Kitonb Project: Carillon, the Flight of Time | FITS 2016, Sibiu, Romania

Kitonb Project (Italy): Carillon, Il Volo Del Tempo
Author and Director: Angelo Bonello
Choreographer: Mauro Astolfi
Assistant choreographer: Beatrice Bodini
Aerial choreographer: Cristina Menconi
Soundtrack: Davì Lamastra, Agricantus, Michele Santoro
Lights: Vincenzo Raponi
Scenography: Angelo Bonello, Viorel Rosu
Text recited by: Liviu Vlad
Recording of the text in Romanian and English: Bogdan Ropcean

Kitonb Project “Carillon, the Flight of Time” is a large urban theatre show played out between the earth and the sky. The innovative stage setting uses great machines in motion, playing out on three different stages. Enormous flying sets are maneuvered by an automatic hydraulic crane 80 meters from the ground. The dancers take part in a 3D choreography that involves the spectator at 360 degrees.

A large square formation and 600 metres of elastic cable, installed on a motorized rotating platform, becomes a surreal Carillon-music box. The story, as well as the acrobatic routines of the dancers, radiate from this central set piece. Vertical is the stylistic root of the show. It unites elements of movement, acrobatic dance, singing and acting, making Carillon an innovative and moving “total theatre” performance.

The four seasons alternate as a synthesis of the divine and temporal container of the “Ages of the world” from which human nature and human destiny emerge. Man, craving possession of material things, will end up destroying himself and his world until the rebirth of a new race. The music and sound effects of “Carillon” span epochs and cultures, from electronic music to mantras, from orchestral flights to primordial voices. A powerful soundtrack emerges and the live singer’s voice converses with the divine. The light design unites various shades of color and leads the spectator on a dream like trip between spectacular special-effects and vertiginous leaps into nothingness. (the original text was edited for better reading; source:

Kitonb Project: Carillon, the Flight of Time
Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania
Video Reporter: | June 2016



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