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Emma Dante: Bodies and Silence with a Sicilian Accent

"I often use Sicilian dialect, but mine is a reinvented language adapted to theater writing: not just a verbal tool, it is also faithful to the physical expressivity of the actors’ bodies," Emma Dante said. On "The Sisters Macaluso": "It’s a story about family tensions, life, death, sorrow and joy,...

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Emma and Her Sisters: A New Theater of the South

Dante’s aesthetic and narrative choices are glorified or vilified for being obsessively Sicilian and, by extension, Southern. Yet her references to the South can be ephemeral, almost encoded, like the cassatella in “mPalermu” or, as in “Le sorelle,” the puppet opera’s duels. Those performances, from November 16, will be Emma...

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