Dino Lopardo, Affog*
Dino Lopardo / Gruppo della creta


6 novembre 2022, 8.30 pm

Potenza, teatro F. Stabile

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Written by Dino Lopardo. Director Dino Lopardo. Actor Mario Russo. In collaboration with H2Teatro and Collettivo I.T.A.C.A.

One night a duck was swimming in the pond, trying to find some fish, but she did not find one in a whole day. She saw the moon in the water; she thought that it was a fish, and plunged in to catch the moon.
The other ducks saw her do it and laughed at her.
That made the duck feel ashamed and bashful that when she saw a fish under the water, she did not try to catch it, and so died of hunger.

— Lev Tolstoj

Can the dreams be broken by a violence? And what if this violence is always been hidden in the human being?
A person who does aggressive acts is a person who wants to assert himself, to have a role and not to address personal insecurities. One of the most widespread aggressive acts is bullying. Oppressions, intimidations, aggressive acts towards others.
Nicholas is a victim and an executioner at the same time. Since he was a child he had the dream of becoming a Champion swimmer. He paid obsessively attention to the races, Championships and the olimpiac games. He played in his empty bathtub trying to replay the olimpic diving and studying differents styles … meanwhile he fights his fear of water. Something irreparabile happened and he will have to deal with his nature and his entire existence.

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Dino Lopardo trained as an actor at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome. At the same time he graduated with a thesis in theories and techniques of radio-television language. In 2015 he specialized in television / film script and dramaturgy at the Silvio d’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art. As an author, he writes the single act Trapanaterra, winner of the 2017 Cure and WAIT for best dramaturgy at the Indivenire 2018 festival in Rome. Subsequently he takes care of the staging and wins as best director at the Rome Fringe Festival 2018. Author of the feature film Batacatash, Siae award. In 2019 he writes and directs the ION show awarded as best director at the INdivenire national festival in Rome. He writes and produces the video Hands Off for Amnesty International. In 2020 he writes and directs the short film Partecipare.
In the cinema he takes part in the film “Basilicata Coast to Coast” by Rocco Papaleo; Massimo
Coppola's “You're Afraid of the Dark”; “A Sunday Night” by Giuseppe Marco Albano; “Passannante”
directed by Ninì Mastroberti; “The best day of my life” by Dino Santoro; “Alice and the wonderland”
by Giulia Grandinetti. “Hungry Heart” by Domenico Colangelo. As assistant director he works with Alvaro Piccardi at the Quirinetta Theater in Rome for the show “The code of Perelà”.

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