Convivio (2018) is a performance by Numero Cromatico that is part of the project Da Franco. Senza Appuntamento, which took place in an historical barbershop in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II,
The title comes from the metaphorical concept framed 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 performers interpreted some of the members
of Numero Cromatico while acting out a real conversation
that occurred a few months before the event with curator
Vasco Forconi. The public could only attend the performance by 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.