Mammalian Diving Reflex
Darren O’Donnell (CA)
NIGHTWALKS WITH TEENAGERS
9 - 12 May 2018
“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.
A ZONA K and Triennale Teatro dell’Arte project.
Here the TEENTALITARIANISM project
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.