TEATRO DUE MONDI is an independent theatre company from Italy who has been creating street theatre, children's theatre and research on theatre for 18 years. The group has carried out artistic projects, international exchanges and workshops for professional and amateur actors in its own theatre in Faenza. It has travelled through South America and performed everywhere in Italy. A few years ago, Teatro Due Mondi has started to discover Central and Northern Europe. During summer 2002, the group participated in numerous festivals in France, Germany, Belgium and went for the first time to Norway and the Netherlands. Everywhere, its street-parade with stilt-walkers has found a lot of success. "Fiesta" Director: Alberto Grilli, Costumes: Maria Donata Papadia FIESTA is an itinerary performance which transforms streets into a festival of South-American fair. Drum rhythms, three-metre-long figures with faces of papier-mâché, colourful patched costumes, banners, whistles and fire. As Fiesta advances, we start to follow this fantastic and jolly parade. At once, it stops: spectators form a big circle, Erendira's admirer and a bandit are struggling and hunting each other, running, dancing and jumping acrobatically on stilts… And then it goes on, from scene to scene; in an onomatopoetic language-mix actors tell little burlesque stories, inspired by Gabriel García Márquez: a dramatic shipwreck, a turbulent rendezvous of four lovers, Erendira humiliated by her grand-mother. Popular songs of the Italian Anarchy movement are sung and accompanied by an accordion. Step by step the town changes its face adapting the new function as theatre scenery. FIESTA will touch some of our most secret emotional cords: the surprise, the involvment... "I've been on a journey in South America. I've seen people, mountains, people, drums and masks, I've listened to voices, danced. I've read stories that told about strange adventures, sailors and people from small villages: a fat woman that always has to be carried, a young coloured girl who plays with love, a photographer on a bicycle, a salesman selling everything and nothing.