Dances, Voices, Sounds of the Italian Futurism
Uccidiamo il chiaro di luna (1997-2015)

choreography Silvana Barbarini
choirmaster Emanuele De Checchi
with dancers of Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi

music Aldo Giuntini, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Alexander Mosolov, André Laporte

musical research and recording Daniele Lombardi
intonarumori Luigi Russolo
texts Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
phonetic texts Giacomo Balla
tavole parolibere Fortunato Depero, Gino Severini
reciting voices Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Cristiano Censi, Tullio Crali
with Mattia Franco and Alice Capoani
costume design Donatella Cazzola, Enza Bianchini, Nunzia Lazzaro
macchine rumoriste Fabrizio Palla
light design Paolo Latini
collaboration on the project and choreography of Siio Vlummia-Torrente Giannina Censi, Alessandra Manari

new staging within RIC.CI project
(Reconstruction Italian Contemporary Choreography, Eighties and Nineties)
conception and artistic direction Marinella Guatterini


Silvana Barbarini’s Let’s kill the moonlight débuted in 1997 and was recreated in 2015. Barbarini had been a disciple of Giannina Censi, the only Futurist dancer, discovered by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti when, at the age of 16, she was performing on verses by Escodamé and free-word poet Gioia. A former ballerina who soon grown tired of pointe work and academicism, she immediately embodied Marinetti’s ideal as the perfect performer for his Dance of the Aviator, one of three mini-ballets included in the Manifesto of Futurist Dance (1917). Together with The Bombing of Adrianople, a live vocal onomatopoeia on “war-time theatre”, these mini-ballets are just a portion of the explosive Let’s kill the moonlight, now revived and launched into the future by thirteen young dancers/performers/speakers/singers.