à elle vide
by Teodora Castellucci
choreography, scene and costumes Teodora Castellucci
with Teodora Castellucci, Agata Castellucci
original music Demetrio Castellucci
lights and production assistance Eugenio Resta
plastic arts Chiara Bocchini
realization of costumes Gabriella Battistini, Carmen Castellucci
production Dewey Dell / Fies Factory One
thanks to Valentina Guidi, Chiara Bartolini, Francesca Bartolini
running time 25'
This performance is mainly focused on the creation of a void between two characters.
Two animals. Two figures. Two drawings.
The first. Red. The cock.The second. White. The scorpion.
Two natures that are reflected in the expression, in the behaviour, in the movement.
It seems there is a vague, remote reference to the “cartoons”, to the “animation”.
From time to time it is possible to listen to broken voices, moved by an agony.
Might these voices be bits of cartoons that are deposited in our memory? Black eyelashes, excessively long, surround the dark eyes of the two beings, the Cock and the Scorpion.
Melancholic looks come out of the faces and a strange and powerful pride wraps them.
Everything outcrops, a little bit and time after time.
The Cock’s movement is haughty; it scans and observes the area as if it was the keeper of a mystery.
The Scorpion’s movement is the precise, certain and mental stillness of the one who is in a standstill before attacking.
There is an intangible, indescribable and arcane elegance.
The red of the Cock, its colour becomes its movement.
The white of the Scorpion, its suspension becomes its voice.
The black of the area becomes the time of a void relation.
Perhaps I stand before an idea of cartoon. Just that.
Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young people: the three brothers and sisters Teodora, Demetrio and Agata Castellucci and their fraternal friend Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have grown up artistically, sharing the important formative experience of the Stoa, the School for the rhythmic movement based in Cesena.
Teodora, Agata, Demetrio and Eugenio have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials.
Teodora is therefore author of choreographies and costumes, Demetrio composes the music, Eugenio designs the lights and takes care of the technical aspects of production, while Agata is the model, an ideal example of the presence on stage that the company researches.
The name Dewey Dell, who came after the formation around the personality of Teodora Castellucci, is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of “As I lay daying”, under whose look the company prepares itself to wander towards the abyss.