DERIVA TRAVERSA raccoglie il lascito di un mestiere antico, quello del pastore, per esplorare il tema della solitudine propria della vita di chi intraprende questo lavoro. L’eco delle voci per richiamare il bestiame imitano il suono del vento e trasmettono oralmente la tradizione generazione dopo generazione. La compagnia Dewey Dell torna dopo anni a Interplay con una creazione di Teodora Castellucci dove il movimento rallentato lascia spazio alla storia dei pastori trasformati in poeti dal canto. La loro immersione totale nel paesaggio è resa grazie a un movimento da contemplare, un tentativo di decifrazione dell’invisibile. Deriva Traversa è stato prodotto grazie al sostegno del Festival Danza Urbana e il Festival Città delle Cento Scale.
Dewey Dell is an Italian company of dance and research theater based in Cesena, Berlin and Vilnius. In their works the choreography has a cutting style and a primitive glossary, continuously inspired and fed by images from the history of art and the animal kingdom. The company is made up of four people who work as a collective, even if each component carries out individual research in its own field of specialization: Teodora Castellucci is the choreographer, Demetrio Castellucci composes the music, Eugenio Resta designs the scenes and the lights, Agata Castellucci assists and takes care of the collective direction and the entire production.
For more than ten years, Dewey Dell has been pursuing a complex research path that includes more than ten creations. Their first work à elle vide (2007) immediately caught the attention of the public for the originality of the expressive research. The latest creations confirm the company’s inclination to find new forms of experimentation regarding dance in relation to different art forms, also opening up to external collaborations. Marzo (2013) was created with the assistance of the Japanese theater director Kuro Tanino and the visual artist and cartoonist Yuichi Yokoyama who designed the costumes, Sleep Technique – A response to Chauvet Pont d’Arc Cave (2017) had the musical contribution of the bassist Massimo Pupillo (Zu) and singer Attila Csihar (Mayhem).
Since 2011 Dewey Dell is also a musical project that manifests itself through the creation of live concerts where music is played through a choreography. Their live concerts have been scheduled in important music festivals such as Arma Save festival in Moscow, Funkhaus Berlin for Arma X, Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Khidi of Tbilisi.
For the show Sleep Technique – A response to Chauvet Pont d’Arc Cave (2017), the company was nominated for the Der Faust Theaterpreis in Germany under the ‘choreography’ category.
by and with Teodora Castellucci
Music Eugenio Resta
assistance to the choreography Agata Castellucci
dramaturgy Vito Matera
Costumes Guoda Jaruseviciute
with the support of progetto MUSE / compagnia B
in collaboration with Festival di Danza Urbana e Festival Città delle Cento Scale
Presented in important Italian and international festivals: FOG FESTIVAL 2019 in Triennale Teatro in Milano,
Centrale Fies in Dro (TN), Inteatro festival in Polverigi, Schaubühne Lindenfels in Lipsia – Germany,
Verao Azul festival in Faro – Portugal, VIE Festival 2020 in Cesena