Tutto Brucia

idea and direction Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò
with Silvia Calderoni, Stefania Tansini and R.Y.F. (Francesca Morello) for music and lyrics
dramaturgical research Ilenia Caleo
technical direction and lights Simona Gallo
sound environment Demetrio Cicchitelli
curation of the space Francesco Zanuccoli
set and costumes in collaboration with _vvxxii
video and graphics Vladimir Bertozzi 
production Elisa Bartolucci
organization and logistics Shaila Chenet
promotion Marta Lovato
press office comunicattive.it
international diffusion Lisa Gilardino
supported by the Residency centres: L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale ::: Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna and Santarcangelo dei Teatri
production Motus in partnership with Teatro di Roma, Kunstencentrum Vooruit vzw (BE), Teatro Nacional São João (PT) and other partners to be defined
with the support of MiBACT, Regione Emilia-Romagna

The title quotes a line from Cassandra’s in the version of Trojan Women by Jean Paul Sartre and it already unveils the trajectory of this new project.
After our artistic journey into the figure of Antigone, we have desired for a long time to continue digging down into the most controversial female figures of the Tragic, whose echo and impacts are still resonating today.
The research started before the lockdown and now it has unavoidably taken on a new light and urgency.
The pandemic and the climate disaster mark the end of an era and Trojan Women starts precisely with and end.
It is an irregular tragedy, a tragedy without plot, conflicts and climax, a conflict has rather exploded but everything is over now, all has already happened: Ilion is already destroyed. The women, reduced to war spoils, wait for the division, they will be living by sea soon after, as slaves, towards foreign soil. There is no plot, nor storyline, only a never-ending evoking of the ghosts of the past.

With her words Hecuba buries the dead
With her words Cassandra ignites the future.

Central are the pain and torment of grief which, outside the personalistic sphere, open a deeply political issue. Which bodies are to be mourned and which are not? How are we allowed to express grief, the pain of loss (or of the separation from one’s own place of origin, as in the case of diaspora communities)?, Judith Butler asks in an essay about collective grief.
During the pandemic the functions for the dead were suspended, the bodies were buried in a bureaucratized way, in secret, in silence, without a farewell. The same happens for migrant bodies dead at sea, for illegal migrants or sex workers executed by the trafficking system. Which lives matter, then? What makes a life grief-worthy?
We start from these stinging questions to build Tutto Brucia (everything burns) which will inevitably be obscure…but full of dazzling wrath.

The premiere is planned in Autumn 2021 


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