Gianmarco Maraviglia
Echo Photo Journalism

A visual account of the underground and hip hop movement that began to denounce the injustice of the Mubarak regime long before the 2011 revolution.
The events in Tahrir Square were the conclusion of a long social process in which local rappers also played an important role. The Arab underground culture that started the protest found its way without imitating the American movement, keeping its roots firmly in Egyptian culture, mixing sounds and traditions. The underground movement became an expression of personal freedom, in which the real revolution was not only political, but above all social and cultural: a generation that for the first time broke the rules of tradition towards real change.

Dedicated to these young people who, with the return of the military to power, have been robbed of their revolution; a reminder that they alone can sow the seeds of the next revolutions.


Gianmarco Maraviglia, born in Milan in 1974, showed an interest in photojournalism from an early age. Graduated in photography at the European Institute of Design (IED), he works mainly on wide-ranging projects, on committed, multicultural and social issues. His work has been published by Die Ziet, Washington Post, D La Repubblica, Sette Corriere della Sera, Panorama, Io Donna, Aftenposten, Vanity Fair, Gioia, Svenska Dagbladet, Brigitte, Marie Claire, Woz, Emaho. He is the founder and coordinator of the Echo Photo Journalism project, which brings together a group of committed young photographers.

The exhibition is curated by Emanuela Mirabelli, Marie Claire’s Photoeditor.


A focus dedicated to the civil commitment of small and great social revolutions, to those who in the past and today have believed or still believe that things can be radically changed.  At the same time a focus that looks at experiments in artistic languages that may contain revolutionary elements.

A photographic exhibition recounting the underground movement that led to the Arab Spring of 2011.
A meeting-concert with its direct witnesses.
A review of two young companies that, in the many difficulties of this country, struggle to emerge, but with tenacious will make their revolution continuing to invest energy and money in their art making.


6 May 2015 h. 18.30

Arabian Knightz, Gianmarco Maraviglia, Emanuela Mirabelli, Chicco Elia

to follow

Showcase Arabian Knightz c/o Leoncavallo


06 – 21 May 2015 h. 10.00/19.00
Gianmarco Maraviglia/Echo Photo Journalism
curated by Emanuela Mirabelli
[photographic exhibition]

07 – 08 May 2015 h. 21.00
Woodstock Teatro


12 – 13 May 2015 h. 21.00
Compagnia Stradevarie


Compagnia Stradevarie

From childhood we are taught obedience as a value that will allow us to live in harmony with the social system around us. We are told to be patient, to endure.

There are those who do not accept this, because they are impatient, reckless, forerunners of the times. There are those who, by choice or lack of choice, decide to change everything at once with regard to their own lives and, inevitably, those of others. It goes beyond the limits set by the law, by common sense, by social norms. It becomes banished. It is this free zone that we wanted to investigate. And we started from stories set in different parts of the world. A show that is also a laboratory of ideas, in which everyone can build a piece of a collective history not yet written, not yet drawn. A trace.

by and with Soledad Nicolazzi;
dramaturgical collaboration Dalia Padoa;
props and costumes Elena Carozzi;
artistic advice Gigi Gherzi and Laura Sferch;
production support Campsirago Residenza

Stradevarie is an independent theatre company founded in 1999 that currently works within the “Campsirago Residenza” project. The shows are the landing point of a research path, a rewriting of the present with its fragile, ironic and surreal stories. A Piazza delle Erbe! received the “Menzione speciale Premio Ustica per il teatro ’07”; Ciclonica, won the Premio Pancirolli ’03. The company also has a path aimed at children: in 2012 it had the support of the production of Small Size- Big Citizens for the show Carta Canta.


Egypt Underground Revolution
mostra fotografica


Un racconto per immagini del movimento underground e hip hop che ha cominciato a denunciare l’ingiustizia del regime di Mubarak molto prima della rivoluzione del 2011.
Gli eventi di Tahrir Square sono stati la conclusione di un lungo processo sociale in cui anche la band di rapper locali ha giocato un ruolo importante.

La cultura araba underground che ha dato inizio alla protesta ha trovato la sua strada senza imitare il movimento americano, mantenendo radici ben salde nella cultura egiziana, mischiando suoni e tradizioni.
Il movimento underground diventa espressione di libertà personale, nella quale  la vera rivoluzione non è solo politica, ma soprattutto sociale e culturale: una generazione che per la prima volta rompe le regole della tradizione verso un vero cambiamento.

Dedicato a questi ragazzi che, con il ritorno dei militari al potere, sono stati derubati della loro rivoluzione; per ricordare solo loro possono gettare i semi delle prossime rivoluzioni.


Un focus dedicato all’impegno civile di piccole e grandi rivoluzioni sociali, a chi in passato e oggi ha creduto o crede che si possano ancora cambiare radicalmente le cose.
Al contempo un focus che guarda ad esperimenti nei linguaggi del teatro, della danza, del video e della contaminazione tra le discipline che possano contenere elementi rivoluzionari.

E’ un focus che dà spazio a compagnie giovanissime che, nelle mille difficoltà del non-mercato di questo paese, fanno fatica ad emergere ma che, con tenace volontà, fanno la loro rivoluzione proseguendo ad investire energie ed economie nel loro fare arte.