Dall’alto (from the top) is circus musical drama inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Act without words I.
P. is the misplaced protagonist of an absurd world ruled by sounds and weird characters, who keep total control on him. The whole movement becomes circular: sounds and actions take part in this parade of nonsense. Aerial rope, juggling balls, balance ladders, percussions and whistles govern his world and become true actors keeping the audience thus suspended: ‘from the top’.
The performance has been premiered at the 27o Festival Milano Musica – György Kurtág | Ascoltando Beckett.
Artistic direction: Giacomo Costantini
Musical composition: Riccardo Nova
Choreography: Roberto Olivan
Performers: Caterina Boschetti, Giulio Lanfranco, Clara Storti, Simon Wiborn
Musicians: Pino Basile, Simone Beneventi
Sound design: Massimo Marchi
Live electronics: Riccardo Nova
Lighting design: Flavio Cortese
Costume design: Beatrice Giannini
Coordination: Filippo Malerba
Technological audio setting: AGON acustica informatica musica
Production: Milano Musica (Italy)
Executive production: Quattrox4 (Italy)
With the collaboration of: Teatro del Buratto (Italy), Circo El Grito (Italy), AGON acustica informatica musica (Italy)
Special thanks to: Spazio Agreste (Italy), Teatro Giuseppe Persiani (Italy), l’Obrador – Espai de Creació (Spain)
Original score for percussion and electronic music by Riccardo Nova (2018), commissioned by Milano Musica with the support of Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
- 15/11 27o FESTIVAL MILANO MUSICA – Teatro Bruno Munari (Milan, Italy)
- 13/11 27o FESTIVAL MILANO MUSICA – Teatro Bruno Munari (Milan, Italy)
- Premiere: 04/11 27o FESTIVAL MILANO MUSICA – Teatro Bruno Munari (Milan, Italy)
- Premiere: 03/11 27o FESTIVAL MILANO MUSICA – Teatro Bruno Munari (Milan, Italy)