© Luca Concas

Nella lingua e nella spada
A project of music and theatre inspired by the life and works of Oriana Fallaci and Alexandros Panagulis

dramaturgy, direction, and performance Elena Bucci
music and live electronics Luigi Ceccarelli

with
Michele Rabbia percussions
Paolo Ravaglia clarinets

lighting design Loredana Oddone
sound direction Raffaele Bassetti, Andrea Veneri
dramaturgy consultant Elettra Stamboulis
set and costume design Nomadea, with the support of Marta Benini and Manuela Monti
set curatorship assistants Nicoletta Fabbri, Beatrice Moncada
photographs Patrizia Piccino
thanks to Teatro Comunale di Russi

production Ravenna Festival, Napoli Teatro Festival/ Fondazione Campania dei Festival e Compagnia Le belle bandiere

music production Edison Studio – Roma


Greek revolutionary and poet Alekos Panagulis, who was imprisoned for the assassination attempt on dictator Papadopoulos and later freed thanks to a strong international movement, met Oriana Fallaci for an interview. They grew entangled, between discussions, fights for freedom, joys, solitudes, and hopes, until his death in a mysterious accident in 1976, and also beyond that. Both Panagulis and Fallaci transformed pain into words for everybody’s memory. This multi-souled melologue was inspired by their story.