»Autumn crocus« – Lost and alone, a person tells the story of his sexual development. As a man, he cannot truly be a man and finds no satisfaction with women. At the end, all that remains is purgatory, which, according to the Catholic Church, presents the only path to God’s mercy for the deceased after atoning for one’s sins.
The story »Stato di grazia« (»State of grace«) is taken from the book »Psychopathia sexualis« (1886) written by the German psychiatrist and forensic doctor Richard von Krafft-Ebing. He describes sexual deviations on the basis of case studies.
The performance »La fine ha dimenticato il principio« (»The end forgot its beginning«) is also about a disorder; the movement disorder dystonia. The figure of the shepherd god Pan, presented in Greek mythology as a combination of a human and a goat, finds himself in a duel with himself.
Silvia Costa, born in 1984 in Treviso, studied visual arts and acting at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice. Since 2006 she has worked with the company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio as actress and as assistant in numerous productions by Romeo Castellucci. Together with the musician and composer Lorenzo Tomio she founded the company Plumes dans la tête (French for Feathers in the head) in 2007.
»Stato di grazia« – Uraufführung: 01.09.2011, Crisalide XVIII, Forlì
»La fine ha dimenticato il principio« – Uraufführung: 16.09.2012, Crisalide XIX, Forlì
Produktionen: DADAprod, Turin