Es·tin·zió·ne [our house is on fire]
A poignant and paradoxically, not so surreal, analysis of one of the most recently debated problems, in the name of which parades and demonstrationsare being organized more and more all over the world.
E.STIN.ZIO.NE is our “Endgame”. Now everything is a representation of nothing. We have now the proven evidence in front of us, with unlikely excess.
A trash-tsunami. The leftovers of our civilization come out from the trash. They are survivors. A young girl walks out of cloths. She is lost. It has been a Black Friday. An Apocalypse.
The tree performers link their own plots and aesthetics into this work, starting from their universes, which are considered being far apart one another (acting, dance and opera singing) Their aim is not only to mix their different artistic languages, but actually to break the borders between them. They join into a unique and heterogenous group of work, trying to become one whole community on the edge. By mixing and sharing different skills (opera singing, acting, physical theater, contemporary dance, performance) they write onto the stage their own rules and will. They choose The End as scenario, the very end. Isn’t there a better one to make a new language be born.
And when I saw the Lamb open the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black like sackcloth of goat hair, and the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs dropping from a tree shaken by a great wind. The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”
Concept and playwriting Carlo Massari, Alice Conti
Dramaturgy Alice Conti
Choreography Carlo Massari
Cast Alice Conti, Carlo Massari, Chiara Osella
Light design Alice Colla
Co-production C&C, ORTIKA
With the support of Residenza I.DRA., Teatro della Caduta
Awards "semifinalist" Premio Scenario 2019
Photo credits Rossella Corna