Kinkaleri explores one of the most famous Shakespearean tragedies in order to give words the power to be and become OtellO. A text to be crossed in search of a body that simultaneously contains word and sound, a body from which to reverberate what it alludes to, the body as a direct antagonist to the worldly lies generated by words. OtellO is a corpographic rewriting of one of the classics of Western theatre and disseminates its narration and characters among presences, vocal trajectories and scenic materials. In doing so it tries to take upon itself the tensions of contemporary representation of the transitory and ambiguous moment that we live in. A story that puts into ferment and breaks down the dialectical oppositions ancient/modern, relative/absolute, reasoning/sentiment, in search of a language that asks to remain foreign. Foreign like Othello.
Kinkaleri was established in Florence in 1995. Its members met, sharing their experiences and their training in various fields to create specific projects about “concrete” ideas and develop all the aspects related to their productions. Kinkaleri operates between experimentation, movement research, performance, installation and soundscapes; looking for a language based not on one definite style but on the objective in front of them. Among their most recent productions: Hit Parade (2011/2017), All! (2012-2017), Trilogia Puccini: Nessun Dorma (2010), Butterfly (2015), I love You TOSCA (2018), No Title Yet (2017), I’M OK. (2017), OTTO (2003/2018). In 2002, monthly literary review Lo Straniero, presented the company with their Scommesse per il futuro Award. Also in that year, Kinkaleri’s show OTTO won a Ubu Award for Best Dance Theatre show.
Since 2001 the company’s headquarters have moved to Space K in Prato. The company is currently formed by Massimo Conti, Marco Mazzoni and Gina Monaco.
freely based from The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare
project and realization Kinkaleri – Massimo Conti, Marco Mazzoni, Gina Monaco
with Michael Incarbone, Chiara Lucisano, Caterina Montanari, Michele Scappa
original music Canedicoda
light Kinkaleri, Giulia Barni
technical direction Mattia Bagnoli
assistant director Simone Schiavo
production Elena Conti
organization Gaia Fronzaroli
co-production Kinkaleri/KLm, Teatro Metastasio di Prato
supported by MiC – Ministero della Cultura, Regione Toscana
ph. Luca Del Pia