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Dewey Dell

The Pit

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Jan
Tue - Wed 7.45pm
Thur - Sat 6.45pm
(changed from original time)
UK Premiere

This event has now ended

Tel: 0845 120 7511
50 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 8+
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£4 transaction fee applies by phone.
After-show discussion:
Thur 26 Jan

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An impact crater on a distant planet: the scene of ancient hostilities. This is the eerie setting for a manga-influenced, comic strip drama where battle is stylised, almost ritualistic. And yet there is love.

Since earliest times, March (Marzo) has been the month of war as the winter fades and spring signals a return to the fray.

Protagonists enter the apocalyptic field, twitching and spinning as if in fast-forward mode. There’s a samurai warrior, alien challengers, spirits from the past and something more menacing. Straddling physical theatre and contemporary dance, Marzo has been developed with a wholly original performance style, the uncanny choreography complemented by a discordant, electronic soundtrack and minimal narrative.

From Italy, Dewey Dell’s founders - Agata, Demetrio and Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta - have worked in collaboration with Japanese director Kuro Tanino and visual artist Yuichi Yokoyama, whose costumed figures come straight from a graphic novel.

Please note the Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are now at 6.45pm. Anyone with tickets for these performances who is not now able to make the earlier start time should contact the Barbican Box Office on 0845 120 7511

"Eccentric and immersive …
provokes explosions of comedy, eeriness and wonder"

Sydney Morning Herald


Dewey Dell


Conceived by Agata, Demetrio and Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta
Assistant Director Kuro Tanino
Costumes by Yuichi Yokoyama
Choreography by Teodora Castellucci
Music by Black Fanfare/Demetrio Castellucci
Lighting and set design by Eugenio Resta
Co-produced by Steirischer Herbst,
Kunstencentrum Buda for Next International Festival,
Centrale Fies with the support of Tanzfabrik Berlin
and University of Zagreb

Presented in association with the Barbican