H.G. Wells and E. Cioran
(Turkish translation - Dilara Duymaz)
Adaptation, space concept and performance
Turkish version and reading
Space Adaptation and Organization :
As if we were in an anatomical theater, we examine the poor remains of the western man’s identity. As in a courtroom we listen to an impossible testimony, or as if we were in a paradoxical adult’s maternity ward, into the ruins of our active life, once more we are looking for the principle of an action, a reinvented sense of involvement, a way to face our present time, to go outside, on the road, with a renewed will of rebirth.
The text, as a litterary monstre, explores the theme of invisibility as a condition of the contemporary world, through the narration of Wells’ novel " The Invisible Man" and Cioran’s aphorisms from “The Trouble with Being Born” and “The Temptation to Exist”.
Kadikoy Theatron’s invitation to present the performance “Invisible Man” in Istanbul marks one of the most important dates of the European tour of "Invisible Man". I will perform in theaters and unusual places, social spaces, private houses, the Giudecca prison in Venice , and I will meet with thinking people involved in living in many different ways as active citizens in Europe today. In every place, as a part of the performance, an actor or an interested person will read the text in the local language.
I’ll bring with me, as in a new medieval journey, a sort of portable icon, a transparent sheet of glass, in which you could see all European people on a golden backdrop, and a provocative text, like a mirror reflecting our contraddictory time, in an effort for resettlement.
This journey is necessary for me to give a chance to peace, with my work, and a durable peace, which could be achieved by not letting my conscience to take anything for granted, while all around us it seems to be nothing but uncertainty and fear, violence, solitude and selfishness.
Torino - April the 6th - Idiot Laboratorio, via S.G.B. La Salle 16 A
Verona - April the 9th - Teatro Scientifico/Teatro Laboratorio, Piazza Arsenale 8
Venezia - April the 11th - Carcere della Giudecca, sez. Femminile
London - May the 4th - Kalliopi Lemos artist’s studio
Berlin - May the 13th - Hauser - Dramatische Republik , ass. ItzBerlin
Istanbul - May the 20th, 21st - Kadikoy Theatron
Locarno - July the 20th, the 21th, the 22th, Teatro Dimitri, Fondazione Dimitri Stradon 28 , CH-6653 Verscio
The tour will reach Paris and Caen in september, and in autumn Athens, and many others places are now in contact. It’s open the dialogue for a balcanian journey.
After the graduating at the National Academy of Dramatic Art “Silvio D’Amico” in Rome, in 1987, Paolo Musio collaborated with some of the most important directors on the national and international scene, such as Trionfo, Testori, Castri, Ronconi, Cobelli, Martone, Nekrosius,
In 1993 he founded the Quellicherestano company, in collaboration with the german director Werner Waas, working on plays by Brecht, Jarry, Achternbusch, Buchner, Muller, Lorca, Strindberg, Plauto, Schwab, Moravia.
As a playwriter he made adaptations and original plays as “Renata”, “Voce” “The
anarchist banker” by Pessoa,“Eremos” by Michelstaedter, and “Invisible man” by Wells and Cioran.
Since 2002 he started to collaborate with visual artists and musicians in interdisciplinar project. One of these has been “Oracolo”, jukebox machine, with Daniel Bacalov.
“Eremos” project has been realized in collaboration with Terzopoulos’Attis theater, Athens, and it has been performed many times in Italy and in Europe, twice in collaboration with Kalliopi Lemos and twice with installation of Kounellis.
In 2012 he open the new space Idiot in Turin, in the multiethnic quartier of Porta Palazzo, for a cultural activity in concrete contact with the contemporary social condition of the city.
In Idiot space he worked on “Voce”, in collaboration with the visual artist Thorsten Kirchhoff, “Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck, “Eremos” and “Invisible man”.
In 2015 he has been in Philadelphia for the american production of the Wilma Theater of Antigone, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos.
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