Theatrical piece; screenplay, direction, interpretation of Daniele Timpano
Stage lighting setup by Dario Aggioli and Marco Fumarola
Artistic collaboration with Elvira Frosini
Introduced by Ilaria Moroni
Heartbroken, I wasn’t there when Moro died. Aldo died without my consolation. When Moro died, I did not realize it. It was on the 9th of May 1978. I wasn’t yet four. Although, where was I on that 9th of May? And what was I doing? What was I thinking about? But, most of all, what do you care? Is it of any importance what I was doing and what I was thinking, me, a three and a half year-old kid? Aldo is dead, poor man. Aldo Moro, the statesman. We were in the 70s, and these things were likely to happen. A revolution was needed. Triggered by who though? Red Brigades. It was on the 9th of May 1978. Red Brigades, sure. How red though?
Born in the 70s, the actor has no personal recollection of those years, however, starting from the tragic kidnapping of Aldo Moro – epochal trauma that left a mark on the story of the Italian Republic – he confronts himself with the impact that this event has had on our collective imagination. With only his body as his artistic tool and a few objects, what takes the stage is the will to get to the bottom of this tricky and delicate matter, without any pomposity or pietism. The show, winner of the Rete Critica’s award and finalist at the Ubu’s prize, is the closing event of the DIG Festival. Daniele Timpano’s performance will be followed by an intervention by Ilaria Moroni, director of the Archivio Flamigni, one of the most important documentation centres on Moro’s case and on the years of terrorism.
A show by Frosini/Timpani. Produzione Accademia degli Artefatti, Kataklisma theatre, with the support of Area 06, in collaboration with Cité Internazionale des Arts, Comune di Parigi. A special thanks to Cantinelle Festival di Biella.