Concerto senza titolo (Untitled concert)

Concerto senza titolo (Untitled concert) – the new theatrical show by ConiglioViola and Antonella Ruggiero – is a poetical investigation on the greatest taboo of contemporary culture: the Death. This reticence is particularly evident in a field of our culture that has always been one of the main centers of interest in ConiglioViola’s research: pop culture.
In High Fidelity Nick Hornby wrote “There aren’t really any pop songs about death— not good ones, anyway”.
This statement of fact immediately became a challenge for us. Not only we have looked for some good songs about death, but – to make the challenge even more exciting – we have chosen only Italian songs.

The electronic orchestration gives to these classical songs a new contemporary fit. On the stage the songs are executed by Antonella Ruggiero suspended inside a skirt installation that makes her 3 meters tall. The choice of using classical instruments (like the string quartet) in their electric version is related to the concert theme, to the idea of dematerialization. Each musical execution is accompanied by the projection of videos created by ConiglioViola and screened through the utilization of new technologies, such as holographic projections. The use of these very new systems of projection is related to the concept of the project because consents us to materialize, on the stage, ghosts and spirits.


Musicians and performers are black dressed and move on completely black backgrounds, exclusively enlighten by VOOD lamps. This way, the reprise of another theatrical tradition, the Black Light Theatre, gives to the audience the illusion that the instruments are played by ghosts…

The not-title of the project is also referred to this dimension of absence. When a new document is opened in any informatics application, this is automatically named “Untitled document”. This blank space, still to be filled, will be the aesthetic dimension of this new production.

def manifesto fondo nero copia.jpgCONIGLIOVIOLA / ANTONELLA RUGGIERO
(requiem elettronico)
directed by Brice Coniglio
dancer Raffaele Irace
violinist Vanessa Castellano
orchestration Ivan Ciccarelli-Roberto Colombo-Matteo Curallo-Alessandro Siani-Luca “Vicio” Vicini
video ConiglioViola with Michelangelo Fornaro-Alessia Travaglini-Fabio Ballario
videostars Manuela Aiassa-Matteo Martini-Lazar Marin Ionut-Andrea Lauda-Simone Gaydou -Tania Oggero-Paola Fiorido- Raffaele Irace-Xena Zupanic
costume designers Monica Di Pasqua-Federica Genovesi-Lucrezia Giuliano
rabbit angels Chiara Lasalvia e Valentina Pozzi
presentato in anteprima al Festival Prospettiva09 e ClubToClub (4.11.2009 – Teatro Gobetti Torino)
produced by ConiglioViola with the support of Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino

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