DOIEB SI TAU, language for a requiem
Wickham Theatre, Cantocks Close BS8 1UP
Created and performed by Massimiliano Balduzzi
Dramaturgy by Susan Mar Landau
Created from original vocal and physical research, DOIEB SI TAU: language for a requiem, is a study on loss and transformation. In the form of a direct address a lone performer pushes language and character to their breaking point, crafting a ritual of wilful separation, a purging of the self. Casting the audience as both witness and companion, Balduzzi holds a mirror up to catch the reflection of our collective desires and repulsions, a mourning of what is lost in the moment of becoming. Applying his ongoing investigation of invented language and song, the solo explores the human voice as a medium uniquely able to recount the life of the body.
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