© Andrea Pizzalis
Elogio della vita a rovescio
November 29 – December 3 2023
This new work by Daria Deflorian – Triennale Milano Teatro’s associate artist –, entitled Elogio della vita a rovescio / Tre storie (‘In praise of an inverted life / Three stories’), focuses on the relationship between sisters: one of the themes explored extensively by South Korean writer Han Kang. In her books, the potency of this relationship is revealed through a different plot every time. On stage we see only the sister who thinks she has made it, the one who “since she was a little girl had that strength of character necessary to get ahead in life”. The osmosis between the two sisters is a ceaseless flow, and praising an inverted way of life is recognizing that the other, the sister, the odd one, the one who pegged out, the one who left us or is leaving us, has gone, and did what she did also for us.
Daria Deflorian is an actress, author and director. She won the 2012 Ubu Award for best actress and in 2013 she was awarded the Hystrio Prize. After years of solo productions, since 2008 she has worked on projects with Antonio Tagliarini. Their shows, which tour Italy and Europe, have won many awards: Ubu Award for best script in 2014, Best Foreign Play in Canada in 2015, Riccione Prize for dramaturgy in 2019, Hystrio Prize for dramaturgy in 2021. Their scripts are published by Titivillus, Cue Press and Sossella Editore.
Running time 60’ Performance in Italian. Italian and English surtitles are provided for the November 29 and December 3 performances, which also include information for people with hearing disabilities
a project by: Daria Deflorian shared with: Giulia Scotti inspired by the work of: Han Kang with: Giulia Scotti assistant director: Chiara Boitani lighting design: Giulia Pastore sound design: Emanuele Pontecorvo collaboration on dramaturgy: Andrea Pizzalis direction: Daria Deflorian production, organization, administration: Valentina Bertolino, Silvia Parlani, Grazia Sgueglia production: A.D. 2023 in collaboration with: Index Muta Imago, Teatro Basilica, Lottounico, Carrozzerie Not