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Anastasis (Resurrection)


A performance composed and directed by Eugenio Barba. National Theatre of Budapest, 20 May 2023

Anastasis depicts Life’s different phases and realities from birth to death and again re-birth in the world of nature, animals and humans. Anastasis is a hymn to the power of Life and an homage to the performer’s art with its splendour of styles and expressions. It is enacted by performers from different countries and traditions: Japanese Noh, Chinese Nanguan opera, Balinese Topeng, Indian Baul, Kathakali, Brazilian Cavalo marinho and Bumba meu boi, Flamenco and western contemporary styles. A performance which gathers artists from various traditions can come about in many ways. The artists can abandon the style of their own tradition and, together with the others, find a common style. Or else, they can assume the style of a foreign tradition in order to give new vigour to the work they are presenting. Greek texts can be interpreted by Japanese actors who draw on Noh, and texts by Shakespeare can be played in French by actors who take their inspiration from the scenic skill of kabuki. With the Theatrum Mundi Ensemble Eugenio Barba follows another principle: each artist faithfully preserves the characteristics specific to his/her own style, integrating them into the context of the various scenes of the story.

Actors: Keiin Yoshimura (Japan); Parvathy Baul (India); I Wayan Bawa (Bali), Yalan Lin (Taiwan); Alício Amaral, Juliana Pardo, Rodrigo Lopes dos Reis, Matheus de Aquino (Cia. Mundu Rodá, Brazil); Alessandro Rigoletti, Caterina Scotti (Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo, Italy); Julia Varley, Jakob Nielsen, Antonia Cezara Cioaza (Odin Teatret, Denmark); István Berecz, Ibolya Páli (Magyarország, Hungary); Lorenzo Gleijeses (Italy).

With the participation on stage of: Matheus Aquino (Brazil), Rocío Susana Antero-Cabrera Vites (Peru), Javier Arboleya Rodríguez (Spain), Taylor Ayling (UK), Aurora Bolaffi (Brazil), Viviana Bovino (Italy), Eugenia Cano (Mexico), Benedek Csonka (Hungary), Linda Cunningham (Irland), Mark Diaz (USA), Anna Viktória Dömötör (Hungary), Federico Fanella (Italy), Natalia Georgosopoulu (Greece), Daniel Ginebroza (Spain), Ricardo Gomes (Brazil), Gaia Diana Dalia Gulizia (Italy), Sarimé Álvarez Hernández (Cuba/Mexico), Cecilia Hopkins (Argentina), Asmaa Houri (Morocco), Fanis Katechos (Greece), Dominika Laster (Poland/USA), Denis Lavie (France/Spain), Bojan Lazarov (Macedonia), Attila Lestyán (Hungary), So Young Lim (South Korea), Rodrigo Lopes (Brazil), Leonardo Mancini (Italy), Ana Patricia Marioli (Argentina/Germany), Natasha Mirny (USA), Pál Nyáry (Hungary), Lorenzo Ortis Gallo (Italy), Zsófia Pálfi (Hungary), Mirla Pereira (Cuba/USA), Darinka Pilári (Hungary), Ivana Milenovic Popovic (Serbia), Gisella Rotiroti (Italy), Cecilia Ruiz (Argentina), Karina Russa (Hungary/Venezuela), Natalya Rybalkina (Ukraine), Leo Schmukler (Argentina), Eirini Sfyri (Greece/Spain), Anna Somogyi (Hungary), Hal-Jun Sung (Taiwan), Nadine Szakács (Hungary), Natalia Tesone (Argentina), Renee Torres (Venezuela), Mérida Urquía (Cuba/Colombia), Alexis Vandist (Belgium), Kengip Wong (China), Gyan Ros Zimmermann (Ecuador/Chile).

Musicians: Annada Prasanna Pattanaik (India), So Sogiura (Japan), Rachid Bromi (Morocco), Gregorio Amicuzi (Italy), László Lukács (Hungary), Rina Skeel (Denmark).

Soundscape: Mirto Baliani (Italy).

Digital scenography & light design: Stefano Di Buduo (Italy-Germany).

Technical assistance: Manolo Muoio (Italy).

Director assistants: Rina Skeel (Denmark-Argentina), Julia Varley (Denmark-Italy), Ana Woolf (Argentina).

Assistants: Francesca Romana Rietti (Italy), Leonardo Mancini, Jakob Nielsen, Antonia Cezara Cioaza, Gregorio Amicuzi, Viviana Bovino, Ricardo Gomes.

Design: Rina Skeel.

Program: Leonardo Mancini.

Film-maker: Claudio Coloberti (Italy).

Photographer: Francesco Galli (Italy).

In collaboration with Teatro di Roma.