The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023


Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

  • Saturday, 28th Oct
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm IST
  • St Pauls Institute, Alberione Hall

Places, an object-theatre performance, is a tribute to the Italian writer Italo Calvino.

Visions of different places, real and metaphorical, coexist in our life. If we can change our point of view, we can discover the poetry in them, even if they are hidden.

The narrative sequence alternates between different visions, while leaving room for the imagination and reflection. The performance talks about the complexity of these places using symbols, metaphors and paradoxes, visually translating them into an essentially non-verbal figure show.

We start with the character of the writer who searches in his imagination for the places and stories of his works, intertwining everything with incidents from the author’s life.

The interpreters make use of various puppetry techniques, using used objects that come back to life, old photographs, different materials, shadows, etc. to take a new look at the reality of things.

Cast & Credits:
Writer & Director: Matteo Spiazzi
Cast: Davide De Togni & Silvia De Bastiani
Duration: 40 mins (no interval)
Language: None

Performance Presented by: Istituto Italiano Di Cultura, Mumbai as part of the Week of the Italian Language in the World