Frutto Magico

Frutto Magico

WHEN: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TIME: 10.00am to 10.50am

WHERE: Tavernetta, 144 Dorville Road Carseldine Brisbane


Two crazy Italian storytellers present this hilarious medieval fable of a spoilt, smelly prince who is cursed by the Fairy Witch Fata Morgana. His quest is to find the magical fruit with the help of the audience. A must see family show which builds to a crescendo of Tarantella dancing delight.


Using masks, folk music, puppets, outrageous props and audience participation to the max!


“Never have I seen so many children dying to be involved and showing so much dramatic talent!" West Australian School Teacher 2011

As part of the 'Bambini - Ridiamo Insieme' Program

Since 1981 Giovanni Sanjiva Margio and Antonio Giri Mazzella have been performing together inspired by vibrant Italian cultural traditions. Commedia Academy of Australia is their platform for presenting this lively and hilarious ancient art in today’s Australia. It all started in Perth in the early 80’s when Giovanni and Antonio joined a larger group of circus performers and set off on a tour of Australia.


They called themselves “The Flying Mortadellas”-Australia’s smallest Latin Circus. After many wild successes performing at gigs such as Adelaide’s Italian Communist Party Family Day Barbeque, they knew they were on a winning formula of zany archetypical characters performing traditional Italian songs. Eventually the wheels fell of the bus (literally), so they returned to WA where Giovanni and Antonio helped create The Red Herring Theatre Collective in Fremantle . Under the direction of Christine Mearing, the group underwent arduous corporeal theatre training, Martha Grahame Dance technique, eastern movement meditations, theatre improvisation, and Commedia Dell’ Arte maskwork resulting in the creation of popular theatre works for Perth City Council’s first ever Community Arts programs(1984).

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