O my lineage, glory-inflated sail flapping in the sun,
the wind falls and you collapse:
You were nothing but wind.
(Trojan Women by J.P. Sartre)
After the long research for the construction of Tutto Brucia, we shift the focus on the figure of Hecuba, with a performative scenic gesture that moves away from the original theatricality of the project.
Silvia Calderoni embodies this fierce woman, translating her desperation and fury.
Here, also crossing Euripides’ Hecuba – where Polimestore predicts that she will turn into a “black bitch with eyes of fire” – we will enter the post-human scenarios of “a world to come” where Hecuba’s barks echo above all, “which are in fact evidence of another language, the “minor language” of which Deleuze and Guattari speak in their book on Kafka, that is, of a language which comes after power and violence, a language which no longer tells the world how it should be, but which accompanies the world that exists, follows it and lifts it up (…) it is the mysterious language that humanity will speak after everything has burnt down.
An earthly language, neither human nor non-human, dusty and humble.
Now there are only ash, and bodies. But the ground is cleared.
Something can begin.”
(Felice Cimatti, from the review on Tutto Brucia )