SPE- PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION SPACE AT19.00
9 FEBRUARY 2019
CREATIVE RESIDENCY | OUTCOME
LILA – A Symphony
about Life and Death
winning project of the open call of death and dying
a project by Stefano Questorio
in collaboration with Spartaco Cortesi
concept and choreography Stefano Questorio
sound and musical composition Spartaco Cortesi
lighting Diego Cinelli
with Gloria Dorliguzzo, Davide Sportelli, Flora Vannini and Guests
an ALDES and Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio production with the contribution of MiBAC - Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Tourism - Directorate General for live performance, Regione Toscana - Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo
In the East it is said, “you do not die, because you have never been born”. According to some Indian philosophical schools, in fact, birth and death are but “manifestations” that appear and disappear on the background canvas from which everything emerges and in which everything is reabsorbed. In Tantric Shaivism, this background canvas is known as Consciousness and coincides with the divinity itself, Shiva. Creation and destruction are no more than a “game” (Lila, in Sanskrit) played by Shiva, who, by dancing, creates and destroys the manifested world, and does so just for the “game”.
Lila, presented here in its still embryonic form, far from referring to oriental iconography and its exoticism, uses this philosophical vision as a skeleton, as a framework that moves a choral symphony of bodies and actions to create an immersive experience, a rarefied and metaphysical environment poised between Artaud and performance art. Ultimately, it is an attempt to arouse a feeling of Pietas, restoring birth and death to mystery and to its (savage) incomprehensible power.