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A play formed from the meeting of two worlds, the human world of the dancer’s body, and the mechanical element provided by the Sicilian puppet. Mimmo Cuticchio and Virgilio Sieni focus the work on the denuded marionette, guiding attention to the movements and possibilities offered by the dancer’s body in relation to the puppet. 

Piccolo Teatro Grassi

In the words of Virgilio Sieni, “Nudità refers to the fact that there is a lone dancer on the stage who “simply” moves their body, and an undressed marionette that is “simply” a skeleton. However, attention needs to be paid to the use of the word “simply”. Life is extremely complex. Everything is extremely complex”- The choreographer and the puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio create a play that is a meeting point between two worlds and two visions: a dialogue between the body of the dancer and a Sicilian puppet, between listening and touch. The artists have worked on the anatomy of the denuded marionette and the possibilities that the dancer’s body has to appropriate its artistic actions. The result is a representation of the way in which humanity emerges from every expression of fragility of the contrasting body and puppet. “Nudità is an expression of a form of cancellation that leads us towards a complexity. To become aware of the fact that everything has its own form of articulation”.

Duration: 50'

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The Playbill


by and with Mimmo Cuticchio and Virgilio Sieni 
lighting Marco Cassini
staging Daniele Ferro
a Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, Associazione Figli d’arte Cuticchio production 
collaboration in production from Fondazione RomaEuropa Festival 
promoted by the Municipality of Palermo, department of Culture 
Compagnia Virgilio Sieni and Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio are supported by Ministero della Cultura

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Category of performance Festival
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Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 20

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