A strikingly brilliant eccentric exploration of love and hate, war and piece, Marzo – the latest piece by original Italian company Dewey Doll, arrives at the North Melbourne Town Hall in October for a limited season as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival.
Taking its name from the month of March – which since ancient times has represented the month of war, Marzo evokes the gamut of human conflict and emotion, as uncanny and bizarre beings move in an icy landscape amid threatening sounds, playing out their story of good and evil; love and hate; and war and peace.
A brilliantly aberrant Gesamtkunstwerk of light, sound, choreography, costume and text, Marzo exudes the perfectly calculated mystery that Melbourne first experienced with the company’s Cinquanta Urlanti, Quaranta Ruggenti, Sessanta Stridenti and Grave (Arts House/Next Wave 2012).
Marzo is a flawlessly stylied dance work created in collaboration with two prominent Japanese artists: Kuro Tanino, playwright and director of Japanese theatre company Niwa Gekidan Penino, who provided poetic words for the voices of the characters; and visual artist Yuichi Yokoyama, one of the most talented and exciting manga artists today, who designed the costumes.
Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young artists (including three children of the famous theatre director, writer and artist Romeo Castellucci): Teodora Castellucci, Demetrio Castellucci, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta; who all studied at Stoa, a school for movement, rhythm and philosophy based in Cesena, Italy.
North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Season: 10 – 14 October 2014
Bookings: (03) 9322 3713 or online at: www.artshouse.com.au
Image: Bernhard Müller. © Szene Salzburg