Production Details / Press Releases
When a person is possessed – as it takes place in rites all over the world – their human identity is suspended in order to create space for a divinity to occupy the body. To be nothing and no-one but a tunic of skin is a radical notion of embodiment that inspires Dewey Dell’s research into dance and theatre. The group’s interest is centred on a form of possession that generates a clear, incisive separation between the possessed person and the divinity, rather than a mystical union of the two.
Hamlet is by definition a character who embodies the impossible equation ‘to be or not to be’, the essence of a possessed individual who is simultaneously being and not being. This dance piece aims to manifest the unbearable experience of opposing forces within the frame of the human body and shape a new form for the most iconic prince of Denmark.
Teodora Castellucci is the choreographer of Dewey Dell, a dance company based in Berlin, Cesena, and Vilnius. The choreography in their works is inspired and informed by art history and the animal kingdom, and cultivates a strong inclination to explore new paths leading to different forms of art.
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TFB Nr. 1544
Cast & Credits
Concept/ Artistic Direction/ Choreography: Teodora Castellucci
Dancers: Ivan Björn Ekemark; Dylan Guzowski; Layton Lachman
Original Music: Demetrio Castellucci
Costumes: Guoda Jaruševičiūtė
Technical Direction: Vito Matera
Stage Design: Transforma
Assistant Stage Design: Ben Clark
Sculpture Art: Matteo Lucca «Human» bread with consolidation treatment
Mask Design: Studio A – Thom Roberts «Grey Face» 2019-20; Thom Roberts «Red Face» 2019-20
Grafic/ Video: Clio Casadei
Project Management: Raquel Moreira
Production Management/ Assistant Choreography: Agata Castellucci
Photo/ Video Documentation: Ilaria Di Carlo
Assistant Video Documentation: Ethan Folk
Co-production: Tanznacht Berlin
Supported by: Dewey Dell, Italy
Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds
Tanznacht Berlin is presented by the Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Multi-sector funding for Festivals and Series, 4 years.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):