LA DUAL BAND
La Dual Band is Dual because of its dual composition: theatre and music. Founded in 1997 by Anna Zapparoli (actress/singer, playwright and director) and Mario Borciani (pianist and composer), it is also dual linguistically: Anna Zapparoli and two other members are half English half Italian - the Company has performed in Britain (six times at the Edinburgh Fringe, with very good reviews , in London and in other festivals in England) as well as France (Avignon and Paris).
Over the years La Dual Band has specialised in chamber musical theatre, often strongly inspired by brechtian plays.
After a wonderful experience working with La Scala Theatre (the famous Milan opera house) children's choir on a Dual Band project in 2005, the company decided to open to a few very talented young choristers. These children are now adults and their skills in music and theatre have grown with them, and they have honed their abilities to a fine point. The younger members throw in their youth and energy while the older members contribute with their expertise and craftsmanship. So the young and the old, in the old style of a traveling thatrical family, tightrope-walk together on the subtle watershed between theatre and music.