March 2017_by Marcella Vanzo
Flavia Mastrella concerns herself with the creation of the habitats for these plays and she often exhibits her work in galleries and museums, Antonio Rezza writes novels since 1998. Together they shoot films and short films presented at the most important festivals. Many prizes have come their way, among which in 2013: Prix Hystrio-Other Muse and the UBU special prize.
Brilliant, hilarious, plain and utterly crazy, Anelante – which means panting, gasping, out of breath, as well as eager, longing, yearning – keeps us on the edge of our seat from beginning to end. Among a stripy deconstructable set, Rezza seems to be a mathematician concerned with the Pythagorean theorem as well as his daily, hand to mouth, preoccupations to survive.
Boosted by four very physical – and excellent – performers, he keeps zigzagging from personal trivial concerns to macro-pictures, dealing with politics – he tries to organize a wild G8 meeting – psychoanalysis – bringing Freud forever to an end – religion – better not repeat what he says about god… Verbose to point of madness, insomniac and maniac in each and everyway, he tries to come to terms with a world he doesn’t want to be part of, loneliness being a non-problem and family the usual mined field. Laughter is a long strong wave that sweeps us from beginning to the end. Viva Anelante!