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Recording: 2014-04-28 , Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Dewey Dell


Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

Since ancient times March has always been the month of the war; the Winter fades away and the blooming of the Spring sets time to return to the battlefield. On a distant planet lies the remains of an impact crater. Its walls have eroded and its whiteness doesn’t allow you understand its dimensions. Within it, some people, seen as if microbes under the searching eye of a microscope, live a drama which seems to contain all the hostility held within the crater. A hostility that happened billions of years earlier. From the planet Earth we see them, and the space which runs between us is so vast it dilates time. Thus, we can’t define a date, a geological age. If they look at us they would see only dinosaurs on an Earth from the past. Alone, as Galileo saw the planets moving for the first time, we look at these people and find familiarity; we can see them as ancient progenitors. Inside the crater March has arrived. There exists an ambiguous and disorientating force that, in the most absolute way, contains within itself the spectrum of human emotion.

DEWEY DELL (ITA) Dewey Dell was formed in Cesena in 2007 by Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. They have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modeling of materials. Since 2007 Dewey Dell is part of Fies Factory and from 2013 is supported by apap – advancing performing arts project. The name Dewey Dell is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of “As I lay dying”.

KURO TANINO (JAP) Born in Toyama Pref. in 1976. He is a playwright, director of the theater company Niwa Gekidan Penino and ex-psychiatrist. His company’s works are created based on his imagination and obsessions and staged out with carefully designed details.

YUICHI YOKOYAMA (JAP) Born in Miyazaki in 1967. He has worked as a cartoonist since 1995 and besides his activity as comics designer he is also a visual artist with colorful painting and drawings. He is an isolated artist who is highly regarded in the art scene both in Japan and overseas.

Cast & Credits

Concept: Dewey Dell (ITA) / Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci, Eugenio Resta
Curatorial adviser / assistant director: Kuro Tanino (JP)
Costume design: Yuichi Yokoyama (JP)
Performers: Agata Castellucci, Teodora Castellucci, Eugenio Resta, Enrico Ticconi
And with: Bella Hager, Enis Turan
Choreography: Teodora Castellucci
Original music: Black Fanfare / Demetrio Castellucci
Light / set design: Eugenio Resta
Voices: Minako Matsuishi, Kuro Tanino
Costume realization: Fly-Inflate, Giovanna Amoroso e Istvan Carpenter / Sculpture, Atelier Pietro Longhi
Stage / set realization: Fly-Inflate, Vito Matera
Production: Dewey Dell 2013
Coproduction: steirischer herbst / Graz, BUDA Kunstencentrum / Kortrijk for NEXT International Festival, Centrale Fies / Dro
Supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin, University of Zagreb – Student Center Zagreb – Culture of Change (in the frame of apap – advancing performing arts project apap – Performing Europe 2011 – 2016)
Thanks to Schaubühne Lindenfels / Leipzig
Special thanks to Yukari Walker Hall, Ai Owada
Organizer Tanzfabrik Berlin. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs. Supported by the advancing performing arts project – Performing Europe 2011 – 2016. Supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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