Cuore (Heart) is a multimedia performance that merges live music, live painting and live video into an unique language of stage narration. It is a cycle of 6 stories divided in 7 chapters, and all linked by the heart as a central symbol of the human condition. Exploring the balance between love, loss and the will to survive and connect, Cuore's narrative thread follows stories of two separated lovers, a prison survive, a widow, and a homeless man, joined in a complete and multi-faceted work.
The stories are told through prerecorded voices, combined with miniature toy theater scenes projected live on the stage-wide screen. The live music soundtrack is composed and arranged specifically for each chapter. A series of seven live paintings gradually evolving from abstract into figurative forms closes the narrative cycle.
Cuore has been created by Danijel Zezelj, Marco Molinelli and Jessica Lurie and in collaboration with Rober Kainar. The development of the project was made possible by generous support from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, (Boston, USA) and Associazione Culturale Il Mattatoio, (Montepulciano, Italy).
Jessica Lurie: compositions and arrangements, saxophone, voice, electronics
Danijel Zezelj: live painting
Marco Molinelli: live video, toy theater
Robert Kainar: drums, electronics
Story and text created and written by Danijel Zezelj,
in collaboration with Marco Molinelli and Jessica Lurie
Megaphone Heart lyrics by Jessica Lurie