romeo castellucci

The artistic background of Romeo Castellucci is characterized above all by the breakup and overcoming of the traditional language: from the images to the words, from the relation with the public to the stage presence of the actors.

His work through gradual passages is emerging as “theatre of the bodies”. The irony which have accompanied the systematic destruction of any scene value, place Romeo Castellucci among the protagonists of the european and international art,

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 above all for the anarchist linguistic imagination, and for the awareness of the concreteness of the words.

His research pushes up to the creation of a new utopian universal language, called “generalissima”, assumed in the piece Kaputt Necropolis, presented with success at the Venice Biennale of 1984.

Santa Sofia, Teatro Khmer in 1985, is the work that has marked the declaration of war to the images, subsequently radicalized in terms of the language with I Miserabili. During the whole length of this work the central character is immovable and molt, as a pragmatic acting and playing. Only the body, primal mater before being an actor, spectator of himself, is present on stage.

Bodies of men, women, animals, of any age, measure and deforming, this will be therefore the constant of the language of Romeo Castellucci. The body, significant sign, more powerful to the opera, becomes essential element and components of his work.

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