Dewey Dell is an Italian dance and performing arts group active since 2006 and now composed by Teodora Castellucci, Agata Castellucci, Vito Matera, and the musician Demetrio Castellucci.
The choreographic research - continuously inspired and nourished by the images of art history and the behaviors of the animal kingdom - brings forward its own path of bold confrontation with archetypes and narrative frames drawn from the ancient world, with the intention of turning the model into a cast for pouring out a current and new essence.
Dewey Dell has created dance works that intersect different art forms, pursuing other lines of experimentation in music performance, video and visual art. In 2023 the company curated the choreography for the opera “Macbeth” by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Emily Hehl and presented at Aalto Theatre in Essen.
Over the years Dewey Dell has collaborated with different artists such as visual artist Yuichi Yokoyama, theater director Kuro Tanino, graphic designer Clio Casadei, musician Massimo Pupillo (Zu), vocalist Attila Chsihar (Mayhem), sculptor Matteo Lucca and audiovisual installation collective Transforma among others.
Since 2006 Dewey Dell has created many works, in particular the show “Sleep Technique – A Response to the Chauvet Pont d’Arc Cave” (2017) has been nominated at the prestigious German prize Der Faust Theaterpreis for the choreography and “Le Sacre du Printemps” (2023) won the Danza&Danza award as the best Italian dance production in 2023.
Their works have been presented all over the world within different contexts: Arts House and Melbourne festival in Australia, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, La Biennale Danza in Venezia, Wesleyan University and Macalester College in the US, Mime Festival at the Barbican in London, Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, A l’Arme Festival in Berlin, Steirischer Herbst in Graz, BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen, Save Party/Arma 17 in Moscow and Khidi Club in Tbilisi among others.
Dewey Dell is supported by Emilia-Romagna Region.