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Choreography and direction Antonello Tudisco

dancers  Nicolas Grimaldi Capitello, Adriano Popolo Rubbio, Angelo Petracca, Lia Gusein-Zadè, Ariane Roustan

lighting design by Giuseppe DiLorenzo

musical dramaturgy Chiara Mallozzi ​

Internal production5 with the support of the MIC - Italian Ministry of Culture


Starting from a precise dramaturgical reference - Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - and in particular from the analysis of the play written by Harold Bloom and Jan Kott, our work investigates the relationship between dream and reality or - more specifically - the possibility of living a dream as an experience of reality, concretely living the "fantasy" as truth. The interpretation of these texts has led to the awareness that when a dream is experienced as a moment of reality, it will allow us to perceive the truthfulness of people, their gestures and their actions. During the creation, the need emerged to support the textual reference with a musical reference. Thus Pergolesi's Mass for five voices was introduced; because dreams, like prayers, lead to transcendence, to a distant space and time, which once reached become contemporary and real. The expressive power of Pergolesi's music, reworked into an original musical dramaturgy, fully renders the direct relationship between body, action and meaning. The action and movement of the performer become part of a musical score, made up of sounds and silences through which one "transcends" to give back to the spectator the truthfulness of the actions and the authentic strength of the bodies. The spectator reads/watches an action that evokes the signs of a fantasy world, but which is actually taking place at the same time. The ambitious goal is to make the viewer wonder, for a second, if he has dreamed of reality or has truly lived a dream.

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