Show written and directed by Irene Vargas
Music arranged by Alberto Pagani
Performed by Irene Vargas and Alberto Pagani
“La Nouvelle Piaf” is provocation, delirium, reincarnation; it is reliving on the skin. On stage a Madame Piaf creating a new life project that, in her remembering and reincarnating, gets understandings capable of change her destiny. Narration alternate with singing, and the blood of life keeps flowing in the nagging attempt to transform the two interpreters, Irene and Alberto, into spectators of their own lives because here the Art merges with their own inner experiences. In this journey that is Life, Death and still Life, we can choose whether to be the original, the continuation of ourselves from the night of times, or get lost in oblivion, in a shipwreck that is sweet, too sweet in this seductive sea. An inner demon can remind us of who we are and where we come from in order to avoid that “nothing is created and nothing is destroyed” returns without Consciousness.
In this show Irene Vargas and Edith Piaf become one, the continuation of each other. Piaf’s strictly black dress is tinged with red; that Sacred Red which is the color through which life returns, through which light thickens and becomes flesh, through which the invisible becomes manifest.
La Nouvelle Piaf c’est un projet de vie qui devient art.
C’est pas vrai che l’usignolo non canta più. Lei canta, danza e vive ancora.
La Vie en Rose c’est un rayon de soleil qu’on peut jamais s’évanouir…
Irene Vargas. La Vie en Rose c’est moi!
An eclectic and sensitive artist, passionately dedicated to various forms of art. She graduated in piano in 1996 at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan and worked as a pianist-companion following a scholarship awarded by the Conservatory itself. As musical educator in many primary schools, she graduated as Animator in Music Therapy at the C.E.M.B. from Milan. She dedicated herself to Belly Dance in 1999, studying with the best teachers in Italy and abroad and performing shows for 15 years in prestigious Milan Theaters (National Theater, Art Theater) and in numerous clubs (Puerto Alegre, Dar el Yacout, Aladino, Meson Espana, El Jadida). Furthermore she founds “Les Fleurs du Tao”, an original duo in collaboration with the esteemed violinist Lucia Ronchini, a project which brings classical music and oriental dance to the stage. She has been teaching since 2001 at the dance school “Centro Culturale Gawasi” of which she is the founder and which, in 2012, evolved into the holistic center “La Vie en Rose” mainly focused to personal growth and collective awakening. She has been dedicated to singing since 2014 composing songs in French and Italian. She created the “L’Amour à toutes les saisons” show and of the “Paris mon Amour” live show in collaboration with the pianist Alberto Pagani. Finally, as a showpiece, the show about Piaf’s life, “La Nouvelle Piaf”, which represents the daring gesture of rewriting a Destiny, because in Art everything is possible and perhaps even in real life.
After the classical musical study, he became a pianist, but above all as an arranger and composer. He developed all-round music, to the point of being able to satisfy the tastes of every type of audience. Accompanies ceremonies and liturgies throughout Northern Italy. He regularly works as a pianist in private parties, company conventions and gala dinners, offering a vast repertoire ranging from the 40s to the present, touching on several musical genres: light music, pop, rock, jazz. He is often a pianist in Grand Hotels and Resorts in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Livigno and Saint Moritz, offering classical, swing and jazz music. He collaborates with the “Big Band” of Abbiategrasso for concerts in Northern Italy and collaborates with the Recording Studio “Modular Studio 58” of Magenta as a composer and arranger of songs for commercials and pop songs of emerging singers. He is part of the cast of the Theater Company “Scimmie Nude” of Albairate as a composer and pianist-performer in the show “Delirio a Due” by E. Jonesco, currently on tour. He is also an arranger pianist and performer of the theatrical show “La Nouvelle Piaf” by the artist Irene Vargas.