Saturday 19 JUNE 2021 at 8.30 p.m.
Sacro Monte – Ghiffa (Verbania)


by Zerogrammi (IT)


➣ Duration 60’
➣ Ticket 10 € 

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‘Elegìa delle cose perdute’ (‘Elegy of lost things‘) is a rewriting of the novel ‘I Poveri'(‘The Poor‘) by the Portuguese writer and historian Raul Brandao. The paintings that form the narrative become the map of a journey through the (interior) places of the characters in ‘I Poveri’: derelict and yet clumsy figures bordering on the clownish, united by the same feeling of melancholic nostalgia and desire for redemption. The space between the observer and these stories (and between these stories and the shared dream they tend towards) is a distance with a Leopardian flavour, a grotesque parade of figures in transit, like clowns in a popular theatre that flourishes from a common yearning, that needs no frills to happen, that is told everywhere, in a meadow, in an alley, a courtyard, any place of life (M. Augé), a post office in front of the day that is ending. Bodies and landscape converse and recognise themselves in a common desire, a somersault of thought, abandonment to the suspended and cyclic time of a waltz, the form of a nostalgic sadness in its cyclic and suspended progress, which asks to be celebrated, crossed, within a desire not of possession but of belonging. And here it is that within this logic all ideas of possible misery or poverty suddenly vanish, there is no longer anything that can really be lost.

Subject, direction and choreography: Stefano Mazzotta
A rewriting of: Raul Brandao’s The Poor
Created with and performed by: Alessio Rundeddu, Amina Amici, Damien Camunez, Gabriel Beddoes, Manuel Martin, Miriam Cinieri
Dramaturgy collaboration: Anthony Mathieu, Fabio Chiriatti
Lighting: Tommaso Contu
Costumes and sets: Stefano Mazzotta
Production secretary: Maria Elisa Carzedda
Production: Zerogrammi
Coproduction: Festival Danza Estate – Bergamo (It), La meme balle – Avignon (Fr), La Nave del Duende – Caceres (Sp) In collaboration with CASA LUFT, Arca del Tempo, Comune di Settimo S. Pietro, Comune di Selargius
With the contribution of: INTERCONNESSIONI/Tersicorea, PERIFERIE ARTISTICHE – Centro di Residenza Multidisciplinare della Regione Lazio – Supercinema, Tuscania, Fondazione di Sardegna
With the support of: Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Cagliari e le Province di Oristano e Sud Sardegna, Regione Sardegna, Regione Piemonte, MIBAC – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.


Is a dance production organisation founded in 2005, directed by choreographer Stefano Mazzotta and supported by Regione Piemonte and Mibac. The articulated journey of discovery that leads to creation (27 productions realised to date in collaboration with theatres and festivals in Italy, Russia, Portugal, Holland, Spain, Germany) arrives at the compositional work by passing through a wide area of dramaturgical and choreographic research, residency paths built around specific anthropological and geographical interests, educational and social projects, and language practice.