Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Rossy de Palma, defined “Lady Picasso” for her extraordinary asymmetric features, leads us by the hand through a world of Surrealism which is tangible, material and vital. After learning of postmodern unconsciousness, we discover the pure absurdity of life, and through the prism of Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism and Constructivism, the multi-talented artist asserts the validity of her physical and mental idiosyncrasy, of the necessity of art as supreme saviour in the face of the monstrosity of diversity. She speaks of unconscious creation, of the mysticism of existence, of creative therapy, of how a challenging nose can become a protective shield, of how sensibility leads to artistic versatility, creating a Resilience of love, and of how art can represent the fragility of life and the complexity of a world in constant change.
With the verse of Lorca, the fascinating visuals of Picasso and Dalì, Rossy de Palma declares her love and her empathy for Surrealism in a recital which weaves love stories and tales of women, such as that of Gala, Dalì’s muse, whose ghost still “lives” in the legendary villa in Cadaques.
My life is an act of rebellion, animated by the desire to “strip away”, to discover what is hidden by the appearance of things, as though life was an onion from which layers are removed, only to discover that in the end there is nothing, only the wetness of the tears you have cried. I have felt alone, unique, like an anachronism, an error. Poetry, Dadaism, Surrealism, my first friends, my first love… I believed they comforted me when facing adversity. Thus my work has been, from the beginning, a gesture to learn to love myself. Without knowing, I adopted – and continue to adopt – a resilience of love.
Rossy de Palma
Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 17 to 22 March 2015
Resilience of love
Women, surrealism and passion. A recital by Rossy de Palma
show in Italian and Spanish