Ivetotellusomething, El tiempo de Barcelona – Venezuela
(La Repubblica – CULT – Rodolfo Di Giammarco) And in terms of mystery and trance had in our archaic south, “Ammaliata” by Giuseppe Bonifati. He arranges with the theater group Divano Occidentale Orientale a ritual of benign parche (men) who grub up the evil eye from a girl, in a mini-masterpiece made by sense of sound.
(La Repubblica, Rome – Rodolfo Di Giammarco) Ammaliata “Bewitched” is (…) a show of deep anthropological research composed and directed by Giuseppe Bonifati, for the theater group Divano Occidentale Orientale. It’s a research, a complaint, a write poetry, a nostalgia, a vitality!
(La Repubblica, Milan – Sara Chiappori) The mystery of the mystical charm, the folk traditions most archaic suspended between sacred and profane, the songs, the superstitious imagery and symbolism of a religion that has its roots in an almost pagan spirituality. There’s all this in Ammaliata.
(Delteatro.it – Andrea Porcheddu) Powerful and mighty “magare”, wise, they put together popular beliefs and ancient mysteries, religion and desecration. The evil eye, then, is the symbol of the symptom of a Catholic and backward society. Its to the magic that Ammaliata looks for.
(Krapp’s Last Post – Simone Pacini) (…) Traditional chants and litanies become hip hop, through the rhythm of drums and congas. But if the sounds are mixed, the songs remain popular, and it is in these songs that the show finds its originality and its cruel delicacy, of a poetic insight into the South.
Cala ‘a Saudage
(Teatro.org – Alessandro Paesano) Luigi Tabita and Giuseppe L. Bonifati are very good and generous in giving body and voice to two homosexuals transfigured by the neapolitan tradition of femminiello , expression of a world that is the grotesque lives of two outcasts and marginalized, as the pièce leads one to believe at the beginning. But then we discover two murderous and abnormal reversed (half men and half women) .
(Persinsala.it – Claudio Vettraino) A black and void stage filled by the inexhaustible richness of expression of the dialectic body-gesture as part-whole – typical of the dramaturgy of Bonifati- and acquired in the interpretation of Tabita. An interior and flashing light is there and it indicates the precarious presence and the slow, inevitable consumption of Costanzo. The narration, almost a fairytale, is made by the accordion of Francesca Palombo (which evokes so well the melancholy and impossible happiness, like in a “late summer” of Fellini’s memoria)
(Saltinaria.it – Andrea Cova) The two actors face this test of acting, that never fall in the caricature, with great generosity and capacity of internalization of the experience of these two simple souls, outcasts and passionate, that is really touching for the acting technical mastery and for depth of feelings.
Pepè El Bastardo Impaziente e Innamorato
(Teatro e Critica – Simone Nebbia) The text chooses the language of the heart to tell a story that is away; and to do so, it chooses the language closest to him. And is for this reason that the music and the drama are in continuous dialogue and are inseparable: in some intimate languages, when used well, words and music are the same thing. Bonifati builds his story with sincerity of expression and quality of energy (…) the show is yet alive and intense, with some retro taste which is not bad for this passionate story of love and – as like often – of knife.
Maiden in Costa Rica
(AndresSaenzLara–La Nacion, Costa Rica) Theempty stage, illuminatedonlyby thelight sourceof a bulbhanging from a rope, turned out to bean impressive setting. The lighthas takendifferent formsand was manipulatedby theactorsin a surprising way. (…)The movementsin the space andthebody expressionsupported thekinestheticandvisual interestfor the all durationof the show.(…)However,the essential meaningof Maidenin Costa Ricahas remainedopaqueto me, though, judging by the warm applauseat the end, maybe the public hasperceivedthat most thanthe critic.
(Emilio Nigro– Quotidiano di Calabria, Italy) Maidenin Costa Ricawas awarded in Warsaw at Puppet is a Human too Festival forthe“brave attempt to experimentin the contextof visual theater (…) In January,the performance will be set upatOdin Teatret in Denmark. WithAlbertoM.Guinaldoand PaulaSanchoFernandez, its the result of aninternational co-production. It stagesthe disappointmentsof Gretain a countrywithout armyfor more than 50 years, who dreams of becominga woman–soldier. A dream(…)thatjealously guardsasher virginity.
Devodirtiunacosa / ivetotellusomething
(Manuela Vacca–L’Unione Sarda) A little furtherbackin the dressing roomof a luxuryclothing store, Giuseppe L. Bonifatikidnaps one up to four viewersat a time, for the performance “Devodirtiunacosa.” In essence,a fascinating andever-changing trip.
(EnricoPau –Nuova Sardegna) GiuseppeL.Bonifati brings his spectators insidea bathroom,asmall temple of a sensual Hello Kittythat forces to the dance, in hispink panties. He brings the spectator intoasensualkitschthat is reflectedin the music andthrough theactor’s voiceconveysavisionary andimaginativesouthfromtown fair, fairgroundof other times,thefat ladycave, a place of damnationand salvation.In what it remains ofthe aesthetics, as Pasolini said, “shadow of the past”, the place of memory. (Kristian Husten – Politiken. Ibyen, Denmark) Crisis Is Good. The chosen performance groups this year at QuongaFest are apparently preoccupied, in different ways, about the present time crisis (…) Only one artist, the italian Giuseppe L. Bonifati, thematises the crisis directly. His toiletperformance „ivesomethingtotellyou“ deals fairy simply about the importance of failing and being in crisis. Bonifati also comes from Italy- that seems to have reached the ground well and profoundly.
(Af Louis Bull Nivang – Jyllands Posten, Denmark) This yearQuongaFest, whichended yesterday, gave a particulartheater program bringing people into a toilet.The man withthe idea oftheunconventionalstagespaceis the ItalianGiuseppeBonifati. The performeris currentlyassociated withOdin Teatretin Holstebro. (…) In performancesof 5 minuteshe invitedthe audienceintothe toiletfora short and intimate performancethat hasbreak downthetraditional boundariesbetweenaudienceand actor.
(Sara Porskrog – Over Spring.dk ) The queue for the toilet was long and the show popular (…) But in a split second I saw one of audiences were torn into the toilet of a funny guy in a pink tricot. And later I met different audiences, who said that “the performance changed their lives”.
The Last Blow
(Francesca De Sanctis-L’Unità) It ‘s interesting the writing of this young playwright, who likes to take his times, his right breaks, for then give to the carachter a dry and concise sentence, everything that has to say (…) I mean, maybe we should write down the name of Giuseppe L. Bonifati in agenda and to see what he does in the theaters.