De Plaga Cordis

Transnational creation between Un’ottima lettera (Italy) and the Brothers Quay (UK)


un’ottima lettera

The theatre company "un'ottima lettera" was founded in January 2007 by Dario Boldrini and Diego Donna. From February 2010, the company has begun another period of study and pure research, carrying on with this nameless work, in residence at Teatro Comandini.

the Quay Brothers 

Stephen and Timothy Quay, born in 1947 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reside and work in England, having moved there in 1969 to study at the Royal College of Art, London after studying illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. They are film director animators.


De plaga cordis

"De plaga cordis" is the first formulation of a number of quite ambitious ideas (first of all due to the spatial extension taken under account) regarding the staging of a representation taking place in a landscape. The primal idea, which is the same as in "Pompa pulveris", is to enact an outdoor representation over a highly replicable score/sequence.
Accordingly, "De plaga cordis" is a representation taking place outdoors, where is more desert and immense; the space taken into consideration is the entire terrestrial surface. The action takes place in the form of a gust of wind of about 20 minutes. A ghosts’ parade (apparitions, sounds) that goes right through a landscape, leaving it empty.