Oratorio per Eva
From an idea by: Nello Calabrò and Roberto Zappalà | choreography and direction: Roberto Zappalà | sound project: Giovanni Seminerio | other music: Claudio Monteverdi, Madrigali | dance and collaboration: Maud de la Purification | lights and costumes: Roberto Zappalà | from the project: Transiti Humanitatis, Transiti Humanitatis is a project: Scenario Pubblico/Compagnia Zappalà Danza-Centro di Produzione della Danza | in collaboration with: Teatro Garibaldi/Union of European Theatres (Palermo), Impulstanz (Vienna), Teatro Comunale di Ferrara | with the support of: Ministry of Culture and Sicilian Region Ass.to of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment.
With the figure of Eve we want to “recount” a birth that is suffering and liberation, pain and awareness, beauty and self-affirmation; a further step to trace a fundamental aspect of humanity and its beauty.
A birth that leads from paradise to the chaos of humanity, in a second-degree genesis where the true birth of Eve and of humanity is that of after the expulsion from the earthly paradise; it is that of awareness, of words and of storytelling.
The dance takes possession of Mark Twain’s words from The Diary of Eve, which fade imperceptibly into those of the performer, to literally incorporate them into herself. Through an angular yet tender dance, we discover the losses and fears, doubts and certainties of a symbolic and real Eve who is transfigured in the dancer who represents her, and in the woman; in every woman. In each one.