Dewey Dell, biography / interview | GANZ NOVI FESTIVAL
Get everything you need to know about Dewey Dell Bundren in As I Lay Dying. Analysis cow and hides in the darkness of the barn. Cataloguing all of her relationships with her brothers, Dewey Dell first imagines killing Darl with the knife. Darl's relationship with family and the motherly figure . Jewel and Dewey Dell's darker reasons have been discussed: Darl is abandoned to. Key words: As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner, Darl, Dewey Dell, Vardaman, alienation The relationship and interaction between the family members is a “While I lay with him (Anse) in the dark and Cash asleep in the cradle with the swing of.
After that we work and think together in the same space to construct movement, or try, for example, an idea of flight with the movement.
I am really interested in how groups structure their work together. I am wondering is one of you the final moderator of the piece?
Who has the final say if the lights are going to look this way, and the movement is going to be this way? Or, do you work that out as a group?
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Photo courtesy of Dewey Dell Eugenio: We work really as a group. Everyone can say something about music or about movement. Everyone can give some new idea on the movement or costumes. The final decisions depend on everyone.
If I want to use a laser effect, I try it. There is no one in the group that has the final decision. Do you have a studio where you can experiment with lights during the creation of the piece? Do we have a space? No, in Italy, we search for residencies. For example, in Cesena, we can ask for space or we work in a group. In Tirol, a little village in north Italy, there is a really big and beautiful space for us to stay and have a longer residency.
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Also we know some Italian companies and sometimes we ask to stay in their spaces. But, we still don't have our own place. Have a lot of your pieces been developed in residencies like that? Is it a concentrated development period? It is a concentrated period in which everyone stays together.
Of course, at home everyone can work on it, but a residency is a moment in which we can really concentrate on it so it's the most productive moment for the piece. Demetrio, you are the music guy of the group, correct?
I always relate music with movement since I started playing music first.
SinceI was asked to create sounds and think about ambient sounds or sound colors for different performances at the school. I was really free to choose what I wanted to do, so in front of me there was the possibility to develop my own music or to choose other music.
That was a big freedom, like a white page in front of me. I think usually in theater when there is an already finished piece of music that brings a risk. When I listen to already existing music in theater and I know it, after a few seconds I already have all the information that is going to come after [hearing the whole piece] and it brings me to another background that comes from my own taste in music. For me, it is important to immediately create a sound coming from the movement and the choreography.
A simultaneous birth between movement and sound. Photo by Serena Paparatti Another interesting thing is the fact that I was there to give sound to objects or steps or movements.
The movements were made in a circular way, like in the way a lot of folkloric dances are made. For me, the circle is an interesting shape when it's moving.
It brings the accumulation of things. They are consuming themselves after every [cycle]. The creative process with this movement was never certain about where it was going. The steps with the movements, the sounds, the percussions, the rhythms, are always changing. When you compose for Dewey Dell, are you usually in the room when the choreography is being worked on? And then you give sound to that work? I must say, it changes every time.
I don't know when I am going to do something. I don't know what the process will be. For example, for the first work, Teodora asked me to make the sound of a rooster because the performance space had figures of animals. It was very different because there was the element of characters in the animals. It was no longer like an empty page.
You had to make something to fit their movement. Especially in this first work, I pretty much had to give sound to a character.
It was really linked to comics, also. The way the characters changed and the birth of the character in comics. Yes, we started from that rhythm and it was like our skeleton. The next step was to bring the flesh to it. Can you talk about what you mean about the rhythm of a comic book? For me, the interesting thing about comics is that they are really based on how they move forward in the pages.
You have the character and you follow the character in one story, but you see the character and it's always nice to see the specific elements of one character, which are very often exaggerated. And, how do you say in English, the caricatura?
An exaggeration of one shape to bring the specific aspects of this character to life. The music was pretty much the same because, for example, the movement of a rooster was really taking out the aspect of the rhythm.
Taking out the aspect of rhythm? Yes, and so the music was there to bring it out more than the aspect of the rooster. It was more like the music was coming not from the space, but more from the shape and color of a rooster and, especially, his movements.
In addition to this I used sounds of very old cartoons. For example, Betty Boop or Felix the Cat. And for the other works, the relationship between music and movement always changes. In our second work, we were in front of the picture of a king, the image of regality. The presence of a figure or a character was inside our space this time instead of a black space that was in our piece.
Dewey Dell, biography / interview
This space was really important for the music because I had to think about the physicality of sound in the space. It was important to work on a reverb because that gives a sense of melancholy and also mystery. I don't know why it feels like that. Maybe because reverb can make us realize how big one thing can be. There is always the presence of silence in a reverb of a sound. If you do a sound in a space with a big reverb, such as a cathedral, you hear the peak of the sound.
And, this king character has been a consistent focus of the group's work? Addie is for Darl an ever absent living mother that continues to trouble his mind as an ever present haunting figure.
Neither alive, nor dead, she reminds him how much of a burden he was. The dead mother is: Moreover, his juxtaposition with Jewel is emphasized. Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock states: Jewel has given the thing that is most monetarily valuable. As far as Dewey Dell is concerned, she despises the intuitive brother because he has discovered her painful secret. Darl is presented as intelligent enough to grasp the entire plan of abortion: Accused and betrayed by his family That exact moment is when the family ties undergo total dilapidation.
Darl is victimized and violently attacked by his siblings. Darl, therefore, has endured exclusion and isolation, as a high price for his peculiar power of perception. According to John S. Hardt, the motif of the scapegoat within the family appears to be persistent in As I Lay Dying. Darl then is even more diminished when his value to the family is presented as lower than the law suit fine. In fact, even the logical character of Cash agrees on the institutionalization of his brother, despite not being sure of the moral implications.
For the idle father, there is no dilemma. He easily selects the money to the condemnation of his child. Darl is abandoned to confront alone their superficiality and egoism.Dewey Dell
As expected, he is weaker and banished out of the gathered group called family. His only rebellion that aims in ending his torments is a complete failure. According to Hallgrath, his tenuous state deteriorates by the agony and catastrophes he has to endure, a person with posttraumatic stress disorder or schizophrenia has an entirely different idea of the actual facts Thus, the harshness of the quest has a most negative impact on his already sensitive mind.
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Despite not blaming his relatives for this internal crisis, the analyzed persona is put under their inquisitive microscope, which leads to the processing of numerous existential questions and acknowledgment of his inadequacies. Constantly defined by his family, Darl expresses himself in two very different ways: The obvious division, exists in the language he uses to converse with other characters and the magnificent words of his thoughts.
It is therefore prevailed by hostility and authoritative behavior towards his own existence. At this point, insanity is the main characteristic of his. On the other hand, the laughter that accompanies it could be explained as an indication of mockery.