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concerto performance by Ermanna Montanari, Luigi Ceccarelli, Daniele Roccato


text Nevio Spadoni music Luigi Ceccarelli, Daniele Roccato with Ermanna Montanari (voice), Luigi Ceccarelli (live electronics), Daniele Roccato (double-bass) director Marco Martinelli sets and costumes Margherita Manzelli, Ermanna Montanari Bêlda’s dress designed by Margherita Manzelli background animation with original works by Margherita Manzelli curated by Margherita Manzelli, Alessandro and Francesco Tedde sound design Marco Olivieri lighting design Francesco Catacchio lighting technician Luca Pagliano technical direction Fagio video elaboration and technique Alessandro and Francesco Tedde – Antropotopia props created by the Teatro delle Albe technical team Alessandro Bonoli, Fabio Ceroni, Enrico Isola, Dennis Masotti, Francesca Pambianco dressmaking Laura Graziani Alta Moda press office Debora Pietrobono, Rosalba Ruggeri promotion and organization Silvia Cassanelli, Silvia Pagliano
coproduction ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione and Teatro delle Albe/Ravenna Teatro

Debut Teatro delle Passioni, Modena, january 16 2015

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Ermanna Montanari and Luigi Ceccarelli have created unforgettable pages of theatre-in-music, from L’Isola di Alcina to La mano, Teatro delle Albe shows which have marked the history of Italian theatre over the last two decades. Now they take on LUṢ (LIGHT), a poem by Nevio Spadoni in Romagnol dialect, set in the early 20th century and centred around Bêlda, a clairvoyant and healer from the Romagna countryside. A powerful female figure, victim of the hypocrisy of her village, who in her proud cry of revolt against the cowardice of men allows herself to cast a curse of death on a “lousy priest” guilty of having disinterred her mother’s body. In this concerto Spadoni’s prayer-curse text is coupled with an original sound architecture created by Ceccarelli and Roccato (solo double-bassist and composer, one of the most original and prestigious names on the international music scene) in an alchemy that sees on stage three figures duelling with their “instruments”: the kaleidoscopic voice of Montanari, Ceccarelli with his computer for electronic processing in real time, and Roccato with his double-bass. Directed by Marco Martinelli, LUṢ is a concerto that recounts without recounting the incantatory magic of sounds, as ancient as the world, embodied with force in our present, in the sick and blinded “faces”, in the whirls of colour, blood and mercurochrome painted in watercolour by Margherita Manzelli.




Ermanna Montanari / To the voice for the north face - dossier


audio track of Luş - lenght 42.26


Akousma. Figure and voice in the acoustic theatre of Ermanna Montanari, by Enrico Pitozzi, Quodlibet Studio (2017)

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