The Black Nonnas at the Italian Market Day - Free Performance

The Black Nonnas at the Italian Market Day - Free Performance

WHEN: Saturday, 28 May 2011

TIME: 12.45 pm - 1.30pm

WHERE: Italian Market Day Angelo's Fresh Pasta 22 Doggett Street, Fortitude Valley


Two Black Clad Italian grandmothers escaped from the nursing home on the lookout for cheap pasta, good coffee and new husbands - preferably with a big tractor. And they love singing Italian folksongs!


Keep a look out for them as a roving act at the Italian Markets in Fortitude Valley as well as on the Queen St Mall stage during Brisbane Italian Week! 


Free Performance - See the Black Nonnas as part of the Italian Market Day at Angelo's Fresh Pasta


Founders Antonio (Giri) Mazzella and Giovanni (Sanjiva) Margio met in 1981 and began working together, drawing from their Italian roots. They studied and performed with the Masters of Mask in Asia and Europe, in particular Antonio Fava of Teatro del Vicolo, Italy.


Appearing in 16th century Italy and spreading throughout Europe, Commedia Dell'Arte marked a major turning point in the history of western theatre -- a transition from ritualistic and amateurish to an actual profession or art. The new actor armed with acting know how was born-- creating a modern theatre tradition. Commedia Dell'Arte is an exciting discipline essential for those who intend to make the theatre their career.


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