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REPERTOIRE

Lady Macbeth Premiered on 21 & 22 April 2018 | Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti in Modena | Italy

"Lady Macbeth" is inspired by Shakespeare's timeless tragedy. The performance focuses on the devastating and bleak love story between Macbeth and his wife. Their passion, ambition and relentless pursuit of power causes them to fall victim to their own intrigues. Shakespeare has infused this drama with timeless and universal sentiments, which is why our story is set in an unspecified period of time and place. It starts off where Shakespeare’s version ends: the Macbeths are dead. Freed from their earthly torments, they are however condemned to endlessly relive the darkest period of their past - a punishment inflicted upon them and which they in turn inflict on each other. They blame one another, seeing the other as the real culprit. Thoughts take shape, the characters come to life and relive the dramatic events of which they were once the protagonists. But like memories, these events change over time. What is more: their nightmare is interspersed with moments of love and tenderness. "Lady Macbeth" is a drama about life and death, and about the ambiguous relationships between people, taking the audience on a journey to discover the complexities of the human psyche.

Duration: 65 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini & Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Bruno Ciulli
Music: Ezio Bosso, Antonio Vivaldi, Max Richter, Philip Glass, J.S. Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti

Empty Floor Premiered on 7 April 2018 | Teatro Verdi in Pisa | Italy

“Empty Floor” stems from the desire to explore the concealed and private universe of all those people who daily face Alzheimer's disease. It aims to make the audience aware of the various aspects of the disease, by tackling both the most painful as well as the funniest ones, and in doing so showing the strength and the joy of life behind the embarrassment of discomfort. It all started at the International Dance Gala in Stuttgart, a fundraising gala for the fight against Alzheimer's disease, for which "Istante" was created (see below). This work has laid the basis for the full-length piece "Empty Floor" for which we collaborated with the Italian Alzheimer’s Association in Pisa (A.I.M.A): members of this Association, with and without the disease, participated in the premiere. And this is what makes “Empty Floor” a unique production: we will always collaborate with local associations in order to involve senior citizens in the show. Sharing the stage with our dancers, they will be one-night performers of their feelings, their fears and their joys.

Duration: 63 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini &
Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Walter Matteini
Music: Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Max Richter, Ezio Bosso, J.S. Bach, Pergolesi, Edith Piaff

Hamlet Premiered on 6 May 2017 | Teatro Verdi in Pisa | Italy

Our heroine, a mentally unstable young woman, identifies herself with her namesake, Shakespeare’s Ophelia. Reading is her only lifeline – when she reads she finds peace and serenity. Reading Hamlet, she tries to understand what happened to her. Words take shape, characters come alive and through the story told by Shakespeare, Ophelia relives the dramatic events of her own life.

“Hamlet” is a drama about life and death, and about the ambiguous relationships between people, offering the audience a journey through the darkest alleys of the human soul.

Duration: 75 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini &
Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Weber+Weber Sartoria
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Bruno Ciulli
Music: Ezio Bosso, Antonio Vivaldi, Max Richter, Philip Glass

INFAUST Premiered on 7 May 2016 | Teatro Verdi in Pisa | Italy

This work is loosely based on Goethe’s dramatic poem. The performance starts where it all ends ... Old again and tired, Faust, in the final moments of his life, looks back on his past: his love affairs, his adventures, Wagner and Margaret. In Matteini and Broeckx’s version, the story’s villain, Mephistopheles, is a dual being – male and female. The cast of characters also includes Satana, evil personified. She is a character alien to Goethe’s poem, deliberately introduced to tie the story together. Like a spider in its web, she weaves the threads of Destiny. INFAUST a complex work where life is struggle, passion, yearning, love, desire for redemption; where even the supreme personification of evil ends up being human. For better or for worse to each his Journey, his Pact, his Destiny.

Duration: 75 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini &
Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Bruno Ciulli
Music: Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Max Richter, Ezio Bosso, Giuseppe Verdi

Anne Frank, Words from the Shadows Premiered on 10 May 2014 | Teatro Verdi in Pisa | Italy

“Anne Frank, Words from the Shadows” is an inspirational tribute to a young woman's life and her spiritual strength during one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. This powerful and moving production takes the audience back in time: after the liberation of Auschwitz, Anne’s father, the only survivor of the Frank family, returns to the Secret Annex where he is given his daughter’s diary. While reading it, he discovers sides of her personality that he did not expect. He relives the time when they went into hiding and the tragic events that followed.

Duration: 75 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini &
Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Bruno Ciulli
Music: Traditional Jewish Choir, Haendel, J.S.Bach, Max Richter, Arvo Part, A.Vivaldi, Marcello

Madame Butterfly's Son Premiered on 20 April 2013 | Teatro Verdi in Pisa | Italy

Puccini's immortal opera, Madame Butterfly, is a legendary story of heartbreak and betrayal. This ballet tells that story through the eyes of Madame Butterfly's son. A suitcase containing a few items is all that is left of this past and of the mother he never really knew. Finding the suitcase prompts him to embark on a journey – a journey that will lead him to discover his mother's culture and traditions and help him understand what drove her to such an extreme act. When he encounters Suzuki, the only witness of the tragedy, two cultures clash – completely different and mutually incomprehensible.

Duration: 75 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini &
Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Bruno Ciulli
Music: G.Puccini, Haendel, Max Richter, Beethoven, Glass

Istante Premiered on 10 May 2011 | Stuttgart | Germany

Created for the International Dance Gala in Stuttgart to raise funds in aid of Alzheimer's, “Istante” is a deeply spiritual work in which the dancers personify the hearts and souls, the very essence, of Alzheimer’s sufferers and their loved ones, connecting in those rare, precious, unpredictable but intense moments of lucidity – intimate moments when they come together again, when their hearts and souls become one. “Istante” aims to draw the audience directly into this world and into a reflection on the profound fragility of life.

Duration: 13 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini &
Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Walter Matteini
Music: Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi

The Unseen Garden Premiered on 6 March 2014 | Chutzpah Festival in Vancouver | Canada

In “The Unseen Garden”, the impossible becomes possible. It is a place where all our memories, all our recollections – those things we thought we had left behind and lost to our childhood – come back, restoring in us our innocence. Here, words are not empty. Gestures are not meaningless. This garden, which is in each of us, is waiting for us, waiting to feed our emotions, to fill us with passion and admiration, to leave us finally found, loved and cared for. Nothing here is useless. No deed is wasted. It is the garden of ourselves without our scars.

Duration: 45 min.
Concept & choreography: Walter Matteini &
Ina Broeckx
Costumes: Ina Broeckx
Stage design: Ina Broeckx
Lighting design: Walter Matteini
Music: Max Richter, Bach, Vivaldi, Part, Glass