The theatre requires characters to appear on stage dressed in a suit of poetry but at the same time with their bones and blood visible.
Federico Garcia Lorca
Diego Tortelli’s creation Lorca sono tutti delves deep into the memory of one of the most famous Spanish mysteries. On a patch of land in the countryside of Andalusia, where the remains of the poet possibly lie buried beneath the hard and heavy clods of earth, an inscription among the olive trees reads: “everyone was Lorca” (“Lorca eran todos”).
In this production, Lorca is reborn as a narrator and as a character/interpreter of his own works, which endlessly explore the themes of mystery, love and death. The poet is given a new life, face, voice and identity, through a “body” made of bones concealing the “heart” of a fragmented “soul”.
Body, heart and soul are the central themes of the new creation directed by Tortelli, a fast-paced, many-jointed dance telling the tragic story of the missing body of the poet. The ‘joints’ in the dance are like hinges that move the body, just like verses interconnect to create the composition and movement in a poem.
Working alongside Tortelli for the sound and aesthetic design of the production are two young artists, the composer and musician Francesco Sacco and the video-maker Luca Condorelli. Their concept for this first piece is a theatrical version of a film teaser, like a poem made up of images instead of words.
Direction and choreography
Musical dramaturgy and original music
Video and photography director
DADAMAX by DADA
TOMOKISSIMA by Tomoko Ogawa
Cristian Cucco, Veronica Galbo, Vanessa Loi, Anita Lorusso, Giuseppe Morello, Corey Scott Gilbert
MILANoLTRE Festival, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, Sepama srl
With the support of Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia
in partnership with Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona
Residence @ Galvanotecnica Bugatti
DADAMAX by DADA for the jacket decoration
TOMOKISSIMA by Tomoko Ogawa for the jewels
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto costume department and Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia costume department for the costumes
24 April 2018, Cremona, Teatro Ponchielli
12 October 2018, Milan, Teatro Elfo Puccini
Duration 60′ – For 6 dancers