Compagnia dei Ricomposti is a the theatrical group who brings tuscan music and theatre all over the world.
The inspiration on the 1st of May, 1979 in the Theatre of Anghiari. “Magara la Chiucchiurlea ‘n tul Cumbrigliome” was the title of the first show from of the performers from Anghiari who researched songs from the past in Tuscany with the goal to discover and and valorize the heritage of Tuscan culture, especially from the humble people that showed their awarness through ballads, “stornelli” and human stories.
Two years later they met with the journalist and writer Gian Franco Vené and so the second show titled “Canti nostri e dei popoli amici” was born. It was an integration of Tuscan music and latin american tradition.
In 1982 Vené wrote for the company a musical comedy with “Baldaccio d’Anghairi – Storia e leggenda di un Capitano di Ventura”, it was performed 50 times with a tournée in Germany by the invitation of the Prof. Roland Gunter from Oberhausen.
Frido Foni, an important director from Anghiari, directed many shows with some actors of the Compagnia, for example , “Giocondo Zappaterra”, “Acqua Cheta”, “Attenti c’è la zia”, “Signorina Terremoto” and other comedies in the tuscan vernacular.
“Ciufolo” was a musical comedy about the story of a trickster alway looking for ladies and money. It was performed more than 30 times and with this show the Compagnia won a prestigious prize in Montagnano.
The last show was made by the creativity of Vené was “Antonio d’Anghiari”, a musical comedy that made its debut in december 1988. It told about the life of a famous painter who lived in the XV century, in a satirical way. From many source it seems that he was one of the initiators of Piero della Francesca in tha art of paintings.
In ’93 “Antonio d’Anghiari” was performed - directed by Andrea Merendelli.
Another important show it was Zarre, that made his debut in Anghiari in 1995. From the middle of ‘90s, the Compagnia dei Ricomposti, usually perform musical show concentrated in Tuscan folk songs: “Dalla Maremma a Bistarone”.
The show contains stornelli, ottave rime, dance and tuscan doggerels It’s about stories of life in Tuscany, from rural festivals, harvest, threshing, the rite of “May”, “stornelli” of love , suffering and migration songs. It’s suitable for all the situations, both inside a theatre, either on the street or in a square, it’s amazing, funny and professional also tank to the Maestro Mario Guiducci.
In April of 1995, Compagnia joined the tv show “Utile e Futile” on the National television RAI UNO and in the following years many times they were guest of tele cast in various National channel.
The Compagnia of Ricomposti is famous all over the world, we proudly represent the tuscan tradition in many countries for example Germany, France, Canada, Russia, Argentina, Ungheria and many other places.
In the month of 1999 the Compagnia of Ricomposti recorded an album “Bistarone e Altre Storie” printed more than 2000 copies. . LIST OF PERFORMANCES
Tournèe compiute all’estero dalla Compagnia dei Ricomposti: NOVEMBRE 1982: OBERHAUSEN – COLONIA (Germania) OTTOBRE 1985: SALISBURGO (Austria) LUGLIO 1988: AVIGNONE – NIZZA (Francia) SETTEMBRE 1992: EGER FESTA DEL VINO (Ungheria) SETTEMBRE 1993: EGER FESTA DEL VINO (Ungheria) APRILE 1998: SAARBRUCKEN Buon Giorno Italia (Germania) NOVEMBRE 1998: LA PLATA GEMELLAGGIO (Argentina) APRILE 1999: NORIMBERGA (Germania) MARZO 2000: BONN (Germania) APRILE 2001/2002: MONACO (Germania) GIUGNO 2005: VLADIMIR (Russia) SETTEMBRE 2005: PRUDNIK (Polonia) NOVEMBRE 2006: LA PLATA – BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) NOVEMBRE 2007: TORONTO – OTTAWA (Canada) DICEMBRE 2008: MONTEBELIARD (Francia) APRILE 2009: STOCCARDA (Germania)