After MDLSX, the Italian company Motus returns with Tutto Brucia, a rewriting of Euripides’ The Trojan Women, staged by Daniela Nicolò and Enrico Casagrande. All that is left of once-splendid Troy are ashes (everything burns, says the production’s original title) and the remains of sea monsters. On an empty stage, Hecuba, Cassandra, Polyxena and Andromache lament their misfortune and the brutality of war. “What makes a life grief-worthy?” Tutto Brucia rereads the Greek drama through the words of Jean-Paul Sartre, Judith Butler, Viveiros de Castro, NoViolet Bulawayo, Donna Haraway and the live songs of R.Y.F. (Francesca Morello), causing that lament to reverberate across the lives now being lost in the waters of that same Mediterranean. More than ever, mourning has become a political issue. “Which lives matter?” The Trojan women of Tutto Brucia give a voice to all these spectres, achieving transformation through experienced pain and violence. Their metamorphosis ushers in the possibility of other forms and a future new world.
concept and direction by Daniela Nicolò, Enrico Casagrande
with Silvia Calderoni, Stefania Tansini and R.Y.F. (Francesca Morello, on songs and live music)
lyrics Ilenia Caleo, R.Y.F. (Francesca Morello) dramaturgical research Ilenia Caleo lighting design Simona Gallo technical direction and light operation Simona Gallo with Theo Longuemare soundscapes Demetrio Cecchitelli live sound design Enrico Casagrande props and scene sculptures _vvxxii video and graphics Vladimir Bertozzi
production Elisa Bartolucci, Francesca Raimondi international diffusion Lisa Gilardino co-produced by Motus, Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale (Italy), Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER (Belgium) supported by the residency centres L’arboreto – TeatroDimora, La Corte Ospitale – Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna, Santarcangelo dei Teatri in collaboration with AMAT, Comune di Fabriano with the support of MiC, Regione Emilia-Romagna
opening 9 Sep 2021 Teatro di Roma (Italy)
playing time 1:15
Ages 18 and up
Show in Italian, Portuguese subtitles.
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