Of your Uncertain and Indefinable Existence
Created and performed by
Francesco Bocchi, Laura Bruni, Esther Grigoli, Amalia Ruocco, Elisa Vignolo
Concept, direction and choreography
Costumes and items
Amalia Ruocco, Elisa Vignolo, Daniele De Blasis
Collaboration on music
Collaboration in the technique
Pierangela Flisi and Claudio Montanari
with the support of the New San Prospero Theater in Reggio Emilia.
Show Winner of the Endas Award “Theater ... Voice of the youth society” 2019 VII edition
The work starts from the reading of the text “The code of Perelà” by Aldo Palazzeschi, whose protagonist is a man of smoke. Precisely this particularity catalyzes the attention of the community on him, Perelà thus becomes the involuntary victim of an unjustified rise among the people, which ends, in an equally unjustified manner, in a trial and a conviction.
It seems rather complex to summarize what every single human being represents, for himself and for others; in its uniqueness, in fact, our existence appears uncertain and indefinable. The loneliness of the individual is sometimes unbearable, to the point of pushing the individual to seek shelter in the community: I surround myself with others, similar to me, in whom to recognize myself, I define the boundaries of what I am - or am not - in relation to other. But what happens if something, or someone, who is different is introduced into this community? Here those contours, drawn with so much effort, creak and crumble following the meeting ... if it is a meeting. Because it could also be a fight.
"Of your uncertain and indefinable existence" opens the doors to this investigation, it is a dynamic and visionary performance marked by the visual power of the images. Bodies sculpt extra-daily realities in which the viewer does not find comforting solutions, but rather loses certainties, leaving room for a healthy state of doubt.
There is also an outdoor version of this show entitled "Cabaret di Fumo".