Running time 50’
Performance in English with Italian subtitles
Tumultuous thought flows sweep away the spectators, while an apocalypse looms in the background. A romantic and unsettling reflection on the relationship between humans and nature. madalena reversa – the eclectic artistic project founded by Maria Alterno and Richard Pareschi – reinterprets the dramatic poem Manfred by Lord Byron on a humanity paralyzed by the conflict between matter and spirit. In the performance, interior monologues merge with vibrant noise soundscapes and Schumann’s melodies, also inspired by Byron’s text. In an alarming evocation of the spirit of our time, the work gives expression to the deep and existential solitude of all human beings.
madalena reversa is an artistic project created in 2016 by Maria Alterno and Richard Pareschi, which mixes performing and visual arts. Their projects aim at creating – through a calculated combination of lights, sounds and design – atmospheres capable of arousing strong emotions in the audience. Their creations are located in an opaque zone between theater and visual arts, between performance and installation, where the only unavoidable element is dramaturgy. Some projects have been presented in festivals and venues such as: Triennale Milano, Venice Biennale, Santarcangelo Festival, Festival delle Colline Torinesi, Grrranit – Scène nationale Belfort, Short Theatre, City of 100 Stairs Festival.