Lenght: 60 min
Ouija is a spiritualistic séance, performed live by an actress, using Apple’s GarageBand technology for the synthesis of different voices.
The play is inspired by the amorous correspondence between the Count Camillo Benso di Cavour and his first lover, Anna Schiaffino Giustiniani, called Nina (published in Letters of Love by Maria Avetta), who committed suicide in 1841. It is a story of love, death and power in the context of the Italian struggle for Unification.
The style of the performance is participatory: it takes the form of a magical rite in which the actress’s body is inhabited by spirits from the past, and involves engagement with the audience, which is seated in a circle around the actress.
Although the production is ideally suited for spaces with natural acoustics such as churches, salons/ reception halls and other period buildings, it can also be made to fit in a traditional theater space.
Produced with the support of the Committee of 150 Years, the City of Turin and space OGR of Turin, this is the first production by Pavlov's Dog.