The Instrument
Unraveled Heroes
In Unraveled Heroes, choreographer Maya M. Carroll and Fattoria Vittadini create seven avatars who invent 'another earth'. Landmarks, chronologies and interactions are made up as the playground of imagination becomes existential. Invisible / visible walls shape domestic rooms where the characters encounter for brief, urgent moments, fulfilling connections that barely last. Residue and resonance become a climate under which all performers exist with endurance, desire, struggle and vulnerability.

Fiction and reality are fused in a collective subconscious as the performers shift between extreme states. Familiar habitats become an illusion of protection, from which the players are compelled to travel away. Walking the fine line between lucidity / obscurity, the seven voices in the group change faces and purpose while their voyage transforms from physical descending to metaphysical transcending.

choreography and direction: Maya M. Carroll
music: Roy Carroll
by and with: Mattia Agatiello, Cesare Benedetti, Noemi Bresciani, Pieradolfo Ciulli, Maura Di Vietri, Riccardo Olivier, Francesca Penzo
costumes and set: Maddalena Oriani
technical direction and light design: Giulia Pastore

production: Fattoria Vittadini
co-production: NEXT, Regione Lombardia e MILANOLTRE
collaboration of: Fondazione Sipario Toscana onlus – La Città del Teatro and the support of Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, Comune di Milano, Goethe-Institut Mailand, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino, Studio LaborGras
premiered at Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan, September 28 2015

photos: Andrea Macchia (colour), Mirella e Augusto De Bernardi (b&w)
work list

Temporal Terrestrial Series
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2024
Eyes held wild horizons
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2023
Interview with a Body
Illustrations
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2022
Eternal Returns
Landscape Songs
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2021
Spin Tuner
Descending Dreams
of a Transparent Body

INTERBEING
ONETIME
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2020
Phantom My Love
Temporal, Terrestrial 8
Temporal, Terrestrial 7
ALL NATURE
Field Scores
Confinement
Temporal, Terrestrial 6
Encapsulation
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2019
Temporal, Terrestrial 5
Bloodsong
Temporal, Terrestrial 4
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2018
Temporal, Terrestrial 3
Temporal, Terrestrial 2
Temporal, Terrestrial 1
She Stone Sea
The Light Beneath Reaches
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2017
Peer
Ingesture
Amar
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2016
Night Glass Day Mirror
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2015
Eyes on Mars
Score 4
Instrumental Bodies
Unraveled Heroes
Tone Undertow
Tide Visible
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2014
Alkaline Birds
While House
Ten Horizons
Tendership
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2013
Fader
Dreadnought
Snake
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2012
Exercise
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2011
The Needle
Magic Valley
Undergrowth
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2010
Transforma
Hide
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2009
Closed Room
A Living Thing
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2008
Frost
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2007
Mem
Shlomot
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2006
Girl Bites Hand
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Maya M Carroll earlier work
Umpf (2006)
Numas Dream (2006)
Once (2005)
Bruno (2004)