The Sleeping Muse, the Voice of Dreams in a Performance

The Sleeping Muse, the Voice of Dreams in a Performance
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With eyes closed, the hieratic face in a distant reality, the Musa Addormentata by Costantin Brancusi has questioned the world for 110 years. The young artist transformed the bronze sculpture, inserting roses into the piece as well. Now, it’s time to give the work a voice. Her name is Reverie and the performance is set to take place in a remarkable location - the Palazzina Liberty of Parco Formentano, the only surviving structure of the ancient fruit and vegetable market, the Verziere. With its Art Nouveau facade, ample windows and floral decor, it makes the perfect cornice for a modern auditorium, having hosted the theatre workshop of Dario Fo and Franca Rame in the 1970s. Thanks to Reverie, it is ready to act as the vessel of all our dreams - at least those that the artist has gathered online, starting last January, then transforming them into song and subsequent catharsis during the six hour performance on stage. “In The Sleeping Muse, Reverie works with vocal matter in its rawest form, like a sculptural material, embodied, placing the physical experience of the artist in direct contact with the dreamy experiences of those involved,” explains critic Raffaella Perna, “Sculpture, vocal performance and dreams come together in a work conceived as a process of collective exploration.”
Francesca Grego - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano