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(2008)
performance for urban areas
project by ROBERTO CASTELLO
in collaboration with: ALESSANDRA MORETTI, MARIANO NIEDDU, STEFANO QUESTORIO, AMBRA SENATORE
choreography: ROBERTO CASTELLO in collaboration with ALESSANDRA MORETTI, MARIANO NIEDDU, STEFANO QUESTORIO, AMBRA SENATORE
performers: ROBERTO CASTELLO/FABIO PAGANO, ALESSANDRA MORETTI/IRENE RUSSOLILLO, MARIANO NIEDDU/STEFANO QUESTORIO
music: Various artists
costumes: ALDES
organisation: CATERINA PASQUI
production: ALDES, in collaboration with Danza Urbana Festival (BO), Urban Bodies Festival (GE)
with the support of: MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Direz. Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo, REGIONE TOSCANA / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo
duration: 45 minutes
  • © scene da un matrimonio_6874MAXsito_foto Marco Pezzati

A couple of newlyweds wearing tennis shoes, followed by a strange individual, quickly gets of the bus, offering glasses of champagne to the crowd that has gathered at the bus stop and invites them to move on through the city’s streets. The cheers and toasts continue until the bride and groom freeze into statuesque stances, not posing for the flash of photographers, but to become statues that are malleable to the hands of the theatrical third figure. From here on he manipulates, directs, and plays with them in a series of funny skits, which can be both grotesque and poetic at the same time.
Effectively mixing humour and irony- derision is concealed beneath veils of sincerity, and seriousness becomes spirited. This wild and rolling wedding celebration inevitably leads to a constant conceptual shifting and a provocative re-definition of spaces that are concurrently personal and public, urban and theatrical.

A smiley and noisy cinematographic narration through scenes sustained by Tzigane-gypsy music which pays homage to the musical traditions of a culture that truly knows how to celebrate; a population that is more than ever defamed and mistrusted, perhaps because, contrary to our western ways, they seem not to abide by convictions that the true goal in life is to accumulate useless trifles and trinkets.

A playful piece, with workings that can be adapted to any type of situation or urban space.