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DISPERSO (2004)

part VII of IL MIGLIORE DEI MONDI POSSIBILI

project by ROBERTO CASTELLO

previous repertory

project in collaboration with ALESSANDRA MORETTI, PAOLO ATZORI, NICOLE LEGHISSA, AMBRA SENATORE, STEFANO QUESTORIO, MARTA ZOLLET

live video PAOLO ATZORI

organsation SIMONA CAPPELLINI (2004)

production ALDES, FESTIVAL FABBRICA EUROPA 2004, FESTIVAL DRODESERA 2004

with the support of Mibac MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Dip. Spettacolo, REGIONE TOSCANA / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo

duration 1h / 1h30

"Disperso" (Dispersed) is the seventh part of “Il migliore dei mondi possibili”, a project entirely dedicated to the representation of the present.
In this chapter we wanted to play with the form of performance by abandoning the notion that performers are limited to their role of performing and the audience bound to their passive position of witness. Instead, ‘Disperso’, assumes a malleable structure that lends itself to exploring and recording the present. It functions as a net to collect micro-documents and archeological traces of the here and now. What everyday habit renders transparent, obvious, banal and insignificant, "Disperso" seeks to expose, document and record. The audience become both the subject and the co-authors of the performance, animating it into existence with their collaboration. As they leave signs, images, words and movements, they create a collective work of art, a fresco of the present painted by their participation.
 

E. Ste. – Trentino- 30 July 2004

"(…) Castello goes for technology too at Centrale Fies 2004, but he manages to give a little lesson on how it can be made to serve content. (…) Unlike reality shows with their voyeuristic, uncritical stream of reality, “Disperso” invites observers to take a fragment of their lives and reflect on it, asking themselves why they chose that specific part of themselves at this particular time and place, or even to discover an unknown part of themselves.

Paola Rosà – L’Adige – 28 July 2004

"(…) Theoretical references feature as strongly as the everyday, ranging from Joseph Beuys to D’Eusanio, from Leibnitz to Big Brother. But in contrast with other works of its kind, “Disperso” rests solidly on a path the Tuscany-based Piedmontese choreographer has gone down knowingly, hot on the trail of contemporaneity. Castello manages to collect without removing, to reveal rather than to strip. He balances the harshness of a present stunned by vortexes of false communication with a freshness of attention that in recording chaos and fear, vanity and modesty, gives images and words the fleeting contours of transience. Just like the prints the spectators leave on the sand upon entering - the same they are forced to step on as they exit the room.”

Luca Bucciarelli – Whipart online – 29 June 2006

"(…) A performance that investigates modern-day identity, a wholly personal ‘journey’ into the self and the collective spirit. Despite the absence of any real pre-established thread, anyone taking part in this experience will use their own resources of imagination to draw meaning from the modern idea of the art form. A difficult but successful experiment, with a severe, clear, ironic performance that remains faithful to the poetic vision of the artist creator in its attention to a young audience…(…) , great praise for a work of great value, that encourages young people to better understand themselves, the theatre and the theatre-dance…”

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