I HAVEN'T TOLD HER YET
PREMIERE on April 15th 2018
POVERARTE FESTIVAL - BOLOGNA
"The wind is drawn by the petals of a cherry tree that gently fall to the ground."
Two young women with the essentials in their suitcases.
Departed from different places and for different reasons, they end up on the same path, toward the same horizon, unknown and desired. One is connected to the past that she had to leave behind, the other projected tenaciously towards the future. Their encounter changes the rules of the game, opening a path that will lead them to a bittersweet point of no return.
Love and death constantly alternate on their path, appearing in different forms: through passion, violent repression, freedom, defeat, joy and fear. Just as they alternate in the garden curated by Pina, old wise and crazy woman at one time: a garden where the forces of creation and destruction trace the path of this journey through the four seasons of the soul.
CREATION AND INTERPRETATION
BILOURA Intercultural Arts Collective
PoverArte Festival, Teatro Ridotto, Lina della Rocca, Vita Malahova, Federica Amatuccio, Giulia Savorani, Sophie Brunodet, Marta Trivellato, Alessandro Beata, Costanza Conta Canova, Comune di Alice Superiore, Comune di Rivarolo Canavese, Le Erbe di Brillor
BEHIND THE SCENES
AMARSIAMORSI [Latin composition of the words "amor" (love) and "mors" (death), which differ from one letter to another] is inspired by some events that deeply touched us in these years of work in the Collective.
The first element is the migrations from sub-Saharan Africa to Italy, which we met through our project ODI, developed with some asylum seekers from Nigeria. ODI has created a show and an ethno-anthropological video-documentary, master thesis in Cultural Anthropology by Dr. Sara Casiccia. During this experience, we have collected (also) the stories of many immigrants. One has struck us in particular: the escape of a Nigerian engineer who had to leave his country because his love put him in danger of death. It is the case of almost all African homosexuals, who are trying to live their love publicly.
The second element is a book: "I haven’t told my garden yet" by Pia Pera. The author, who wrote this book while dying of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi, continually links her disease with the garden, creating a metaphorical image of great beauty. That of the garden as a place of balance between life and death, of the necessity of this cycle, of the useful but not indispensable presence of human beings and of peace and beauty that come from the acceptance of this equilibrium. Overall, the book offers the chance to step over the illusions of Western modern life, describing in sublime and simple words what is essential for happiness in the here and now in a beautiful garden, which is available to everyone.
The artistic language of the performance maintains the identity of BILOURA, always looking for a development of a theater that integrates different expressive and communicative languages of the human being. Physical action and musicality, therefore, are source of narrative content and never mere decorations: sound landscapes and choreographies are stage actions as are the words.
The three characters of AMARSIAMORSI each have a personality marked by the three forces of Hinduism that govern life: creation, destruction and preservation. In this way, the circular dramaturgy develops both on an archetypal level and on a daily narrative level, thus activating communication on different cognitive levels.