A visual poem in 3 chapters
CHAPTER 1: NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
CHAPTER 2: ARE YOU SURE IF WE SHARE THE SAME BICYCLE WE ARE HAPPY?
CHAPTER 3: HAVING A SAMURAI SWORD DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO HURT WITH IT!
A white big space. Maybe it's the gym of a school. The youngsters have no name. Just numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: the number of the brave and fearless Samurai. Or 7, as the days of The Judgment, before the 8th day sweep all away. The bell rings, so the pedagogue makes his entrance:
"The aim of this lesson it's not to fulfill wishes, but to raise up new questions".
This work wants to investigate the relationship that may spring between the teacher and the student, together with the hasty and cheap judgments that a community could give regardless.
To those who judge without knowing, here is a final warning:
"Remember to be clement. Having a Samurai sword doesn't mean that you have to hurt with it".
Directed by Giuseppe L. Bonifati
Alberto M. Guinaldo (DOO) with 7 dancers
DOO – Divano Occidentale Orientale (Italy)
Culture Department, Municipality of Rome (Italy)
NTL–Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium; Balletskolen Holstebro; Holstebro Bibliotek; Godsbanen Aarhus (Denmark)