Cabaret, acrobatics and theatre to help children in hospital
In order to buy two important paediatric devices, the Ponte del Sorriso brought together exceptional artists: from Max Cavallari to Sarah Maestri, from comedians of Zelig to Truzzi Volanti.
The comedians of Zelig, Max Cavallari, the Truzzi Volanti, Tequila Band and the girls from Performance Academy, have united for the same one-night show and the same goal: buy a ultrasonograph for the diagnosis of children diseases and a ultrasonograph for the paediatric cardiology.
The organization, as always, is entrusted to the Ponte del Sorriso Foundation, that invites everybody on May 31st at 9 pm to the theatre of Varese. The show, produced in collaboration with the Municipality of Varese and the aegis of the local schools Office, will see the exhibition of Max Cavallari, who continues his tireless support of the Ponte del Sorriso. “The Ponte del Sorriso is a very important project that regards our territory and for this I’ll continue to do what I’d started with Bruno in supporting the children’s hospital. However, we were born to make kids and teenager laugh and that’s why I’ve tattooed on my arm the writing – love kids, bear with adults”. “I’ll tell to Bruno about this show and I’ll inform him about how the Ponte del Sorriso pursues, the way i always speak to him”, said Max.
Together with him there will also be performing the Zelig and Colorado comedians, from Giorgio Verduci to Max Pieriboni, from Gabri Gabra to Bruce Ketta and other surprise artists. The cabriolet show will be interspersed with great music, thanks to the Tequila Band, the musical group composed by famous musicians who have collaborated with many famous singers and with dancers from the Performance Academy. A mix in which will not be missing also the acrobatics of Truzzi Volanti, who announced a new super sparkling and super illuminated surprise show.
The aim of this event is to raise €180 thousand to purchase the important paediatric equipment.
ENTRANCE: €10 – €15 – €20
Free pre-sale at: Casa del Disco, Piazza Podestà in Varese, and Ninnamamma, Viale Garibaldi 91 in Gavirate.
To reserve, call the Ponte del Sorriso Onlus (no-profit organisation) at 0332 286946.
Tickets are available even during the show as from 5pm.
Also Sarah Maestri is sharing this ambitious objective. With the direction of Andrea Chiodi, she will perform “La bambina dei fiori di carta”, the autobiographic book, entirely written by her.
This event aims to promote the smile therapy, as an essential activity to help children face illness and hospitalisation peacefully, by avoiding that this experience affects their psychological well-being, damaging their future forever. The show, realised in collaboration with the Municipality of Varese and with the support of the Province of Varese, is taking place on 25th May, at 9pm, at the Santuccio Theatre; free entrance.
When she was a child, Sarah Maestri had to spend a long period of time in hospital, with children like her, some of which did not survive. Now, while she is remembering those days in which she was three years old, she has the awareness that she managed to ride over all that pain and to become the woman she is now also thanks to that “women” who played with her and made her realise paper flowers.
“It’s the first time I have performed in Varese, and it’s even more beautiful to make it by honouring those who give an ill child a smile everyday. I’m one former child of paper flowers, and my show is for children and their parents,” Sarah Maestri declared.
Andrea Chiodi affirmed, “I and Sarah are peers, we’ve been to different places and had different experiences, even though in the world of theatre. We have never worked together, and it’s fine that our first work together is for the children of our territory.”
For the set design, the children of the Ponte del Sorriso packed 150 paper flowers.