Rewind – homage to Pina Bausch’s Café Müller, 2008

Deflorian/Tagliarini. Rewind. 2008. Foto di Amedeo Novelli.

Rewind – homage to Pina Bausch’s Café Müller. (2008)

By and with Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini
And with Alexandra Grillo
A Planet 3 and Dreamachine coproduction
With the contribution of Imaie
And the assistance of Area 06-Roma, Rialto Santambrogio (Roma), Florian TSI (Pescara), Centro Artistico Grattacielo (Livorno), Armunia-Castiglioncello.
Organization and promotion Filipe Viegas e Francesca Corona per PAV | Diagonale Artistica
Communication and press office Filipe Viegas ed Emanuela Rea per PAV
Preview Roma, Rialto Santambrogio, 2008
Debut Roma, Festival Short Theatre, Teatro India, September 9, 2008
Repeat performances abroad
Berlin, TanzFabrik, October 25, 2008
Bilbao, B.A.D. Festival, La Fundición, November 5 and 6, 2009
Évora, Portogallo, Festival Escrita na Paisagem, 2010

Rewind – homage to Pina Bausch’s Café Müller. Presentation

by  Lorenzo Guerrieri
The empty stage is evenly lit. Off to one side, a simple control room: a white panel with a mixer and a laptop whose screen is turned away from the spectators.
Antonio Tagliarini enters with a chair. He tells the spectators that he bought it on ebay for 5000 euro as one of the stage props from Pina Bausch’s Café Müller. Shortly after Daria Deflorian enters with a chair identical to Antonio’s, whose authenticity begins to be suspect. Antonio suggests that maybe it’s the chair Pina Bausch sat on while she directed the show … more likely it’s just a random theater chair. Daria confesses she loves the beginnings of things. The two try to recall the beginning of 2001, A Space Odyssey.
Then Antonio begins describing the first scene of the historic 1978 show. Daria goes to the control desk and the two say they are turning on the video of Café Müller on the laptop, still unseen by the spectators. At the show’s musical prelude Antonio moves the two chairs around the stage, here and there, as if to cite in a schematized, minimal manner the start of the legendary Café Müller. After the music, Antonio too goes to sit at the control desk, and the two actors begin to look at the screen and talk, half to each other and half to the spectators, passing the mike back and forth, describing, alternatively, the scenes from Café Müller and some personal thoughts and reminiscences that those images stir up in them.

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Writings by artists and interviews

Daria Deflorian, Ripensando alla lezione semplice e profonda di “Cafè Müller”, «», 2009


Rewind – homage to Pina Bausch’s Café Müller

Photo by Amedeo Novelli

Rewind – homage to Pina Bausch’s Café Müller

by Deflorian/Tagliarini
Full recording of the spectacle - password: rewind


Attilio Scarpellini, Rewind del Postmodernismo - Pina Bausch vista di spalle quarantacinque anni dopo la morte di Kennedy, «La Differenza», year 1 Number 11, March 17, 2008

Azzurra D'Agostino, Roma_Short Theater: Rewind di Daria Deflorian e Antonio Tagliarini, «Daemon», rivista di cultura on line, October 2008

Graziano Graziani, Riavvolgendo Pina Baush. Il teatro di Deflorian-Tagliarini, «Carta», n°38, October 30th 2009

Marco Palladini, Il senso della fine ovvero “This is the end, My only friend”, «», January 2009

Simone Nebbia, Rewind: Tagliarini, Deflorian e l’inganno della memoria, «Teatro e Critica», October 24, 2009

Andrea Pocosgnich and Carlotta Tringali, Conversazioni dal winebar: Rewind di Tagliarini/Deflorian, «Teatro e Critica», September 4, 2011

Useful links
Context materials

Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini (edited by Matteo Antonaci), Antonio Tagliarini e Daria Deflorian: conversazione su Rewind, Interview on Rewind edited by Matteo Antonaci, «», December 13, 2008