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THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2019
«Don Milani. The musical »
with Rodolfo Banchelli, Cinzia D'Aloisio and the Swing Shop
Thursday 19 September at 9pm , in front of the beautiful parish church of San Giuliano a Settimo (via della Pieve 44, Scandicci - FI; admission 10 euros; info and reservations 3662844676) the en plein air version of «Don Milani. The musical » , inspired by the school and the way of conceiving society and the life of the famous Barbiana priest. Rodolfo Banchelli signs it and plays it, on stage with Cinzia Daloiso and the artists of the Swing Shop; musical arrangements Fabio Vannini (accompanying the piano); choreography by Rodolfo Banchelli and Cinzia D'Aloisio.
Rodolfo Banchelli has taken up the challenge of making a theatrical show (which has already met with great success at the Teatro Puccini and at the Teatro Le Laudi, in recent seasons) on this important figure, who worked precisely in his native territory: Calenzano and Mugello .
Born and raised in Florence, Don Milani, who became prior, brings his innovative school to the church of San Donato and Barbiana, giving education, but above all an idea of a free life, teaching many children peasant children and workers the importance of the word.
Banchelli wrote this musical and all his songs inspired by the principles of a revolutionary priest, frank and direct, trying to immerse himself in his way of thinking. The result is a moving and amusing show, with melodies that embrace the heart, unusual and original dances, which are structured an Italian musical comedy.
The themes treated and criticized by Don Milani are still very current and his letters and his books make us understand many things about our society: this is the strength and the message that Banchelli wants to convey with this Musical, talking about an uncomfortable man, criticized, isolated, who dedicated his life to educating the most humble.
Author, director and protagonist of this show is Rodolfo Banchelli , multifaceted artist with three Sanremo festivals behind him, an Italian, European and world champion of boogie woogie and rock and roll, an international character who sings and dances swing in an excellent way . As a dancer he also made a video for Lucio Dalla and choreographed for the first video of Ivana Spagna. He is also the protagonist of the semi-autobiographical film Rock & Roll . In the theater he participated in the "Opera dello sghinazzo" with the great Dario Fo. As a singer he won the Castrocaro Terme festival and took part in two Sanremo festivals as a soloist and one as an author, with a piece written for Petra Magoni.
He was a guest at the " Maurizio Costanzo Show" and at " Buona Domenica " with the historic Dennis & The Jets group, with whom he sang all over Italy and released the CD Blame the Rock and Roll . Banchelli also oversaw the artistic direction of venues such as the "Manila" and the "055", where Spandau Ballet, Litfiba, Carlo Conti, Giorgio Panariello, Leonardo Pieraccioni, DJ Stefano Noferini played and grew artistically conceived the "Premio Spadaro", a festival that combines popular tradition with author music with guests such as Narciso Parigi, Riccardo Marasco, Riccardo Tesi, Beppe Dati, Mimmo Epifani, Lisetta Luchini.
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