Mario Pirovano, with the participation of Maltese Għannejja – Troubadours, will this evening be holding a workshop on Dario Fo’s monologues – Mistero Buffo and Johan Padan.

The workshop will also tackle Fo’s connection with Malta, Pirovano’s experience and acting workshop, għannejja singing Fo – including Karmenu l-Baħri’s variation and Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci’s translations – and adaptations of Fo’s works in Malta, Paris and Moscow.

Fo was very much intrigued by Schembri Bonaci’s għana adaptation of his Mistero Buffo directed and produced some years before, with the collaboration of Karmenu l-Baħri.

Schembri Bonaci, artistic director of the Strada Stretta Concept, had presented to Fo a video recording of the Malta event.

He was jubilant to see and hear the Maltese għannejja reinterpreting his work in such a rustic and raw but beautiful manner.

The workshop is being presented as part of the Dario Fo: A Malta Series, at The Splendid in Strait Street, Valletta, today at 8pm. Entrance is free.

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