Il carnevale degli animali

The Carnival of the Animals

Dancing parade of vices and virtues

free workshop for children (5-10 years)

Ilenia Romano / Ivano La Rosa

12 October at 4pm


The day before the performance, a free workshop* for children will be held by Ilenia Romano and Ivano La Rosa on the theme of “The Carnival of Animals” by Charles Camille Saint-Saens.

The workshop aims to educate the small participants (from 5-10 years and / or 10-14 years) to listen and understand the musical pieces of the composer Saint-Saëns, and to make them reflect on the contemporary society in the name of playing you learn. Through the game and the creative paths of theater and dance, the participants will explore the atmospheres and themes presented by the animal protagonists of the suites having the opportunity to wear their clothes.

The workshop will also be documented with the creation of video interviews for young participants entitled “What animal are you?”, The boys will be able to play with the imagination personifying the animal, and therefore the traits of their own character that they feel most close to.

Moreover, in the various territories in which the carnival caravan will arrive, a free workshop will be organized for dancers of the local dance schools, to involve also a more adult audience and spread MoDem, the democratic language developed by Roberto Zappalà. Like the imaginary universe of animals, MoDem also uses different suggestions (lava bubbles, lava flowing, lava deep and lava fill), evoked to make an unexpected movement appear that articulates the body without preconceptions and limits.


The show allows young and very young people to get closer to contemporary dance and dance-theater that remain the protagonists of the piece and preserve their originality but become more accessible thanks to the playful and fun atmosphere of the piece and the educational activities that go with it.

*the workshop is for a limited number. Only people who have bought a ticket for the show are allowed to enjoy the workshop.