Our foundation was established in 1983 by a heterogeneous group of artists and organisers led, then as now, by Roberto Terribile. A group that has always believed in the expressive potential of theatre for children. A language capable of conveying values that are at the basis of a conscientious, respectful and humane civil society.
It is a language that entertains the younger generations – and not only them – and captures their attention, often evoking a distant past only in appearance.
Over the years, through its vast repertoire of children’s theatre shows, the foundation has often anticipated strong social issues such as bullying, integration, diversity, discomfort and food problems, thus investigating the various facets of a changing society.
We have always tackled these contemporary issues with the help of important collaborations such as the one established with: Paola Rodari and Maria Teresa Ferretti (custodians and heirs of Gianni Rodari’s work), GraziellaChiarcossi and Vincenzo Cerami, respectively cousin and pupil of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Among the workers we point out the collaboration with: Fabio Mangolini, Andrea Mancini, Manuel Renga and RaffaeleLatagliata; but also Gianni Volpe, Lorenzo Bassotto, NicolettaVicentini, Massimo Lazzeri, Andrea Coppi, Nadia Szimenova, Flora Sarrubbo and Gaetano Miglioranzi.
Representatives such as Maurizio Nichetti (Oh boy!), Paolo Poli (Processoalle verdure), LeleLuzzati and Dario Fo (Pierino e illupo) have participated in some projects.
The last major “stage” is the direct involvement of PinoCostalunga, a writer and expert in children’s literature and theatre, as artistic director. Costalunga has brought the great wealth of knowledge, experience and his way of doing theatre for children developed with GlossaTeatro to our institution.
Fondazione Aida is also the first theatre organisation in the Veneto region, and therefore also the longest-lived, to be recognised by the Mibact for its theatrical activities dedicated to children in schools, for families, among teachers and educators. A great seal of quality.
Many gazes in a single direction.