SPE and TENUTA DELLO SCOMPIGLIO AT 11.00 AND 19.30
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Dante Antonelli / Gruppo W.O.W.
Works of Worship
Terzo Atto - 4 Atti di Adorazione
winner project of the open call of death and dying
artists-in-residence - outcome
Marta Olivieri, Angelo Petracca
Arianna Pozzoli, Luca Della Corte
direction Dante Antonelli
music Pierluigi Orlando
trumpet Mario Russo
scenic environment Francesco Tasselli
assistant director Edoardo Camilletti
dramaturgical assistant Euridilla Scarponi
photo: Edoardo Camilletti
The vision of emptiness and the fatal act: the spiritual tension of the performance is that of the young samurai idealised by Mishima. Apollonian and Dionysian move the waves of a sea only geographically distant from ours and which submerges instead its currents and rediscovers its states of grace in the same sea where our civilization has its origins. The ideal country of Mishima pursues the classical beauty of our ancestors and, in some ways, the scene of our days, the theatres and the spaces of our places of life, and the people who read him today give it new voice and new light.
In a land that has become nothing but ashes, four dancers recount on stage stories of women and men capable of dying, forced to die, called to die. From the ritual of death, its celebration as a moment of ecstasy, able to elicit in the human a sense of profound adoration, to death as a personal choice and a sign of human dignity, through comparison with the exemplary death that the Japanese poet chose for himself, the third act develops a dramaturgy for the dance around the theme of death in the work and life of Yukio Mishima.
Starting from the novel Confessions of a Mask and its ideal sequel Sun and Steel, the work is also based on the essays Mishima: A Vision of the Void, by Marguerite Yourcenar and Reflections on the Death of Mishima, by Henry Miller.