Futurist polyexpressive theatre will be a superpowerful centre of abstract forces in play. Each spectacle will be a mechanical rite of the eternal transcendence of matter, a magical revelation of spiritual and scientific mystery. A panoramic synthesis of action, understood as a mystical rite of spiritual dynamism. A centre of spiritual abstraction for the new religion of the future. (Enrico Prampolini, The Futurist Stage (Manifesto), in Umbro Apollonio, Futurist Manifestos , New York: Viking Press, 1973, p. 201).