concept, music, with Dewey Dell / Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci, Eugenio Resta
From 2011 the Italian company Dewey Dell is also a musical project, manifested through live concerts with the aim to find the inseparable link between sound and movement: the musicians play live through a choreography, and vice-versa.
Storm Atlas is a live concert that aims to transliterate the meteorological transfiguration of the sky into a language composed of sound, movement and lights. In this process, different kind of storms is evoked, invoked or studied in order to create audiovisual embodiments of their spirit.
Dewey Dell is an Italian company based in Cesena, Berlin and Vilnius. In their works, the choreography is continuously inspired and nourished by the images of art history and of the animal kingdom. The company is made up of four people, who work as a collective while each one is bringing forward a personal research in his own professional field: Teodora Castellucci is the choreographer and the director, Demetrio Castellucci composes the music, Eugenio Resta designs the sets and lights, Agata Castellucci assists and curates the collective direction and the entire production.
Dewey Dell is pursuing a complex avant-garde career for over a decade. Their debut work, à elle vide (2007) instantly captured public attention for the originality of their expressive experimentation. The late creations confirm the company’s inclination to explore new paths in choreography in relation with different forms of art. Over the course of the past years, Dewey Dell has collaborated with different artists, such as the Japanese theatre director Kuro Tanino and the visual artist Yuichi Yokoyama for the show Marzo (2013) or the bass guitarist Massimo Pupillo from the band Zu for the musical score of Sleep Technique – A response to Chauvet Pont d’Arc Cave (2017).
From 2013 Dewey Dell is also a musical project, manifested through live concerts with the aim to find the inseparable link between sound and movement: the musicians play live through a choreography.
Dewey Dell has produced more than ten creations, including pieces made specifically for museums and galleries (such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Fondazione Merz in Turin, La Triennale in Milan). Many of their shows have been programmed in important festivals around the world: Cinquanta Urlanti Quaranta Ruggenti Sessanta Stridenti (2010) has been presented at Arts House in Melbourne, at Recontres Coreographiques in Paris, Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Marzo (2013) has premiered at Steirischer Herbst in Graz and at Biennale Danza in Venice, then presented at Melbourne Festival, at a l’arme Festival at Radialsystem in Berlin, just to name a few.
Their live choreographed concerts have been performed in different important musical events such as Arma Save festival in Moscow, at Funkhaus Berlin for Arma X, Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Khidi in Tbilisi. For the creation Sleep Technique – A response to Chauvet Pont d’Arc Cave (2017) the company has been nominated at Der Faust Theaterpreis in Germany under the category ‘choreography’.
From 2008 to 2014 they have been part of the project Fies Factory by Centrale Fies in Dro, Italy, an incubator for artists under 30, supported by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities. From 2013 to 2016 they have also been part of apap – Advancing Performing Arts Project, an international artistic network involving eleven organisations all over Europe.