Omertá by Matteo Marfoglia at NDCW. Photo by Mark Douet  _50A9413.jpg

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Omertà is a code of honor that places importance on silence, non-cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in the illegal actions of others.

Omertà is a work which brings awareness to the position and jobs of the female figure in South Italian mafia organisations and explores a route towards an unreachable freedom which some of those women look for all their life and sadly realising there might not be one.

My interest to create this work was to investigate deeper into the role of those women which is always characterised by its ambiguity and unclearness, and usually not acknowledged by the general public or the mafia organisation itself, but also to give them a platform to be heard and their stories to be told.

“It is a role that is always been characterised by its ambiguity and confusion, trapped in a tangled spider web of feelings and emotions”,  Alessandra Dino (expert and researcher of mafia criminal organisations)


Choreography: MATTEO MARFOGLIA                                                                                                                                                                          Dancers that contributed and danced the work on different occasions: ELENA THOMAS, CAMILLE GIRAUDEAU,  ÀNGELA BOIX DURAN, MARINE TOURNET, KAT COLLINGS, AISHA NAAMANI and ELENA SGARBI.                                                                     Sound Designer: SARAH EVERSON                                                                                                                                                                               Costume Designer: RIKE ZÖLLNER                                                                                                                                                                                     Lighting Designer: LEIGHTON THOMAS-BURNETT                                                                                                                                                         Music: DOMINA by FARAUALLA