24 June from 3:00 p.m. > 8:00 p.m.
Teatro Piccolo Arsenalehttp://www.labiennale.org/en/dance/index.html
“Assassins for one Night” is a multimedia dance-performance piece combined with video installation. Throughout its 15 minutes of duration, with two dancers and a musician live on stage, the piece will incarnate and recreate the life of three siblings obsessed with the task of making order out of chaos.
“Assassins for one Night” bases its inspiration on the play “Night of the Assassins” by Cuban playwright José Triana. It narrates a struggle against the constant restrictions imposed upon us by a system without any real power, a rebellion against repression, including that which we bring upon ourselves. At times, this struggle walks the path of reality, while other times it delves into rite and fantasy.
Through dance, theatre, music and projections, three characters deconstruct the obstacles that limit their individuality through the use of imagination and fantasy. Alexey Taran (Director of ERE. Bistoury Physical Theater) and Carla Forte (Screenwriter and Filmmaker) are the intellectual authors of this night, during which the act of becoming an assassin will become a liberating escapade for both the participants on stage and for the audience.
It is a cyclical play where the characters will indefinitely repeat the act of symbolically murdering their parents in order to attain individual liberty. The piece will return us to the place where we began; they are empty rites based on words rather than actions, where the characters do not have possibilities nor alternatives. The game does not allow any solution, and for them the only exit is the absence of an exit. One of the siblings says: “oh, my sisters, if love could...only love...because in spite of it all, I love you.” “Assassins for One Night” is a continuous and interminable game that serves as a ritual to exorcize the demons of the crime.
ASSASSINS FOR ONE NIGHT⎟Credits
Directed by: ALEXEY TARAN
Conceived by: CARLA FORTE & ALEXEY TARAN
Composer: JURAJ KOJS
Performers: CARLA FORTE, ALEXEY TARAN
Lighting Design: A. PUIG
Photography: GLASSWORKS MULTIMEDIA & VICENTE FORTE
Production Company: Bistoury films, GlassWorks Multimedia
Directed by: Carla Forte & Alexey Taran
Director of Photography: Randy Valdes & Elvis Suarez
Editor: Randy Valdes
Assistant Director: Corina Freyre,
Production Assistant: Vicente Forte, Omar Roque & Andres Puig
Sound: Vicente Forte
Lighting & Grip: RANDY VALDES, ELVIS SUAREZ & A. PUIG
Costume Design: SUSY RAFFO
Makeup: Susana Raffo & Corina Freyre
“Assassins for the Night is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami- Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”
"Assassins for the Night was commissioned through Meet The Composer's Commissioning Music/USA program which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Ford Foundation, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund."
Additional funding and support: Fundarte, Miami on Stage, GlassWorks Multimedia, ArtSpoken Performing Arts Center, Harold Golen Gallery.