Chercez la femme! Dancing Hall Project

by: Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci – with: Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci, Marco Maretti, Stefano Questorio – sound: Roberto Rettura – light design & set: Giovanni Marocco – produced by: e / gruppo nanou, Teatro Franco Parenti

Chercher la femme look at Hamlet in order to create a landscape where the drama never takes place while is only evoked. Objects, clues, residues and symbols of a staging that always escape, are transported by three figures, three waiters, who, as Greeks satyrs between corpses, build a choreography made of fragments of ballroom dancing: generous and light gestures, and yet precise, accurate, necessary. In this ironic and perturbing landscape of a tragedy already consumed, stand out the real protagonist of this love and blood drama, a fleeting and yet carnal figure: Ophelia la femme.


gruppo nanou was created in Ravenna in July 2004 by Marco Valerio Amico, Rhuena Bracci and Roberto Rettura, as a meeting place of different research fields that characterize the work of each artist: the body, the sound and the image, that communicating one with the other find a common language that gives life to an organic work. gruppo nanou focuses its research on the body, defined as: body/sound, body/object, body light, which are all involved on the same level of the body of the performer. In this way the performer becomes just a sign among the signs. and the choreography is used as the common language of the various artistic specializations.