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ALFA

notes on the manliness issue

by ROBERTO CASTELLO
in collaboration with ALESSANDRA MORETTI, MARIANO NIEDDU, ILENIA ROMANO, FRANCESCA ZACCARIA

After “In girum imus nocte and consumimur igni” hypnotic dance and the coreocabaret of  “Trattato di economia”, Roberto Castello takes a different approach with his new work “Alfa  - notes on the manliness issue”.

It is a show where, within a traditional setting, words, dance and live music are mixed into a simple and unusual dramaturgical form which could be just called theatrical.
Issue of the show is male identity and its construction, or rather a reflection on the power and the education of those who are supposed to occupy a dominant role: a dynamic in which the female role, we will see, may have a main function.


“When one looks around, one naturally tends to think that being a European white heterosexual Christian male over fifty years who is reasonably healthy, practices sports, is well-educated, with healthy adult offspring, is professionally rather successful and has no serious economic problems is not exactly an unfavourable condition, especially if one considers how much pain in the arse, discrimination, harassment and violence all those who lack even just one of the above-mentioned requirements are exposed and often subjected to by my social category.
However, belonging to an exclusive standard still means belonging to a standard – which, by definition, is an unnatural condition. In short, at least as far as I myself am concerned, having managed to be a European white heterosexual Christian male who is reasonably healthy, practices sports, is well-educated, with healthy adult offspring, is professionally rather successful and has no serious economic problems is the result of a process as spontaneous and natural as that of feet binding in Chinese concubines in the 19th century. Which means that I have the suspicion that I have learned, in time and with patient self-learning, to appear something different form myself in such convincing manner that, practically, I don’t even notice it myself anymore.”
 
(extracted from the show)

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01/06/17 - Sala Squarzina / Teatro Argentina, Roma (IT)
DANZE NEL PRESENTE. ROBERTO CASTELLO 1993-2013
a documentary by GRAZIANO GRAZIANI and ILARIA SCARPA
web page Teatro Argentina > link
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 3-4/12/2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Tenuta Dello Scompiglio / Vorno (LU-IT)

ALFA

notes on the manliness issue

 

by ROBERTO CASTELLO
in collaboration with ALESSANDRA MORETTI, MARIANO NIEDDU, ILENIA ROMANO, FRANCESCA ZACCARIA

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2/07/2016 - h7:30 pm and h10:15 pm
INTEATRO FESTIVAL, Polverigi (AN-IT)
UN MINIMO DISTACCO

with/by CATERINA BASSO

 

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 >>>  11 > 22 / 7 / 2016:  'LUOGO COMUNE' - residential workshop for choreographers, actors, composers...

 

Luogo Comune is a 12-day residential workshop for choreographers, actors, composers...
The workshop is free (including accommodation) and would suit anyone interested in in-depth, concrete discussion on the experience and meaning of producing works to be performed in front of a live audience.
Luogo Comune is aimed at highly motivated, creative artists who already have significant experience.
[...] INFO >>> http://www.spamweb.it/en/laboratories

The master classes will be held by:

Alvin Curran (composer)
Antonio Rezza/Flavia Mastrella (playwrights)
Roberto Castello (choreographer/director)
Emanuel Gat (choreographer)

 

To participate in the selection process, please send the following to our email address formazione@spamweb.it before midnight on 21st June:

1) CV including your education, professional experience and any awards, and links to completed works
2) a motivation letter including references to your immediate plans
3) a cover letter indicating your commitment to fully attending the workshop

 

The workshop will be held from the 11th to the 22nd of July at the SPAM! via Don Minzoni 34, Porcari (Lucca-ITALY)

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> 5 May 2016 h21 / Festival Prospettiva Danza Teatro / Ridotto Teatro Verdi, Padova IT
MAP
once you have learned to speak, what will you say?

by DAVIDE CALVARESI, IRENE RUSSOLILLO

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>>> PREMIERE in April:

> 21-22 April 2016  h10 / Fabbricone - Mille piedi - Teatro Metastasio, Prato IT
IL COLORE ROSA
Show dedicated to family and children from 6 years old held in Italian
by ALINE NARI

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   >>> PREMIERES in February:

> 10 February 2016 / Festival Equilibrio, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma
THE SPEECH

by IRENE RUSSOLILLO e LISI ESTARAS
with IRENE RUSSOLILLO
production: Fondazione Musica per Roma “Vincitore del Premio Speciale per l'interprete Equilibrio – Roma 2014”, ALDES
teaser video: link

 

> 19 February 2016 / Teatro Cantiere Florida, Firenze
ALBUM

by/with STEFANO QUESTORIO
in collaboration with SPARTACO CORTESI
production ALDES
in collaboration with Versiliadanza and Teatro Cantiere Florida (Firenze)  
 

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 >>>  PREMIERE on November 2015:

 

 

TRATTATO DI ECONOMIA7 / 11 / '15  Teatri di Vetro Festival / Roma IT
by R. Castello and A. Cosentino

 

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>>> 10 Oct. 2015 / NID Platform - Teatro Grande / Brescia IT
ARINGA ROSSA di Ambra Senatore
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 >>>  PREMIERE on September 2015: 

IN GIRUM IMUS NOCTE (ET CONSUMIMUR IGNI)
5-6 / 9 / '15  SHORT THEATRE Festival / Roma IT
https://vimeo.com/134092138

by  Roberto Castello

teaser video https://vimeo.com/134092138
reportage TV 3SAT http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/index.php?mode=play&obj=53844

 

La REPUBBLICA - Rodolfo Di Giammarco - 20 September 2015
(...) a masterpiece of dance that studies the human body in the grip of hysteria, hypnosis and abuse with touching dynamics. (...) this brilliant creation by Roberto Castello is a collection of postures by four performers who continuously find themselves in gymnopédies, poses and figures at the limit of human performance, constantly immersed in varying spaces of light. (...)

http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/2015/09/20/il-caos-della-vita-scandito-dalludu56.html?ref=search

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>>>  PREMIERE on June 2015:

 

 

26-27/06 h 20
Polverigi AN - ITA / Cortile Villa Nappi - Inteatro Festival
Mattocini / piccole forme
by Ambra Senatore
coproduction ALDES / EDA

http://www.inteatro.it/inteatrofestival2015-senatore

 

27/06 h 18.30
28/06 h 21
Castiglioncello LI / Castello Pasquini - Festival Inequilibrio
A Loan
by/with Irene Russolillo

http://www.armunia.eu
http://www.iltamburodikattrin.com/news/2015/inequilibrio

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>>> LUOGO COMUNE (2015)
Experimental work shop for choreographers and composers

6 > 19 July 2015
SPAM! via Don Minzoni n. 34 in Porcari (LU-ITA)

Teachers: Roberto Castello (choreographer) and Girolamo Deraco (composer), Matteo Fargion (composer), Ambra Senatore (choreographer), Massimiliano Civica (director), Christian Raimo (writer).

 

“Luogo comune” is a two-week permanent  workshop dedicated to choreographic and musical composition. It is also, and above all, an opportunity to share thoughts and experiences among artists.
In the last decades, art has become merely an economic  good. Works of art must appeal to many people and produce income. Therefore, nowadays it is far more profitable for an artist to produce works of art that are similar to other successful ones rather than to develop their own original school of thought. As a consequence, the difference between artists and producers of spare-time consumer goods has become increasingly blurred.
SPAM! aims at contributing to opposing this trend by organizing an experimental  workshop for choreography and composition of music for dance, with a focus on the organization of the means based on the creation of meaningful structures.
Even the most pleasant work of art cannot be meaningful unless it is crossed by a network of connections which link its parts together. A show is a speech that needs to deserve attention from the public. Therefore, it cannot have just one single subject. It needs to have something to tell and tell it in an original way.
“Luogo commune” is a two-week opportunity to reflect on this kind of problems under the guidance of a group of artists that care particularly for the meaning and structure of their works. They deal with different means (movement, direction, music and speech) and are going to share their work methodologies, so as to spur, in a new way, the creativity process of those taking part. This event is not just a discussion about contents, but about how the relations between the building blocks of a work of art can be the means to develop original poetics.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The workshop will begin every day at 10 am occupying the whole day.
Full attendance is mandatory.
The two most promising projects will benefit in the following months of an artistic residence at SPAM!

HOW  TO PARTICIPATE
1. Send CV, and video link, to formazione@spamweb.it specifying : REGISTRATION LUOGO COMUNE
2. The curricula will be evaluated in order of arrival
3. Who will overcome the curricular selection will receive the bank details for the payment of the fee to be made by the beginning of the workshop. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
4. The participation fee is 200 euro. The first 14 subscribers will be entitled to accommodation at the free guesthouse  of SPAM!

WORKSHOP'S  STRUCTURE
First part
July 6 Masterclass with Ambra Senatore (choreographer)
July 7 Masterclass with Massimiliano Civica (director)
July 8 Masterclass with Christian Raimo (writer)
July 9 Masterclass with Matteo Fargion (composer)

Second part
Creation of short works with Roberto Castello (choreographer) and Gerolamo Deraco (composer)
July 10 to 14  tests (July 12 rest)
July 15 to 17  technical tests
July 18  informal presentation of the projects to the public
19 morning  final discussion

Press info
Eva Guidotti
press@aldesweb.org
cell. 342/0591932

 

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