Poet Dino Campana’s Tuscan Tour by the Chille de la Balanza Theater Company

Claudio Ascoli of the Chille de la Balanza theater company, musician Riccardo Tesi and singer/songwriter Massimiliano Larocca

A tribute to Dino Campana (1882 – 1932), the great Italian poet judged mad because of his unconventional behavior, will take place on August 20 on the anniversary of his birth through a tour around the region under the “Tutti Pazzi per Campana” (All Crazy for Campana) project.  The tour will start at 1 pm from the Chille headquarters in San Salvi, a former insane asylum in Florence that was closed definitively in the 1990s. It was precisely in the pavilion that now houses the theater company where Campana was locked up and wrote his last letter to his lover, fellow poet Sibilla Aleramo: “Come and see me, please.” The bus is scheduled to arrive in Marradi, Campana’s birthplace at 3 pm. The artists and spectators will then reach Campana’s residence in via Arione in Lastra a Signa at 5:15 pm. The last stop will be at the former insane asylum of Castelpulci in Scandicci at 7:40 pm, where the poet died in 1932, before returning to San Salvi.

“Tutti pazzi per Campana” is a project of the Chille de la Balanza Company for the 90th anniversary of the death of poet Dino Campana, and each stop will see a performance of poetry and music.  The project involves artists who have taken Campana’s poetry throughout Europe: the actor-director Claudio Ascoli, also director of the project, the singer-songwriter Massimiliano Larocca who set Campana’s book of verse, “Canti Orfici” to music, and the musician Riccardo Tesi.

For individual performances in Marradi, Lastra a Signa, San Salvi, and Castelpulci, booking is recommended.

Participation in the tour costs € 10 and reservations are required with advance payment.  (elif aytemiz)

For more info and reservations, call 335 6270739 or mail info@chille.it