from William Shakespeare
adaptation and direction Chiara Guidi
original music Francesco Guerri and Giuseppe Ielasi
artistic collaboration Francesca Grilli
with Chiara Guidi, Anna Lidia Molina, Agnese Scotti
cello Francesco Guerri
sound by Giuseppe Ielasi
props Carmen Castellucci
lights and staging Giovanni Marocco
stagehand Stefano Cortesi
organization Cosetta Nicolini, Valentina Bertolino

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
in co-production with Festival Orizzonti di Chiusi – Fondazione Orizzonti
Special thonks to Fabrizio Borghesi, Claudia Castellucci, Annamaria Cimitile, Rubina Giorgi, Roberta Ioli,  Alice Keller. Chiara Savoia. Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio is supported by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali; Regione Emilia Romagna; Comune di Cesena

Running time 1h e 15′

World première

Chiara Guidi founded in 1981 with Romeo e Claudia Castellucci the company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio and now she presents at VIE Macbeth su Macbeth su Macbeth, a result of a long-lasting research on the famous Shakespeare’s play.  Since the beginning of her career Chiara Guidi has always been caring for the construction of actor vocal ability on the stage, investigating the sound substance of the creative process from the author’s and from the actor’s point of view. She arranged some verses of the tragedy for three actress and one cello, played by the cellist Francesco Guerri, who grew Cesena and, since 2002, have carried out a research on the language of dance, music and theatre. Francesca Grilli, a visual artist and performer whose work was presented last year at the Italian Pavilion of Biennale di Venezia, worked on the figure of the cello: the movement of the bow becomes paradigmatic here, compared to the cut of the knife. In this play sounds and gestures obsessively and continuously reaffirm the memory of the gesture of the dagger. The sound setting, by Giuseppe Ielasi, is realized to deal with the apparent absence of the scenery,  accompanying the audience’s gaze in a vacuum: the absence is, indeed, a crucial theme of the tragedy, summed up in the verse “And nothing is but what is not”.