theatre / performance -
visual arts - installations -

   madalena reversa is an artistic project, created in 2016 by Maria Alterno and Richard Pareschi, which blends theater, visual arts, performance and installations. 
Since 2O16 madalena reversa has produced the following works:

Romantic Disaster, live-set performance, finalist at Biennale College directors u.3O

2O19. Blaue Blume, light and sound installation, second phase at Biennale College directors u.3O

2O18. Dreaming Beauty, finalist at Premio Scenario Infanzia

2O17. Blank Composition, selected at Premio Scenario and at Teatro Stabile del Veneto 

2O16. Talking of Michelangelo, is the debut show of the company: it was shortlisted at the Be Festival –– Birmingham

They have been presented in festivals and venues such as: Triennale Milano, Biennale di Venezia, Santarcangelo Festival, Short Theatre.

madalena reversa has been recently selected by “Crossing the sea, a long term-strategy project that aims to establish connection and cooperation between the performing art sector in Italy and in the Middle East and Asiatic countries.

  The emotional power of a light, a sound, an object, a body on set has always been what we’ve been mostly attracted to of theatre.

Our creations intend experimenting, through a planned combination of elements (lights, sounds, design), atmospheres that release a certain emotion.

Our artistic experimentations are located in a grey area between theatre and visual arts, between performance and installation, where the only essential element is dramaturgy.

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6O minutes

Finalist at VENICE BIENNALE COLLEGE directors under.3O | 2O2O

Richard Pareschi
Maria Alterno
Original music
Donato Di Trapani, Lorenzo Tomio
Giulio Boato
Recorded voice
Loris De Luna, Ian Sutton
Audio and video
Francesco Vitaliti
Light design
Andrea Sanson
Artistic contributions
Laura Messina, Giulia Facciolo, Francesco Aprili
Giulia Monte
madalena reversa with Motus
Supported by
Santarcangelo Festival, Short Theatre
Finalist at
Biennale College - registi under 30 –– 2O2O

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Maria Alterno –– voice
Donato Di Trapani –– synth / live electronics
Richard Pareschi –– voice
Lorenzo Tomio –– guitar - violin / analog devices
  Romantic Disaster is an oxymoron, a romantic gaze at the destruction of Nature and at the destructive Nature.
The stage setting is a live music performance where digital and analog coexist.
The dramaturgy develops as a concept album that revolves around the dialectic between the climate change of yesterday and climate change of today.
On the one hand the Global Cooling resulting from the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 and on the other the Global Warming we are experiencing today.
In both cases, on the front line we find the young generations: today’s activists of Fridays for Future and the three young English poets Keats, Byron, Shelley, and the writer Mary Shelley. They knew nothing about Tambora; they only could observe the bad weather that it largely caused and the changing environment around them, and express their concerns through poetry.
In Romantic Disaster the poetries become song, music, battle cry. A Hymn to the Beauty that must not die and to the young souls who preserve it.