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Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Ennio Marchetto (born 20 February 1960 in Venice) is an Italian comedic live entertainer whose performances feature quick-change artistry, impersonations and his trademark bi-dimensional paper costumes. In his one hour show he goes through 50 costume changes, often in front of the audience without hiding behind drapes or screens and without any assistance by stage hands.

His costumes are created from cardboard and paper, often folding from one character into another character. In 18 years, Ennio has performed in over 70 countries for more than a million people. His show has received numerous awards and international critical acclaim. He has around 350 characters in his repertoire. His characters are often celebrities, but also include other cultural icons and works of art. His first international engagement was during the 1989 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where his show became a cult hit. His show has travelled all over the world ever since and has been part of major television productions worldwide.

1987: Golden Lion, Venice Entertainment Festival
1988: Zanzara d'Oro, "Best New Comedian" category, Bologna
1994: nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment
1995: "Best Show", Cannes Performance d'Acteur
1996: FAD Sebastià Gasch Award, Barcelona
1999: nominated for Drama Desk Award for a "Unique Theatrical Experience", New York
1999: Back Stage West Garland Award, "Best Costume Design" category, Los Angeles
2008: nominated for the IRNE Award, "Best solo performance at a large theatre" category, Boston [wikipedia]

He is truly amazing, versatile & talented! Thanks to Steven Lee.

2 muzika comments:

Pete said...

Very imaginative and cute!

CheaHS@n said...

Ello Pete nite bird watching stars again did ET sms you?