Sleepwalking acrobatic dance
Show winner of the 2015 Equilibrio Prize, Auditorium parco della Musica, Rome
Nominated for the 2017 Belgium Critic’s Prize, “Best circus show 2017”
Pesadilla… Means nightmare in Spanish
Does a nightmare start with eyes open or close?
Can we read another person’s dream?
Does a nightmares end with the eyes close or open?
Does somebody that can’t sleep stay wake?
What does prevent us from sleeping?
What does prevent us from staying awake?
We all have already daydreaming once, are we sure we never lived with the eyes closed?
Pesadilla is developed around the daily stress of « being our self », that sometimes is next to us and sometimes is above and all around: fear, insomnia, anxiety, indecision...this stress troubles our sleep, it deforms it as it does with our personality, creating many “us” in our self… a very consistent part of our self is designated to sleep: is it the reality or the dreams that has the bigger impact on us? How do we deal with our self to define dreams and reality? Pesadilla wish to explore this time-lapse journey, this imaginary time of sleeping where the weirdness and the burlesque meet each other, flirting with the more secret and hidden side of our self, going towards a border where a grotesque humor and a sweet melancholia share the same place.
Pesadilla tells about the fragility of a man shifted between a daydream reality and eyes closed life,
Pesadilla is: a chair, a wipe, a pair of a man shoes, a shirt, a necktie, an old screen from the seventies, a desire of flamenco, a panda...
Direction: Piergiorgio Milano
Performed by: Piergiorgio Milano, Nicola Cisternino
Artistic Advisers: Elsa Dourdet/Florent Hamon
Light design: Simone Fini
Music: Florent Hamon/Piergiorgio Milano
Stage director: Luca Carbone
Production: Giovanna Milano
Diffusion : Estelle Saintagne
Many thanks to Claudio Stellato, Julien Vitecoq, Boris Gibé
Production: Fondazione musica per Roma
Co-production: Festival Torino Danza (Torino), Les Halles Du Schaerbeek (Bruxelles)
With the contribution of the Fédération Wallonie - Bruxelles
Administration: Teatro della Caduta (Torino)
With the support of: ERT- Fondazione Emilia Romagna Teatro(Modena), Le Prato Pôle National des arts du Cirque Lille France, Progetto Corpi eVisioni Teatro Asioli di Correggio (Reggio Emilia), Espace Périphérique Parc du la Villette (Paris), Fondation Piemonte dal vivo Turin, Flic circus school of Turin, Kilowatt Festival San Sepolcro (Arezzo), Anghiari dance Hub Anghiari(Arezzo), Centre international de création des arts du Cirque Espace Catastrophe (Bruxelles), Le Garage 29 (Bruxelles)