IN GIRUM IMUS NOCTE ET CONSUMIMUR IGNI - Lucca
The author: ROBERTO CASTELLO
Performers: FULL CAST: MARIANO NIEDDU, STEFANO QUESTORIO, GISELDA RANIERI, IRENE RUSSOLILLO, ILENIA ROMANO, ALICE GIULIANI, ELISA CAPECCHI
Credits: performers (full cast) MARIANO NIEDDU/VALENTINA SECHI, STEFANO QUESTORIO/ALICE GIULIANI, GISELDA RANIERI/ELISA CAPECCHI, IRENE RUSSOLILLO/ILENIA ROMANO**
assistant ALESSANDRA MORETTI**
light, music and costumes ROBERTO CASTELLO**
costumes made by Sartoria Fiorentina, Csilla Evinger**
with the support of MIBACT/Direzione Generale Spettacolo dal vivo, REGIONE TOSCANA/Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo*
A rugged black and white and hypnotic music is the environment in which the micro stories of this peripatetic night show are linked together, a mixture between cinema, dance and theatre.
The cold light of a video projector articulates the spaces, times and geometry, and the black costumes turn the characters translucent, projecting them into a timeless past inhabited by a dispersed humanity that moves on, struggling, with a brusque, emotional, disorganized gestuality, beyond exhaustion, slowly falling into a trance.
The pulsing rithm of the music and movement carries one, little by little, to a dimension that is hypnotic, and an empathy that is close to being physical with the fatigue of the interpreters. ”In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni” (“We go around at night burnt up by fire”), enigmatic latin palindrome with uncertain origin, which was already chosen as title by Guy Debord for his famous movie in 1978, it therefore goes beyond its possible interpretation as a metaphor of living endlessly consumed in desires, to become a cathartic experience of its comical and grotesque exhaustion.
(Torino 1960) Dancer, choreographer, teacher
Castello is probably the most ideologically engaged and politically controversial choreographer among the founders of Italian contemporary dance.
In the earliest ‘80s, he dances with Carolyn Carlson’s Teatro Danza la Fenice where he creates his first choreography.
In 1984 he’s one of the founders of Italian modern dance company Sosta Palmizi.
In 1993 he founds his new ensemble, ALDES.
Among the other prizes, he wins Ubu Prize in 1986 and 2003 (“Il Cortile” / “Il migliore dei mondi possibili”).
Since 2008, with ALDES is carrying on the project “SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee”, organizing residencies, several programming events, a multidisciplinary Season, workshops, public meetings and didactic activities.
During his career, he collaborates, among the others, with Peter Greenaway, Eugène Durif, Rai3 / Fabio Fazio e Roberto Saviano, Studio Azzurro.
ALDES is a no-profit association of artists and cultural workers, established in 1993, which produces and fosters experimental choreography using dance, visual arts and new technologies, under the artistic direction of its founder Roberto Castello. ALDES creates performances, installations, events and videos dealing with body, movement and the way they are represented. ALDES is a political proposal to manage culture and artistic action in a responsible way, in connection with its own territory. ALDES rounds up some of the most original Italian dance authors, experimenting new organizational structures in order to ease the artistic process, relieving the artists from bureaucratic burdens. Since 2008, ALDES is carrying on in Lucca province, the project “SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee”, organizing residencies, several programming events, a multidisciplinary Season, workshops, public meetings and didactic activities.ALDES is supported by Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo / Direzione Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo and Regione Toscana / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo.The authors receiving ALDES’s support are: Roberto Castello, Ambra Senatore, Stefano Questorio, Irene Russolillo, Caterina Basso, Giselda Ranieri, Claudia Caldarano, Silvia Alfei, Massimiliano Barachini, Francesca Foscarini, Giorgia Nardin, foscarini:nardin:dagostin, Aline Nari and Davide Frangioni, Giacomo Verde and Francesca Zaccaria.Share