Dust: a reading by Silent Crash in memory of the victims of the 2016 earthquake in Italy

 

The fury of nature, the moment of a tragedy, an evanescent life like dust, the memory of those who remain, a brain short circuit, and then a new beginning.

The female collective of actresses, authors and performers Silent Crash was born from an idea by Yulya Galicheva, Sarah Mataloni and Leila Tavi. Leila and Sarah will perform a pubblic reading next Tuesday, December the 18th, 2018, 9.30 p.m., at Nuovo Cinema L’Aquila, Rome, hosted by RiscArti Festival.

The two Roman performers will read The Earthquake in Chile (Das Erdbeben in Chili), which is considered the first short story by Heinrich von Kleist, first published in 1807.

The story tells about an unfortunate love story set in Santiago de Chile, whose cruel destiny suddenly changes because of the terrible earthquake, that devastated the city in 1647.

The Earthquake in Chile best represents the nihilistic paradox of the German author, for whom only the fall of man into emptiness makes it possible to find the key to the “lost paradise”. And the key is our relationship with nature, only by finding the right balance between environment and progress will we be able to find our lost paradise.

The Silent Crash dedicate their reading to the victims of the 2016 earthquake in Central Italy.

Photo Credits: pixel2013/Pixabay with CC0 Creative Commons.

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DUST OF MEMORIES

by Leila Tavi

 

Smell of dumped earth around

Red and yellow leafs bucking adrift

Cracks sweeping in my body

 

A black iron snake twists his way into my dreams

Rubble grains falling from my eyes

Desert houses dancing in the dark

 

There is a hole in my heart

An inescapable shadow is starring at my everyday

And my past lays bare

 

I surface from the rising hill

Dust of remains stuck on my wounded skin

Then, a desert of broken pieces upon my hissing head.

 

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