Pink, Me and The Roses

Generazione Scenario-Codice Ivan


Ponte Alto, Modena

16/10/2009 20.30    22.30  


dramaturgy original collective
with Anna De Stefanis, Leonardo Mazzi, Benno Steinegger

International première

Running time 45'


As he is being carried on the Frog’s back to reach the other side of the river, the Scorpion stings the frog. The dying Frog asks the Scorpion: “Why did you sting me? Now we both shall perish.” And the Scorpion replies: “Because it is in my nature”.
Aesop


Winner of the 2009 edition of Premio Scenario, this work was co-written by the three young members of the Codice Ivan group, all of whom hail from different artistic backgrounds and sensitivities. Pink, Me & The Roses examines the concept of boundaries, asking what lies within and beyond the illusion of the stage, where the threshold lies between the actor’s body onstage and his character, between the play as a linguistic event and its destruction, between the Frog and the Scorpion, the characters in Aesop’s fable, which first inspired the work. During its development both linguistic planes and others unfold gradually so that: During the process we are catapulted from one plane of analysis to another, trying to understand just who the Frog and the Scorpion are. We see theatre as the ultimate tool of self-determination, the passage granted to get to the other side of river (the Frog); and in the actor we see the perpetual conflict between his own nature and the need to become something else – the desire to cross over to the other side of the river (the Scorpion).







Generazione Scenario-Codice Ivan

Benno Steinegger: a graduate in Political Science, he continued his studies in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London; he directed and played in Oblivion (Royal Vauxhall Tavern), Ba’it (Curty Gallery) and Cecchini/Scharfschuetzen; he has collaborated with Chille de la balanza, Kinkaleri and Giorgia Maretta and has taken part in workshops with Rodrigo Garcia, Complicite, Armando Punzo, Odin Teatret and others. He is currently working with Motus on a new production.
Leonardo Mazzi, is a communications and digital imaging expert. After attending courses on the History of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Florence, he became interested in the stage, focusing on the visual and production aspects involved. Among the projects he has taken part in are: We're talking about music, 37th Venice Biennial, Alcuni giorni sono migliori di altri by Kinkaleri, Centro Pecci and One tongue touching another tongue, Galleria Project Gentili.
Anna Destefanis, after graduating in Education Science she continued her studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she took a Master degree in Performance Making. She has co-directed and performed various works, including Schizzo-Frame, Land Without and Snake Attack. She has attended workshops with A2, Franco B., Odin Teatret, Gabriella Bartolomei, Sayoko Onischi and others. She has also worked with E:Vent Gallery, Chille de la balanza and Fluxus, and is a founder member of FAF – the Florence Art Factory.

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