Short Film “Applausi”
With a short film shot in a small theater in the center of Rome, dedicated to the curtains still closed due to the protracted pandemic, the Maiani Accademia Moda brings attention back to the still standing world of entertainment. The film, projected on the Altaroma digital platform, presents the eco-sustainable collection made with waste materials by Maiani students.
The video, entitled “Applause”, raises the curtain of the Teatro dei Ginnasi, in the historic center of the capital. The Applause are those of a single spectator who in the film relives, perhaps, dreaming, the atmosphere of a show. On stage dancers and models play theatrical characters from different worlds. On the poignant notes of live music from a piano and a violin, dance becomes a narrative medium, to tell a collection created with respect for the environment, according to the criteria of the circular economy that recovers waste materials such as organza and zippers. On stage dresses are shown that seduce with intentional transparencies to reveal the sinuosity of bodies in movement. Defective zips, bustiers like medieval corsets crossed by Jurassic spines, inlays and weaves.
Huge sleeves are in Campanellino’s dress, extravagant cloaks, wooden frames worn as jackets, precious boleros embroidered with ramage. The mini dresses look like composed sculptures and with 3D geometric elements, body-dresses and bomber jackets in plasticized organza are embellished with smog-stitched embroidered hoods. Astral creatures dance and move on the stage wearing sidereal or gaudy wigs from lilac to orange. The violin dialogues with the piano in all its poignant notes, to “give voice to the silence of Italian theaters”. A long two-minute applause, preceded by a sentence by Eduardo De Filippo, closes the short performed by the young actress Giorgia Battistoni, by Yury Napoli, Fabiola Gaudio on the violin and by maestro Lorenzo Porzio, author of the music, on the piano. The theatrical direction is by Rossano Giuppa, while the direction of the film is by Matteo Cuccu.