Arturo starts his journey in the world of fantasy where all dreams become reality. A trip around the world made of quick changes, in and out his trunk, giving birth to serveral different characters. A strongly visual costume change performance where Arturo shows all his skills. From a “standard” coat and jacket look, he turns himself into a Napolitan, a French cook, a Cossack, a blue Chinese, a Red Chinese, a Spanish bullfighter, an American starlet, a Brazilian carnival girl, a fakir, a mariachi, a Marajah, african dancer and back again to the “normal” Arturo. Behind him a video screen shows the path of his journey around the world, Country by Country.
Arturo speaks with the audience telling the story of how his artistic life started in his attic, where he passed his aternnons playinf with his grandpa’s hat. With this only hat, he plays 25 different characters: from the Cussack to William Tell, from Scarlett O’Hara to the fireman, from a Samurai to Napoleon. A brilliant performance in its simplicity.
Arturo goes on with his story. When he was alone in his granpa’s attic, he was experimenting with chinese shadows using the moonlight. The lights go down and on the notes of Philip Glass, Arturo carves the light. With the only use of his hands he brings the audience into the land of wild animals.
Arturo performs his mime and fantasy poetic act. An invisible hair or string is the key to a story made of mimics, music and sound effects. “Doing with nothing”.
Arturo’s skillful hands are now painting a world of dreams, lights and sounds, transforming a drawing into another one while the audience watches the sand brought to life on the screen behind him.
Arturo traces the history of 20th Century pop music, from Edith Piaf to Beyoncé, through The Beatles, Pavarotti, Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Céline Dion and Michael Jackson.
After a short video, Arturo comes back on the stage dressed as a workman, with a bucket in his hand. When he started dis career he was nothing more than a propman. In less than one second he transforms. Now he’s dressed in a black tailcoat.He brings the snow on the stage and he transforms one last time, appearing dressed in white tailcoat in a blink of an eye in front of an astonished audience.
Arturo Brachetti is an Italian worldwide famous artist. In many Countries he’s considered a living legend in theatre and performing arts. He’s also a passionate and skilled artistic director of artistic comedies, magic and variety.
Brachetti is nowdays the greatest quick-change artist in the world, with a “portfolio” of over 350 characters, 100 in a single show.
For his one man show
In his repertoire
In 100 minutes
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Lights, video and sound services are excluded from our supply.
Arte Brachetti’s staff is composed of 6-7 people including Arturo.
2 closed dressing rooms close to the stage with backstage access will be necessary. The main dressing room, if possible, should be positioned as close as the backstage as possible.
A good light design is a main show aspect to be took care of to achieve a good result. A proper lights console should be programmed during the rehersals on the day before the show or the same day.
IMPORTANT: At least 3 hours are needed to program and store at least 50 light cues. It is mandadory for the light technician to know the hardware and software he’s using.
The troupe must possess a good theatrical experience and technical skills. These skills are absolutely necessary for the success of the show.
Arturo uses his levalier microphone, Sennheiser DPA6041 skin toned, to be taped close to his ear. The sound service should provide a body pack transmitter with Shure socket, big and small. We have adapters. Backup microphones are needed.
I’ve seen him in Pennsylvania, he was absolutely fantastic.