“To most people a bus stop might seem a mundane place. For Romeo Castellucci, the experimental Italian stage director, the sight of listless teenagers waiting for their ride was mind-altering.
Mr. Castellucci, 47, sat in his car while braked at a traffic light in his native city, Cesena. Adolescent girls clustered a few feet away. Studying their body language and facial expressions, and noting how they were positioned in relation to the surrounding physical space, Mr. Castellucci was inspired to create an original theater production evoking their states of mind.
For this project Mr. Castellucci wanted to try something new. He built visual sequences for “ Hey Girl!” around various symbols of femininity. Scenes reel through time and space, traversing the young woman’s mind. One moment she appears in beatific bliss; the next she is deformed by eerily unreal acts of male aggression and violence.” -New York Times Click here to read more
Hey Girl is at Walker Art Center February 14 – 17. Click here to purchase tickets.