The solitude of the shepherds is a constituent aspect of their work. Solitude allows a profound immersion into the self, a delicate movement away from what is visible. Sounds become absorbed into the silence and thoughts swell freely inside the mind. The animals being guarded are the only possibility to abstract yourself, something to address your attention to. When shepherds sing they use the wind, the bleating of the sheep or the bellow of the cow to tune themselves. Through singing poetry, they pass down history orally, generation after generation.
The resurgence of time though, does not forget the actual reality, it just moves away from the visible world again. The story that the shepherds sing could be interpreted as an attempt to decipher the invisible, possible only through a descent into the self, a geography of the supernatural.
coreography, with Teodora Castellucci
music Demetrio Castellucci
coreography assistant Agata Castellucci
dramaturgy Vito Matera
costume Guoda Jaruseviciute
with the support of progetto MUSE/ compagnia B
in collaboration with Festival Danza Urbana e Festival Città delle Cento Scale
Dewey Dell is a dance and theatre company based between Cesena, Berlin and Vilnius, founded in 2007, it is organised as a collective, even though each of the four members specialises in one particular field: Teodora Castellucci is the choreographer, Demetrio Castellucci is the composer, Eugenio Resta is the set and lighting designer and Agata Castellucci is in charge of the collective dramaturgy and direction. In the past eleven years, Dewey Dell has developed a complex research programme with works such as: à elle vide (2007), KIN KEEN KING (2008), Baldassarre (2009), Cinquanta Urlanti Quaranta Ruggenti Sessanta Stridenti (2010), Grave (2011/2012), Marzo (2013).They were nominated for Der Faust Theaterpreis in Germany for Sleep Technique (2017). Many of their works have been programmed in major international festivals.