THE WALKS is an app with a series of walks by German theatre company, Rimini Protokoll. Each walk is a short audio experience for a specific place in your city, and an invitation to rediscover and interact with your environment.
It takes approximately 20 minutes to do an audio walk. Get going whenever you want. You decide how many of the walks you’d like to do and in what order. The stories and soundscapes in the short audio experiences are global in scope. “The Walks” connects people around the world in a local experience via the fundamental human action of walking.
Walking in public gained new meaning with the COVID-19 pandemic. An ancient, daily ritual became an integral part of the new normality. People meet, walk, stroll through neighborhoods, play in landscapes, and perceive their environment anew with every stride.
THE WALKS understands walking as a theatrical scenario – an audio-guided walk in parks, a staged walk in supermarkets or timed interactions on riverbanks. In every city, voices, sounds, and music turn familiar places into sites and landscapes into stages step by step through storytelling, dialogical situations, choreographic discoveries, or musical and rhythmic variations on walking. The title of every walk indicates where or how to do it: “Walk for a cemetery,” “Walk along the water,” or “Walk around a roundabout.”
THE WALKS is a production of Rimini Apparat co-produced by ZONA K
App info: “The Walks” is a smartphone app that you can download from the App Store or Google Play at a cost of xxxx euro. To start The Walks, you will receive an activation code when you purchase your ticket, which you will enter into the app.
Technical requirements: In order for the app to run smoothly, you need to have a current operating system (5 or later for Android or 13 or later for iOS). You will need 100 MB of storage space on your device to install “The Walks” app.
“The Walks” is an invitation to walk at different speeds and intensities. More detailed information on each walk is available in the app.
Access code for the walks: only on zonak.co.uk, ticket €6. After purchasing, you will receive an access code for the walks in the app by email.
Text, direction Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi , Daniel Wetzel Concept, dramaturgy Cornelius Puschke App development Steffen Klaue , Alexander Morosow Sounddesign/Mastering Frank Böhle Music/Composition Frank Böhle et al. (see individual walks) Graphic design Ilona Marti Voice recordings Rimini Protokoll, studio lärm and Lorenz Rollhäuser Production manager Maitén Arns Production assistant Steven Sander App development assistant Gaétan Langlois- Meurinne
Translation Panthea (Naomi Boyce , Aurélien Foster, Anna Galt, Erica Grossi, Vivian Ia , Adrien Leroux , Lianna Mark, Samuel Petit, Yanik Riedo, Lorenzo de Sabbata ) Experts/Directors Erdem Gunduz , Stephanie Haug, Katja Otto, Martin Schmitz, Antonio Tagliarini Contributions/Vocals Bente Bausum, Melanie Baxter-Jones, Lena Bruun Bondeson, Lene Calvez, Maimouna Coulibaly, Louisa Devins, Margot Gödros, Melissa Holroyd, Christiane Hommelsheim, Stéphane Hugel , Timur Isik, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Kraffira, Alexandra, La Koffick Max Lechat, Joshua Lerner, Steve Mekoudja, Lara-Sophie Milagro, Kamran Sorusch, Antonio Tagliarini, Lucie Zelger Documentation/Trailer Expander Film (Stefan Korsinsky , Lilli Kuschel)
Thanks to Barcelona Cicle de l’Aigua , Milagro Alvarez, Ignasi Batalle Barber, Aljoscha Begrich, Andreas Fischbach, Jannis Grimm (Institute for the Study of Protest and Social Movements), Ant Hampton, Lilli Kuschel, Jan Meuel , Barbara Morgenstern, Ricardo Sarmiento, Hilla Steiner, Enric Tello, Valentin Wetzel, SA, Gustavo Ramon Wilhelmi
A production by Rimini Apparat in co-production with creart/Teatrelli, BorderLight – International Theatre + Fringe Festival Cleveland, European Forum Alpbach, Fondazione Armonie d’Arte, HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, ZONA K, Festival PERSPECTIVESSupported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and Media and the Department for Culture and Europe of the German Senate
BIO Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel founded the theatre-label Rimini Protokoll in 2000 and have since worked in different constellations under this name. Rimini Protokoll often develop their stage-works, interventions, performative installations and audio plays together with experts who have gained their knowledge and skills beyond the theatre. Furthermore, they like to transpose rooms or social structures into theatrical formats. Many of their works feature interactivity and a playful use of technology.
On top of that, Rimini Protokoll received the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis for “Karl Marx: Das Kapital, Erster Band”, the German theatre award Faust, the Grand Prix Theatre from the Swiss Federal Office for Culture, the European Theatre Award, the Silver Lion at the Theatre Biennale in Venice, as well as the German Audio Play Award and the War Blinded Audio Play Prize.
Since 2003, the production office of Rimini Protokoll is in Berlin.
DOM- with Antonio Moresco (IT)
Art is about making everything false and seeming true.
Art is to make everything true and seem false.
“Realism is the impossible” – W. Siti
After the great success of the last season, the extraordinary operation of DOM- returns, which, starting from the graphic novel by Jiro Taniguchi, builds a dramaturgy of spaces in which to let explode the border between centre and suburbs, between urban and third landscape, between human and non-human.
A man, the writer and playwright Antonio Moresco, walks through the city. Through his journey, the landscape opens up and hides from the eyes of the public, who follow him at a distance, as if to spy on him, poised between identification and detachment.
The spaces follow one another as in an uninterrupted sequence – a square, a station, a cathedral, an uncultivated field, a swamp, a public swimming pool, a motel. The living experience of walking becomes the pretext for a hand-to-hand encounter with reality.
A ZONA K and Danae Festival project Urban, itinerant performance for 15 spectators only.
Conceived, dramaturgy and direction by DOM- / Leonardo Delogu, Valerio Sirna Production Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, ZONA K, Danae Festival, Terzo paesaggio With Antonio Moresco and with Paola Galassi and Isabella Macchi With the participation of the students of ITAS Giulio Natta of Milan Organisation and guidance Francesca Agabiti Freely inspired by the comic strip by Jiro Taniguchi – L’uomo che cammina Unpublished texts by Antonio Moresco Video project Studio Azzurro Edited by Alberto Danelli, Laura Marcolini, Martina Rosa Original music Fabio Zuffanti Sound processing Lorenzo Danesin Collaboration Museo Del Novecento, Milano Sport, Abbazia di Chiaravalle, Hotel Corvetto With the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia (a project of Circuito CLAPS and ZONA K, Industria Scenica, Milano Musica, Teatro delle Moire)
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 the 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 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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
A public space, a group of people, a voice in the headset asking questions, instructions, suggestions. Some are ironic, innocent, others more intimate and important. Who are these people? Where do they come from? Are they spectators or actors? What relationship unites them?
Domini Públic is a game about life, almost a life-size box game where the spectators are not mere pawns but become the protagonists of a story that director Bernat skilfully orchestrates. A sociological investigation in three dimensions on themes that are dear to us and in which we are protagonists, without constraints and prefixed roles.
For the first time in Milan, Domini Públic has toured the world and is a true classic of urban performance.
In Italian. Minimum age for headphones: 14.
Will also take place in case of rain.
The performance will be held at Castello Sforzesco,
Cortile della Rocchetta (Piazza Castello – MM1 Cairoli)
Please arrive with your ID 10 minutes before the start of the performance to collect your headphones.
Concept, direction and text by Roger Bernat/FFF; coordination by Helena Febrés; a production La Mekánica / Apap (advancing performing arts projects), Teatre Lliure / Centro Párraga / Elèctrica Produccions, with the support of Generalitat de Catalunya / Entitat Autònoma de Difusió Cultural – departament de cultura i mitjans de comunicació / European Union / Culture Programme 2007-2013; with the support of Ministerio de Educación, cultura y deporte_INAEM; www.rogerbernat.info
The season PLAY-K(ei) 2016 – Who are we? resumes after the summer break with the Urban Focus, to give space to the will of ZONA K to talk, reflect and act on reality, especially the urban one that surrounds us.
A focus dedicated to performances created to inhabit non-theatrical spaces, to act in the city space and actively dialogue with the people and elements that compose it.
Established and emerging artists steal fragments of reality and rework them according to their own poetics, mixing scenic creation and everyday elements, blurring the boundary between public and private, to lead us to consider ourselves and what surrounds us with a renewed look and attitude, to imagine and, why not, build new realities.