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A song can restore life to the words and music of those who lived through the Russian Revolution; through sound and voice, a song can revive the amazement and joy of that new, breath-taking era. A song now brings to the stage the very moment when time seemed to stop and usher in an ideal dream turned to reality. The sun, the moon, the stars, the night, the dawn will be our companions on this journey; the concert will have a palette of red, lacquered sun yellow, silky sky blue, iron and copper. Toil, hunger and cold have lined the path of man’s struggle for freedom, and history teaches us that the initial dream was soon betrayed. And so, the unrelenting optimism emerging from the words even in the hardest moments is juxtaposed with Šostakovič’s Quartet no. 8, dedicated to the victims of totalitarianism and war.

concept and set Davide Sacco and Agata Tomsic / ErosAntEros
dramaturgical montage Agata Tomsic
literary consulting Fausto Malcovati
music montage, live electronics, lights and direction Davide Sacco
with Agata Tomsic and with Quartetto Noûs (Tiziano Baviera, Alberto Franchin violins,
Sara Dambruoso viola, Tommaso Tesini cello)
animations Gianluca Sacco
costumes Laura Dondoli
technical direction Paolo Baldini

textual materials Aleksandr Blok, Velimir Chlebnikov, Sergej Esenin, Michail Geršenzon, Vladimir
Majakovskij, Boris Pasternak
musical materials Dmitrij Šostakovič, Quartetto n. 8 in do minore, op. 110
visual materials Dmitrij Bisti, El Lissitzky, Aleksandr Rodčenko

commission of Ravenna Festival
in coproduction with ErosAntEros
in collaboration with La Corte Ospitale and with Ravenna Teatro

debut June 28th 2017, Teatro Dante Alighieri, Ravenna, Ravenna Festival 2017
duration 80 minutes

Browse here the PRESENTATION of the show.

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Photo by Zani-Casadio [Ravenna, Teatro Alighieri, June 2017] © All rights reserved:

Photo by Luca Concas [Ravenna, Teatro Alighieri, June 2017] © All rights reserved:

Photo by Gianluca Sacco [Rubiera (RE), Teatro Herberia, May 2017 ] © All rights reserved: