finale Finale07


by Pacitti Company (London)

Teatro India (Teatro di Roma, state theatre in Rome)
SHO®T THEATRE festival – June 2007

in collaboration with Teatri delle Mura (Padua), Rialto Santambrogio (Rome), British Council

Finale is the result of a site-specific workshop residency.
“Pacitti Company work with local practitioners on issues around Manifestos and the Explicit Body to develop content, and then – also responding to the site – place the workshop participants outcomes in relation to the existing Finale materials.
This radical approach to collaboration and the public reframing of an existing piece always produces startling results and makes Finale an ideal festival work.”

“A question, to leave hanging in the air… what does it mean to commit murder?”

“For Finale the internationally acclaimed Pacitti Company join forces with sensational Swiss cult electronica band Velma to bring you one from the heart: a series of highly visceral performances shown in intense site-specific locations.
Abstracting the 1867 Emile Zola text ‘Thérèse Raquin’ Finale dispenses with narrative structure and character, in order to prioritise the themes of the book – deception, lust, spite and domination. This is theatre full of sexual obsessions and jealous distractions played out against the hypnotic repetitions of Velma’s minimalist sound work. Pacitti Company revel in the dirt of Zola’s text and, true to form, Finale is compelling and explicit, uncompromising and cruel.”

“I simply applied to living bodies the analytical method that surgeons apply to corpses” – Emile Zola on the process of writing ‘Thérèse Raquin’, 1867

with: Richard Eton, Sheila Ghelani, Robert Pacitti, Milo Adami, Silvia Benvenuto, Michaela Stella Bagnoli, Giorgio Carugno, Natasha Davis, Livia De Paolis, Isabella Di Cola, Claudia Donzelli, Elvira Frosini, Vincenzo Manna, Marit Nissen, Alessandra Roca, Laura Sampedro, Simona Senzacqua, Gabriel Walsh



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