Mara Cassiani: TRASH X $$$

TRA$H X$$$ (Trash for dollars) is the name of Mara Cassiani’s project, the new guest artist of the residence in Villa Nappi.
TRA$HX$$$ (Trash for dollars), what mankind is willing to do for money. A consideration about the sinking of the occidental culture: money is now the main element for the human evolution and development. From monkeys till today, where the today is represented by money and oil.
TRA$HX$$$ is divided in four part mirroring the growth of humanity.
The first part is TRASHX$$$. The choreography starts from two different points: firstly Le Corbusier and the machine moving.  A consideration about the sinking of the occidental culture: money is now the main element for the human evolution and development. From monkeys till today, where the today is represented by money and oil. The nowadays body is clumsy, featureless, made to stay seated. The body movements are no longer harmonic, but “woody” and mechanical; they’re following the rhythm of the present life, moving depending on the instructions given by Le Corbusier.
Delle Scimmie, the second part, analyze this nameless bodies moving in the space, doing foolish and meaningless actions. Inspired by the monkey’s world, the choreography shows the gaps of the bodies, forced in positions which sometimes recall the cinematographic close-ups.
The third part is OCCUPY HOLLYWOOD. Deep in the darkness, the performers carry out sequences of soft movements, but they seem “broken” due to the strobe light. The strobe light recall to entertainment, fun and amusement of the discotheques, but it also shows little by little something that is actually broken, split.
At last, the fourth part. In this part the puzzle will be pieced together. It’s in the relaxation of Pergolesi’s music that the symbol appears: a big gold dollar appear to the public at the bottom of the scene.

 

TRASHX$$$ by Mara Cassiani

original music Death in Plains & music by Pergolesi and M.I.A. titolo dall’omonimo pezzo di Deaht in Plains

  with Mara Cassiani, Matteo Ramponi and Francesco Vecchi, Alessio kgi Giaccaglia

assistant Matteo Ascani

in collaboration with AMAT, Matilde with the support of Inteatro

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