Festival directors of Raccontamiunastoria International Storytelling Festival, Paola Balbi and Davide Bardi are also co-artistic directors of the Raccontamiunastoria Storytelling Company. Raccontamiunastoria is a founding member of the Federazione Italiana Storytelling and member of the Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) since 2008. Stage partners for six years, Paola and Davide tell in a unique style that creates a dramatic, tandem performance which explores the male and female perspective.
Their repertoire, always concentrating on material rooted in the oral tradition, ranges from epic shows based on Bible stories (David and Bathsheba, I Alone Love You: Peter and Mary Magdalene), to historically based sagas ( The Eagle and the Snake: Caesar and Cleopatra) to Roman and Italian myths (If These Stones Could Speak, Magna Mater) , from medieval tales (Sex and the City 1300:Erotic Tales from Boccaccio's Decameron, The Ballad of the Castle) to Italian folktales (Playing Cards with the Devil, The Door Is Always Open: Stories of Friendship and Hospitality).
Their telling is always blended with live music and singing.
Paola and Davide are regularly invited to prestigious international storytelling festivals,including Alden Biesen International Storytelling Festival (Belgium), Toronto Festival of Storytelling (Canada), Kea International Storytelling Festival (Greece), and Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival (UK).