After Coup fatal and Requiem pour L. with Alain Platel and Macbeth with Brett Bailey, the composer and saxophonist explores the original popular essence of Monteverdi’s madrigals, which express the drama, passion and joy of human emotion. His music is transcended by sounds from the award-winning Roma multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger and seven musicians and singers, directed by Lisaboa Houbrechts. Like some ceremonial ritual, the emotional power of the singing, the depth of the polyphonies and the abstract force of the bodies are thrilling evocations of love, exile, love and war, paying tribute to the silent soul of survivors of the Roma genocide during World War II.
MEETING with the artistic team Saturday, June 19 after the performance
Due to the worsening of the pandemic crisis in India, dancer Shantala Shivalingappa will unfortunately not be able to participate in the performances of I SILENTI.
The 'total lockdown' in India and the impossibility of travelling outside the country's borders meant that there was no possibility of travel.
Lisaboa Houbrechts and Fabrizio Cassol had, however, foreseen this possibility by preparing two separate versions of the show.
The essence of I SILENTI, carried by the unique voice of Tcha Limberger, thus retains its integrity in an operatic, sensual and poetic production.