The relationship between classicism and contemporary languages, so central in the artistic research undertaken by Anagoor (who was also part of this edition of the festival with Oresteia) is dedicated to the performance that the Italian company, one of the most appreciated of its generation, presents together with Accademia d’Arcadia: Et Manchi Pietà. Artemisia Gentileschi and the music of her time.
A multimedia creation of video art and live music, the show – as its title suggests – is dedicated to the work of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593 – Naples c.a. 1656) and accompanied by works by contemporary composers. Thirteen large paintings are combined with an equal number of musical pieces by Monteverdi, Merula, Strozzi, Castello, Landi, Rosso, Falconieri, Fontana, Trabaci and Marini, translating the melancholy, violent or even exuberant mood, binding them inextricably to the pictorial themes of Gentileschi.
Delving down to the vital roots of these visions and music, in their violence and their poetry, Anagoor creates an indissoluble theatrical mingling by sparking these images and music to reveal and reconcile the anger and transgression that permeates the artistic production of the great Italian painter.