PLAY-K(ei) 13/14 programma completo
15 November 2013 h 21.00
Cesare Malfatti (IT)
UNA MIA DISTRAZIONE
25 – 26 November h. 21.00
27 November 2013 h. 19.00
Mala Kline (SLO)
7 – 8 December 2013 h. 21.00
Oliver Frljić (HR)
ODIO LA VERITA’ – MRZIM ISTINU
12 January 2014 h. 19.00
Michel Doneda e Takla Improvising Group (FR/ITA)
18 January 2014 h. 21.00
19 January h. 16.00
Luca Camiletti (IT)
L’OSSIGENO SALATO HA SPINTO GIU’ IL CIELO
26 January 2014 h. 21.00
Caligari Bros (Tiziano Popoli e Vincenzo Vasi) (IT)
Il GOLEM, COME VENNE AL MONDO
20, 21 and 22 February h. 21.00
23 February 2014 h. 16.00
Roberto Capaldo (IT)
MADE IN CHINA liberamente ispirato alla storia vera di due contadini cinesi
28 February 2014
h. 18.30, 19.30, 21.00 and 22.00
Qui e Ora Residenza Teatrale (IT)
CON TUTTO L’AMORE DEL MONDO
6 – 7 March 2014 h. 21.00
STRATEGIA K – comportamenti che tendono a instaurare condizioni di equilibrio
8 March 2014 h. 21.00
9 March h. 16.00
Collettivo Cascina Barà (IT)
13 March 2014 from h 18.00
InQuanto Teatro (IT)
14 – 15 March 2014 h. 21.00
Tommaso Arosio/ Fedra Boscaro (IT)
APPUNTI PER UN NOVISSIMO BESTIARIO
14 – 15 March 2014 h. 21.30
Silvia Girardi (IT)
PRIMO STUDIO. UMANITÁ – LIBRO I
25 – 26 – 28 April 2014 h. 21.00
27 April h. 16.00
Anna Serlenga (IT)
DEGAGE! Nous, qu’avons encore 25 ans
16 – 18 May 2014 h. 21.00
Cuochivolanti e Associazione CuochiLab (IT)
PLAY WITH FOOD. LA SCENA DEL CIBO
5 – 6 June 2014 h. 21.00
La Ballata dei Lenna (IT)
7 – 8 June 2014 h. 21.00
YOUR HAPPY SAD SONGS
“Una mia distrazione’, the latest work by Cesare Malfatti, is presented for the first time at ZONA K with all the musicians who took part in the project.
music Cesare Malfatti
lyrics Luca Lezziero and Vincenzo Costantino
voice and guitar Cesare Malfatti
piano Antonio Zambrini
double bass Matteo Zucconi
drums Riccardo Frisari
violin Vincenzo Di Silvestro
second voice Stefania Giarlotta
After releasing more than 20 albums as La Crus, The Dining Rooms, NOOrda and Sem’bro, in 2011 Cesare Malfatti signed his first album under his own name, with lyrics by Alessandro Cremonesi, in which he sang,
played all the instruments, and produced a CD personally printed, stitched and made out to those who requested it.
Now he has decided to tinge his new work with Jazz Una mia distrazione (Adesiva Discografica 2013, artistic co-production Paolo Iafelice), by calling on the Milanese pianist and composer Antonio Zambrini, a real treasure of our music, to play alongside him.
The result is an airy work, with a wide melodic range, but less usual than his previous experience as a soloist.
A real “happy distraction” in Malfatti’s career.
The evening marks the opening of the new interdisciplinary season PLAY-K(ei) 2013-2014.
On this occasion the first numbered copies of the album will be available for purchase.
Admission 10.00 €.
Book now, places are limited!
During the show-concert, ZONA K will be dressed with video installations by guest companies in the new PLAY-K(ei) season: Codice Ivan, inQuanto teatro, Dehor/Audelà, Cascina Barà, Luca Camilletti and other beautiful surprises in preview.
Mala Kline (SLO)
in collaboration with DANAE FESTIVAL
under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Milan
idea, texts, creation and performance Mala Kline
space, costumes and lighting Petra Veber
music Alen and Nenad Sinkauz (East Rodeo)
musical arrangements Luka Ropret
live music Sašo Kalan in Luka Ropret sound design & feedback Sašo Kalan
technical director Zoran Grabarac
executive producer Ziga Predan
production Pekinpah/Kink Kong & E.P.I. center
co-production DasArts Amsterdam, Kino Šiška, Student Center Zagreb – Culture of Change – Theater &TD, Tanzquarter Wien, EN-KNAP / Španski borci
partners Narodni dom Maribor, SON:DA
with the support of modul-dance, Ministry of Culture RS, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport RS, City of Ljubljana and with the support of Culture Programme of the European Union in the frame of modul-dance project.
Dancer, choreographer and performer of Slovenian origin, Mala Kline studied art and philosophy in Ljubljana, Amsterdam and New York and is one of the most interesting artistic figures in the Balkan region. Her work seeks the emotional representation of inner worlds and an authentic and disruptive relationship between performer and audience.
EDEN is not a paradise lost, it is not a place of peace and bliss. EDEN is a place of healing with a razor blade, an elsewhere in which to find oneself, awake and open, exposed to the beauty and cruelty of events. Mala Kline dances, sings, acts; she interprets multiple figures, animals, emotions with a rare strength, an original and entirely personal ability to convey what she defines as “the human essence” with authenticity, sincerity and brilliant irony.
In this second edition, PLAY-K(ei) looks at Europe and gives life to PLAY-Europe, a special journey within the season dedicated this year entirely to the Balkans and Croatia’s entry into the EU.
Oliver Frljić (HR)
under the patronage of the General Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in Milan
idea, text and direction Oliver Frljić
with Ivana Roščić, Rakan Rushaidat, Filip Križan, Iva Visković
production Theatre &TD
Practically unknown in Italy, Oliver Frljić is perhaps the most famous, certainly the most discussed, among the young Balkan directors, and he arrives in Italy within the programming of PLAY-K(ei), the interdisciplinary season of ZONA K.
Born in 1976 in Bosnia, he lives in Zagreb, where he works non-stop as a director, author, actor and theatre theorist. His works, sharply critical and provocative towards the society of former Yugoslavia, have divided the audience, between reactions of enthusiasm and rejection, have won numerous awards and are hosted in the most important theatres of the region and international festivals.
Odio la verità has become a real cult in Croatia. It recounts the autobiographical events of Frljić’s family.
However, in interpreting the events, the actors-members of the family (including the actor who plays Oliver himself, son and author of the play at the same time) discover how different their memories of the common past are and, in a continuous meta-theatrical game between “the inside” and “the outside”, question the possibility of representing the real events and keep asking themselves what is “true” and what is not.
Odio la verità is the second appointment of PLAY-K(ei) Europe, the special route that PLAY-K(ei) dedicates to Europe, this year in particular to the Balkans and to the entry of Croatia in the EU.
Michel Doneda e Takla Improvising Group
soprano saxophone Michel Doneda
drums and sound objects Filippo Monico
dance Cristina Negro
The French musician Michel Doneda has been active since the 1970s in the field of jazz and improvisational music. He has worked with musicians, but also dancers, poets and actors from all over the world. To date, he has released more than 50 records for European, US and Japanese record companies.
Together with the drummer Filippo Monico and the dancer Cristina Negro from the Takla Improvising Group, they will give life to a performance of music and dance, an instantaneous composition born from listening and the relationship between the three artists, the place and the audience.
Watch also PICCOLE MERAVIGLIE
AUTOSERVICE – VOL. V, MOBY DICK O LA BALENA di Herman Melville
Progetto, realizzazione e regia Luca Camilletti
con Emiliano Dini, Leonardo Mazzi, Dario Rossi, Riccardo Ruscica
coproduzione Armunia/Festival Inequilibrio, Istituto Omeopatico
collaborazione Il Moderno (Agliana, Pistoia)
produzione esecutiva Attodue (Firenze)
ringraziamenti Massimo Conti, Katiuscia Favilli, Silvana Bindi, Silvia Sieni, teatro Sotterraneo
Epos inesauribile di meraviglia, orrore e avventura, il libro o balena o volume o enciclopedia di riferimento, alimenta le visioni di ulteriori schegge di appartenenza con cui la scena si intossica.
Essere civile significa avere bisogni complessi. E’ terribile essere civile perché quando arrivi alla fine del mondo non hai nulla per sopportare il tuo peso, il peso della tua mancanza a te stesso. E un individuo, quando è davvero cresciuto, non dovrebbe aver bisogno di nulla.
AUTOSERVICE è un progetto in dieci tappe, dieci volumi. E’ una carrozzeria. Opere più o meno classiche della letteratura vengono attraversate per brevi periodi di tempo di lavoro sulla scena per essere sciolte dalla loro provenienza e drogate con ciò che resta del teatro. La forma di esposizione, il formato e la durata possono essere atipici dal mondo del palcoscenico. L’autoservice fa riferimento ad un luogo di cura di oggetti ammaccati e al tempo stesso alla fruizione leggera della sfogliatura da scaffale.
Luca Camilletti, tra i membri fondatori del gruppo Kinkaleri, lavora oggi individualmente nel campo delle arti sceniche, con estensione alla musica, alla fotografia e alle lingue, sviluppando percorsi di ricerca del tutto personali, con una visione eterogenea ed uno sguardo analitico nel processo di creazione.
Caligari Bros (Tiziano Popoli e Vincenzo Vasi)
original music by Caligari Bros
electronic lo fi, voice, theremin, toys and acoustic noises Vincenzo Vasi
gestural devices, loops & samples Tiziano Popoli
After many years, Tiziano Popoli and Vincenzo Vasi collaborate again on the soundtrack for a silent film. For the occasion they have given themselves a name and an eloquent image: that of the perfidious Dr Caligari, this time in a new family version. No longer just one but two Caligaris. Two brothers, strenuous supporters of the controversial theory according to which there is a correct acoustic therapy for every clinical pathology, authors of a treatise on the “cleaning of the ear” that has raised a fuss in the medical and academic field. They are said to be charlatans. They reply that they will apply themselves to the remusication of Der Golem by implementing instant composition strategies that straddle the line between kletzmer and electronic-mysticism.
Il Golem, come venne al mondo trailer
by and with Roberto Capaldo
video and technical processing Marco Ferrara
directing collaboration Fabrizio Di Stante
leather masks Piero Ottusi
puppets Antonio Catalano
chinese culture consultant Diang Zuanfheng
co-produced by Casa degli Alfieri and Universi Sensibili
Winner of the call “Storie di lavoro” 2011
Zuo Jaobing was a man. Former Maoist. Former communist. Former peasant. Former worker. Ex-alive. Extra-terrestrial because he is Chinese, so absolutely different and incomprehensible that he needs subtitles. His body rests on the shoulders of Chang Showei, his lifelong friend, who walks a long way, for kilometres, for days. He crosses the boundless economic empire of 21st century China to give the body the honour of being buried in its birthplace. Going against the rules of the “civilised” world, Chang involuntarily performs a heroic act, guided only by his instinct and his “shoes”. An interweaving of true stories that, passing from Mao’s cultural revolution to the conditions of Asian workers, comes down to us, for whom Made in China is just the label on the products we buy. Masks, puppets, faces from the Beijing Opera House, Tai Chi fans, the adrenalin-pumping rhythms of award-winning advertisements, the red booklet, shadows, lights, projections, animated drawings, a broken TV set and a shoe.
Roberto Capaldo is a theatre author and actor. He cultivated his interest in figurative arts and stage space by graduating in Architecture in Rome and specialising in scenography at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In theatre he trained with Daniela Regnoli, Ferruccio Soleri, Francesco Gigliotti, Claudia Contin and Ferruccio Merisi. Other important formative meetings are with Living Theatre, Yves Lebreton, Elsa Fonda, Raul Yaiza, Letizia Quintavalla, Serena Sinigaglia. As an actor he has worked with Bindo Toscani, Marco Angelilli, Antonio Catalano, Bruno Stori, Giulio Molnar, Serena Sinigaglia, Carrozzeria Orfeo, Teatro Inverso. He writes and performs his own shows, often solos, for which he has won numerous awards (including the Manfredi Mastroianni De Sica Prize 2004 for best show and best leading actor; Calandra Prize 2007, Borsellino Prize 2008 for social and civil commitment, Italian show at the XI International Blacksea Festival). He carries out pedagogical activities in the field of social projects and at Idrafactory – Fabbrica del Teatro in Brescia.
MADE IN CHINA liberamente ispirato dalla storia vera di due contadini cinesi trailer
Qui e Ora
with Francesca Albanese, Silvia Baldini, Laura Valli
stage design Erica Sessa
audio editing Diego Roveroni
production Qui e Ora Residenza Teatrale
Three amorous fragments constructed from an encounter with contemporary author Tiziano Scarpa. An author whose writing provides an attentive and ironic look at the state of love today. Three lives caught in a crucial moment: having a child, moving, choosing whether to love. A theatrical script made up of images and actions, of thoughts that take on body and voice. The theatre enters private homes, enters everyday spaces for a close encounter between audience and stage action. The public enters the life of a person, his emotional world, his fears and desires.
An intense experience, a moment of strong sharing, then the lady of the house awaits new guests, we return to the world with a convivial moment of food, wine and talk about what we have just experienced.
c/o a private house in the Isola district of Milan
Con tutto l’amore del mondo trailer
FOCUS – theatre, media and new technologies
ZONA K dedicates a FOCUS to Theatre, Media and New Technologies.
It will host the works of two companies in world premiere: Dehor/Audelà with Strategia K (6-7 March) and
Tommaso Arosio/Fedra Boscaro with Appunti #9 e #11 per un novissimo Bestiario (14-15 March).
Moreover, the Tuscan company Cascina Barà will bring the show Tessuto# (8-9 March) and the Milanese artist
Silvia Girardi will present, with the performer Giuliano Guatta, the first study of her new work, entitled
Humanity – Book I (14-15 March).
Here is a brief explanation of the performances.
Thursday 6 March and Friday 7 March – 9.00 p.m. performance
Dehors / Audelà
STRATEGIA K – comportamenti che tendono a instaurare condizioni di equilibrio – un tutorial per le cure parentali sulla capacità di adattamento e sopravvivenza
Strategy K reworks the history of hysteria – a pathology once thought to be linked to problems of procreation – by linking it to the
to the “real” problem of presumed infertility of the performer on stage, creating a new physical score and drawing on the Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière, a visionary and obsessive reservoir of spectacular pain, a phenomenon that has reached dizzying heights today.
(duration 50 minutes) (absolute premiere)
Sunday 9 March – 4 p.m. theatre
Collettivo Cascina Barà
Images and visions of a girl looking for her mother in a foreign country, compose a performance based on the interaction between acting, live drawing and live music.
A balance that crosses theatrical action, improvisation and visual performance.
A kind of social theatre that investigates two orders of contemporary conflicts: the exclusion of the foreigner and the intergenerational relationship.
(duration 50 minutes)
Friday 14 and Saturday 15 March – 9 p.m. performance and visual arts
Tommaso Arosio/ Fedra Boscaro
APPUNTI PER UN NOVISSIMO BESTIARIO
appunto # 11 live performance
appunto #06 e #08 installazione
Novissimi Materiali, esposizione stampe serigrafiche, flip Book, Libro componibile
Novissimo Bestiario is an articulated research project that intends to census the “imaginary beings” of contemporary life.
The series of performances of the Appunti is intended as a preparatory investigation for the Bestiary, focusing on the relationship between “imaginary being – human being”. The odd notes make use of video body mapping and participatory creation.
(duration 15 minutes) (Premiere) (First study)
Friday 14 and Saturday 15 March – 9.30 p.m.
UMANITA’ > LIBRO I
Who’s on stage > two Turritopsis Dohrnii or immortal jellyfish able to transform their cells from a mature state back to immaturity, in other words they never die. They have always had the same beckettsian speeches, until a strange black wave brings them very close to an unexpected and improbable end.
(duration 40 minutes) (First study)
stage action Elisa Turco Liveri
video Salvatore Insana
with the voices of Giovanna Bellini, Luca Bondioli, Vania Ybarra
sound Alban De Tournadre
lighting design Giovanna Bellini
sound technician Marco De Tommasi
costumes Olivia Bellini
production Compagnia Del Meta-Teatro
co-production Dehors/Audela – Lyriks
with the support of Electa Creative Arts and Ass.Cut.Resine
audiovisual dramaturgy Dehors/Audela
Her fertility is in doubt. Perhaps she will not be able to procreate. Until now he has not considered the problem. All it takes is one element not working to destabilise the whole.
A parental tutorial on adaptability and survival. Making up for the possible absence of a child. Caring for those who, having been born, are destined to perish. The possibility of not generating another life, another skeleton. Cow bones, emblem of the primary nourishment: milk. Encounter between body and ex-body. One inert in substance, the other incapable of its natural functions, they meet, they converse mute.
An unexpected short-circuit causes the gap between mimesis and reality.
Strategy K reworks the story of hysteria (one of the most complex paradigms of the mind-body problem), a pathology that was once believed to be linked to problems of procreation, reconnecting with the “real” problem of presumed infertility of the performer on stage and creating a new physical score drawing on extra-theatrical sources such as ethology, such as the Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière, a visionary and obsessive reservoir of ante-litteram pain spectacularization, or Didi Huberman’s thought (especially her L’invenzione dell’interia).
The spectacularization of pain and private drama, which today has reached dizzying heights, has older origins than we think: in the late nineteenth century, the alleged hysterics of the Salpêtrière were literally put on stage, made to perform in front of an audience of doctors, forced to have attacks and rewarded with a final applause.
Elisa Turco Liveri and Salvatore Insana met in 2010 in the Meta-Teatro space in Rome. The project they are part of tries to bring together theatre and video in the sign of a continuous research in which the two languages maintain their own specificity and at the same time are able to generate new forms of expression. In recent years they have produced video-theatrical works (A pezzi; Nelle pieghe; Land(e)scapes, In Negativo, Space-Time Lapse), audiovisual research projects (Aperture; In pieces; Recognition; Radici; Hunger; L’altra velocità) and photographic investigations (Space-time Lapse, Umano non umano; Folds, Contre nature).
STRATEGIA K – comportamenti che tendono a instaurare condizioni di equilibrio trailer
Collettivo Cascina Barà
based on an idea by Daniela Scarpari
written by Alessandra De Luca
adapted for the theatre and performed by Daniela Scarpari
visual direction and tag-tool idea Fupete
production, fabric diary composition and live drawing Alessio Trillini
composition and live music Lorenzo Declich (Lorf)
with the collaboration of Erika Gabbani (Nasonero)
vocalist Alessandra De Luca
Images and visions of a girl looking for her mother in a foreign country make up a show based on the interaction between acting, live drawing and live music. The three aspects, which are so intertwined that one cannot exist without the other, create a subtle balance that crosses theatrical action, improvisation and visual performance.
The projected images that make up the scenography are guided and animated by a live artist using a graphic tablet, ranging from simple signs to a certain degree of complexity. At the same time, the musician interacts through pre-recorded tracks and live acoustic interventions of bass and guitar.
A type of social theatre that investigates two orders of contemporary conflicts: the exclusion of the foreigner, which finds its drift in the annihilation of individuality, and the impossibility of fully understanding the other’s point of view within an intergenerational relationship, specifically that between mother and daughter.
The Collettivo Cascina Barà was formed in 2011 in Baraka (Pisan countryside). Everything came about by cause, not by chance. One day souls came together, an idea became a project, produced words, added movements, conveyed sounds, scattered drawings.
#Tessuto was born from a collective direction, a choral work on the text, a Collective based in the ideal space of Cascina Barà, a kind of island that is and is not.
n collaboration with Apache/Teatro Litta
a work by inQuanto teatro
movable characters of the edition Floor Rober, Giacomo Bogani, Andrea Falcone, Francesco Michele Laterza
edited by Andrea Falcone
engravings and inserts Giulia Broggi
iconography Maria Sole Vannetti
binding Julia Lomuto
production project 2013-2015 in collaboration with Kinkaleri
Enciclopedia is a work of erudition that is composed while travelling. It collects people’s definitions for what is around them: things like “house” or “nail” or “dog”. Objects of common appearance. From those words, she composes a well-rounded portrait. Of what? Of today’s man, told through the words he dedicates to the small things that make up his world.
It is a contemporary work, made with old-fashioned manners: it travels from town to town, through theatre festivals and village festivals, touching on different realities in search of a new collaboration. At the end of each local survey, a restitution performance is offered, in which the interviewers resume their costume as artists to read the definitions found and present them to everyone.
The Encyclopaedia grows following the alphabet, in a journey that is both physical and literary. Throughout 2014, it will visit different cities and places, gradually expanding the boundaries of a potentially infinite work, along with the number of its participants.
Where? in the streets of the ISOLA district
inQuanto teatro is an artistic collective based in Florence, in which Andrea Falcone, Floor Robert and Giacomo Bogani operate. Part of a wider network of links and unions, extended in space and time, inQuanto teatro collaborates or has collaborated with Giulia Broggi (performance, graphics, video editing), Matteo Balbo (performance, graphics), Susanna Stigler (photography), Duccio Mauro (photography), Maria Sole Vannetti (costumes) and Francesco Michele Laterza (performance). Currently, inQuanto teatro is part of Officina Teatro, a project of Operaestate Festival Veneto for young companies, and is supported by Kinkaleri, La Piccionaia and Armunia.
Tommaso Arosio/ Fedra Boscaro
project (body-mapping) by Fedra Boscaro and Tommaso Arosio
guests of Appunto #09 visual arts Karin Andersen, Sonia Marcolin
sound Valentino Corvino and Roberta Giallo
production Ever New Bestiary
Novissimo Bestiario is an articulated research project that intends to survey the “imaginary beings” of the contemporary world. The series of performances entitled Appunti is intended as a preparatory investigation for Bestiario, focusing on the relationship between “imaginary beings and human beings”. The odd notes make use of video body mapping and participatory creation. The single notes are the stratification of the contributions of the guest-artists, invited to reshape the body-images according to their own poetic research.
Fedra Boscaro and Tommaso Arosio compose an intelligent critical reflection on the perception (and use) of the body, surfing the western pop imagery. Their bestiary represents and highlights the most stereotyped aspects of what is sought and demanded from the female physicality; these same aspects are then decomposed, corrupted so as to suggest how infinite the ways of beauty can become. The notes thus take shape as an ongoing project enriched by continuous contributions from a variety of sources. Thanks to the superimposition of the real body and the virtual body, the work shows the gap between the two dimensions, refuting the supposed indical relationship between the physical object and its two-dimensional representation” (F.Patti)
Appunti per un novissimo bestiario trailer
concept, regia, drammaturgia Silvia Girardi
performers Sara Rosa Losilla, Carolina Cametti
selezione video Silvia Girardi, Laura Lamonea
videomapping Video Sound Art Festival
dramaturg Laura Tassi
sound design Michael Shiono
set design Daniele Girardi
sculture Dora Ayala
light design Stefano Mazzanti
contributi video ModoFilm, Daniele Girardi
assistente videomapping Alessandra Cassiano
urban ponchos Otto London
assistente regia Margherita Scalise
assistente tecnico Edoardo Verea
foto Luca Sironi
distribuzione terzo paesaggio
PRIMO STUDIO – UMANITÁ – LIBRO I travels through time and space in a magical landscape with a performative flavour, crossing oceans, galaxies and cities to explore the story of a Nature of which Man is a part. In the inability to penetrate it fully, Humanity Book I tries to understand the language through which Nature speaks and feels. It questions evolutionary intelligence, the planetary landscape, ecological threats and conscious individual action. It speaks with the imagined voice of Nature through life forms other than Man, who rarely appears in this account, no longer in his anthropocentric version of observer and dominator, but as the observed. In any case, Man does not know Nature’s point of view, so he must rely on dreams.
– Once man is freed from his presumed and inconsistent self-sufficiency, his profound interactions with the environment are coming to light. The crisis of anthropocentric self-referentiality has proceeded with the emergence of new, more complexly ecocentric instances. – Franco Brevini
Who’s on the scene > two Turritopsis Dohrnii or immortal jellyfish capable of transforming their cells from a mature state back to immaturity, in other words they never die. They have now mastered the evolutionary question and are over 500 million years old in our history since their appearance on the planet. Jelly A is tired of the continuous metamorphic cycle and dreams of evolving into another form; Jelly B experiences the omnipotence of immortality and the supremacy of the species. They have always had the same beckettsian speeches, until something changes their set-up, a strange black wave brings them very close to an unexpected end that they thought unlikely.
– Humanity’s ten-thousand-year-old experiment to adopt a way of life at the expense of nature is failing. A new worldview based on the planetary ecosphere shows us the way. – World Charter for Nature
The Process > Humanity Book I speaks to the audience in the form of a collage of words, videos, music and video art works. The narrative is not linear: it involves the intersection of real-life scenes, magical-realist characters, psychological landscapes, vox populi video interviews of contemporary humans. We use existing and original texts with an emphasis on the emotional and evocative component. Our dramaturgy comes from improvisations, stage writing, and physical compositions. We are inspired by Beckett’s synthesis, A. Kiefer’s painting, Magic Realism and technical-scientific language.
– The survival of the world depends on wildness. The wild is inside us, it is a dream we carry within us. – Thoureau
Special thanks to: Otto London, Mondo Yoga, Scuola Paolo Grassi, ATIR Ringhiera, Greepeace, Filippo Agnello, Ivan Casagrande Conti, Ferdinando Boero, Stefano Piraino, Federica Fabiani, Michele Di Giacomo, Allison DeLauer
e Marco Parente
Two musicians with a long past behind them are free to move between their songs, sometimes alone and sometimes together, in an unprecedented collaboration, exchanging two facing positions: one standing with guitar, microphone, bass pedalboard and the other seated, with drums, microphone, keyboard. Those who are sitting accompany those who are standing. Cesare Malfatti accompanies Marco Parente. Marco Parente accompanies Cesare Malfatti.
Giuseppe Righini will open the concert and enjoy the evening with a good glass of wine.
Cesare Malfatti is one of the pioneers of the Italian alternative music scene, as a member of Afterhours in the late ’80s and early ’90s and especially as co-founder of La Crus together with Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi and Alessandro Cremonesi. After his most recent experiences with The Dining Rooms and Amor Fou, and in parallel with the 2011 La Crus reunion, he has been pursuing a solo career in recent years. He has done so, as always, in his own way, breaking away from traditional market mechanisms and rediscovering craftsmanship at 360 degrees. After the eponymous “Cesare Malfatti”, released in 2011 with the artistic co-production of Paolo Iafelice (Adesiva Discografica) and sold exclusively by mail by Cesare himself, who hand-finishes every single copy with a sewing machine, and after its live re-release in 2013 with the participation of, among others, Giovanni Ferrario and Manuel Agnelli, comes the new album “Una mia distrazione”. This album too was initially distributed exclusively by mail, with an equally original packaging: a vacuum pack made of postcards with photos taken by Malfatti himself, which change every hundred copies. The constant and continuous growth of the project, however, convinced Cesare Malfatti to return to record shops, making an official release of “Una mia distrazione”, which will be released on 6 May 2014. Often the challenge that leads an artist towards different directions, less usual roads, less his own, is a winning one in building a new project. So Malfatti’s new work is also tinged with jazz, thanks to the presence of Antonio Zambrini, a Milanese pianist and composer, a real treasure of our music, a versatile artist open to comparisons with other musical languages. Well orchestrated, enriched by the collaboration of musicians from different backgrounds, such as Matteo Zucconi on double bass, Riccardo Frisari on drums and Vincenzo Di Silvestro on strings, “Una mia distrazione” is an airy work with a wide melodic range that is a real “happy distraction” in Malfatti’s career, with 8 texts by Luca Lezziero, 3 by Vincenzo Costantino Cinaski and the vocal contribution of Stefania Giarlotta. The artistic co-production was once again entrusted to Paolo Iafelice (AdesivaDiscografica).
Marco Parente was born in 1969 on the same day as Duchamp, 28 July. He is one of the most brilliant and elusive songwriters on the contemporary Italian scene. Active since 1997, he has released six studio albums, a live show, a double DVD and three original theatre shows, which have highlighted his desire to break the mould, the coherence of his ever-changing stylistic vision and accurate sound and textual research, always poised between song form and poetic performance. Without forgetting his innate predisposition to confrontation – it is enough to remember collaborations with Stefano Bollani, Carmen Consoli, La Crus, Cristina Donà, Paolo Benvegnù, Manuel Agnelli; on the literary side, he knows and accompanies names of international poetry such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Anne Waldman, John Giorno and Ed Sanders. He receives the appreciation of a sacred monster such as the ex-Talking Heads David Byrne who rewards him by including him in the playlist of his personal web-radio. In 2011, “La riproduzione dei fiori” was released by the new independent label Woland. Of particular note is the special contribution in the song “Always” by Robert Kirby, Nick Drake’s historic string arranger. In 2013, Woland released “SUITE LOVE”, the first of a trilogy of suites in song form. The album was produced and recorded by Taketo Gohara (Capossela, Edda, Baustelle). In January 2014 he released the first album by BettiBarsantini, the new band formed together with Alessandro Fiori.
Tiziri 13 production presents: DEGAGE!
project semifinalist at Premio Scenario 2013
theatre project curated by Anna Serlenga
with Rabii Brahim, Saoussen Babba, Ayman Mejri
dramaturg Daniel Blanga Gubbay
lights Riccardo Clementi
Video Jeorjia Tsisme
Photos Francesca Oggiano
organisation Nesrine Masghouni
direction Anna Serlenga
With the support of the project DE.MO./MOVIN’UP II session 2012, Italian Institute of Culture of Tunis, Teatro degli Incontri, Olinda/Teatro la Cucina, Macao, c.s.o.a. Baraonda, Le Città Sottili
Played in French and Tunisian, with Italian subtitles.
It was 2005, in the French banlieues the cars and the throats of young people were burning, stubbornly shouting their anger for nights on end. Roman Cheneu published a play entitled ‘Res Persona’, leaving suspended between the lines a pungent question: what is the minimum condition of acceptance, what is the life that does not need to be changed?
In the first weeks of 2011, Tunisia is ablaze with a revolt that spreads to all the countries of North Africa and beyond. Revolts that were all too quickly dubbed ‘Arab springs’, which we now see exploding in the many chaotic and radical forms of civil wars, from Syria to Egypt. Yet amidst the dust there remains the dignity of an action felt, even if only for a moment, as necessary.
Dégage’ wants to be the story of this necessity. Four young men from Tunis stage before us fragments of this time of ours, which belongs to us and eludes us.
Through stage scripts, filtered by Roman Cheneau’s text and contemporary dramaturgy, direct testimonies counterpoint a thin and exhibited fictional plot.
It is time to put aside an orientalism accustomed to questioning the other, to finally be subjected to a question: what is the life that does not need to be changed?
The current Italo-Tunisian working group is composed of young professionals in the field of theatre, they are:
Rabii Brahim, Saoussen Babba and Assem Betthouami , actors and dancers graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Art of Tunis (ISAD); Ayman Mejri, actor and student at the same Academy; Daniel Blanga Gubbay, researcher, director and dramaturg; Anna Serlenga, PhD student and director.
Dégage! is the ensemble’s first production.
Cuochivolanti e Associazione CuochiLab
Exhibition opening with aperitif: from 6.30 p.m.
Performance: 9 pm
A selection curated by ZONA K from the Play With Food festival in Turin.
in collaboration with Associazione CuochiLab and Cuochivolanti (TO)
a project by Cuochivolanti and Associazione CuochiLab
artistic direction by Davide Barbato and Chiara Cardea
From 26 to 30 March 2014, the fifth edition of Play with Food – La scena del cibo took place, the first visual and performing arts festival entirely dedicated to food, conceived and curated by Cuochivolanti and Associazione CuochiLab.
The programme included, among others, projects selected through four calls for ideas aimed at artists, videomakers, photographers, theatrical performers, playwrights, choreographers, graphic designers, and creatives of all disciplines.
ZONA K has decided to collaborate with this reality in conjunction with the days leading up to the EXPO 2015 event.
ZONA K has chosen a series of artists and creations around the theme of food, art and theatre, selecting them from the programme of the last edition in Turin. Three days, from 16 to 18 May 2014, in which the spaces of ZONA K will host performances, installations, theatre, video works and works of art on themes dear to the Expo.
Theatre section 9.00 p.m.
SCENIC INTERACTION – Thanksgivingday-Episode 1
with Enoch Marrella
dramaturgy and direction by Andrea Ciommiento
visual arts section from 6.30 p.m.
Benna – Short movie #1 video
Maria Bruni – 100 uova fotografia
Luigi Ceccon/Chiara Allione – Forgotten meal fotografia
Maurizio Modena – Manifesto dell’acqua potabile installazione interattiva
Photo.Psyco.Video.Cook – Cucino la tua storia installazione
Maya Quattropani – Body Reaction Project Rutti fotografia sonora
Anna Resmini – Ricette scottanti per lingue roventi illustrazione
In 2010 the artistic-gastronomic experience of Cuochivolanti and the CuochiLab Association gave birth to the idea of a festival able to gather the proposals of theatres, performers, visual artists, photographers and dancers capable of creatively confronting the theme of food: a multidisciplinary festival that would remove food from the world of food and wine entertainment to bring it back to the centre of artistic, political and philosophical reflection, without neglecting play and fun.
The fifth edition of the festival saw some important innovations: in contrast to the current situation of the artistic and cultural scene, PWF5 wanted to give a small sign of optimism by forging new partnerships to boost the distribution and visibility of the projects, thanks to the participation of the curator and art critic Olga Gambari, the independent record label Megasound, the contribution of the space ZONA K and ArteSera Produzioni.
Specifically, ZONA K has accepted the appeal by hosting in its season and helping to support a theatre project and a series of artistic projects, selected from the PWF5 programme, guaranteeing the artists a prestigious and important square like the one in Milan, for an entire weekend.
For information on PLAY WITH FOOD: www.playwithfood.it
La Ballata dei Lenna
by and with Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri, Miriam Fieno
text supervision Michele Santeramo
production La Ballata dei Lenna
with the support of Fondazione Campania dei Festival – E45 Napoli Fringe Festival, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento della Gioventù – Regione Piemonte – Provincia di Alessandria, Regione Puglia – Progetto Principi Attivi – Assessorato Politiche Giovanili – Fondazione Live Piemonte dal Vivo – circuito regionale dello spettacolo
in collaboration with Teatro Minimo – Teatro Bottega degli Apocrifi
A square of light is the house where three lives intertwine, that of a tailor and two sisters: the ugly, the ugly and the beautiful. Three unimportant lives that try to understand what is right and what is wrong, even if right and wrong do not help to save themselves. The ugly one lives a life devoid of aspirations, counting the days in front of her, all the same, and accepting without protest the moods of her sister, soon to be married, absorbed entirely by the hopes of a different life. The tailor, called in to repair a wedding dress that is no longer fit to wear, is the stumbling block in the story.
The three characters soon find themselves coming to terms with their own impulses, unravelling and keeping their desires at bay, rediscovering themselves to be tender and violent at the same time, but always too inadequate for love.
There is no time to waste on caresses, there is no more time.
Love is a fairy tale for the rich and for saints.
And we are neither rich nor holy.
But love, at what time is love? When does it return? How much longer must we wait? Could someone tell us, in the midst of all this bloody mayhem, what bloody time it comes in?
The company La Ballata dei Lenna formed by Nicola Di Chio, Paola Di Mitri and Miriam Fieno was founded in 2012 at the Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica “Nico Pepe” in Udine, where the three actors trained and graduated. Following the project “Ballata in tour/ La protesta”, a tour of workshops throughout Italy in the winter of 2012, the company produced its first show “LA PROTESTA – una fiaba italiana” in collaboration with playwright Michele Santeramo.
La Protesta won the first prize at the “Festival Anteprima89” ed. 2012 Antidoti – Milan, Special Mention at the Festival Asti 33 “premio scintille 2011” new dramaturgies, Finalist Rassegna ARGOToff 2013 Teatro Argot – Rome
a project by and with Riccardo Fusiello and Agostino Riola
lighting design Matteo Crespi
communication Marianna Musella
graphics, scenic element forEVER Claudia Broggi
assistant to the choreography for Play Serena Marossi
co-production E45 Napoli Fringe Festival – Fondazione Campania dei Festival
choreographic residencies Centro Danza Canal (Madrid), Mosaico Danza (Turin), Dance_B (Milan), Studio 28 (Milan)
we would like to thank Teatro Litta (Milan), Scuola D’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi (Milan), Teatro della Cooperativa (Milan), PuntoZero Teatro (Milan), Teatro Mimesis (Trani), Teatro Radice Timbrica (Legnano), ZONA K (Milan) and also Daniele D’Angelo, Simone Marossi
YOUR HAPPY SAD SONGS is a project in three snapshots, I WANNA – Play – forEVER, freely inspired by the figure of Federico García Lorca.
“The work feeds on Lorca, sinks its roots into the contrasts that animated him, digs through his words and images in search of the essence that moved his work and his life”.
Your Happy Sad Songs thus becomes a sort of pop opera, moving between everyday situations and dreamlike images, on the difficulty of following one’s instincts, on the will to react when all around seems dark, on the disorientation caused by an absence. At the centre is the body and its movement, which becomes the main instrument of investigation. The bodies of the two performers are observed in the circumstances in which they are protagonists and at the same time, as if analysed, decomposed, X-rayed in search of what moves them and what they conceal.
I WANNA (2010), running time 15 min
selected and promoted by ANTICORPI XL – network young dance d’auteur
PLAY (2012), running time 20 min
winner of ‘Presenta tu proyecto’ by Centro Danza Canal (Madrid) and ‘DE.Mo./ Movin’ Up 2011′ (curated by GAI – Giovani Artisti Italiani and MiBAC – Ministero Beni e Attività Culturali)
forEVER (2013), 20 min
debut Museo Madre, Naples – E45 Napoli Fringe Festival, June 2013
Sonenalé was founded in Milan in 2012 by Riccardo Fusiello, dancer and choreographer, and Agostino Riola, performer and director. Their artistic research focuses on the investigation of the body, in all its expressions. The collaboration between the two began in 2008 on the occasion of the show Il Signor P, produced by the Castel Dei Mondi International Festival in Andria. In 2010 they created Your Happy Sad Songs. They have collaborated with Italian and European companies (Spain, Denmark). ”
ZONA K thanks you!
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2013/2014 PLAY-K(ei) season.
The 2013/2014 edition was even more extended and richer in events, marked by synergies with similar external realities, generating definitions such as “crossing over”. ZONA K, with PLAY-K(ei) 13/14, has collaborated with Danae Festival and with the nearby Teatro del Buratto/TerzoPaesaggio; with Apache/Teatro Litta it has shared the care of two companies that have tackled the stages of both theatres. PLAY-K(ei) 13/14 also hosted a stage of the Festival Play With Food, by Cuochivolanti from Turin, as well as performances by the Qui e Ora and delleAli companies with whom ZONA K shares the important project on new audiences Coltivare Cultura, supported by the CARIPLO Foundation.
PLAY-K(ei) has chosen the motto WHERE ARE YOU? A question that makes concrete the horizon we are looking at: in which historical moment are we? What is happening far away from us, and not only within our borders?
The season was also marked by the building of bridges across borders: within PLAY-K(ei) there was a path dedicated to Europe and the current historical moment, this year all focused on the Balkans on the occasion of the entry of Croatia into the EU.
These are the guest companies in the second interdisciplinary season of PLAY-K(ei): Mala Kline, Oliver Frljic, Codice Ivan, inQuanto teatro, Dehors/Audelà, Cascina Barà, Luca Camilletti, Roberto Capaldo, Anna Serlenga, Sonenalé and La Ballata dei Lenna, Tommaso Arosio/Fedra Boscaro, Silvia Girardi, Cesare Malfatti, Tiziano Popoli and Vincenzo Vasi, Michel Donedà and the Takla Improvising Group, Qui e Ora and delleAli.
PLAY-K(ei) 13/14 has obtained the patronage of the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Milan and the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia. It also requested the patronage of the Municipality of Milan and the Lombardy Region.
The Coltivare Cultura project, realised in collaboration with the Qui e Ora and delleAli theatrical residencies, was selected for the CARIPLO Foundation’s call for proposals for new audiences.
Mala Kline’s show was presented in collaboration with Danae Festival.
PLAY-K(ei) is a project by ZONA K, with the artistic direction of Valentina Kastlunger, Valentina Picariello, Sabrina Sinatti.
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