Residency 1 - Dewey Dell

a project by 
CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG

ERPaC Ente Regionale per il Patrimonio Culturale del FVG
with the support of
Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo
Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia

Residency 1
17-23 November / 8-15 December 2015
Dewey Dell (It)
Performance group: Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta

Residency open to the public
Saturday 12 December 2015, 6 pm
Villa Manin di Passariano, Spazio Residenze
Africa Blues Africa

During the residency, the company Dewey Dell explores two different themes and inspirations, one based on music and one on choreography. Firstly, this was a kind of research into ethnomusicology, going back to the origins of the blues, a musical genre that has always been a great inspiration for the company.  Starting from the studies undertaken by the ethnomusicologist Gerhard Kubik, Africa Blues Africa seeks to create a sound-based journey, digging deep into the African and patriarchal vein of this music. A series of images and sounds trace the journey back to the sonority from which the blues was born: from mother Africa, through the forced exile to America, to the return to Africa and the black origin of the sound.
Secondly, Dewey Dell also focused on the development of the concept for a new dance piece during the residency, reflecting on the history of the Chauvet Pont d'Arc caves in the Ardèche, France.
Chauvet Pont d'Arc is a sanctuary which stretches 500 meters into the heart of the mountain, it is covered with cave paintings of stunning natural beauty and precision, incredibly dating back over 36,000 years. This is an exploration by Dewey Dell into the atmosphere of this place and its ability to make the yawning abyss of history disappear in a flash.

Dewey Dell is a recent dance company, founded in 2007 in Cesena by four young people: Agata, Demetrio, Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have particular talents in distinctly different areas. This leads each one to prioritize specific aspects of the work, without overlooking a constant collective approach to the process. They currently spend their time between Berlin and Cesena, where the company is working on new forms of experimentation related to dance and the inclusion of different art forms.

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