by ENZO CELLI with BOTEGA DANCE COMPANY
This remake of "Giselle" by Enzo Celli is located in a more or less abstract and a more or less contemporary scenery-temporal space, in a country ruled by the life of a big factory, which represents for our cast the whole essence of their personal relations and work activity.
The population of this country is divided in two great castes: the caste of the labourers and workers of this factory and the caste of the politicians and managers that fix the destinies of this small society which, having in the facxtory (thence in the economy) the only social motor, becomes more and more a people subdued and fascinated by Power. But when societies substitute culture with economy, theatres with factories, museums with commercial outlets, inevitably they take a course that can but make consciences feeble, making them cold and dry. confused by the misunderstanding between living and to be alive.
It is just for this that the imaginary inhabitants of this imaginary world, as it is for all the fairytales we all know, they amplify their motions. And so they discover that the individuals of this story are very delicate and fragile, so that it is sufficient to place a hand on their eyes to cause their death, but at the same time they can accept the capital penalty for their society, because it is inevitable that where life is not celebrated, the celebration of death has initiated.
Within this society Giselle (the secretary of the factory) is often mocked because of her antique romanticism, which confers to her that type oif shyness that we like to imagine hidden in the closed hands of our mothers when they went to meet their first lover.
Albrecht is a young politician in career, just arrived in this country whio decides to seduce the beautiful Giselle and have a nice time together with a friend of his, but during their dance they are deeply attracted and fall in love, at least till the day the rest of the political delegation arrives there, and within this delegation there is the official girlfriend of Albrecht.
When Giselle discovers that she has been seduced and betrayed, she starts her dance of madness during which, having reached the peak, she inadvertantly closes the eyes of a worker watching the scene, and he dies.
The result is that in this imaginary world made of imaginary personages, our Giselle is sent to a female prison, condemned to death. Mirta is in charge of the prisoners and is also the mistress of a strange individual. Azrel, half man andf half animal, who is the one that in this fantastic world brings death to the prisoners.
While in prison Giselle receives first the visit of an old lover, Hilarion, and then the visit of Alvrecht who feeling strong of his political position, will try to convince Mirta to let Giselle leave the prison with him. However all will be useless, Giselle will teach Albrecht that the stature of a man does not depend from the social level, whilst our leading lady will suffer her destiny with the courage of a queen.
Giselle: Elisabetta Minutoli
Albrecht: Alessandro Pustizzi
Hilarion: Francesco Di Luzio
Myrta: Federica Galimberti
Azrael: Giovanni "GAVA" Leonarduzzi
Light designers : Massimiliano Masserelli
Costumes : Luciana Strata
Coproduction G.D.O. and Festival Della Versiliana
Video Editing: Barbara Cardei
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