I WAS, I AM NOT. I WALK, I’M SCARED.
I SHUT DOWN, I WANT TO HIDE, TO BLEND IN, TO BE INVISIBLE. TO WHO?
YOU THAT FOLLOW, YOU THAT JUDGE, YOU THAT LOOK WITH HUNGRY EYES.
MY EYES ARE WET, MINE
LIKE MANY OTHERS.
LET ME BE
LET US BE
NOT – YOURS,
Lemmy B. is the non-binary character of a story that wants to give voice to bodies by contrasting objectification and its practitioners.
Like a wild, endangered animal trying to camouflage itself to hide from predators, they face fear of danger due to gender inequality.
Lemmy B. seeks and claims the desire to rediscover and re-appropriate desire itself: to rediscover the pleasure of expressing ourselves, of being, of feeling free and free to do it authentically.
Through their body, Lemmy B. emerges as a spokesperson, channeling the collective struggles and hopes of many. In moments of vulnerability, invites understanding, empathy and unity.
Lemmy B. is not a personal name, but a collective name.
Nunzia Picciallo is a multidisciplinary artist born in Italy. Her creations span between dance, performance and visual arts. In addition to creating and performing, she is a certified Gaga teacher and movement lab facilitator.
After graduating from Dance Arts Faculty in Rome, she continued her studies at Batsheva Excellence Program, Sadna Ga’aton, La ColletiZ and the Gaga teacher training program.
Her performances, choreographies, installations and visual art works have been presented in Italy, Germany, Taiwan, France, Israel, Palestine, Belgium, Panama, United States.
Winner of Circle contemporary dance contest 2021, in 2022 she was one the selected artists for the Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore 2022 – Network Anticorpi XL.
In 2023, she received the 3rd Price Performance at 27th International Solo Tanz-Theater, Stuttgart, followed by a tour in Germany, the Cortoindanza award for choreography writing and was selected for Stray Birds Dance Platform (Taiwan), where she received the SAI festival Award and the Masdanza Award.
concept, creation, sound, visuals, performance: Nunzia Picciallo
dramaturgical support: Tita Tummillo
costumes: Filomena Soldano
production: Equilibrio Dinamico
co-production: Associazione Culturale Ri.E.S.Co. – Network Internazionale Danza Puglia, Fabbrica Europa
with the support of Spin Time Labs
photo: Stefano Sasso, detail