Maria Elena Danelli
My name is Maria Elena Danelli. I live a magical life thanks the Theater, and I think there is so much magic and poetry in life, and with this idea I create my works, spending my days between painting and poetry, installations and publishing. I’m theatrical set designer, graduated at Brera, and I worked for many years at the “Scenografie Ercole Sormani” in Milan (it was the oldest laboratory stage design born in 1838), collaborating with Theaters around the World and movie sets. I participated in many solo and group exhibitions. The friendly publisher Alberto Casiraghy hosted some of my works on his “PulcinoElefante” editions, and my voice starred to poetry readings. I started an editorial and artistic project with Gaetano Blaiotta, named “GaEle Edizioni”, in Valcuvia. With my left hand I created designs for the poet Jack Hirschman.
I made a special edition book for Sarah Menefee in Italy, in 2014.I’d studied acting with Franca Rame and since 2013 I’ve followed acting class with Dario Fo and Jacopo Fo. I love photography, write screenplays and critical texts, and sometimes I make some small video.
Sometimes I made mail-art traveling to the world…
I believe, Photography, 1024 x 1494 px, 2015
I wrote this poem thinking about the People without Peace and Home, the Refugees and Homeless, in 2015.
Sometimes I think to Angels
, when shadows whizzing me on my head. They are the Migrants. They travel blue lines, bringing
in their feathers memories of sun and roots. They fly away in majestic
way above us, and we are like ants away, in the seas air and clouds.
don’t know them very well,
but I know that
pass a door and eat memories and sometimes fall as they have lost
Hope, and they are like a leaf-trembling hands, lashed by the winds of
Autumn. When this happens, the sky is falling
down and they glide confused as called by the
Sea and plunge and go off their bright eyes, like the lights of the city when
– M.Elena Danelli