by Valeria Raimondi and Enrico Castellani
text Enrico Castellani
with (in alphabetical order) Chiara Bersani, Emiliano Brioschi, Alessio Piazza, Filippo Quezel, Emanuela Villagrossi
original music Cabeki
production Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione
a project by Babilonia Teatri
Duration 1h 30′
New show for Babilonia Teatri, one of the most innovative companies of the Italian contemporary scene, which has recently won the Leone d’Argento at the Biennale Teatro of Venice. Founded in 2005 by Enrico Castellani and Valeria Raimondi, Babilonia Teatri immediately imposed itself on the Italian scene for his irreverent and divergent eye on some burning issues of times, including racism, labor, pornography information, lust for success, violence or even cultural desertification. With its style and its unconventional codes ranging from visual language to the video, the company tries to arise conflicts and tensions.
David is dead is set in a waste land, where five dead persons speak about their life and their death. When a dead man tell about himself, he has nothing to lose or to hide. In this creation, the characters are direct and ruthless as werewolves in search of food.
Playing on the line of paradox, David is dead leads at the extreme of our society’s dynamics building an event at the limit of credibility, in a kaleidoscopic spelling book of manias, a carnival of contemporary insanities that include in them the bother of living in our present.