LORCA SONO TUTTI
A show that is first and foremost a tragedy. A tragedy, however, that is not only representation, but imposes the truth about the interaction between Tortelli and bystander, a demonstration of his style, technique and courage, an art form that belongs to his culture and his personal contemporary dramaturgical vision.
Michele Olivieri for Sipario
"...The theatre requires characters to appear on stage dressed in a suit of poetry but at the same time with their bones and blood visible..."
Federico Garcia Lorca
Diego Tortelli’s creation Lorca sono Tutti delves deep into the memory of one of the most famous Spanish mysteries. On a patch of land in the countryside of Andalusia, where the remains of the poet possibly lie buried beneath the hard and heavy clods of earth, an inscription among the olive trees reads: “everyone was Lorca” (“Lorca eran todos”).
In this production, Lorca is reborn as a narrator and as a character/interpreter of his own works, which endlessly explore the themes of mystery, love and death.
The poet is given a new life, face, voice and identity, through a “body” made of bones concealing the “heart” of a fragmented “soul”.
24th April 2018, Cremona, Teatro Ponchielli
12th October 2018, Milano, Teatro Elfo Puccini
Direction and choreography: Diego Tortelli
Musical dramaturgy and original music: Francesco Sacco
Live guitar: Francesco Sacco
Light design: Carlo Cerri
Video and photography director: Luca Condorelli
Set design: DADAMAX by DADA
Original jewellery: TOMOKISSIMA by Tomoko Ogawa
Assistant choreographer: Selene Manzoni
Dancers: Cristian Cucco, Veronica Galbo, Vanessa Loi,Anita Lorusso, Giuseppe Morello, Corey Scott Gilbert
DURATION 60’ for 6 dancers
Co-production MILANoLTRE Festival,
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, Sepama srl
With the support of Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia
in collaboration with Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona
Residency @ Galvanotecnica Bugatti
With thanks to DADAMAX by DADA for the jacket decoration, TOMOKISSIMA by Tomoko Ogawa for the jewels, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto Costume department and Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia Costume department