Suspiria | The three mothers

a tribute to the genius of the great master of Horror Dario Argento and to Luca Guadagnino who signs the remake of the masterpiece “Suspiria” 41 years later.

Halloween at Milano

Old Fashion Milano, for this Halloween 2018 ( Wednesday October 31 ) decided to organize a tribute to two great Italian directors: Dario Argento (who first “imagined” and created Suspiria in 1977) and Luca Guadagnino who presented his very personal remake of the Argento’s masterpiece al 75 °festival di Venezia del 2018 ( by Amazon Studios )

 

Halloween 2018 Old Fashion

 

HALLOWEEN 2018 

SUSPIRIA ( The 3 Mothers )

 

Halloween 2018
Timetable and prices
Admission | Table | Buffet
  • Opening at 8:30 pm with aperitif and buffet  € 15
  • From 10:30 pm till 00:30 am
    G-men 15 € – Ladies 10 €
  • after 00:30
    G-men 25 € – Ladies 20 €
  • Tables
    start from 200 €
Halloween 2018
DeeJays
Choreography | Scenography
      • DJ Flash | Christian Martinetti | Martin Jay
      • Dancers and performers by
        by Night Projects
      • Animation and Choreography
      • Make Up artist available for makeup on the subject
      • The theme of the evening ” Suspiria “

Due to the particular event All Erasmus benefits are suspended

 

The inspiration of the story.

In 1976 Dario Argento (after the success of 1975 with “Profondo Rosso“) has the initial inspiration for the film during a trip through the European Magic Capitals (ie Turin, Lyon and Prague) and to the visit of the Waldorf School founded by Rudolf Steiner is located near Basel near the center of the MAGICAL TRIANGLE (formed by the overlapping of the borders of three states: France, Germany and Switzerland).

The partner of the director Daria Nicolodi, collaborates in the making of the film, taking care of the screenplay with Argento inspired by her childhood and in particular the stories of her grandmother Yvonne Loeb who told her experiences at a French artistic and musical institute that had attended during a course of improvement and from which he had escaped after discovering that the official teaching was actually a “screen” behind which there was a real school of Black Magic (truth or marketing operation?)

 

Why Suspiria ?

The title SUSPIRIA (like the story of the Trilogy of The Three Mothers) was inspired by the book SUSPIRIA DE PROFUNDIS by Thomas de Quincey who wrote it after a stay in Milan, at the villa of the Counts Imbonati.
The book is based on some dreams made by the author intrigued by the story of ghosts and curses that made the house Imbonati a haunted house. The author dreams of the Latin goddess Levana, who introduced him to three women, “Our Lord of Pain”.
“They have three Latin names: the first, the major, is called Mater Lacrimarum,” Our Lady of Tears “, the second of the sisters is Mater Suspiriorum,” Our Lady of Sighs “, the third, the youngest, is Mater Tenebrarum : “Our Lady of Darkness”.

The three mothers for Argento

The story of the Three Mothers (for Dario Argento) begins – instead – at the dawn of the eleventh century, when three sisters create the dangerous art of Black Magic on the shores of the Black Sea.
In the late nineteenth century, women commissioned the Italian architect Emilio Varelli, who was living in London at the time, to build three mansions, located in three different places in the world: Friborg, Rome and New York. It is from these dwellings that the Three Mothers dominate the world with pain, with tears and with darkness.

Mater Suspiriorum,

the Mother of Sighs, is the oldest of the Three Mothers. Her real name is Elena Markos and is also known as The Black Queen.
Elena Markos, a Greek immigrant born in 1023, wrote several books on arcane subjects. In 1895 she founded the Tanz Akademie in Freiburg (“Dance Academy in Friborg” in German), a school of dance and occult sciences, in the Black Forest. To distract the suspicions about his true nature, Elena Markos pretended to die in a fire in 1905 entrusting control to the pupil of Markos, Madame Blanc. (The academy bears a plaque stating that Desiderius Erasmus – Author of “Praise to Madness” – once lived there)

Mater Tenebrarum,

the Mother of Darkness, is the youngest and most cruel of the Three Mothers. She was born in 1044. Her real name is not revealed to us; her house is located in New York and was built in 1910. The house number is 49 and a plaque is affixed to an outside wall which states that Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff (Greek-Armenian philosopher, mystic, dancer, writer and dance teacher ) once resided there.

Mater Lacrimarum,

the Mother of Tears, is the most beautiful of the Three Mothers. As for Mater Tenebrarum, its real name is unknown. She was born in 1035. In Inferno (second film of the Argento trilogy on Mothers) it is suggested that her house is in Rome near 49 Via Dei Bagni – the Philosophical Library of the Abertny Foundation – where Sara (Eleonora Giorgi) warns strange smell in the air. While in “The Third Mother” (Last chapter of the Trilogy of the Mothers ) the house of Mater Lacrimarum is referred to as the Varelli Palace.

The “Suspiria ” of Luca Guadagnino

The setting of Guadagnino is the prestigious Berlin dance institute Markos, which in 1977 welcomed the red-haired American, Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) as a promising new student.
The gray and gloomy buildings are located a few meters from the Berlin Wall ( symbol of repression and tyranny and therefore definitely perfect location for a “cursed” place.)
The Ohio girl for that city and for that place, however, seems to have an attraction far beyond the choreographic steps to be learned.

The Markos dancers, in fact, they are witches: they delete the masculine from every fold of everyday life, they continually stir in a double material background (understood as a room / corridor that opens behind a mirror wall of the audition room) of the school, they slaughter to choose the “successor” of a ‘elderly, horrible, purulent and centenary “mother Sospiriorum” …. in short, a peaceful and welcoming environment!

In his Suspiria, however, no protagonist seems to yearn for some narrative research of truth, some solution of the mystery model thriller.Guadagnino together with the screenwriter David Kajganich reconstructs, betraying in some way the original Suspiria, keeping well away from the slasher movie of Dario Argento , focusing on a kind of political suggestion on the somewhat greedy stratification of plans of the symbolic (the Nazism and the terrorism of the RAF in ’77) and on the visual exploration of the individual and collective unconscious.
The photographic tone of Suspiria it is finally leaden to the far-end, a perpetual greyish patina that does not find peace even when the chandeliers of the Markos halls light up and where a dance should break out that punches with the sense of “beauty” turning into esoteric and brutal spell.

HALLOWEEN 2018 

SUSPIRIA ( The 3 Mothers )

 

Halloween 2018
Timetable and prices
Admission | Table | Buffet
      • Opening at 8:30 pm with aperitif and buffet  € 15
      • From 10:30 pm till 00:30 am
        G-men 15 € – Ladies 10 €
      • after 00:30
        G-men 25 € – Ladies 20 €
      • Tables
        start from 200 €
Halloween 2018
DeeJays
Choreography | Scenography
        • DJ Flash | Christian Martinetti | Martin Jay
        • Dancers and performers by
          by Night Projects
        • Animation and Choreography
        • Make Up artist available for makeup on the subject
        • The theme of the evening ” Suspiria “

Due to the particular event All Erasmus benefits are suspended

 

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