Societas Raffaello Sanzio / Romeo Castellucci
hey girl!

Performance / Premiere



Dom im Berg

Production specifics

Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe mit dem Festival d'Automne, Le-Maillon Théâtre, De Singel, Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg), Cankarjev Dom, Trafò House of Contemporary Arts, Societas Raffaello Sanzio

“hey girl!” is a project about movement. About movements. About gestures. In the end it will be a kind of dance. A piece of night-time folklore lost to the world. A series of pictures strung together but seemingly unconnected. One might say, a revue of acts that starkly reveals aspects of human relationships. A portrait put together out of the vast archive of partly forgotten gestures of the West.

The Raffaello Sanzio theatre collective are probably the most radical exponents of nuevo teatro in Italy, seeing theatre as a form of art that unites all other forms of art and thus appeals to all of the audience’s senses. Coming originally from the visual arts, Sanzio drafts out impressive associative installation and acoustic spaces that are never fully decipherable.

“To immerse oneself in the peculiarities of one’s own language to the greatest possible extent” is the aim of the director and author of the ensemble Romeo Castellucci: “Without fear of a lack of understanding or impossible communication; without this fear of having to justify oneself when you evade a conversation or conversations altogether; with a strategy for words and pictures that shape a new reality.”

There is always something enigmatically disconcerting about Raffaelo Sanzio’s works – the uncompromising consistency in their symbolism. In their tendency towards the myth and in their exhibition of bodies they are not without problems. No: it is one big problem, a challenge. The real remains captured in a symbolic order of the stage like a fly in amber – and the viewer is caught in minutes that last an eternity, so unheard-of, so beautiful, so impossible.

Autorin / Autor, Text: Romeo Castellucci
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Romeo Castellucci
Regie: Romeo Castellucci
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Silvia Costa
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Sonia Beltran Napoles
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio