The small and ancient Republic of San Marino vindicates the right to defend his own autonomy from the attacks of the external enemies, following the ancient motto ‘nemini-teneri’ (not dependant on anyone), and it declares Preventive War to the rest of the planet. Proclaims itself the country of the freedom and the democracy, therefore exports its model anywhere where misses. And start the war with a Great and Invincible Army. ‘’Army-infantry: three men and a Lance-corporal, to which in time of war, a drummer is added. Cavalry: a saddle and a whip. Artillery: A rusted gun.’’
The grotesque mise-en-scène is an accusation against the absurdity of the war. The essential scenography is composed by military boots, some medieval helmets and wooden trunks, modeled on the example of L’enigme de Guillaume Tell by Salvador Dalì that suggested the use of the crutches as ‘‘accessory of the decomposition and the decadence’’. Using few costumes and the boots, the actors modify their body and their acting inspired by Pieter Bruegel’s painting The Beggars creating characters balanced between farce and tragedy.
Aleksandra Di Capua
Veljko Vuković – audio and light
The performance it’s the new project of our company and had the première in October 2007.
The performance is supported by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of San Marino, and sponsored by Fondazione San Marino.
Experimental – non verbal theatre
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