Tramedautore - Lucifer

Touring production

The legend of Lucifer, a reflection of nature and human weakness, lives through the body of a sole actor in dialogue with live music. The only object present is an egg, a symbol of life, origin, a perfect cell or empty container through which to stage all human attempts to exist in the world.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi

With the new artistic direction of Benedetto Sicca, Tramedautore is presented as the International Festival of Dramaturgies. The plural here is important: playwriting, evermore-so nowadays, has proven to be able to penetrate lands and languages both verbal and non-verbal, capable of elaborating thoughts on contemporaneity. Works will be staged from Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden, focusing on the fragility of values in that part of Europe theoretically leading this continent which runs “at two speeds”. There will also be street performances and concerts in the Chiostro following the shows.

The piece is constructed around a mythical and anthropologically recognised figure, that of Lucifer, the fallen angel, and takes the form of a performance which unites writing, music, the stage and performing. The work consists of the grafting together of various languages (English, Italian and French), the stage is inhabited by a multimedia set in continuous movement, animated by live music, in a continuous dialogue between the actor, the musician and the set.
In the beginning was the Egg and its perfection: an ancient symbol of life, it has existed throughout the millennia of Earth’s civilisations, it has become “cosmic” over the course of history, taking its position at the origins of the world. Symbolically, the Egg opens the scene and the dialogue with the other beings. It is alone, and contains a universal secret.
Lucifer is a being who has been catapulted into another dimension, a son banished by his father, and who has to be born again, this time alone. A lifeless and un-harmonic being, he takes form and finds substance: he grows quickly, becoming large and strong. He becomes able in word and movement, a charmer, rebel, unstoppable. A fit body which enlarges its veins, hips and thighs, making room, in order to hold the full fury of the Universe.
QUID EST VERITAS is the burning question, together with its legendary answer formed like a revolutionary anagram: EST VIR QUI ADEST.

At Chiostro Nina Vinchi
7 p.m. -  "Una parola al giorno" 
9.30 p.m. -  "Genji Lab | Beauty (Murasaki Song)" concert with Cesare Picco, by Yamaha

Duration: one hour and 30 minutes

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
Thursday 22 September 2017, 7.30 pm
Lucifer | Italy
by Erika Z. Galli and Martina Ruggeri
with PierGiuseppe Di Tanno and Lady Maru
original music Lady Maru
lighting Daniele Spanò, Luca Brinchi
an Industria Indipendente production
a Carrozzerie N.O.T
residenze Armunia, Città del Teatro (Cascina), Corsia Of (Perugia), Angelo Mai (Roma) co-production
in collaboration with short theatre

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