La Cucina dell’Arte
Since they were children, the brothers David and Danny Ronaldo have been playing the comedy of human weakness, ‘the clown’. Foolish human power games are also the main theme of La Cucina dell’Arte.
The hierarchy behind the pots and pans and the relationship between the chef and the assistant provide perfect situations for these clowns.
They also took inspiration from Fellini, the restaurant jugglers of the old vaudeville theatre, Goldoni, and the fact that everyone occasionally feels the urge to pull the tablecloth from under the
special dinner service.
Danny Ronaldo apprenticed himself to the Sicilian master pizzaiolo, Paolino Bucca, and a 19th-century cartwheeled kitchen barrow was filled to the brim with porcelain crockery and the necessary edible and jugglable foodstuff.
Once the rickety little kitchen cupboards open, an accordion starts to lead a life of its own, the spoons play a tarantella on the wine bottles and the ‘fragile’ show can begin.
La Cucina has gained five-star reviews and standing ovations from the north of Scandinavia to the south of Spain, from Sydney to Hong Kong.
Creation November 2002 (Antwerp)
Coproduction: Theater op de Markt Dommelhof (BE)
- Genre: Theatre / Circus
- World premiere: November '02 Antwerp (BE)
- Performance period: on demand
- Creation & performance: Danny & David Ronaldo
"Call it broad, unsophisticated and even inconsequential, but you would have to own a funnybone made of stone not to be tickled by the show. It is a delight from start to finish."
"When a circus show succeeds to offer his audience, not only plenty of good numbers but also a good story the result is a perfect show, a 10. This is the mark that the Belgian Ronaldo brothers deserve, a 10 for the Cuccina dell’arte."
"Hilarious chaos in a sublime spectacle. An absolute must! "
Het Belang van Limburg