We Two—How Long We were Fool’d

research for Wonder(L)and

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Concept                                  Simona Bertozzi

Action                                    Angela Baraldi, Simona Bertozzi

Sound direction                    Roberto Passuti

Production                             Nexus
Management                         Beatrice Capitani
Promotion                             Beatrice Capitani, Elena De Pascale
Press                                       Michele Pascarella

with the contribute of          Mibact e Regione Emilia Romagna
creative residency                H(ABITA)T – Rete di Spazi per la Danza/Mousiké


Roots, bark, rocks, smut, four-footed, minerals, orbis, stellar…



We Two—How Long We were Fool’d

(Walt Whitman)

Now transmuted, we swiftly escape, as Nature escapes;
We are Nature—long have we been absent, but now we return;
We become plants, leaves, foliage, roots, bark;
We are bedded in the ground—we are rocks;
We are oaks—we grow in the openings side by side;
We browse—we are two among the wild herds, spontaneous as any;
We are two fishes swimming in the sea together;
We are what the locust blossoms are—we drop scent around the lanes, mornings and evenings;
We are also the coarse smut of beasts, vegetables, minerlas;
We are two predatory hawks—we soar above, and look down;
We are two resplendent suns—we it is who balance ourselves, orbic and stellar—we are as two comets;
We prowl fang’d and four-footed in the woods—we spring on prey;
We are two clouds, forenoons and afternoons, driving overhead;
We are seas mingling—we are two of those cheerful waves, rolling over each other, and interwetting each other;
We are what the atmosphere is, transparent, receptive, pervious, impervious:
We are snow, rain, cold, darkness—we are each product and influence of the globe;
We have circled and circled till we have arrived home again—we two have;