Where is the POWER today? For a long time, the axiom that power and status come from knowledge and education and so access to knowledge was a road of social emancipation was regarded as true. Today, on the contrary, not-knowing has become a new status to show off.
So, where is the POWER? In populist politics? In the people that crave to be seen? Is identical cities? In the methods of dis-information.
In a world that is always more interconnected, without big and ideal revolutions, we ask ourselves how to reverse presumptions and overcome preconceptions.
Whilst doing this, we look at political power, that of the relationship between individuals, between citizens and cities, between information and media, searching for the positive force made up of action, democracy, surprise and understanding.
POWER is the theme of the theatre season 2018, made up of four focuses POLITICS,PEOPLE,CITIES and MEDIA, where each focus is accompanied by international artists and young Italian artists, in a layout that start with the theme and then constructs a vision around it.
POWER for us is this and more. It is a declaration of intent. It is the determination to go forward, with our feet still archored to the present. It the will to act, declare, think and question. It is the freedom of choice.
In the last few years, we have put on stage some important, courageous and powerful decisions, investing in the public and on our `theatre-non-theatre` anomaly. Today we confirm these choices that we have made and we relaunch them: attention to the contemporary world, on lookout for international groups, space for new Italian groups and mainly a network with various artistic and cultural realities, institutional or niche, Italian or foreign, but always on our wave-length.
So we confirm our connection with Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, with Teatro delle Moire/Danae Festival, with Olinda /TeatroLaCucina and with Stanze – and new important collaborations with Teatro Franco Parenti and the FIT Festival di Lugano, mare culturale urbano and Stratagemmi_Prospettive Teatrali
Those who want to be political must venture out into the world.
Opening the 2018 theatre season with FOCUS POLITICS is prescient and provocative.
The March elections speak for us. Politics permeates social life in an all too intrusive and shouted way, contributing to spreading disaffection and detachment of citizens. The question arises: is democracy still a representation of popular power? In a rapidly changing society, is the power of democracy still effective? And is it still possible to speak of a public and active Agora?
Two renowned international artists, who have already been guests in previous editions of the ZONA K season, pose these questions. Roger Bernat presents PENDIENTE DE VOTO (PENDING VOTE). A show in which the participation of the public is requested in a political reflection that humorously tackles the mechanisms of power in all democracies and the totalitarian drifts germinating in the community. It is also a reflection on the word citizenship and participatory democracy, which cannot fail to remind us of the forthcoming political elections.
Yan Duyvendak, Nicolas Cilins & Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez (CH) with ACTIONS: a scenic device that gives shape to an ideal democratic assembly where refugees, political leaders and volunteers of the city can express themselves, with the aim of responding with effective and direct actions able to involve positively every single individual and at the same time get out of the doldrums of the rhetoric of good intentions.
Finally, in the Italian section, ZONA K will host the revelation artist Filippo M. Ceredi with BETWEEN ME AND P., an intimate documentary show about a brother who has mysteriously disappeared. Once again it is the action of an individual that becomes a political gesture in the radical refusal to submit to the status quo of today’s society.
2 -3 March h 20.00, 4th March 2018 h 17.00
Filippo M. Ceredi (IT) BETWEEN ME AND P.
9 – 10 March 2018 h 20.00
Yan Duyvendak & Nicolas Cilins & Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez (CH) ACTIONS
c/o Casa della Memoria
Roger Bernat/FFF (ES)
“A show that should be mandatory for all MBA’s and the party congress” [Bernat Puigtobella, Nuvol]
The THEATRE is transformed in a PARLIAMENT with political colors that are still undefined, whilst the spectators, equipped with a remote with which they can vote, become the representatives. What will happen if suddenly, in absence of an effective power, the role of speech goes back to being political.
Maybe the last resort of real politics is that of a total absence of power. Pendiente de voto is a show that tries to be that last resort. It is not a false version of a parliamentary debate, but a real version of the actual false debate. Not a fictitious politics but a make-believe politics: authentic politicians against real politicians or true politics against every form of realpolitik. Immersive theatre? Or maybe more emergency theatre…
A political humoristic reflection that faces the mechanisms of power in democracies and the totalitarian thinking in communities. A reflection on the word ‘citizenship’ and on participatory democracy, that can only make us think of the next political elections.
In italian – Duration 140 min. ca.
di Roger Bernat. Drammaturgia: RobertoFratini. Dati visuals: Mar Canet. Dati dispositivi and software: Jaume Nualart. Musica: “The Sinking of the Titanic” di Gavin Bryars, PatchWorks, etc. Sound design: Juan Cristobal Saavedra. Luci: Ana Rovira. Assistente e direzione tecnica: Txalo Toloza. Stagegraphic design: Marie-Klara González. Effetti speciali: Cube.bz. Programming assistants: Pablo Argüello, David Galligani e Chris Hager. Consulenti ai contenuti: Oscar Abril Ascaso e Sonia Andolz. Producer: Helena Febrés Fraylich. Ringraziamenti: David Cauquill, Raquél Gomes, Marcela Prado e Magda Socias. Coordinamento: Helena Febres. Una coproduzione di Centro Dramático Nacional (Madrid), FundacióTeatre Lliure/Festival NEO and Elèctrica Produccions (Barcelona) with Manège de Reims-Scène Nationale/Reims Scènes d’Europe, Manège de Mons/CECN, TechnocITé in the Transdigital project supported by the european program Interreg IV. Foto: BLENDA
The 28 of June 1914, in Sarajevo, two gunshots put an end to the Belle Epoque and inaugurate the short century, the century of extremisms, of world wars, of totalitarian regimes, of big ideologies and big tragedies. One hundred years separate us from the gunshots that changed the story of humanity. What is left, today, from that event. And from the memories of its protagonists?
The streets are those walked by Gavrilo Princip and Francesco Ferdinando d’Asburgo, to reach Sarajevo, respectively from Belgrade and Vienna. Two journeys in the Europe of today, through borders, stories, memories. In a constant dialogue between present and past, through chats in bars to interviewing the historians. Along the way we discover identity conflicts, contrasting memories and the difficult relationship between nation, nationalism and supra national politics.
A meeting with the director Gobetti follows, with the partecipation of Barbara Bracco, Contemporary history professor UNIMIB and Francesca Rolandi, historian and journalist.
Documentary film with subtitles in Italian– Duration 43 min.
Direction and screenplay Eric Gobetti – Simone Malavolti editing Liviana Davì, Tomaso Brucato sound Pietro Jona (narrator) Edoardo Pezzuto (post production) music Radetzky march, performed by Guido Zorn (bass), Gianni Pantaleo (piano), Matteo Negrin (guitar), Mario Bracco (drums) Danza balcanica, Placido Frisone 2011, Gavrilo Princip, Princip, prod. Ltdfm, 2012 and Sarajevo, Kultur Shock, prod. Koolarrow Records, 2006 production and distribution Sarajevo Rewind, Isabella Guarino.
Simone Malavolti (Florence, 1976) is a historian and is involved in teaching, research, cooperation, travel and cinema. He mainly collaborates with the Associazione Trentino con i Balcani (ATB), the Istituto Storico della Resistenza in Toscana, the Museo Storico del Trentino, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, but is above all proud of the cultural association Passaggi di Storia, of which he is President, and of Balkan Florence Express, a film festival of cinema from the Western Balkans, of which he is co-artistic director. In 2014 he made, with Bianca Pananti and Leonardo Filastò, the documentary film Col nome del delirio about the Florence asylum. She has collaborated on several video projects: the multimedia exhibition L’Europa dei destinini incrociati, ATB’s docu-investigation Personal (hi)stories, and the historical documentary Sjećanja. Životne priče u Prijedoru/Memories. Stories of life in Prijedor, by the Museo Storico del Trentino.
Eric Gobetti (Turin, 1973) is a historian. He gives lectures and conferences on Yugoslav history, from Gavrilo Princip to the present day. He has published several books including: Dictator by chance. Un piccolo duce protetto dall’Italia fascista (2001), on the Croatian Ustascia movement in the 1930s; L’occupazione allegra. Italians in Yugoslavia 1941-1943 (2007); Allies of the Enemy. The Italian Occupation in Yugoslavia (2013), Sarajevo Rewind. One Hundred Years of Europe (2017). In the meantime he explores the Balkans and organises historical tourism trips to the countries of the former Yugoslavia. He recounts many of his adventures in his diary-report Nema problema! Yugoslavia, 10 years of travel (2011). He has recently turned to cinema, collaborating with RaiStoria and producing several video products including Bruce Lee Tvoj Mostar and Around Mostar, The Bridge and Bruce Lee. In 2015 he produced his first historical documentary, Partizani. The Italian Resistance in Montenegro (with music by Massimo Zamboni).
Filippo M. Ceredi (IT)
An intimate documentary on a mysteriously missing brother. It is the action of one individual that creates a political gesture by radically refusing to submit to the status quo of our society.
Between me and P. is born from the radical need to rewrite a family story. Pietro disappeared voluntarily without leaving any traces, in 1987, when he was 22 years old.
After 25 years, Filippo, the younger brother started a long research to try and get closer to him and understand what pushed to disappear. The research is an attempt to bring light on this silent and pervasive absence. His scenic elaboration is a way to transmit this story, that talks deeply about the individual and collective present.
Performance in Italian with subtitles in English – Duration 70 min. ca.
Performance by and with Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi. Tutor: Daria Deflorian, within the artistic residence Officina LachesiLAB. Accompaniment to the production: Alessandra De Santis and Attilio Nicoli Cristiani. Accompanying the choreography: Cinzia Delorenzi. Project assistants: Clara F. Crescini, Sara Gambini Rossano, Francesca S. Perilli. Production: Filippo Michelangelo Ceredi, Teatro delle Moire / Danae Festival – 2016. With the support of ZONA K. Photos: Michela Di Savino
Yan Duyvendak, Nicolas Cilins & Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez (CH)
“Is someone willing to do something? And what?¨
ACTIONS gives shape to an ideal democratic meeting where refugees, political figures and volunteers can express themselves, with the goal of responding with effective and direct actions that can involve every single individual. ACTIONS cannot be defined as a show. It is more a scenic device in the form of a documentary that involves the spectators in order to respond to the violence and the urgency of our political reality. It brings back the role of the theatre as a forum within the city life. It is an experience from which you will not leave indifferent.
ACTIONS is a cooperation projects involving:
4 associations from Milan: ASSPI, Black Panthers, Farsi Prossimo e ASNADA
4 refugees: Keita Thei, Jallow Sulay, Noori Abdul Jawad, Ali Dashti Bahiat
1 representative of the department of social politics of Milan
1 representative of ASGI, l’Avv. Luce Bonzano referent of ASGI Lombardia
2 giornalists to keep the debate coherent: Christian Elia, codirettore del Q CODE MAGAZINE e Carla Chelo, ex giornalista de L’Unità
ACTIONS explores the migration crisis, concentrating on ‘here and now’ and dealing with the theme of exclusion and the relationships that exist between art, activism and social changes in a moment in time in which the values of the European democracies are dissolving.
c/o CASA DELLA MEMORIA, Via F. Confalonieri, 14, 20124 Milano In Italian – Duration 140 min. ca.
Ideazione: Nicolas Cilins & Yan Duyvendak & Nataly Sugnaux Hernandez. Produzione Dreams Come True, Genève Coproduction La Bâtie-Festival de Genève; far° Festival des Arts Vivants, Nyon ; Marche Teatro/Inteatro Festival – Ancona, Pour-cent culturel Migros Con il sostegno di République et canton de Genève; Ville de Genève; Pro Helvetia – fondation suisse pour la culture; crédit de la Confédération destiné à l’intégration, Fondation meyrinoise du Casino, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Fondation Leenaards, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Bureau de l’intégration des étrangers BIE, Fondation JTI, fondation sesam, Ville de Versoix, Ville de Bernex, Ville de Satigny, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes – SIS, Loterie Romande, CORODIS; Ringrazimanenti: Daniela Almansi, les Amis de La Bâtie, Patrick Falconnet, Christophe Girod e Katia Zenger – Hospice Général Genève, Cie Gilles Jobin, Théâtre de l’Usine
The power of people, of ordinary people. The authentic strength and drive that comes from below. “People have the power”, “Power to the people”, songs and slogans from the 1970s that still endure in a world so different from that time. And yet, in spite of everything, people still think that they have the power to change the world.
PEOPLE tells of the strengths and contradictions that permeate our society: the strength of feelings, the exchange between generations, the relationships of solidarity; but also the relationships between individuals where power games become more ambiguous and sometimes ruthless. Above all, it talks about people: young people, teenagers, curious women, independent, aggressive but always and in any case topical.
26 April – 19 May 2018 Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O’Donnell (CA) TEENTALITARIANISM with 3 dates + 1
25 May – 10 June 2018 h. 10.00 – 19.00 Barbara Miele (IT) FOREVER YOUNG, THE DREAMS OF SIXTY-EIGHT [photo exhibition]
In collaboration with PHOTO FESTIVAL MILANO
30 – 31 May 2018 h. 20.00 Marta Dalla Via (IT) POLITICAL PENTOTHAL – Rap opera for Andrea Pazienza [show]
5 – 6 June 2018 h. 20.00 She She Pop (DE) SPRING SACRIFICE
A project ZONA K and Teatro Franco Parenti
Telling by involving: the seminar on participative theatre
This training seminar is for whoever wants to gain some advice and innovative strategies to develop site-specific and participative plays, that can be both provocative and original.
The work is based on the active involvement of people (not actors) of different ages and social context.
Artistic director and founder of the Canadian Mammalian Diving Reflex (considered the international expects in this area, always present at the most important international theatre festivals) Darren O’Donnell will guide you in the ideation and test of small performative actions based on his method: social ago puncture, designed to explore and systematize innovative devices to interact with the public.
The seminar in in English, with Italian translation, and is free.
To participate you should have a strong interest in this social practice. Experience is not necessary.
At the end of the seminar, who is interested can produce and send to ZONA K a participative theatre show to realize in Milan (following some parameters set out by ZONA K) to participate at the residence selection of ZONA K 2019.
Darren O’Donnell is a novelist, essayist, playwright, director, designer and performer. His books (published by Coach House Press) include: Haircuts by Children and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract (2017), Social Acupuncture (2006), which argues for aesthetics of civic engagement, and Your Secrets Sleep with Me (2004), a novel about difference, love and the miraculous. His stage-based works include White Mice (1998), [boxhead] (2000), and All the Sex I’ve Ever Had (2012), all produced by Mammalian. Darren was the 2000 winner of the Pauline McGibbon Award for directing and has been nominated for a number of Dora Awards for his writing, directing, and acting, winning (with Naomi Campbell) for their design of White Mice. His play [boxhead] was nominated for a Chalmers Award and he received a Gabriel Award for excellence in broadcasting for his CBC radio piece Like a Fox. Under his directorship, Mammalian won the 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award for Youth, and his Mammalian Protocol for Collaborating with Children was awarded the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children Supporter Award in 2012. Darren has an MSc. in urban planning, a BFA in acting and studied shiatsu and tradition Chinese medicine at The Shiatsu School of Canada. Follow Darren on Twitter: @darrenodonnell Instagram: @o.darren Periscope: @darrenodonnell Snapchat: photoshine
Mammalian Diving Reflex Darren O’Donnell (CA)
What happens when the power shifts to the teenagers?
The Mammalian Diving Reflex , Canadian group, will be presented at FOCUS PEOPLE in ZONA K, with three performative actions, enclosed in the TEENTALITARIANISM event, neologism that sums of the content well. For years, the Mammalian, go around the world with performances and workshops that involve teenagers first hand. Each one of their performances foresees a path with the teenagers of the places in which they are hosted.
The first show, NIGHTWALKS WITH TEENAGERS, 9th to 12th May, organized in collaboration with Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, is a night performance/walk where a group of teenagers brings the spectators around the city, through their own habits, their favorite places, and where they meet their friends. The project then unites the roads of adults and teenagers that otherwise would not have been able to meet. It tries to make adults socialize with the more younger people, to share their world in an unusual way, by offering them to let go in moments of pure contemplation.
The second show, SEX, DRUGS AND CRIMINALITY, 18th May, organized only by ZONA K , is a performances in which teenagers pose questions to famous public figures of the city (politicians, intellectuals, artists) on their juvenile mischief and wrongdoings. Again, the Canadian group, tries to break down the generational gap in a direct and non-conventional way.
The last show is ASK FOR THE MOONS, 19th May, in which the teenagers that have collaborated to the project can present publicly how they would like to go on with the work they have started.
Ideazione e regia: Darren O’Donnell Co-regia: Tina Fance, Kiera O’Brien, Virginia Antonipillai, Sanjay Ratnan Produzione esecutiva: Eva Verity, Tina Fance. Produzione: ZONA K. Questa presentazione di Teentalitarianism è resa possibile in parte grazie al supporto del Canada Council for the Arts e dell’Ontario Arts Council.
Mammalian Diving Reflex Darren O’Donnell (CA)
Nightwalks with Teenagers invites a group of teenagers to take over a neighboyrhood in their city, organizing a night walk in which they will guide the spectators.
“A performance that is a small miracle.” The Guardian
In all the work of the Canadian group, guided by Darren O’Donnell, the social dimension is at the center of a research that materializes in active participation that aim to increase the critical spirit of the public.
With this project, Mammalian Diving Reflex creates the conditions for a unprecented encounter between young and adults, between people from different geographical, culture, socio-economical and race backgrounds that normally don’t have the occasion or motives to spend time together.
The performance is the result of the collaboration between the artists of the group and the group of youngsters involved, developed in a series of workshops that last two weeks.
Concept and direction: Darren O’Donnell. Co-directed by: Tina Fance, Kiera O’Brien, Virginia Antonipillai, Sanjay Ratnan. Executive producer: Eva Verity, Tina Fance. Photography: Martin-Steffen, Amish Morrell, Paul Blakemore, Mammalian Diving Reflex. Created in collaboration with the students of Liceo linguistico Itas Natta, Milan. Production: ZONA K and FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts. This presentation of Teentalitarianism is made possible in part by the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Mammalian Diving Reflex Darren O’Donnell (CA)
“You do not have to answer”
In this performance, 8 teenagers will pose questions to famous public figures of the city (politicians, intellectuals, artists) on their juvenile mischief and wrongdoings. The teens can ask any type of question and those questioned can refuse to answer.
The canadian group works towards the break down of the generational gap in a direct and non conventional wat. The two groups will see if they are able to connect, even if its only with their fingertips, and together they will have a very sincere discussion on three of the most confusing arguments in the universe: sex, drugs and criminality.
Concept and direction: Darren O’Donnell. Co-directed by: Tina Fance, Kiera O’Brien, Virginia Antonipillai, Sanjay Ratnan. Executive producer: Eva Verity, Tina Fance. Production: ZONA K. Photo: Martin-Steffen. This presentation of Theentalitarianism is made possible in part through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council
Mammalian Diving Reflex Darren O’Donnell (CA)
Will you give me the moon?
With the closing of the TEENTALITARIANISM journey, dedicated to teenagers, the Ask for the moon event will be the opportunity for them to publibly expose their works and snatch promeses to the organizers.
Concept and direction: Darren O’Donnell. Co-directed by: Tina Fance, Kiera O’Brien, Virginia Antonipillai, Sanjay Ratnan. Executive producer: Eva Verity, Tina Fance. Production: ZONA K. Photo: Konstantin Bock. This presentation of Theentalitarianism is made possible in part through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Guinea Pigs (IT)
The show articulates itself it two autonomous branches with a common theme: the violence of power, hidden and invisible, that society does not recognize. Free violence and social-bullying, a women’s body as a land to be conquered: these are the wars that Guinea Pigs tell in a scenic vision founded on the relationship between acting, sonic composition, drama and movement.
Atti di Guerra (War acts) is the first artistic project of the Milanese group, that has already won prestigious rewards in Italy. Four actors on scene, their bodies, the sound, light and the speaking: there are the elements that make the show Atti di Guerra. Two different tensions. On one side the will to remain participating to the acts of violence that are evoked on stage, without embellishments and without special effects .On the other side the tension of a theatrical language far way form the reality of the representation, that makes it possible to observe these violent acts as if they weren’t true, but from a magnifying glass, that isolates the details. The result of of this research made by the Guinea Pigs is a show in which narration and representation travel on two parallel tracks in constant dialogue. The narration is entrusted to the speech, to the bodies, to the sounds and light: metaphorical and sometimes meta-theatrical. The unspoken objective is the creation of a prism that can bring the eyes of the spectators closer to those shards of free and unjustified violence that can explode wherever.
The performance on 23 May will be followed by an informal meeting between the company and the audience.
Concept and direction by Riccardo Mallus. Dramaturgy by Giulia Tollis. By and with: Letizia Bravi, Marco De Francesca, Francesco Martucci, Federico Manfredi. Sound composition by Gianluca Agostini. Stage movement by Betti Rollo. Costumes by Laura Dondi. Lighting by Martino Minzoni. Photos: Diego Monfredini and Lucia Baldini
Barbara Miele (IT)
Saying sixty-eight in the same as saying Chaos and bringing memories of strong winds of renewal that swept through the masses, messenger of the disruption of different social categories; students, women, workers, artists.
But who forms the masses if not individuals?
Forever Young, the dreams of sixty-eight, is a photo exhibition that tells the story of some of the protagonists of those incandescent years. It highlights their uniqueness through their dreams, and finds out that even fifty years later, neither the dreams nor the dreamers have aged.
25 may vernissage | h 20.00
Special guest Massimo Nava.
Opera Rap for Andrea Pazienza show that with a great sense of rhythm, deals with the confrontation between two generations: those of the disputes on the street, and those of the digital and social square. A tribute to the linguistic palette of Paz that paints with words, scenes of heroin, bullets and free radio’s. Opera Rap embellished with the verses of four young artists coming from the world of freestyle.
Pentothal is one of Andrea Pazienza’s graphic alter-ego’s, but it is also a drug that free’s your inhibitions. The rappers on the stage are like that: they don’t accept censorship. But the pentothal can also be the fatal injection gives to the senteced to death. It is the amnesia of the rest of the world, the reduction of the cultural immune defenses.
A Dalla Via Brothers project. By and with Marta Dalla Via and Omar Faedo (Moova), Simone Meneguzzo (DJ MS), Michele Seclì (LETHAL V), Alessio Sulis (REBUS). Technical direction Roberto Di Fresco. Sets and costumes Roberto Di Fresco. A Piccionaia Centro di Produzione Teatrale production + Fratelli Dalla Via + Gold Leaves and Festival delle Colline Torinesi. The show premiered in June 2017 at Festival delle Colline Torinesi.
performed by the She She Pops and their mothers (DE)
“A great show about parents’ faults and mistakes” Der Spiegel
2018 marks the start of a collaboration between ZONA K and Teatro Franco Parenti which, in an unusual and constructive way, present some shows together. An OFF reality and a historic theatre on the Milanese scene thus make explicit a convergence of artistic and thematic interests on some international avant-garde companies.
The performers are on stage with their respective mothers in an unusual version of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The performance focuses on the sacrifice of women in today’s family and society.
Since 1993, the Berlin-based women’s collective She She Pop have been exploring the social boundaries of communication in shows where they combine humour and intransigence on the one hand and spontaneity and sincerity on the other. After inviting their fathers in 2010 to participate in the performance Testament, they continued their investigation by adapting Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, together with their real mothers. The result is a lucid and irreverent analysis of the contradictory relationships between generations, a sort of manifesto on the role of women, prisoners of the conflict between private life and career.
The performance focuses on the theme of women’s sacrifice in the family and society. Stravinsky’s religious dimension of the ritual of human sacrifice is replaced by the moral question of self-sacrifice in the relationship between women and men and between mothers and daughters. Put in these terms, the topic immediately generates reluctance: sacrificing oneself as a woman for others seems an obsolete issue today. The enormous importance of self-determination and personal freedom that drives our society has obscured the sense of devotion and sacrifice.
The ancient pagan ritual that inspired Stravinsky, on the other hand, is based on the certainty that every community requires sacrifice, and indeed is founded and affirmed precisely through collective sacrifice. As in Stravinsky’s original play, the performance stages a ritual: the meeting between the She She Pops, their mothers and the audience. However, unlike the community gathered by Stravinsky to celebrate the sacrifice of spring, there is no agreement between the She She Pops and their mothers as to how it should be performed. Doubts arise from the very beginning. However, at the same time, the decision to try, together, is firm. “Who were we? Who are we? Why have we become like this?”
A project by ZONA K and Teatro Franco Parenti c/o Teatro Franco Parenti, Via Pier Lombardo, 14 Milan performance in German with Italian subtitles
a project She She Pop by and with Cornelia and Sebastian Bark, Heike and Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Irene and Ilia Papatheodorou, Heidi and Berit Stumpf, Nina Tecklenburg video Benjamin Krieg and She She Pop set design Sandra Fox and She She Pop costumes Lea Søvsø musical collaboration Damian Rebgetz choreographic collaboration Jill Emerson dramaturgical advice Veronika Steininger lighting and technical direction Sven Nichterlein sound Florian Fischer video assistant Anna Zett overtitles KITA (Anna Kasten) coordination and support Fanny Frohnmeyer, Kaja Jakstat, Ruschka Steininger technical support tour Florian Fischer, Manuel Horstmann, Andreas Kröher, Michael Lentner, Sven Nichterlein, Torsten Schwarzbach translation for surtitles Emanuele Galante production/PR ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture administration Aminata Oelßner management Elke Weber production She She Pop co-production Hebbel am Ufer, FFT Düsseldorf, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Kaserne Basel, brut Vienna, German Language Theater Festival of Prague/Archa Theater Prag, Kyoto Experiment, Théâtre de la Ville/Festival d’Automne à Paris with the support of the City of Berlin and Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin
She She Pop is a collective founded at the end of 1990 by a group of graduates of the “Applied Theater Studies program” in Gießen. The members are Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou and Berit Stumpf. The executive production is by Elke Weber. The performers, mostly women, see themselves as authors, playwrights and makers of their own stage art. The reference to their own biographies is primarily a method – and not an aim – of their work: the biographical material is condensed into a recognisable artistic strategy and stylised positions. The result is a form of theatre strongly linked to experimentation. The theatre is transformed into a space dedicated to utopian communication. She She Pop considers it its task to trace the social limits of communication – and to go beyond the protective theatrical space, in both specific and artistic terms. Since 1998 She She Pop has been based in Berlin. The theatre HAU Hebbel am Ufer has been co-producer and partner since 2003. Other partners, in Germany and abroad, are: Munich Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Kampnagel Hamburg, Forum Freies Theater Dusseldorf, Mousonturm Frankfurt / Main and Kaserne Basel, brut Wien, Theatre de la Ville / Festival d’Automne de Paris, Festival Kyoto Experiment Archa Theatre Prague, Prague German language Festival and the Konfrontationen Festival Lublin. The group is currently on tour with the following shows: the preview of Oratorio, which will premiere in February 2018 in Berlin, The Ocean is closed (2017), which premiered in October in Berlin and has just been presented at Romaeuropa Festival, Besessen (2016), 50 Grades of Shame (2016), Some of us (2014), Ende (2014), Schubladen (2012). Among the most successful shows, we must remember the extraordinary Testament (2010) which saw the performers on stage with their fathers.
What role do cities play today? Open, cosmopolitan, incubators of better tomorrows, memories of past cultures, grounds for ecological and social challenges? Or chaotic, closed, provincial even if European, an example of non-integration, uniform and without poetry? The roads are different, they overlap, they run parallel to remind us that it is we who determine the places we live.
And so we are returning to focus on cities, not only as symbols of economic and political power but above all as examples of the richness of Italy’s cultural heritage and the diversity of its urban fabric. And we want to re-appropriate this heritage: by invading spaces, marking landscape maps, building connections, and inhabiting places that are often unknown. Let us once again come out into the open in an unusual and necessary way.
5 – 7 October 2018 h. 20.00 OHT (IT) PROJECT MERCURY – Performance n°3
14 October 2018 h. 20.00 ELEONORA PIPPO (IT) GIRLS IN MILAN ARE LOSING CONTROL. Society fears them. The end is blue.
20 – 21 and 24 – 28 October 2018 h. 16.00 DOM – (IT) THE MAN WHO WALKS
A project ZONA K and Danae Festival
24 – 25 November 2018 h. 11.30 and h. 15.00 DANCE MAKERS (IT) LONG-LASTING LANDSCAPES – Itineraries of urban choreography
A project ZONA K and Stanze
OHT | Office for a Human Theatre (IT)
“Lo spazio siderale per indagare lo spazio dei desideri”
Fiora and Chiara are training to become astronauts and face what is, to all intents and purposes, a space odyssey. The inability to assert themselves is latent in their every gesture and word, yet they do not give up and fight to conquer their portion of space.
It is their total lack of cynicism that turns an aseptic photographic studio into sidereal space.
Starting with Mercury 13, the failed American plan to send thirteen women into space, the show investigates the emotional consequences of not having the opportunity to do what you want to do. Oscillating in this impasse, the show puts the two would-be astronauts in dialogue with John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jerrie Cobb (the first failed astronaut) and the only strike that took place in space.
With Project Mercury, OHT continues its Performance Series inspired by Richard Sennett’s sociological research on the emotional waste caused by one’s working condition. The first performance (Self-Portrait with Two Friends) deals with failure in a private space. The second (Weaknesses) turns on the exposure of one’s weaknesses in a public place. Finally, the third (Project Mercury) revolves around the absence of privilege in sidereal space.
c/o ZONA K
In Italian – Duration 50 min.
Idea, regia, scenografia Filippo Andreatta di e con Chiara Caimmi, Fiora Blasi drammaturgia Filippo Andreatta e Charles Adrian Gillott esperto spaziale Paolo Giuseppe Bianchi costumi Andrea Ravieli direttore palcoscenico Massimiliano Rassu costruzione pedana Giovanni Marocco produzione Laura Marinelli una produzione OHT con il supporto di Fondazione Caritro, PAT residenza artistica Centrale Fies, Residenze IDRA, Teatro Cantiere Florida
OHT | Office for a Human Theatre was born in 2008, after winning Nuove Sensibilità, national award for young directors at Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, it has obtained Italian and international collaborations with the most prestigious European cultural institutes and important cultural institutions in the world. Finally, Centrale Fies and MART museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto are frequent partners.
Biscardini, Pertot, Rollo e Scirocco
Since the Second World War, Milan has undergone a multitude of urban and social transformations: from reconstruction to the economic miracle, from large factories to the advanced tertiary sector, from the years of lead to the “Milano da bere”, from the “moral capital” to Tangentopoli. Paradoxically, with an elusive but always strong identity.
Discussions will be held by Roberto Biscardini (president of the association Riaprire i Navigli), Gianfranco Pertot (lecturer at the Milan Polytechnic), Alberto Rollo (writer), Giovanni Scirocco (Ferruccio Parri National Institute).
During the course of the evening a number of medium-length films will be screened by the Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico:
“Christmas at Milan Central Station” (1963 – 23′:30”)
“Milan 1959” (1959′ – 37′)
Meeting + projection
duration: 90 min
In collaboration: with Istituto Ferruccio Parri and AMOD
Illustration: H.J. Løken
Eleonora Pippo (IT)
SOCIETY FEARS THEM. THE END IS BLUE
“We are not girls.
We are silver bullets for your middle-class brains!”
The friendship between Motta and Castracani – two middle-class girls with a shared passion for medical analysis – tells of the loss of control, the confused search for an identity, the recklessness, the challenge to themselves and the world, the investigation of their own bodies, common to many teenagers.
Inspired by Ratigher’s teen drama of the same name, Eleonora Pippo’s work enriches the plot with the experiences of the girls on stage. A parallel narrative made up of short interviews, live songs chosen by the girls themselves and letters addressed to a self from the future reveals the resources of the Post-Millennial Girls, interweaving fiction and reality that reinforce each other.
The theatre project is based on the formation of a temporary local company made up of girls between 13 and 18 years old, who – in the record time of seven days – work together with the director to create an original performance.
The performance, enriched by the installation La fine azzurra (The blue end), by Eleonora Pippo herself, is staged only once with active participation of the audience.
A PROJECT ZONA K and STANZE c/o ZONA K
People-specific creation for girls under 18 and their community – Duration 60 min.
In each square where the show is programmed, a temporary local troupe of non-professional teenage girls is formed. The production takes place in seven days. The show is staged only once with active audience participation. @le_ragazzine_project by Eleonora Pippo is co-produced by Teatro della Tosse in Genoa and Eleonora Pippo with the support of Coconino Press FANDANGO EDITORE + Kilowatt Festival press office Antonella Bartoli
The bravest girls in Milan are
Camilla Bonati, Clara Topputo, Elena Rieux, J. Gilda Pucci, Matilde Rosati, Paola Ricchiuto, Sara Guttadauro
Eleonora Pippo (Pordenone, 1976). A pupil of Giancarlo Cobelli and Marisa Fabbri at the Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Torino, actress with Valerio Binasco, Tim Stark, Claudio Longhi, Elio De Capitani and Franco Branciaroli, she is the director of “Cinque allegri ragazzi morti IL MUSICAL LO-FI”, the independent experimental musical based on the homonymous comic strip saga by Davide Toffolo, which has conquered the most prestigious Italian stages. He works on the break of the traditional theatrical language, he avoids the scenic illusion, to enter a territory of intimate sharing with the inner world of the characters and of the audience to whom he recognizes the role of protagonist. He directed Cinque allegri ragazzi morti IL MUSICAL LO-FI L’alternativa, La festa dei morti and #tuttonuovo, Marburg, Save your wish, Come fu che in Italia scoppiò la rivoluzione ma nessuno se ne accorse by Davide Carnevali, Ulisse chatta con gli dei Amleto gioca alla playstation, Raskolnikov legge fumetti, Sotterraneo), Cinque donne con lo stesso vestito Yumiura. He won the Premio Scintille at Asti Teatro Festival (2010). She perfected her training at the ViaNegativa company in Ljubljana, with Thomas Ostermeier, Agrupación Señor Serrano and with Richard Maxwell/ New York City Players.
DOM– con Antonio Moresco (IT)
“follow the man as he walks / match your step to his
keep a certain distance / sink into the landscape you cross”.
A man – shadowy and elusive – walks through the city. He walks through a variety of urban and suburban spaces – a station, an uncultivated field, an occupied house, a monastery, a recreational club and in between streets, squares, tracks. The audience follows him at a distance, almost spying on him, poised between identification and detachment.
“The man who walks” in Milan is Antonio Moresco, writer, author of narrative, theatrical and non-fiction works. It will be him that participants will have to follow from the centre to the periphery, from open spaces to closed ones. A wonderful experience for spectators/walkers, a rare opportunity to look at one’s own city with other eyes.
Starting from the graphic novel L’uomo che cammina (The Walking Man) by Jiro Taniguchi, DOM- builds a dramaturgy of spaces in which to explore the boundary between urban and third landscape, those abandoned areas at the edge of the inhabited reality. Going deeper and deeper into the substance of the places, the living experience of walking becomes the pretext for an ineliminable tension with reality and the presence of the spectator becomes the very centre of the performance.
A project by ZONA K and DANAE Festival
Urban walk for 18 spectators per performance.
In Italian – Duration 4h and 30 min.
The place of departure will be communicated by text message to each participant the day before the booked performance, so a phone contact will be requested. The performance involves a walk of about 4 hours, comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. It is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
creation, spatial dramaturgy and direction DOM- Leonardo Delogu, Valerio Sirna with Antonio Moresco and with Paola Galassi, Isabella Macchi with the participation of the students of ITAS Giulio Natta thanks to Studio Azzurro produced by Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, Danae Festival, Zona K organisation Francesca Agabiti freely inspired by the comic strip by Jiro Taniguchi – L’uomo che cammina audiovisual documentation Studio Azzurro original music Fabio Zuffanti sound processing Lorenzo Danesin
Special thanks to the association Terzo Paesaggio
DOM- is a project born in 2013 from the collaboration between the artists Leonardo Delogu, Valerio Sirna and Hélène Gautier. It investigates the language of performing arts, with particular attention to the relationship between body and landscape, and is committed to the transmission of peculiar practices of dwelling, linked to the space and time of artistic creation. DOM- builds performance events, seminars, walks, writings, gardens, installations, videos, photographic reportages.
Antonio Moresco, Italian writer [Mantua, born 1947]. After completing a difficult apprenticeship, which he recounts in Letters to No One (1997), critically documenting the difficulty of emerging from the condition of being a writer.
After completing a difficult apprenticeship, which he describes in Lettere a nessuno (1997), critically documenting the difficulty of emerging from the condition of being an underground writer rejected by the Italian publishing world, in 1993 he published the collection of short stories Clandestinità (Clandestinity), in which the themes that underpin his work are already present, rendered in a dry and hyper-realistic style that increases its dramatic impact: loneliness, first and foremost, crossed by a dimension of dreaming as estrangement from the self, which is accompanied by the recurring motif of a frantic search for meaning that unravels through oblique and unstable paths. The fulcrum of Moresco’s work revolves around the vast work Giochi dell’eternità (Games of Eternity), written over a period of 35 years, consisting of Gli esordi (1998), Canti del caos (published in two volumes in 2001 and 2003) and Gli increati (2015). His other works include: La cipolla (1995), Lo sbrego (2005), Scritti di viaggio, di combattimento e di sogno (2005), Merda e luce (2007), La lucina (2013), Fiaba d’amore (2014), I randagi (2014), Piccola fiaba un po’ da ridere e un po’ da piangere (2015), L’addio (2016), Fiabe da Antonio Moresco (2017) and, both in 2018, L’adorazione e la lotta and Il grido.
Founder in 2003 of the blog Nazione indiana, in 2005 he created the online and print magazine Il primo amore.
“The fundamental tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words.”
(Philip K. Dick)
A reflection on the relationship between the means of communication and power, and on the power of communication to condition society’s thinking, to distort the past, to read a single present and imagine incredible futures.
Are we victims of communication, enslaved to the manipulation strategies of economic and political powers, according to the formula communication=power=social control? Or are there still margins for using the media as a positive force, a tool and a road to change?
Looking at the onslaught of electronic devices that now accompany our lives as indispensable prostheses, it seems clear that the use of new tools offers us a different way of perceiving reality, increasingly poised between direct, honest information and a falsification of the same, without control.
Once again, we cast a glance at the positive force of communication, which is not only “fourth power” or “power 4.0”, but is also the force of the different languages that compose it and offer us different looks and readings.
17 October h. 21.o0, 18 – 20 October 2018 h. 19.30 and h. 21.o0 Berlin (BE)
PERHAPS ALL THE DRAGONS
18 – 19 October h. 9.30, 20 October 2018 h. 16.00 Berlin (BE) REMEMBER THE DRAGONS
A project by ZONA K and Triennale Teatro dell’Arte
[performance for ages 11 and up]
1 – 2 December 2018 h. 20.00 Milo Rau/IIPM (CH) HATE RADIO
In collaboration with Olinda / TeatroLaCucina
“Breathtaking! And exciting, because each of the characters tells a true story. A collection of collective stories. This work is a descent into the heart of humanity.” Le Figaro
For the first time in Milan, the Belgian company acclaimed throughout Europe with an aesthetically irresistible theatrical installation with intelligent content.
A famous pianist realises on stage that she has studied the wrong concerto – A neurosurgeon swaps the head and body of two monkeys, they survive – In Japan there are 700,000 people who live as hikikomori, locked in their bedrooms for at least a year, completely detached from social life – Six degrees of separation, a theory that states that each individual can connect with another through no more than 6 intermediaries in the world.
Thirty stories, transformed into as many video monologues with a dramaturgical construction that creates coherence between them. The duration of each intervention will be exactly the same. Different interactions will take place at different times. Directors Bart Baele and Yves Degryse have encountered interesting people, facts, anecdotes, adventures, intrigues and thoughts. The themes that emerged from these stories are eclectic: from philosophical hypotheses to scientific detail to anecdotes, etc. A large oval structure on the perimeter of which 30 screens/stories are mounted, accommodates 30 spectators
c/o Triennale Teatro dell’Arte – viale Alemagna, 6 30 spectators for each performance
Performance surtitled in Italian and English
Concept BERLIN (Bart Baele, Yves Degryse) Set design BERLIN, Manu Siebens Text Kirsten Roosendaal, Yves Degryse, Bart Baele Editing Bart Baele, Geert De Vleesschauwer, Yves Degryse Soundtrack and mixing Peter Van Laerhoven Camera Geert De Vleesschauwer Technical direction Robrecht Ghesquière Research and dramaturgy Natalie Schrauwen with Derek Blyth, Sergey Glushkov, François Pierron, Juan Albeiro Serrato Torres, Rinat Shaham, Shizuka Hariu, Shlomi Krichely, Jonas Jonsson, Nirman Arora, Suneet Chhabra, Luci Comincioli, Roger Christmann, Regina Vilaça, Pat Butler, Walter Müller, Adela Efendieva, Andrew Mugisha, Ramesh Parekh, Nico Mäkel, Wim Mäkel, Tamas Sandor, Philippe Cappelle, Romik Rai, Brecht Ghijselinck, Vladimir Bondarev, Andrei Tarasov, Matsumoto Kazushi, Bob Turner, Geert-Jan Jansen, Kurt Lannoye, Robrecht Ghesquière, Laura Fierens, Patryk Wezowski, Hilde Verhelst, Christina Davidsen production BERLIN in co-production with Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg [DE], KunstenfestivaldesArts [Brussels – BE], le CENTQUATRE [Paris – FR], Dublin Theatre Festival [IE], Centrale Fies [Dro – IT], Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival [Groningen – NL], La Bâtie – Festival de Genève [CH], Zomer van Antwerpen [BE]. project co-produced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union and ONDA – Office national de diffusion artistique BERLIN is associated artist with CENTQUATRE [Paris – FR] with the support of the Flemish Government
“In our lives there are princesses who wait for nothing more but to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage…”
30 fascinating stories, told by children from 21 different countries and in 15 languages. A diverse group that meets the audience sitting at a large table.
Also in Remember the dragons … BERLIN they plunge us into a sea of stories that seem too absurd to be true. A girl from Morocco who is never hungry, feels no pain and hardly feels the need to sleep. A Danish boy who already on his fourth birthday would have liked to become a girl. A South African boy of the same age who made dozens of crop circles with his grandfather. One night, in secret.
True or false? And where did this little spaceman suddenly come from? Remember the dragons… is a performance suitable for children aged 11 and over. A big table with 30 screens and 30 seats for the audience. Each little spectator will bring an adult with whom they can share the adventures. Remember the dragons… shows the same stories to both children and adults from different perspectives, making them experience shared memories and giving them a beautiful glittering moonstone as a gift.
The languages to be heard are: Dutch, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, English, Russian, Arabic, Gujarati, French, Croatian, Chinese, Danish, Italian, Hebrew, Romanian.
c/o Triennale Teatro dell’Arte – viale Alemagna, 6 Perfomance from 11 years old – Running time: 55 min.
conception and creation: BERLIN (Bart Baele, Yves Degryse, Tom Struyf) a production by BERLIN, HETPALEIS, Kopergietery research Frien Leysen music Eric Thielemans video Geert De Vleesschauwer set design BERLIN, Manu Siebens room Geert De Vleesschauwer production Celeste Driesen, Jelte Van Roy set construction Manu Siebens, Robrecht Ghesquière, Bregt Janssens, Koen Ghesquière construction filmset HETPALEIS in co-production with Rotondes, Tweetakt festival with the support of Flemish Government
Founders of BERLIN in 2003, filmmakers Bart Baele and Yves Degryse decided not to choose a particular genre, but to venture into the realm of documentary and let the places of their forays guide their inspiration. This philosophy gave rise to two project cycles: Holocene (the current geological era) where the starting point is always a city or other place on the planet, and Horror Vacui (fear of the void) in which true and touching stories are delicately unravelled around a table. The Holocene cycle includes Jerusalem, Iqaluit, Bonanza, Moscow and Zvizdal. The first three episodes of Horror Vacui are Tagfish, Land’s end and Perhaps all the dragons. BERLIN are still working on both cycles. Holocene will end in the city of Berlin (hence the group’s name) with the creation of a docu-fiction project involving the inhabitants of the cities featured in the previous episodes. The company has worked in 27 different countries in recent years, within various circuits: from theatres to exhibition spaces, from festivals to special locations.
Circolo Bergman (IT)
What is at stake when we put an image of ourselves into circulation? What is this gesture deeply connected with?
Every day, in the open space of the Web, millions of photos are posted through which people attempt to compose an image of their own identity. Places, portraits, selfies create an endless Atlas of the contemporary, almost a modern-day version of the unfinished Atlas of Memory, composed by art historian Aby Warburg at the beginning of the 20th century. Warburg was convinced that archetypes traversed history by embodying themselves in images and, in images, he sought that formula of pathos that would reveal to him the profound spirit that connects our imagination to its origins.
The plates of Bilderatlas Mnemosyne resemble an analogue version of an Instagram profile, in which a constant is sought that connects them together: the photo of a young girl in a club brings the archetype of the Nymph to our day; the analogue photos of a young actor try to recompose the archetype of the Hero.
Circolo Bergman, starting from the personal images of its performers, questions – like Warburg – the presence of archetypes in our time. A modular scenic action, divided into autonomous and interdependent tables, which can be assembled, disassembled and reconstructed in theatrical and non-theatrical spaces, in search of a pervasive Atlas in which the spectator can mirror and multiply himself.
concept Paolo Giorgio a project by Sarah Chiarcos Paolo Giorgio Marcello Gori direction Paolo Giorgio original music Marcello Gori staging Circolo Bergman lights Sarah Chiarcos scenographic consultancy Erika Sambiase visual Dario Serio stage photos Jo Fenz production Circolo Bergman texts intimately shared with Sarah Ātman and Alberto Baraghini – first study: IT Festival 2017 – second study: Hors, Teatro Litta, 6-8 October 2017 – third study: Teatro Magro 6 January 2018
Circolo Bergman is a collective composed by: Paolo Giorgio, director and dramaturge; Sarah Chiarcos, dramaturge and responsible for the productions; Marcello Gori, musician, dramaturge, responsible for the sound. It moves between the creation of a repertoire of contemporary dramaturgy and the experimentation in the performative area, declining new writing formats through different media, with a particular interest in site-specific projects. He operates in different territories, starting from live performances and embracing curatorial, exhibition or editorial paths. Depending on the specific nature of each project, the collective is open to collaboration with other professionals (videomakers, curators, artists, critics, actors, performers, dancers), as well as non-professionals. It produced the shows: Werther, o dell’assoluto (2014), La cosa peggiore che possa capitare a un cane (2015), Fondamenta (Teatro Ringhiera, 2015), Calcografia (2016), Macinante (commissioned by Festival Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, 2016), Pergine, via San Pietro 4 (commissioned by Festival Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, 2017).
Can art be a way to revive the past? How do reality and fiction overlap? What does the expression documentary art imply? What kind of writing processes allow for this kind of project?
Through videos and materials from her works, Argentinean director Lola Arias talks about her experience in the field of documentary art and interdisciplinary projects using theatre, cinema and visual arts over the last decade. Arias addresses different aspects of the genesis and development of her works, where she problematises the relationship between aesthetics and politics, reality and fiction, artwork and social experiment.
Lola Arias (AR)
“Incredibly powerful” Independent
In this 2014 project Lola Arias explores the question of what it means to be a war veteran of the Malvinas/Falkland conflict.
The video installation is made up of five videos that tell the story of how those who became soldiers in 1982 at the age of 18 remember the conflict and how they feel like veterans today at the age of 50. Each of them reconstructs their experience in a place they live every day: a psychologist relives the explosion of a bomb in the psychiatric hospital where he works, a triathlon champion relives the death of his partner in a swimming pool where he trains every day…
All of them will relive their memories as if a time machine had brought their past back to the present day.
Concept and direction: Lola Arias With Argentine veterans of the Falklands War: Guillermo Dellepiane, Daniel Terzano, Marcelo Vallejo, Dario Volonté, Fabián Volonté Staging: Nele Wohlatz, Ignacio Masllorens Filming: Manuel Abramovich Camera: Manuel Abramovich, Ignacio Masllorens Sound: Francisco Pedemonte, Facundo Moreno Production: Sofía Medici, Luz Algranti Editing: Alejo Moguillansky Editing assistant: Nele Wohlatz Translation: Daniel Tunnard
Lola Arias (AR)
“My Documents is a work on failure” Lola Arias
My Documents is the result of the workshop conducted by Lola Arias with a group of Italian artists, which takes its cue from the cycle of conference-shows of the same name where artists from different fields talk about their research, an experience they have lived in a radical way and a story that haunts them.
On stage there will only be the artist with his notes: a way of bringing to light the kind of research that is often lost in an unnamed folder in a computer.
This kind of lecture-performance was created in the 1960s by Joseph Beuys and Robert Smithson, a way of turning a speech into a work of art. In recent years, this format has proliferated in theatre, dance and visual arts, becoming one of the modes of conceptual theatre. Artists such as Rabih Mroué, Tim Etchells and Jérôme Bel have reinvented the genre, making these non-academic lectures a way to present and talk about research and experience.
Conceived and edited by Lola Arias Production by Luz Algranti Technical direction by Marcos Medici
Dance Makers (IT)
Landscapes of long duration where time stands still. Places that intertwine and confuse past and present. Spaces to walk through and observe. Bodies that move to compose unusual choreographic scores.
Can dance offer new perspectives and ways of inhabiting the city? Can places – steeped in history, nature and art – become a stimulus for imagination and artistic creation?
The Dance Makers project starts precisely from the relationship between people and territories with the intention of spreading contemporary dance in unconventional places to stimulate reflection on the territory and its resources. This thought is the basis for the creation of choreographies that draw inspiration from architectural elements, geometries, sounds, works of art, history and inhabitants.
Each choreographic itinerary thus becomes unique because it is developed and conceived in close relation to the environment and gives shape to a route in multiple stages in which artistic creations of a performing nature alternate with participatory moments in which the public becomes visitor, spectator and protagonist.
This itinerary in Milan is the result of an articulated didactic project, proposed and produced by STANZE and ZONA K, which involved the dance company DANCE MAKERS as trainers and dancer-choreographers, the school L’ARCOBALENODANZA and the ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI BRERA, which made available the spaces of its historical headquarters, with the active participation of a group of students from the Two-year Specialisation Course in Theatre Scenography and Costume for the Performing Arts.
The dancers have inhabited and choreographed the open spaces of the Napoleonic Courtyard of Honour, the Loggiato above it, the steps, the corridors and those indoors, the basement and the Gipsoteca, working in close dialogue with the Costume and Set Design students, who have succeeded in transmuting bodies and places, revealing the ineffable essence of the non-visible.
site-specific project c/o Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera curated by ZONA K and Stanze
Concept and interpretation: Dance Makers (Anna Altobello, Beatrice Bresolin, Ilaria Campagnolo, Marina Donatone, Giovanna Garzotto, Ana Luisa Novais Gomez, Andrea Rampazzo, Silvia Sessi) with the collaboration of: L’Arcobalenodanza School and the Brera Academy of Fine Arts – Two-year Specialistic Course in Theatre Scenography and Costume for the Performing Arts set designers: Nadir Dal Grande, Ludovica Diomedi, Riccardo Galbussera, Elisa Gelmi, Matilde Grossi, Yang Linqing, Andrea Pogliani, Giulia Trivelli, Shi Shiting, We Yue costume designers: Mara Pieri, Alice Manente, Paola Mammolini, Jagna Nawrocka with the support of: CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa, Fondazione Cariplo, MIBAC, a performance realised within the Teen Time project with the contribution of Regione Lombardia under the patronage of Comune di Milano photos by: Roberto Cinconze
Dance Makers is a group of dance artists born in 2017 following participation in Dance Makers1, a project organized by CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea in Bassano del Grappa. The group is composed of dancers, teachers, Dance Well – movement research for Parkinson’s and choreographers. The Dance Makers have conceived and realized choreographic itineraries in unconventional spaces, research activities on choreographic practices and performances at B.Motion Danza Operaestate – Festival Veneto, Festival Ammutinamenti – Cantieri Danza and Gender Bender Festival. They have danced in projects curated by Iván Pérez, James Batchelor and Silvia Gribaudi, and are currently involved in a new creation with choreographer Andrea Costanzo Martini. In parallel, they continue to realise site-specific performances in museums and urban spaces, and are active in the organisation of workshops for professionals and non-professionals.
IIPM/Milo Rau (CH)
‘High-calibre political theatre’.
★★★★★’ De Theaterkrant
Hate Radio tells the story of RTLM/Radio-Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, a Rwandan radio station that played a crucial role in the genocide of the Tutsi minority in 1994, in which around 1 million people died.
The radio was the most powerful tool for violent propaganda. The operators of the radio station prepared for the genocide for months by integrating music, sports, political communiqués and outright incitements to murder into their programming.
Hate Radio focuses on the staging of an RTLM show by three ethnic Hutu extremists and the Belgian-Italian Georges Ruggiu, reconstructing the context philologically and staging survivors of the genocide itself. How does the process of affirming racist ideology work? How is it possible to purge the individual of his humanity?
Director Milo Rau’s work uses documents and direct testimony to answer these questions, letting people experience what happened in history first-hand.
c/o and in collaboration with Olinda/TeatroLaCucina – Ex O.P. Paolo Pini – via Ippocrate, 45
Played in French and Kinyarwanda with Italian surtitles
a production of THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL MURDER – IIPM text and direction Milo Rau dramaturgy and conception Jens Dietrich scenes and costumes Anton Lukas video Marcel Bächtiger sound Jens Baudisch with (live) Afazali Dewaele, Sébastien Foucault, Diogène Ntarindwa, Bwanga Pilipili; (video) Estelle Marion, Nancy Nkusi assistant director Mascha Euchner-Martinez executive production and dramaturgy assistant Milena Kipfmüller public-relation Yven Augustin documentation collaboration Eva-Maria Bertschy corporate design Nina Wolters web design Jonas Weissbrodt academic counselling Marie-Soleil Frère, Assumpta Mugiraneza & Simone Schlindwein Casting Bruxells/Geneva: Sebastiâo Tadzio Casting Kigali: Didacienne Nibagwire HATE RADIO is a production by IIPM Berlin/Zürich with Migros-Kulturprozent Schweiz, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) Berlin, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Beursschouwburg Brüssel, migros museum für gegenwartskunst Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Südpol Luzern, Verbrecher Verlag Berlin, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and Ishyo Arts Centre Kigali. Supported by von Hauptstadtkulturfonds (HKF), Migros-Kulturprozent Schweiz, Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kultur-stiftung, Kulturelles.bl (Basel), Bildungs- und Kulturdepartement des Kantons Luzern, Amt für Kultur St. Gallen, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F. V. S., GGG Basel, Goethe- Institut Brüssel, Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Brussels Airlines, Spacial Solutions, Commission Nationale de Lutte contre le Génocide (CNLG), Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED), Contact FM Kigali, IBUKA Rwanda (Dachorganisation der Opferverbände des Genozids in Rwanda) and the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB), Friede Springer Stiftung.
Milo Rau is a theatre and film director, journalist and essayist. He studied sociology, philology and Romance and Germanic literature in Paris, Berlin and Zurich, with mentors such as sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and philosopher Tzvetan Todorov. In 2007 he founded the production company International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM). His shows and films have been presented in over twenty countries. In 2014 he received the Swiss Theatre Prize, the Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden award for best radio drama (with “Hate Radio”), the jury prize at the Festival Politik im Freien Theater (with “The Civil Wars”) and the special jury prize at the German Film Festival (with “The Moscow Trials”). In 2015 he was awarded the important Konstanzer Konzilspreis prize and in 2016 the International Theatre Institute prize as part of World Theatre Day. His most performed works include “Last Days of the Ceausescus” (2009), a play/film tracing the farcical trial against dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, “Hate Radio” (2011), about the role of the radio station RTLM in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, “The Civil Wars” (2014), which analyses the assumptions of insurgency and political engagement through the lived experience of actors on stage, “The Moscow Trials” and “The Zurich Trials” (2013), in which he experiments with the format of theatrical processes. Since 2017 he has been the artistic director of the NTGent theatre centre.
Thanks to all of you
The 2018 POWER season has just come to an end.
THANK YOU first of all to our audience, you who, year after year, become more and more numerous and support us in our artistic/political choices.
Thanks to all the companies and artists who took part, for the wonder and the thousand and one thoughts, often profound, that you gave us (in order of appearance in the season):
Roger Bernat/ FFF, Eric Gobetti and Simone Malavolti, Filippo M. Ceredi Philip Marlow, Cie Yan Duyvendak, Darren O’Donnell and Mammalian Diving Reflex, Guinea Pigs, Barbara Miele, Marta Dalla Via and Gold Leaves Academy, She She Pop, OHT, Eleonora Pippo, DOM- , Dance Makers, Berlin, Circolo Bergman, Lola Arias and IIPM / Milo Rau.
THANKS to the precious collaboration of the cultural realities of the city that have allowed us to be able to offer a truly “powerful” 2018 season (in alphabetical order): Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico, Casa della Memoria Milano, DANAE FESTIVAL, Festival Internazionale del Teatro (FIT), Goethe-Institut Mailand, Istituto Nazionale Ferruccio Parri, L’Arcobalenodanza, Lachesilab, Laboratorio Lapsus, Mare culturale urbano, Olinda onlus, Photofestival, Stanze, STRATAGEMMI prospettive teatrali, Teatro Franco Parenti, TeatroLaCucina, terzo paesaggio, Triennale Teatro dell’Arte. Thanks to Councillor Filippo Del Corno.
THANKS to the people and associations who took part in the special site-specific participatory projects. For ACTION by Cie Yan Duyvendak: Ivan Colnaghi of ASSPI Associazione per lo Sviluppo del Sistema di Protezione Internazionale, Black Panthers FC, Farsi Prossimo Onlus and asnada, Alessandro Cesqui and Councillor Pierfrancesco Majorino of the Municipality of Milan, Carla Chelo, Chicco Elia, Laura Ciriani, DAvide Garofalo, Dashti Bahjat Ali, Sulay Jallow, Tehi Keita, Hazal Koyuncuer, Debora Marongiu, Sarah Nocita, Jawad Noori. All the artists who participated in the seminar with Darren O’Donnel. For the project Teentalitarianism by Mammalian Diving Reflex and for the project L’uomo che cammina by DOM-: all the boys and girls of Itas Giulio Natta, teacher Letizia Gozzini, the manager Carla Maria Cucinotta. For the project Sex, Drugs and Criminality by Mammalian Diving Reflex: Lorenzo Piccolo (Nina’s Drag Queens), NERONE, Ira Rubini and Andrée Ruth Shammah. For Ask for the Moons by Mammalian Diving Reflex: Umberto Angelini. For the show Le ragazzine di Milano stanno perdendo il controllo by Eleonora Pippo: Camilla Bonati, Clara Topputo, Elena Rieux, J. Gilda Pucci, Matilde Rosati, Paola Ricchiuto, Sara Guttadauro. For the FOCUS CITIES Roberto Biscardini, Gianfranco Pertot, Alberto Rollo, Giovanni Scirocco. For the performance LONG-LASTING LANDSCAPES – urban choreographic itineraries by Dance Makers we thank the students of the two-year specialised course in Theatre and Costume Design: Nadir Dal Grande, Ludovica Diomedi, Riccardo Galbussera, Elisa Gelmi, Matilde Grossi, Yang Linqing, Andrea Pogliani, Giulia Trivelli, Shi Shiting, We Yue, Mara Pieri, Alice Manente, Paola Mammolini, Jagna Nawrocka and the performers of Lab DUEMILA: Valeria Cadenelli, Elisa Calabretta, Marta Conte, Alice Cavalieri, Matilda Deida, Sara Fraschini, Sofia Magnani, Giulia Meduri, Elisa Melodia, Roberta Pellegrino, Romina Rangone, Beatrice Rizzoni, Matteo Ronciglia, Lila Rongione, Maria Chiara Vitti The artists who participated in the workshop and the public restitution of My Documents by Lola Arias: Alberto Baraghini, Giulio Bellotto, Riccardo Corcione, Agnese Cornelio, Marco de Meo, Paola Di Mitri, Margarita Egorova, Miriam Selima Fieno, Gloria Frigerio Pilotti, Cinzia Pietribiasi, Beatrice Pozzi, Silvia Rigon, Anna Luna Serlenga. For Hate Radio by IIPM/Milo Rau: Thei Keita. For the meeting on Hate Radio: Danilo Di Biasio and Roberta Carpani, also for the meeting on Pendiente De Voto by Roger Bernat.
THANKS to the institutions that, through patronage, contributions and support, have given concreteness to POWER 2018 and its shows. For the whole season: Milan City Council, Mibac, Lombardy Region, Cariplo Foundation. For the FOCUS PEOPLE: Embassy of Canada, Canada Council of the Art, Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan, Istituto Cervantes Milan, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, NPN Nationales Performance Netz. For the FOCUS MEDIA: Embassy of Belgium in Milan, Consulate of the Republic of Argentina, Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan, Istituto Svizzero.
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL!
See you in February with the new 2019 season.
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