Convivio (2018) is a performance by Numero Cromatico part of the project Da Franco. Senza Appuntamento, which took place in an historical barbershop in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.
The title comes from the metaphorical concept invented by Dante Alighieri in his popular text “Convivio”, written during his exile period. Until that point, the word “convivio” had been used to describe a feast but Dante started using it referring to a means of spreading theories and scientific studies through the use of a comprehensible language. Hence, the performance is a way of communicating Numero Cromatico‘s theories and methodologies through a simple and accessible language.
In the barbershop, the performers have interpreted some members of Numero Cromatico acting out a real conversation
that occurred a few months before the event with curator
Vasco Forconi. The public could attend the performance only if agreeing to cut his/her hair.
The act was performed by Salvatore Crucitti, Antonio Duccilli, Ariela La Stella, Valerio Pitorri,Giordano Scialanga, Giovanni Sorrentino.
Photographs by Marzia Martucci.