by OHT | Office for a Human Theatre

World premiered at Venice Biennale Teatro the 5th of july 2021.

Directing and set Filippo Andreatta
Sound and music Davide Tomat
Assistant director Veronica Franchi
Voice Dania Tosi
Song “Beata Viscera” by Perotin
Light Andrea Sanson
Sound design Claudio Tortorici
Stage manager Ronni Bernardi / Andrea Colò
Super-butterfly Alberto Favretto
Painted backdrop Paolino Libralato
Graphics Bruno Venezia
Promotion and curating Laura Artoni
Administration Laura Marinelli
In co-realization with technical team of CSC Trento

Production OHT, Centro Santa Chiara di Trento
Co- production la Biennale di Venezia, fondazione i Teatri di Reggio Emilia
Supported by Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Fondazione Caritro

In the new OHT work the stage is stripped bare. A show which disappears, withdraws and tells of nothing. At the heart ofthe work is a vacuum, an absence which allows something we know but no longer know howto see to come out. In depriving the stage and the matterwhich inhabits it of constituted meanings, OHT is paying homage to the theatre forwhatitis: a theatre is a theatre is a theatre is a theatre.

Taking up the musical form of solfège, the show gets back to stage fundamentals, rediscovering the component parts of the theatre machine: wings, heavens, backcloth, lights, lighting platforms, counterweights. Each element is a voice to be heard in pure form. Voices which can be heard because they are wordless. Exactly like in solfège where the notes materialise in the ears in themselves: do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si.