October 1, 2023 21:00
A subjective about the character Sonja, a journey which takes place between the written pages of the play Uncle Vanja by Anton Cechov.
The scene evokes the world of a woman, with delicate and blue motions of the soul and unrequited love.
The character, stopping on the threshold of the narrative, takes distance from it to get close to the inner dimension, giving voice to the invisible part. To let emerge the unknown wonder of the unexpressed.
“Sonja is a work of great corporeal poetry, an “out of date” and necessary theatre dance work. An “outdated” use in the Agambenian sense, for the philosopher it defines the quality of what is more authentically contemporary, which means, capable of being in one’s own time, yet capable of distancing himself from it. The body of Federica Tardito, thanks also to the careful and sensitive gaze of Aldo Rendina, is inhabited by one of the most interesting figures of Cechov’s universe. Federica embodies it, letting herself be crossed by the essence of the character, and we can see Sonja acquiring reality through a precise, rigorous and poetic body score. A very well-kept, discreet dance, never didactic, full of expressivity, deep meanings, psychological nuances, shared memories, which gives us the privilege of fixing it in our memory and welcoming it in our emotions”.
– Alessandro Pontremoli, Performing Arts Professor, University of Turin