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E. Papalexiou, "Program Notes: Democracy in America"

Peak Performances, Montclair State University 

9-12 May 2019.


Democracy in America echoes the title of the seminal theoretical treatise by the French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859), which rigorously anatomizes the American civic institutions from a European viewpoint. Freely inspired by de Tocqueville’s work and period, Romeo Castellucci transports us to the communal life of American puritans and Native Americans. By employing a strategy of words, he aims to cast light on issues such as the language of communication, religion, and the notion of community.