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Luigi Ceccarelli


Se Resistere Dipende dal Cuore [2023]

(if resisting depends on the heart)
listening to Amelia Rosselli

di e con Elena Bucci e Luigi Ceccarelli

(if resisting depends on the heart)
listening to Amelia Rosselli

by and with Elena Bucci and Luigi Ceccarelli

on texts by Amelia Rosselli elaborated and interpreted by Elena Bucci
Luigi Ceccarelli performer, live electronics

Andrea Veneri sound diffusion
Daria Grispino lights, in collaboration with Max Mugnai

produced by Edison Studio, The beautiful flags, Nuova Consonanza, Ravenna Festival

The result of a long-standing artistic collaboration, the show was born from the reading of the verses of Amelia Rosselli. Starting from the natural propensity of the word to sound, particularly accentuated in the world of Amelia Rosselli, Elena Bucci and Luigi Ceccarelli pursue an integration of the two artistic languages, treasuring the most recent resources of digital technology and sound diffusion. The poetic word therefore represents an opportunity to build a path through the voice, the sound, the rhythmic variations and the improvisations.

first performance
Roma, 15 December 2022, 9 pm, Mattatoio, La Pelanda
59* Festival di Nuova Consonanza, musica e movimento

Roma, May 19, Domus Aurea, MOISAI 2023
Ravenna, July 11, Teatro Rasi, Ravenna Festival 2023

read Luca Cianfoni’s interview with Luigi Ceccarelli on the performance “Se Resistere Dipende dal Cuore” published on “Quinte Parallele” (dicembre 2022)

This experiment of synthesis between voice and sound, suspended between writing and improvisation, takes us back to the sister roots of our arts. Amelia Rosselli’s voice, authentic and transparent, lets a glimpse of a soul and becomes music: echoes of different languages, soaring, hypnotic monocordies, furies and sweetness. She inspires a drama where life and art are mixed: interviews, biographies, stories, photos, a powerful, ironic and heartbreaking poem, an insidious disease, an original and complex family. Her mystery does not dissolve, but she grows, leaving a trail of questions among which she begins the dance between Luigi and Elena. Voice and sound are born from each other, drawing an ever-changing sound dramaturgy: at times the mystery of a woman poet who escapes and gives herself to the world is illuminated, awakening in us the nostalgia of a place from which we all come.

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