ph. Giovanni Chiarot - EVE #2
“Fear is uncomfortable, it calls us to be alive near another living being, to not be nor talk elsewhere, to not be distracted.”
Chandra Livia Candiani, Silence is a living thing
Second chapter of a project started in 2019, EVE # 2 investigates the theme of fear (and the censorship of fear) through the telling of an autobiographical story. Paolo, a friend and contemporary of the author, no longer leaves his mother's house due to a personal story that has led him to close in on himself.
After many years of silence, Filippo decides to cross the stage space to recall his friendship with Paolo, reconstructing the geography of an ancient and decisive affection. The personal memories of when they were kids are intertwined with the pop culture of the 90s, and just when adolescence is bringing them to the apex of closeness, Paolo begins to drift away, more and more disoriented and hurt by life.
Performance is an attempt to re-appropriate a relationship that has been suspended for too long in the possibility of annihilation. The performer desperately tries to restart a dialogue with the present, using the fragments of memory and the interaction with the video projection, a spatial extension of the performative story. To exorcise his own helplessness, Filippo stages a final transformation of the stage space and accompanies the viewer towards a reflection on the possibility of listening to the pain and fear of those who are excluded from the flow of life, trapped in a slow process of darkening.
by and with Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi
stage setting: Adriana Renna
original score: Maurizio Pini
stage technician: Giorgio Tedesco
assistants to the project: Sara Gambini Rossano and Cecilia Bertozzi
support to creation: Clara Federica Crescini
production assistant: Sofia Fantuzzi
produced by Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi
co-produced by Teatro delle Moire/Danae Festival, Elsinor Centro di Produzione Teatrale
with the support of: Sardegna Teatro, Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale, Short Theatre, Centro di Residenza della Toscana (Armunia – CapoTrave/Kilowatt), ARTEFICI. ResidenzeCreativeFvg di ArtistiAssociati, Next – Laboratorio delle idee per la produzione e la distribuzione dello spettacolo dal vivo lombardo. Edizione 2020. Con il contributo di Regione Lombardia e Fondazione Cariplo
Special thanks to Cinzia Delorenzi, Alessandra De Santis, Attilio Nicoli Cristiani, Daria Deflorian and Attilio Scarpellini
Debut at Biennale Teatro 2020, Venice
Atto IV Nascondi(no) - directed by Antonio Latella