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Sleep Technique

Uraufführung Berlin/Essen · Performance by Dewey Dell
In the frame of Open Spaces#1-2017

A response to Chauvet Pont-d‘-Arc cave in Ardèche, France When we enter a cave and we look at prehistoric paintings, a wide and deep connection ignites. We truly feel that the past is looking at us in the same way in which we are staring into it. Our ancestors’ art, hidden in the mountain’s heart, seems to call for an answer from across a deep temporal abyss. This show is an attempt of a dialogue, an impossible response to the infinite wealth of what the first homo sapiens sapiens left inside Chauvet-Pont d’Arc Cave, home to rock paintings 36,000 years old.

Concept: Dewey Dell (Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci, Eugenio Resta) | Mit Agata und Teodora Castellucci, Ivan Björn Ekemark, Enrico Ticconi | Choreography: Teodora Castellucci | Music: Demetrio Castellucci (Electroacoustics, granular synthesis, field recordings), Massimo Pupillo (Bass, effects) | Set, Lightdesign: Eugenio Resta | Costume: Guoda Jaruseviciute | Singing: Attila Csihar | Support: Dominique Baffier (Prähistorian, archäologist) | Production: Dewey Dell | Coproduction: Societas, PACT Zollverein, BIT Teatergarasjen, Brut Wien, Tanzfabrik Berlin | Collaboration: Buda Kunstencentrum, Dialogues - Performing Arts Residencies at Villa Manin, Ateliersi.

The premiere in Essen takes place Fr 3.3. + Sa. 4.3.17 at Pact Zollverein.

Dewey Dell

Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young people: Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have grown up artistically, sharing the important formative experience of the Stoa, the School for the rhythmic movement based in Cesena, Italy. Teodora, Agata, Eugenio and Demetrio have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials. Teodora is therefore author of choreographies, Demetrio composes the music, Eugenio designs the lights and takes care of the technical aspects of production, while Agata assists in choreographic creation and looks after organizational aspects. From 2007 Dewey Dell is part of the project Fies Factory/Centrale Fies and from 2013 of apap, advancing performing arts project. The name Dewey Dell is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of As I lay dying, under whose look the company prepares itself to wander towards the abyss. 

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