DIONYSUS

The Play
The Play
Daniele Salvo - Interview
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Director's Notes

We decided to create a show specially designed so that an international audience could enjoy the thrill and the beauty of the classical theater, experiencing its purest essence, dropping in the vertigo of the Bacchae of Euripides, letting be hypnotized by Dionysus, the God of the Irrational, the God the Mystery, the God of the Theatre.

In Dionysus, many choruses will be represented in ancient greek, in the same language in which the tragedy was born. Therefore, the most universal theatrical language ever. Dionysus is a project with a strong multicultural vocation.

The show will be represented on alternate evenings in the Italian and the Ancient Greek version.

The work on the acting I intend to do requires top quality performers: there is no room for misunderstandings.

I think about a non-stylistic acting, no traces of bourgeois elements: the words of Euripides are rooted in the body, the oldest "actorial instrument". The protagonists do not communicate only through language and its meaning but through a very complex job, aiming to find an ancient vocality and a very strong emotion. The emotion - that's the focal point of this work. From my point of view, the vehicles that make tragedy and catharsis possible even today are the so much insulted emotions. It is very necessary for an interpreter of Greek tragedy, working to achieve a very high emotional temperature, and affecting the voice and the body to reach really distorting states. I hope we will be able to create a drama full of secrets, obliquity and totally anti-rhetorical.

Daniele Salvo

Credits

DIONYSUS Daniele Salvo
AGAVE Manuela Kustermann
CADMUS Paolo Bessegato
TIRESIAS Paolo Lorimer
PENTHEUS Ivan Alovisio
A GUARD/FIRST MESSENGER  Simone Ciampi
SECOND MESSENGER  Melania Giglio

THE BACCHAE Elena Aimone, Giulia Galiani, Annamaria Ghirardelli, Melania Giglio, Elena Polic Greco, Francesca Mària, Silvia Pietta, Alessandra Salamida

SET DESIGN Michele Ciacciofera
COSTUME DESIGNER Daniele Gelsi
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Marco Podda
LIGHT DESIGNER Valerio Geroldi
MASKS AND MAKEUPS CreaFX Firenze effetti speciali di trucco
VIDEO PROJECTIONS Aqua-micans group
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Alessandro Gorgoni
DIRECTED BY  Daniele Salvo

PRODUCED BY
Centro di Produzione Teatrale La Fabbrica dell'Attore - Teatro Vascello - Rome
Centro di Produzione Teatrale TIEFFE teatro - Teatro Menotti - Milan
Teatrul de Stat Constanta (Romania)

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Daniele Salvo | Theatre Director | Actor