by Chiara Guidi with Scott Gibbons
a Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio production
voices and articulations:
Elisa Turco Liveri
Co-Production: Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio - Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione
Photo credit: Francesco Raffaelli.
voice of the moaning
On the occasion of the publication of the leaflet Vocem devorat dolor. Ecuba and the voice of the moaning by the philologist Roberta Ioli, the mythical character of Hecuba (Ecuba) is introduced on the flaming scene of the defeated Troy. The pain for the death of the children pervades her body and disarticulates it. The old mother loses her back which, like a tired wrapping, sags down on the floor; she loses her foot which doesn't dance, nor march or tread the royal floor, but only the dust of the ruins; she loses her voice and her capability of articulating words which escape from her throat leaving her dumb.
Only the cry lives in that mouth, the primitive and deformed shout. Only the memory shared in the women's lament can transform the upset moaning into the shape of a cadenced song which is re-consigned to the obscure and saving order of things.