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AUTHOR OF THE LITERARY WORK | MATTEO CORRADINI

COREOGRAPHY | ALICE BEATRICE CARRINO / DUO NUX

ILLUSTRATIONS | VITTORIA FACCHINI

ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND REWORK | MATTEO BITTANTE
PRODUCTION | DANCEHAUSpiù

duration 50'

"What did you do before?"  This is the question that introduces the performance based on Matteo Corradini's book, Fu Stella, a collection of nursery rhymes that traces some of the Jewish characters and what their lives were like before they were swept away by Europe's greatest genocide.

 

On stage, the author Corradini who through the words of the book tells of a journey. A journey that began in the darkness of those years, marked by a six-pointed star, a furrow in the paper and in people's bodies. Accompanying this journey is the dance of Alice Carrino who crosses the characters in the story, giving body to the words and light. From a game in memory of when she was a child, she finds herself catapulted into the game of adults, of war and the void that remains.

In the background, the projection of Vittoria Facchini's illustrations in which the Jewish characters become action, a game of illustration, words intertwined with gestures.

 

In an artistic re-elaboration by Matteo Bittante, Fu Stella is a performance that brings memory, absence, to the stage, speaking through the void that once contained millions of stars, millions of stories and people, and our body today is the gift we give to those who are no longer there.

 

"The only hope of all history is to lose the count but not the memory."

 

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Matteo Corradini is a Hebraist and writer. He publishes with Bompiani and Rizzoli. Doctor in Oriental Languages and Literature with a specialisation in Hebrew. Author of books for children and adults, he prepares workshops on the expression and teaching of Memory in Italy and abroad. Andersen Prize 2018, Leipzig Prize 2018, Primo Romanzo Prize 2014. Collaborates with Popotus (Avvenire) and Focus Junior.

Press review

LIBERTÁ Newspaper | 31 January 2024

"Corradini's show, based on his 2019 book of the same name with illustrations by Vitto- ria Facchini, arrived with the responsibility of already being a small contemporary 'cult'. But the DanceHauspiù staging, under the artistic direction of Matteo Bittante, has brought the work to a new evolution, with an integration of languages, dance, words and colours, no longer worthy of a reading with theatrical inserts, but of a mature show.
Stella, on stage, experiences everything very closely but cannot change people's destinies: she can only listen to the stories they have to tell, so as not to forget them. And dance to them, in Carrino's choreographic incarnations poised between lightness and anguish..."

DELICIOUS OVERDOSE

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