Two inner worlds.

He and his travelling home, she and her auditory home.

He, his clumsy, smooth silence; she, her precise, rhythmical routine.

Their gathering before the audience sight becomes so absurd, so fragile that hammers beat for them. Seeing each other from the terrace and not being able to meet in front of the door, tidying up the house a bit, dreaming, having breakfast, set a date under a street light, on a chair, just for saying hello.

Casa de Tabuà is an unexpected gathering between sound and gesture, revealing the daily comic side of a human being. 

Casa de Tabuà is an imaginary but still real place, so real that in case of leaving, we’d bring it with us just like our homes.

“Who would have thought that this house could go so far. In a day that began like yesterday, we could not have expected much. What is certain is that an important meeting comes after a long journey and so it was.

By and with Andrè Casaca Irene Michailidis Outside look Teresa Bruno 

Piano, guitar and lampioncello Irene Michailidis 

Ramofono and saw André Casaca 

Set design Rossella Geraldi 

Set furniture Marie Eve De Paoli 

Set machines Silvano Costagli 

Costumes Federica Novelli 

Production Teatro C’art Comic Education 

Course of Research

The course of research made for Casa de Tabuà is based on the body, as the cornerstone of the whole creative process. A work made essentially on the physicality expressing a need for approaching the theatrical act as a musical score. The relationship between sound and gesture came out to be a fundamental part since the first steps of the work.

The non-verbal comic expression suggested the management of times, expansion, pause and scenic suspense. A long journey of improvisation that led us to outline the dramaturgy of the play.

The comedy has passed through the research of neutrality until the awareness of our own presence, and how this presence echoes to audience and space. The identification has been found through the repetition of physical actions. This insistence on gestures has become a fundamental part of our routine; that’s why a clown repeats its gestures, as this doesn’t remember to have done it already and this way of living makes the clown itself naïve. This is the very freshness we’ve been looking for into these worlds that been generated. A natural and yet structured quest by Irene Michailidis and André Casaca’s artistic gathering.

Duration 60 minutes

Entertainment suitable from 3 years upwards

Suitable for non-English speakers

Technique: clown, dance, music, mime