MUSCULUS (2019) encompasses a significant search for the performing body as a manifestation of the common human image. In a broad sense, we can observe that in the Mousterian (Paleolithic) period, the Neanderthal appeared with superb female corpulence, something that was diluting and/or accumulating with the evolution of time. Their bodies were stocky, muscular, wide and wild like those of men. How to evoke an ancestral female body in the 21st century? Will this body create an amalgam of its own? Is it possible to find a genetic code for this body?
In an initial creation phase, the image and corporeality of the Neanderthal woman were rescued, in search of the creation of an “Ancestral Being”, making a call and construction of another gender identity, another body, another voice , the visceral character of the movement itself in its “genesis”. In addition to the dogmas mentioned above, the conversion of the “Ancestral Being” into a “Performative Being” prevails, thus taking possession of various scenic mechanisms, from live music and sound design, to lighting, to scenographic sculptures and costumes.
The journey of the evolution of the species leads to a search for the transformation of the woman's body both in relation to the performer herself and in relation to the initial concept – Neanderthal woman.
In MUSCULUS, the creation of the “anamorphic body” is the accumulation of gender, of society's dogmas, of generational and temporal inheritance in which culminate the inhabitation of a space that is adopted as a creative incubator or test tube for this experience of transformation of one's own self. body, both in physical terms and in spatio-temporal and conceptual terms.