Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Teatro Vascello in Rome MOTUS anticipates the celebration for the Women’s Day
“TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME” BY MOTUS, A DENOUNCE AGAINST VIOLENCE TO WOMEN
The “inconvenient dance” of MOTUS is again engaged in a national battle to denounce what can be defined as a real slaughter. With “Tell me you love me”, staged at the Teatro Vascello in Rome on March 6, 2017 , the Company is launching its denounce against femicide, growing phenomenon in Italy that records a victim every two and a half days and that, in most cases, is made by a family member or a person with whom the victim had a relationship.
Entering into the causes and psychological mechanisms that lead men to arrogate their partners’ right to life or death, MOTUS analyzes the decline of the reality perception and inability to feel the value of things, typical of the contemporary world. In an emotionally unstable context, the search for love takes the form of a labored and spasmodic pursuit to reach the possession of the other, as the only way forward to its inner conflicts. And violence against women becomes “one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men” as stated in the UN General Assembly.
In this context, the behaviors of love set are photographed by MOTUS as a substitute for missing certainty able to replace unsatisfied existential needs. That’s why on the scene various solitudes appear, from the exhibitionism to tenderness, from the frantic search for a partner to the violence of all-against-all. Above all, the loneliness of women who suffer for violence dominates (6,000,000 and 788,000 only in Italy, according to ISTAT report 2015). Women that are often unable to denounce their executioners and that are not sufficiently protected even when they find the courage to denounce them. The same loneliness experienced by Giordana Di Stefano, twenty years old dancer, stabbed and killed in Nicolosi on October 7, 2015 by her former boyfriend that she denounced for stalking. To Giordana Di Stefano MOTUS dedicates the show.
With Veronica Abate, Martina Agricoli, Andrè Alma, Maurizio Cannalire, Simona Gori, on choreography by Simona Cieri and direction by Rosanna and Simona Cieri, the show has been poduced in collaboration with the Neapolitan composer Daniele Sepe, one of the most interesting and prestigious Italian authors , who signed the original music.