performing an homage to a different film in combination with an old town public building in Lucca.

This year” – stresses the artistic direction – “the biggest challenge was to be able to bring to the stage, after the break period, an event that has the flavor of past editions, and at the same time to guarantee the quality of the performances proposed. We also wanted to make the event stand out by moving back to the original name, from Lucca Effetto Cinema Notte to Lucca Effetto Cinema: this edition is dedicated to professor Vincenzo Placido, who passed away recently and who supported this event from the very beginning. In fact, the name of the event is taken from his book ‘Lucca Effetto Cinema’, where the professor recounts, through pictures and words, the films that were shot in Lucca, highlighting the bond between the city and the seventh art.

Many micro-performances from 5 to 10 minutes – with breaks of at least 30 minutes in between – co-produced by the festival together with amateur acting associations and dance companies, not only from the area, but also from the rest of the region.

The 2022 jury will assign the Best Performance Award, as well as a €500 prize, to the winning artist, followed by another €500-worth prize, consisting of supplies of eco-sustainable materials, for the Best Set Design. This prize is dedicated to public establishments and made available thanks to the Lucca company Naturanda with Luca Bozzoli, sponsor of this edition. In collaboration with Confcommercio di Lucca, Massa e Carrara, this edition will involve the old town’s retailers, ready to welcome an interesting initiative: during the weeks prior to the Lucca Film Festival, clients of the stores taking part in the initiative will find a QR code in the latter, which can be used to register to the contest. The winner gets an aperitif with a guest star, a free entrance to the online course History of Cinema held by professor and Lucca Film Festival artistic director Nicola Borrelli, and the 2022 Lucca Film Festival catalogue. Their trusted shopkeeper will get the same prize.

LIST OF DANCE AND THEATER COMPANIES PARTICIPATING:

  1. NAME: dance company AREA LIVE 3 performances taking place in 3 places
    PLACE: film HAIR at BETTY BLUE, via del Gonfalone 16/18 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
    Film CHICAGO at VINARKIA DELLA PAVONA, via Fillungo 188 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
    Film MAMMA MIA at PICCOLA OSTERIA, piazza San Frediano, MUSICAL PERFORMANCE 
  2. NAME: aerial dance company AERIAL QUEEN
    PLACE: film FREAKS OUT:  H&G Via San Giorgio Film AVATAR: PULT via Fillungo 42 DANCE AND THEATER PERFORMANCE
  3. NAME: “ESCODAME” company, ASSOCIAZIONE ARTISTICO CULTURALE
    PLACE: film GILDA – piazza SAN FREDIANO CROSS-DISCIPLINARY THEATER PERFORMANCE WITH DANCE ACCOMPANIED BY ORIGINAL MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT INSPIRED BY THE FILM
  4. NAME: “LIBERO TEATRO” company by Francesco Bargi and Giacomo Pellini
    PLACE: based on the film YOU UPSET ME at IL PESCHINO – CAFFÈ DEL MERCATO, Piazza SAN MICHELE, 17 THEATER PERFORMANCE
  5. NAME: ASSOCIAZIONE DON FRANCO BARONI ODV company
    PLACE: film THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, titled AL CINEMA CON MARILYN at BAR ASTRA, Piazza del Giglio, 6 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
  6. NAME: FUSION DANCE AND YOGA STUDIO DI VIAREGGIO dance company
    PLACE: film FRIDA followed by oriental dances at LA GUERRA DI PACO, via Chiasso Barletti, 13 DANCE PERFORMANCE
  7. NAME: “OK, JENNY!” theater company
    PLACE: film WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT At MAGELLANO, via Olivo, 3 inside the bar THEATER PERFORMANCE WITH GUITAR ACCOMPANIMENT
  8. NAME: LA CATTIVA COMPAGNIA theater company
    PLACE: film from RESERVOIR DOGS titled: “È SOLO SVENUTO! LE IENE FICTION” Piazza Guidiccioni THEATER PERFORMANCE
  9. NAME: TRIVIA APS (COMPAGNIA CONTRAD’ARTE) dance and theater company
    PLACE: film SISTER ACT at TURANDOT, Piazza San Michele, 8 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE 
  10. NAME: POLE DANCE CAPANNORI ASD pole dance company
    PLACE: film ROCKY 4 in CONFCOMMERCIO PALAZZO SANI foyer, via Fillungo, 121, attached file follows. DANCE PERFORMANCE
  11. NAME: TEATROMANIA BY KREATIVA theater company and theater workshop
    PLACE: film MATRIX – PIAZZA SAN GIUSTO (no private venue for this company) near the travel agency Angelini THEATER PERFORMANCE
  12. NAME: GIULLIET ASD dance company
    PLACE: film ALICE IN WONDERLAND, piazza Anfiteatro with local venues: ANGOLO TONDO – PARLASCIO – LA BRUSKETTA – OSTERIA DEL TORTELLINO DI LUCCA, in front of Parlascio, in a 12×12 space DANCE PERFORMANCE
  13. NAME: T COME TEATRO theater company
    PLACE: PIAZZA DEGLI SCALPELLINI with the film TOC TOC THEATER PERFORMANCE
  14. NAME: oriental dancer SILVIA MARTINELLI
    PLACE: film MATA HARI, at CORTE COMPAGNI, via Fillungo 12 HOTEL LA LUNA, Corte Compagni. DANCE PERFORMANCE
  15. NAME: stage actress ANTONELLA LUCII
    PLACE: at bar MOKA, via Fillungo, 103, titled WHATEVER WORKS by Woody Allen, THEATER PERFORMANCE
  16. NAME: MARIANNA PERILLI – COMPAGNIE DE VOLUPTÉ theater company
    PLACE: film EYES WIDE SHUT, Piazza della Cittadella at bar MANON LESCAUT, THEATER PERFORMANCE
  17. NAME: PALMAORCHESTRA theater and music company with orchestra
    PLACE: piazza San Francesco, from the TV series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, performance with a 70-piece orchestra and three actors, THEATER AND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE
  18. NAME: stage actress ROSALBA BALDINELLI
    PLACE: at OSTERIA PANE E SALE, via Santa Zita, 3, with the film MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE, THEATER PERFORMANCE
  19. NAME: I GIRASOGNI theater company
    PLACE: corte della Neve, at CAFFÈ RISTRETTO E DELICATEZZE, via San Giorgio, 6/8, from the film THE LEGEND OF 1900, titled “SI PUÒ VEDERE LA FINE?”, Performance created in CORTE DELLA NEVE. THEATER PERFORMANCE
  20. NAME: ART & DANZA ARABESQUE theater and dance company
    PLACE: film THE WIZARD OF OZ, at PIAZZA ANFITEATRO, next to these venues: TRATTORIA PIZZERIA DA GHERARDO – CACIO @ PEPE – OSTERIA DEL PODERE TOSCANA TIPICA, in front of Osteria del Podere Toscana, THEATER PERFORMANCE
  21. NAME: TENGU ACADEMY
    PLACE: film THE LAST SAMURAI, PIAZZA SAN MICHELE EVOCATIVE THEATER PERFOMANCE
  22. NAME: “STRANGER DRINKS
    PLACE: FRANKLIN ’33, via San Giorgio, 43. ARTISTIC AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE 
  23. NAME: POSTUMI DI TEATRO SòNA SIGLA
    PLACE: Piazza Antelminelli 11:11 THEATER PERFORMANCE

PARTICIPATING VENUES WITHOUT PERFORMANCE

  1. SOUP IN TOWN: Piazza San Giusto, 6 – film GANGS OF NEW YORK
  2. LEBOWSKY: Piazza San Michele, 14 film – PINOCCHIO
  3. SCREWDRIVER: Piazza San Michele, 13 – A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
  4. CAFFÈ CASALI: Piazza San Michele, 40 – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
  5. BAR L’AURORA: via Fillungo – JOKER
  6. ENOTECA MARSILI LUCCA: Piazza San Michele, 38 – HARRY POTTER
  7. BAR MONICA – BARINO DI GIO’: Corso Garibaldi, 24 – 54
  8. OLD CITY: Via V. Veneto, 68 – 54
  9. DAL BARDO: via Michele Rosi, 14 – THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY (SPAGHETTI WESTERN)
  10. IL CICLO DI VINO: Via Michele Rosi, 7 – MY NAME IS NOBODY (SPAGHETTI WESTERN)
  11. DE CERVECIA – TAP ROOM IL BIRRAIO: Via Michele Rosi, 17 – A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (SPAGHETTI WESTERN)
  12. VINAIOLO: Via della Zecca, 1 – THEY CALL ME TRINITY (SPAGHETTI WESTERN)
  13. 11:11: Piazza Antelminelli, 2 – STRANGER THINGS
  14. KM 0 di Dive Corso Garibaldi, 28 – PRACTICAL MAGIC,
  15. SHAKER Corso Garibaldi, 40 – THE ADDAMS FAMILY
  16. DE CERVESIA BEER & SHOP: Via Fillungo, 92 – PEAKY BLINDERS

OTHER PERFORMANCE

  • LICEO ARTISTICO A. PASSAGLIA OF LUCCA: Passaglia’s street Band will take part in Lucca Effetto Cinema with a group of 20 young musicians, almost all wind instruments, who will move through the old town to the rhythm of music, interpreting some of the most famous musical pieces taken from the soundtracks of the films that made the history of cinema. The band will perform from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. following this route: departure from Porta Santa Maria, then Via Fillungo, Via Roma, Via Beccheria, Piazza Grande, Piazza del Giglio, Via Duomo, arrival at Piazza Antelminelli.
  • The Troubadours des Rêves Company: Performance scheduled from 7 to 12 p.m. Scheduled departure from Piazza delle Grazie, with arrival at 11:45 p.m. at Piazza del Salvatore. The audience, on the October 1st night, will look for the characters in the hidden streets of the city. The Company will move around with a small cart with the technical equipment that will also serve as a stage element. The Troubadours des Rêves Company has been traversing cities since time immemorial, looking for dreams to turn them into stories to be told. They go from town to town with their ever-changing show, which can only be attended if you are willing to buy the ticket: a nightmare or a dream to be added to their repertoire. So, before and during the evening, the Company will send their shouters to issue, in exchange for a dream, tickets through which the audience can obtain the information needed to find the Dream Seekers’ light wagon and enter the world of the tale.
  • During the highly anticipated Lucca Effetto Cinema 2022, scheduled for the evening of Saturday, October 1st, Over The Real will present a multimedia live performance where experimental music, video art and interactive audio-video installations will meet. Live musical performances by Alberto Papotto aka Sysiphus and Marco uBIK Bonini will be immersed in Lino Strangis‘ audiovisual scenic settings, curated by Veronica D’Auria (C.A.R.M.A. Roma). A not-to-be-missed event to really dive into the research and multimedia experimentation of contemporary art. Event starting at 9:30 p.m. at Biblioteca Civica Agorà, via delle Trombe 6, Lucca.
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