Also during the Christmas holidays, the programming of “Il Teatro in Tutti i Sensi” continues, the new season presented by Dracma – Centro Sperimentale d’Arti Sceniche, one of the most active and consolidated companies in the Calabrian area, and which from this year can also boast the official recognition of the Ministry of Culture as a “Theater programming body”. On the stage of the Municipal Auditorium of Polistena, between 22 and 28 December, three appointments are scheduled, between art theater and contemporary dance.
It starts on Thursday 22 December at 21 with “Tentazioni d’opera”, a production by the Create Danza company, directed and choreographed by Filippo Stabile. One-act play freely inspired by Giuseppe Verdi’s Traviata, Nabucco and Aida and by Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Tosca, in which the opera becomes a source of inspiration for dance creativity. Thus the “bodies” become “voice” and, through them, a possible and suggestive visual narration takes shape. The use of the public in turn becomes experience and interprets symbols and characters, in a shared fantastic vision of the show where, in the wake of the contemporary, intersections of gesture, sound, image and word are experienced.
Friday 23 December, again at 9 pm, the protagonist is a Chiasma production, created in collaboration with the Romaeuropa Foundation, “Outdoor Dancefloor”, directed and choreographed by Salvo Lombardo, who is also the protagonist on stage together with Daria Greco. A performance conceived as a dance platform for spaces not intended for clubbing, such as the stage of a theater in this case. Already in its previous works, the Chiasma group has identified in the physical space of the music club and in the club culture a hybrid dimension in which dance and music become the territory of liberation of the bodies and an occasion for the affirmation of a “politics” of the body which it transcends social and gender conventions. The performers Daria Greco and Salvo Lombardo weave the points of a choreographic action based on a series of imitable movement sequences and supported by the relationship with the musical, sound and visual pulsation of a multimedia live set, where rougher sounds with a patina digital and industrial meet the aesthetics of techno music to open up to synth pop, tropical, R&B and symphonic landscapes. After the choreographic action of the performers, the public will be invited to join the flow of the action to experience, in turn, through the dance, new relational dynamics, echoes and reverberations of the movement. An act of pure sharing, sociability and aggregation of bodies.
On 28 December we return to theatrical languages with a Castello di Sancio production, “Mamma, small minimal tragedies”, by Annibale Rbird, directed by Roberto Bonaventura and with Gianluca Cesale. Work written by one of the cult authors of the Italian theater, Annibale Rbird, who died prematurely in 1986 in a car accident, representative of the “new Neapolitan theater” and already author of highly appreciated texts such as “Ferdinando” and “Jennifer’s five roses” . “Mamma, small minimal tragedies” is the last text written by the artist from Campania, four short one-act plays, in which at the center of everything is the figure and feeling of the mother who, in a crescendo of madness, takes on disturbing and violent in a context of apparent comedy that slips into the grotesque. Four different women, named Maria, and an actor alone to play them. The language spoken by Rbird’s characters, often belonging to classes living on the social margins, has a particular charm, enlivened by the frankness of the dialect and the parody of television Italian, and tells of small daily tragedies, squalid realities lived without the ability to choose, understand, change.
The new season of Dracma presents shows that try to make sense of the complexity of an increasingly uncertain present, staging the magic, contradictions, comedy and at the same time the dramas of our present. Big names in the Italian theater and already established very young artists will continue to take turns on the Polistena stage in the coming months, with shows recognized and appreciated by national critics and the general public.