by Nadia Milani and Valentina Lisi
with Valentina Lisi
direction and animation care Nadia Milani
sound project Kevin Piccioli
What is an addiction? "Necessary Relationships" begins this way, with an uncomfortable but, indeed, necessary question. On stage, a large and dusty Family Album, repurposed as a Pop Up book version, with its photographs coming to life and animating through the use of paper silhouettes and figures. And then? Then there is Matilde, a young girl who tells us about the vicissitudes of her bizarre family of origin and her growing up amidst vicissitudes and dynamics that repeat themselves cyclically, amid vices, foibles, habits and impositions dictated by a patriarchal society that feeds on clichés, conventions and stereotypes.