created and performed by Massimiliano Balduzzi
dramaturgy by Susan Mar Landau
Created from original vocal and physical research, DOIEB SI TAU: language for a requiem, is a study on loss and transformation. In the form of a direct address a lone performer pushes language and character to their breaking point, crafting a ritual of willful separation, a purging of the self. Casting the audience as both witness and companion, Balduzzi holds a mirror up to catch the reflection of our collective desires and repulsions, a mourning of what is lost in the moment of becoming. Applying his on going investigation of invented language and song, the solo explores the human voice as a medium uniquely able to recount the life of the body.