two Catalyst shows at the Mad Murate Art District in Florence

In the month of September Pleased to Meet You, the exhibition organized by Catalyst, as part of the Estate Fiorentina, is al Mad Murate Art District (piazza delle Murate, Florence) with two important theater appointments: 23 (8.45pm) and 24 (19.45pm)Beasts of the ‘900”From the text by Aldo Palazzeschi, with adaptation and direction by Riccardo Rombi. The collection of short stories is an irreverent parody of medieval bestiaries and, in presenting the reader with the character and morphology of a dozen animals, it ends up describing the human condition admirably. On 27 and 29, at 9.15 pmDecaneuron”By and with Riccardo Rombi and live music by Gabriele Savarese. Merchants, prostitutes, apostles, warriors, popes and monstrous creatures, are they our travel companions? Today, perhaps as during the rage of the plague in 1347, the mechanisms that regulate our social relations appear dry and inhuman to us and we will seek solace in the consoling power of dreams, in an attempt to trace a path on the map of our imagination.

Beasts of the ‘900”Is the show created by the graduates of the Catalyst Research and Training Center: Riccardo Manetti, Anastasia Voinaya, Cosimo Fani, Marco Mangiantini, Giacomo Rectors, Massimiliano Fancelli, Linda Campolo. Teachers Caterina Bencini, Benedetta Manfriani, Dafne Tinti, Riccardo Rombi. From the text by Aldo Palazzeschi, adapted and directed by Riccardo Rombi.
Are we still human? What about that feeling inherited from some cosmic proto-embryo? Caged in bodies we do not know, we do not love, we do not respect, we seek refuge in a fluctuating, fragile and inconclusive psychic feeling. Disarmed and disarming, clinging to the present because they are unable to imagine a future. Thus we try to survive by mummifying ourselves, suspending judgments, passions, pains and joys in a perennial otherness. The choice is up to us.

Decaneuron”: If the smiles we treat with distrust, the strangers we fear, the smells we shun, were nothing other than our fears which we cannot give a name to? And what if our existence was nothing more than a journey, adventurous and crazy, towards a heavenly kingdom of Cuccagna and our companions were nothing but merchants, prostitutes, apostles, warriors, popes and monstrous creatures? Perhaps, today, as during the raging plague in 1347, the mechanisms that regulate our social relations appear dry and inhuman to us and we would then seek comfort in the consoling power of dreams, in an attempt to trace a path, a way of salvation, on the map of our imagination. Decaneurone is a comic and sensual, surprising and musical journey, a propitiatory song, which finds in the ethnic music that accompanies it, the way to free us, through the theater, from our deepest fears.

All events are free, booking is recommended: ufficiostampa@catalyst.it

For more information: www.catalyst.it/pleasedtomeetyou/

two Catalyst shows at the Mad Murate Art District in Florence