ASCESA & CADUTA
project, realization Kinkaleri /with Marco Mazzoni /production Festival Lunatica – Provincia di Massa Carrara, Castello in Movimento – Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo, OAC – Osservatorio per le arti contemporanee Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze /with the support of Xing /Kinkaleri is subsidized by Mibac, Regione Toscana /special thanks Maria Luisa Pacelli|PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Ferrara
Dear audience, here we are to entertain you, to take your mind off things, thank you for buying the ticket.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny is the masterpiece connecting the theatrical author Bertolt Brecht to the musician Kurt Weil at the end of the twenties. The real grandeur of the piece doesn’t reside just in its ability of anticipating the forthcoming scenarios: of describing the anarchy of consumerism, the falseness and weakness of capitalism, but of its representation too; a work mixing languages, mother tongues, high and low culture, a kind of musical play that melts music and words, making itself available for a series of virtuosities out of the ordinary. Kinkaleri now try to give word to one Brecht who, as a revolutionary, is well worth being a footage author. Now, right now we are in the fall and no ascent at sight, to think of saying certain words seems an indecency, for how they look frayed, moralistic, embarrassing, out of time. In short full of superstitious, democratic discretion.Then it’s a challenge the use of a mise-en-scene that disorganizes itself, trying to become smaller to regain power and life. A performance that takes charge of its existential condition, the show, properly a one-man-show that develops on a table’s surface as a whole world, simple and complex in the relations of force.
The pivotal points of Brecht’s work are undertaken as basic elements then developed in a circular move where the performer and the recorded story merge, maybe the only way to tell or show Brecht without feeling like having frozen foods.