7th September| 7:00 pm
8th September | 9:30 pm
La Pelanda – Studio 2
in Italian with subtitles in English
Calcinculo is a play in which music and theatre contaminate each other and dialogue with each other ceaselessly, dizzyingly, where words take the form of music and music takes the form of words. We live in an obsessive time which words and image can no longer describe by themselves – music arrives like a medicine or the fuse to an explosive. We wear diapers so as not to interrupt planetary matches against adversaries thousands of miles away from us that were elected by a satellite as friends or enemies. We raise hyper-realistic dolls that don’t cry and never wake at night, but have the features of real children. We have stopped going to vote, but we ask for the rights of our dogs, cats, canaries and turtles and hamsters and rabbits and guinea pigs and gold fish. We have decided that it is archaic to express an opinion within a collective regarding our given area of expertise, but we’ll comment on any news we see thrown up on a screen. Calcinculo is a play that wants to take a snapshot of today. Its perversions and its escapes from itself. Its incapacity to imagine a future, to dream it, to tend towards an ideal, to believe. With this play, Babilonia Teatri wish to talk about the world around us with our sharpest glances, with irony.