THE CRY OF THE BUTTERFLY: PRESENTATION-PERFORMANCE ON JIM MORRISON AND THE MYTH OF DIONYSUS
with Cesare Catà
Through the life story and figure of rock star-poet Jim Douglas Morrison, the presentation facilitates a philosophical and cultural exploration of the ancient myth of Dionysus which, in post-modern form, in some way recalls the brilliant, cursed Doors frontman.
In the presentation-performance, featuring an actor-narrator and a singer-musician, dramatized readings of Morrison's texts alternate with rearranged songs from the Doors' repertoire, and original storytelling in which the narration of the Hellenic myth intertwines with that of the biography of the American poet-performer.
Born in Porto San Giorgio, Marche, in 1981, Cesare Catà is a philosopher and theatrical performer. Like a troubadour of the new millennium, his presentation-performances are dedicated to Shakespeare, ancient myths, folk tales and the great classics of modern literature, bringing his stories both to the theatre and unusual locations such as beaches, pubs, woods and mountains. With a PhD in Philosophy focused on the Renaissance, his training includes experiences in Honolulu, Dublin, Trier and Paris. He is the author of plays and various essays on philosophy and literature. He has translated and edited the works of Henry D. Thoreau and Pamela L. Travers, amongst others. A passionate teacher, he conducts corporate training courses and seminars for pupils of different ages, from primary school to university. He lives in the Marche region of Italy, his beloved homeland between the Adriatic Sea and Sibillini Mountains, with frequent intermittences in the island of Ireland.
Among his most recent books are Chiedilo a Shakespeare (Ask Shakespeare, Ponte alle Grazie, 2021), Una zattera per Itaca (A raft for Ithaca, Ponte alle Grazie, 2022), Tra i Pub e le Fate. Viaggio magico e letterario in Irlanda (From Pubs to Fairies. A magical and literary journey through Ireland, Il Melangolo, 2023).