Group dramaturgy by Antonio Latella and Linda Dalisi
with Alexandre Aflalo, Jean-François Bourinet, Paula Diogo, Estelle Franco, Julián Fuentes Reta, Natalia Hernandez Arévalo, Dominique Pattuelli, Luís Godinho, Valentina Gristina, Daniela Labbé Cabrera, Emiliano Masala, Martim Pedroso, Daniele Pilli, Ana Portolés
costumes and scenery Fabio Sonnino
music Franco Visioli
lighting Giorgio Cervesi Ripa
trainer and scenic movements Francesco Manetti
group choreography by Alexandre Aflalo, Daniele Pilli, Antonio Latella and Francesco Manetti
costume design Cinzia Virguti
photo Brunella Giolivo
video N.F.I. Napoli Festival Imagine
assistant director Catherine Schumann
directed by Antonio Latella
produced by Nuovo Teatro Nuovo
with the partecipation of DeVIR-CAPa Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve
[H] L_Dopa is a project which was conceived during the 2006 experience at the Ecole des Maitres, directed by Franco Quadri, and which developed between 2008 and 2009 in an itinerant laboratory involving 14 actors from 5 different countries: Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France and Italy.
It is based on the patients whose stories are told by Oliver Sacks in Risvegli, a collection of notes of a man of science who deems central the human dimension in any pathology. [H] L_Dopa is the substance that is given to those who suffer from Encephalopathy in order to wake them up from their permanent dream state and to lead them back to a kind of ‘normality’’. This is a ‘miraculous’ medicine very far from the rational idea of medicine with its chemical and mathematical variables.
[H] L_Dopa aims to tell the stories of Sacks’s patients investigating that fantasy world in-between dream and awakening and the metamorphosis that this moment induces in the characters.
H] L_Dopa is part of a wider research project on the issue of disease and literature connecting ideally the latest stagings by Latella: Kafka’s Le metamorfosi e altri racconti, Don Chisciotte and Selvaggiamente le parole lussureggiano nella mia testa. A tryptich based on the works by Josef Winkler.