NELLA TEMPESTA: An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, New York 

By Motus Theatre


December 11 – December 21

Dec 11 at 7:30pm to Dec 21 at 4:00pm

Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm / Sunday at 4pm
Ellen Stewart Theatre

The third and final production in La MaMa's TEMPEST 3 series is the U.S. premiere of NELLA TEMPESTA.

Italy's provocative and dynamic MOTUS Theatre Company explores questions of freedom, control and power by reflecting on the turmoil in our society – the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the consequences of the economic crisis and questioning of future landscapes. 

NELLA TEMPESTA is created from fragments of novels by authors including: Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley as well as Shakespeare's The Tempest and Une Tempête by Aimé Césaire. This version of The Tempest imagines the play about a world not as it appears to be ending, but a world on the verge of a new beginning.

“Nella Tempesta (Into the Storm) is an unconventional, engaging, poetic and exciting performance by Motus starting from Shakespeare’s Tempest and the re-reading by Aimé Césaire.
5 actors (+ 1) on the stage, a scenography made up with some multi-coloured blankets – that are enough to evoke the land and the sea, the present and the past, the visible and the invisible – a bare stage, white page in which the young and lithe cast act. 
The Tempest speaks about the real tempests we’re obliged to live today, and Shakespeare becomes an act of resistance for not being lost in this damn storms."

Motus, hailed by New York Times as fresh and ferocious, creates a form of theatre that doesn’t happen in front of the audience, but with the audience.

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