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Teatro ai Colli

via Monte Lozzo, 16
padova, PD 35143

Website: //www.teatroaicolli.it/

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21 April 2022 @ 17:00 - 18:00


Università di Padova
Website: unipd.it

The great scientist Galileo Galilei is celebrated with a theatre performance 380 years after his death.

Galileo’s Telescope is a theatre show for kids and families honouring Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science 380 years after his death. The performance by the Gli Alcuni theatre company includes actors Sergio and Francesco Manfio, puppets, and video projections, directed by Sergio Manfio.

Held on Thursday, April 21, at the Ai Colli Theatre in Padua, the theatre show for kids is part of the entertainment program celebrating the University of Padua’s 800th Anniversary. Two performances (60 min) include one in the morning (by invitation only) and another at 5:00 pm is open to the public for audiences of all ages. 

The performance by Sergio and his trusted assistant Francesco tells the story about the fable written by Galileo that shows how curiosity allows us to discover what lies beyond the appearance of things, such as making musical instruments out of water, wind, and more.

Sergio and Francesco do not agree on everything. Sergio doubts that you can make music with nature, while Francesco insists on proving him wrong! The two decide to follow every detail of Galileo’s fable. When they reach the city described by the scientist at night, the two rediscover that all of what Galileo said would happen, indeed do, even with some differences.

The sounds produced by nature are like a large wild orchestra, hinting towards a secret behind the unknown intruder who seems to mess everything up. The theatre show for kinds offers the young audience to discover and anticipate each step of the narrative, going so far as to disrupt its progression.

For the participation of schools to the show at 11 a.m., send an email to kids@unipd.it indicating the name of the school, number and age of students and the name of teachers.

For the participation of families to the show of 5 p.m.,  fill out the form. Reservations will open from April 5.

Information: eventi@unipd.it

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Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo     Camera di Commercio di Padova

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