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“A beacon that inspires and encourages us” // Umbria24.it

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The 2021/2022 season continues for the Cucinelli Theater in Solomeo. Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April (Friday at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, Saturday at 5 pm and 7:30 pm) International Actress Tilda Swinton, Golden Lion of Lifetime Achievement in 2020, and Olivier Sellard, poet, writer, fashion historian and former director of the Galera Museum In Paris, the stage of the embodiment of Pasolini. The work, produced by StudiOlivierSaillard and presented as a world premiere in the Mattatoio spaces in Rome in June 2021, will be shown for the first time in a theatrical space on this special occasion, with a rearrangement tailored to the Teatro di Solomeo.

Vibrant modern cinema “Pasolini has always been a kind of godfather to me and to all those I have worked with since a young age – Tilda Swinton proclaims – his stature as a poet, intellectual and political activist, as well as his preeminence as a radical filmmaker of undeniable international influence, which they place before us as a beacon that inspires and encourages us. By bringing this performance to the Cucinelli Theater in Solomeo, I hope that all who will be able to attend it, whether experts or novices in Pasolini’s work, will be inspired by our fervent curiosity to update their experience with his films, or, better yet, encouraged to see them for the first time. They will find it as modern and vibrant cinema as any work produced in the past 100 years, and in many ways, more modern and vibrant than anything filmed since then.”

in the theater Pasolini’s personification is a show that is imagined as an exhibition in the making, and an invitation to the artist’s workshop, where work is shaped around the dress, altering the ego, the partner and the opposite of the body that wears it. About thirty dresses designed by Danilo Donati for the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, made and still preserved by Sartoria Varani today, and a selection of wooden figures from Peroni’s laboratory, used to create the hats worn by the directors, which would characterize the mystical presence of the space of the atelier, is the perfect starting point that Embodying Pasolini originated and evolved from it, in the drama created by Cylard and Swinton. From the Gospel according to Matthew, to Uccellacci e uccellini, Oedipus Re, Porcile, The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, The Flower of the Thousand and One Nights, to Salò or 120 days of Sodom, costumes – garments, coats, like the fragile business of threads Intertwined and Dyed – a re-creation of the “empty” cinematography of the bodies of the actors, in which the performative work intervenes. Almost as if they were prisoners in a gigantic stature, they were reduced to silence – some of them did not even appear after the shooting – the clothes will be the subject and object of an evocative exercise, and they will cross the time of the performance. It would be Tilda Swinton who would experiment with the aforementioned costumes, to test their symmetry and memory by giving them the body, not recreating the role they were deputies for, but the lack, the absence, indicating the contrast between power and action. It is up to her to tell in the holes and gaps in the sleeve what the dialogue, the exchange of actors, and the scenery are.

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In the cinema Tuesday April 26 at 9 pm at PostModernissimo – for the interdisciplinary review Primavera Pasolini promoted by the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria in collaboration with Cinema PostModernissimo and Edicola 518 – Uccellacci e uccellini will be shown, with the exceptional presence of Tilda Swinton and Olivier Sellard. To get to the Cucinelli Theater, you can book by phone at the regional phone box office at Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria 075/57542222, every day of the week, from 4 to 8 p.m. Reserved tickets must be obtained at least one hour prior to the show or else they will be on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Cucinelli Theater Box Office, tel. 075/6970890 [email protected]on the day of the show from 4 pm for the afternoon replay, from 7 pm for the evening replay.