« Pesadilla »… Means nightmare in Spanish
Does a nightmare start with eyes open or close?
Can we read another person’s dream?
Does a nightmares end with the eyes close or open?
Does somebody that can’t sleep stay wake?
We all have already daydreaming once, are we sure we never lived with the eyes closed?
Pesadilla is developed around the daily stress of « being our self », that sometimes is next to us and sometimes is above and all around: fear, insomnia, anxiety, indecision…this stress troubles our sleep, it deforms it as it does with our personality, creating many “us” in our self… a very consistent part of our self is designated to sleep: is it the reality or the dreams that has the bigger impact on us? How do we deal with our self to define dreams and reality? Pesadilla wish to explore this time-lapse journey, this imaginary time of sleeping where the weirdness and the burlesque meet each other, flirting with the more secret and hidden side of our self, going towards a border where a grotesque humor and a sweet melancholia share the same place.
Pesadilla tells about the fragility of a man shifted between a daydream reality and eyes closed life,
Pesadilla is: a chair, a wipe, a pair of a man shoes, a shirt, a necktie, an old screen from the seventies, a desire of flamenco, a panda…
13 February: Festival Equilibrio, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome 22 March: Plesna vesna round year Festival, Ljubljana (short version of the show) 17-18 May: Festival Les extravagants, Theater le Prato, Lille 7-8-9 June: D Festival, Théâtre Le Marni (short version of the show) 1er July: Festival Inteatro, Teatro della Luna, Polverigi-Ancona 16 July: Festival Deltebre Dansa Espagne(short version of the show) 4 October: Torino Danza Festival, Fonderie Limone, Turin 15 -16 October: Festival VIE, Teatro Ermanno Fabbri de Vignola
20-21 March: Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles
1er April: Teatro Asioli di Coreggio, Reggio Emilia Italy
23 April: Garage29, Bruxelles (short version of the show)
30 June: Mirabilia Festival - Fossano (IT)
10-23 July: AVIGNON FESTIVAL | Special Selection of Theatre Les Doms in collaboration with Occitanie fait son cirque. Studio del: Ile Piot, 11am. Days off 14/07 and 19/07
13 October: Officine Teatrali Koreja - Lecce (IT)
14-15 October: Espace Garcia Lorca - Bruxelles (BE)
18-19 November: Scenario Pubblico - Catania (IT)
16 January: Espace Jean Vilar - IFS (FR)
01-02 February: Théatre Charles Dullin, Espace Malreaux - Chambery (FR)
18-19 February: Mecenate Theatre Sosta Palmizi - Arezzo (IT)
Direction/ Concept/ Choreography: Piergiorgio Milano Performed by: Piergiorgio Milano, Nicola Cisternino Artistic Advisers: Elsa Dourdet/Florent Hamon Light design: Simone Fini Music: Florent Hamon/Piergiorgio Milano Stage director: Luca Carbone Production and administration: Estelle Saintagne, Giovanna Milano