Dramatic dance performance Dolcissime sirene / wedding arised from some
of the parts of the text of Ottavio Rinuccini’s Intermedi da la
Pelegrina, libretto, set to music by a representative of musical humanism,
a director and an organizer - count Giovanni De Bardi. It was prepared
in occasion of Ferdinando Medici’s and Cristine di Lorena’s
wedding. Formally, the performance is inspired freely by the text and
searching for other dramatic intermediaries of plato’s idealism
and life philosophy in a dramatical / musical form.
The message of the work la Pelegrina from the year 1589 originally was
announcing the comeback of the golden age as a signal for the return
of joy and life optimism - a symbolic way out of the dark middle age
cage. Respect toward this meaningful ritual ceremony has helped us to
prepare and create an unusual mise-en-scene for a short moment of life
celebration, game of values, doubts, details, thoughts about individuality,
love, morale, reality and idealism.
Act of celebration of Medici’s and di Lorena’s wedding is
in our case connected with a subjective view of protagonists on the wedding,
that has entered history just like any other campaigns dealing with the
struggle for power. We are looking at this event from a point of view
that exposes history exaggeration and dogmatic messages capturing these
The play is a contemplation of history efforts questioning and its political
context to grip the attention on "the big protagonists" as
representatives and definers of the truth. It is about truth maturing
in each individual independently unenforced by the circumstances /maybe
also never captured/. Always subjective in a way, with its own responsibility.
The glory of for example the end of middle age as an apotheosis of the
battle of good and bad is appearing as adequate. But the battle of good
and bad was always just a struggle of individuality of an individual
within himself. Politics and the struggle for political power can only
get closer to this battle, but it can never become its slight component.
Name / title:
Debris Company / Dolcissime Sirene
Duration: cca 35 min.
Daniel Racek, Stanislava VlŤekovŠ
Music and conception:
JŠn Boleslav Kladivo vs Jozef Vlk
Costumes and stage design: