Romeo Castellucci: Go Down, Moses
Fri 19.8. 19:00
Sat 20.8. 19:00
For the first time in Finland, the work of Romeo Castellucci, the controversial and uncompromising top name in European contemporary theatre, will finally be seen at the Helsinki Festival. Go Down, Moses premiered in 2014, and it is a series of dreamlike excerpts, which repeat biblical visions, the history of mankind and the deepest layers of the psyche.
Currently at the peak of his popularity, Castellucci’s (b. 1960) often radical stage art showcases the primitive and the meditative as cathartic counterforces. The Italian director’s award-winning theatre group Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio was founded in the 1980s, and its works are characterised by a strong emphasis on the visual, exceptional soundscapes and tangible physicality.
Castellucci makes theatre that needs to be experienced at least once in your life. The powerful Go Down, Moses is full of fierce scenes that leave their mark.
NB: The performance contains loud noises, we recommend the use of earplugs.
Direction, set, costume, lights: Romeo Castellucci
Music: Scott Gibbons
Text: Claudia Castellucci, Romeo Castellucci
On stage: Rascia Darwish, Gloria Dorliguzzo, Luca Nava, Stefano Questorio, Sergio Scarlatella, Leena Vanhamäki, Henna Hakkarainen, Juha Sääski
Collaboration to the set design: Massimiliano Scuto
Lighting designer assistant: Fabiana Piccioli
Set construction director: Massimiliano Peyrone
Sculptures on stage, prosthesis, machinery: Giovanna Amoroso, Istvan Zimmermann
Costume’s realization: Laura Dondoli
Assistance to sound composition: Asa Horvitz
Stage technicians: Lorenzo Martinelli, Claudio Bellagamba, Filippo Mancini
Sound technician: Matteo Braglia
Lights technician: Danilo Quattrociocchi
Production: Benedetta Briglia, Cosetta Nicolini
PR: Valentina Bertolino, Gilda Biasini
Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci
Economic consultation: Massimiliano Coli
Executive Producer: Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
In coproduction with: Théâtre de la Ville with Festival d’Automne à Paris; Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne; deSingel International Arts Campus /Antwerp; Teatro di Roma; La Comédie de ReimsMaillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg / Scène Européenne; La Filature, Scène nationale-Mulhouse, Festival Printemps des Comédiens; Athens Festival 2015, Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre; Adelaide Festival 2016 Australia; Peak Performances 2016, Montclair State-USA
With the participation of: Festival TransAmérique-Montreal
Thanks to: Comune di Senigallia- Assessorato alla Promozione dei Turismi, Manifestazioni / AMAT