Who will smash the golden calf? | Go down, Moses by Romeo Castellucci
The question arises, then, what does it mean “to see”? The theatre of Romeo Castellucci attempts to activate the ability of seeing, through its functioning as a cut-off switch of this endless stream of images. It awakens the spectator, and brings to the level of consciousness the platonic idea of an exit from the cave. Naked and frightened, man will grope his way out to an unknown and unpredictable world. He will be exposed to the light, and to the constant threat of the gaze, just like the baby when it is forced to abandon the protective darkness of the womb. In his painful Exodus, who will be his guide? Who will smash the golden calf? Who will help him to free himself from the bondage of fake idols?
Photo: Guido Mencari
Go down, Moses on stage again:
02/06/2016 - 04/06/2016
Festival TransAmériques, Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Montréal, CA
09/06/2016 - 12/06/2016
Peak Performances, Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair, NJ, US