REALITY?

In the presentation of the Reality 2020 season we told our vision of reality that did not want to translate into a philosophical disquisition or a flattening on the spectacularization of contemporary media. It was a title that wanted to close a three-year period where ample space was given to artists who have done their research and art from the Theater of Reality. A three-year period that started with Power and continued with Economy in which we felt the need to analyze and interpret the present, always keeping an eye on the so-called reality data as a rudder that keeps the course despite the brazen and unrepentant political propaganda that does not fear neither the self-contradiction nor the explicit lie.

Of that season – which should have been structured in the Global, Human and Virtual focuses – we just had time to present the special event that went beyond the focus but which for us had the symbolic flavor of a first show that ZONA K brought into Casa degli Artisti.

Then everything, as for everyone, stopped. The companies were first warned, then put on stand by, and finally the shows were canceled. Suddenly our strength, our distinctive trait, our identity and consistency in design choices and consolidated international relationships have become our boomerang. How to keep up a season that would have included numerous European artists? How to reopen a space where the distancing measures force to have no more than 20 spectators? How to look beyond the obstacle to imagine and build a new reality?

The word “new” was enough to re-tune us and to start again from where we left off. If it is a new reality that we have to live, then our season can be called REALITY ?. The question mark not only closes a questioning sentence, but also summarizes the amazement, perplexity and ultimately the hope that this is not really a new world to be invented, but a phase, a parenthesis not to be archived and from which to start again.

We therefore start from the desire to find a new meaning to reality, new perspectives, new ways of enjoying culture thanks to a continuous comparison with some of the artists who have accompanied us most in recent years. Thus the new autumn season that has emerged continues the path started where possible and leaves much more space for those distinctive features that have characterized our work in past years: complex projects, urban performances, shows for a few spectators at a time, collaboration with theaters larger to accommodate artists who need the stage. The most important novelty is the desire to give more space and time to the shows in the season with, on our part, an important productive effort: many of the shows we offer are real productions and co-productions. It is a choice that was already in the making and that found a boost in the pandemic: to continue working on an annual season, but with even more our projects that are able to sustain a long life and that do not run out in the space of a few reruns. 

Here is a preview of the program of ?

OCTOBER

14 October – 14 November
FASE NOVE || Assolo Urbano
[urban walk]

Ekin Bozkurt, Chiara Campara, Giulia Oglialoro, Riccardo Tabilio and Francesco Venturi (IT)
with Rimini Protokoll (DE)
a ZONA K and Casa degli Artisti production

23 – 25 October 
R500 – SAFARI NEL LABIRINTO URBANO. Studio #II [urban walk]
Michele Losi / Pleiadi Art Prod. (IT)

NOVEMBRE
14 October – 14 November
FASE NOVE || Assolo Urbano
[urban walk]
Ekin Bozkurt, Chiara Campara, Giulia Oglialoro, Riccardo Tabilio and Francesco Venturi (IT)
with
Rimini Protokoll (DE)
a ZONA K and Casa degli Artisti production

5 – 15 November
PLAY ME (ORIGINS PROJECT)
[multimedia performance]
a ZONA K production, by CODICEFIONDA (IT)

dramaturgical advice Agrupación Señor Serrano (ES)

18 – 28 November
ENA – Nomen Nescio
[online collective writing]

Roger Bernat (ES)

with the collaboration of Mar Canet e Varvara Guljajeva 

23 -28 November
REALITY?

4 dialogues on theatre and the contemporary [conference]
Sara Chiappori
and Renata Viola

DICEMBRE
2 – 3 December
THE MOUNTAIN [show]

Agrupacion Señor Serrano (ES)
a ZONA K co – production, in collaboration with Tieffe Teatro Menotti Milano

All the details and online ticket office open from 12 October.

photo: terraproject
edit & graphics: NEO studio

 

FOCUS HUMAN

Last focus of the season, HUMAN offers performances that address the times of today by placing man and his rights, his strengths, his contradictions and sufferings at the centre. After the short century, which showed the brutality of humanity and also the ability to get involved again, what have we become? Who do we want to be?

Hobsbawn said that the 1900s had ended in a global disorder of an unclear nature and without a clear mechanism to end or control it. Are we facing the new twenties, with the naïve and glitzy consciousness of what is happening around us?

Will the homo sapiens, well defined and described by Harari, be able to make sense of the world he created? And understand global developments and distinguish the mistake from what is correct?

 

These, the shows of FOCUS VIRTUAL.

October – November
RIMINI PROTOKOLL (DE)
NIGHT SHIFT
[Travelling show]
A ZONA K production in collaboration with Casa degli Artisti

c/o places in the city

 

22 – 23 October
BABILONIA TEATRI (IT)
GIULIO
[show]

c/o ZONA K

 

12 – 13 November
M. Anderson, I. Kralj THEATRE GIGANTE – A. Renda TEATRO DELLE ALBE /RAVENNA TEATRO (U.S.A/IT)
IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST
[show]

c/o ZONA K

 

28 – 29November
AGRUPACIÓN SEÑOR SERRANO (ES)
THE MOUNTAIN
[multimedia show]
A ZONA K co-production presented in collaboration with Olinda Onlus

c/o TeatroLaCucina

 

26 – 29 novembre

CONVENTION
At the end of not only the year but also of the three-year period and of a path that until today has led us to invite the most representative names of that genre defined Theatre of reality, we will dedicate two days to a convention of reflection and comparison on what future prospects they are outlined in the relationship and in the action of the theatre on reality.
An important opportunity to take stock of the current situation in Europe but also to open up new questions and questions. For the occasion, some of the artists hosted over the years and the operators and critics most sensitive to the topic will be invited.

c/o ZONA K and other places in the city

 

Discover the entire programme of the Theatre Season 2020 REALITY

 

Photo ©Rocco Rorandelli / TerraProject

FOCUS VIRTUAL

In the present, increasingly built on virtual reality, augmented reality, reality shows and fake news, a reflection dedicated to virtual reality could not miss. How much does the immersive experience, now increasingly rampant, allow us to deepen our reality or is it reduced to a simple act of gamification?

Some studies argue that virtual reality can be interpreted as a machine of empathy capable of making us experience different and difficult situations. Is there a difference between policemen who wear VR to imagine themselves as criminals and spectators who virtually experience the violence suffered by migrants? Is there a precise boundary between reality and fiction?

 

These, the shows of FOCUS VIRTUAL.

cancelled
SILKE HUYSMANS & HANNES DEREERE | CAMPO (BE)
PLEASANT ISLAND
[multidisciplinary documentary theatre]
presented in collaboration with Fattoria Vittadini

c/o Fattoria Vittadini

 

postposed
MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX (Canada)
THE LAST MINUTES BEFORE MARS
[multimedia perfomance]
A project of ZONA K and FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts

c/o ZONA K

 

13 + 14 and 16 + 17, and from 20 to 24 May
CODICEFIONDA (IT)
PLAY ME (Origins Project)
A ZONA K production
[one-to-one performance]

c/o ZONA K

 

Discover the complete programme of Theatre Season 2020 REALITY

 

pic. by © Michele Borzoni / TerraProject

FOCUS GLOBAL

The FOCUS is canceled, according to the regional ordinance of 04/03/20.
All the shows are postponed.

Reality tells us that we live in the era of globalisation, made up of incredible potential and ease, despite the economic, political and social distortions that always accompany the great passages. The difficulty of finding new ethical codes, different ways of living together and distributing wealth is answered with closure, anachronistic nationalisms, fear. Is there a possible way?

If globalisation implies the development of different transnational lifestyles, is Ulrich Beck right when he says that “to survive you need a cosmopolitan realism”?

These, the shows of FOCUS GLOBAL.

 

postponed
VALTERS SĪLIS (LT)
BEING A NATIONALIST
[show]

c/o ZONA K

 

postponed
GUINEA PIGS (IT)
#NUOVIPOVERI
[show]

c/o ZONA K

 

postponed
ROGER BERNAT / FFF (ES)
NO CONVERSATIONS OF INTEREST ARE RECORDED
[show]

c/o ZONA K

 

Discover the program of the theatre season 2020 REALITY.

 

photo  ©Simone Donati / TerraProject

 

ROGER BERNAT/FFF (ES)

The show is canceled, according to the regional ordinance of 04/03/20 and will be rescheduled.

FOCUS: GLOBAL

Catalan director Roger Bernat returns to ZONA K for the 2020 REALITY Theatre Season with a show that is about a highly topical theme.

In 2012, some inhabitants of Ceuta left their families to go to Syria. During the weeks that they were in Turkey and Damascus, they called their relatives regularly. The police tapped their phones and all recorded conversations were subsequently included in the dossier of the trial that took place in Madrid. The verdict was the conviction of eleven people for participation in the recruitment network of the Islamic State. It was the first trial in Spain against the collaborators of the Islamic State. The dossier is the heart of this show: an immersion not only in words of the suicide bombers but also of the people close to them, the translators, the police and the judges who followed the interceptions.

Three actresses read or repeat the telephone conversations of Samra, Sanae and Nayua, wives of three jihadists who immolated themselves in Syria during summer 2012. Their conversations are simultaneous. The audience, equipped with a 3-channel wireless headphone, must navigate through words to reconstruct the facts, as did the secret services a few years earlier. At the end of the show, no two spectators will have listened to the same conversation.

 

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c/o ZONA K

To participate you must send a request for the annual membership within the day before the show, click HERE to do it NOW

Info: show • duration 60 min. • in Italian

Standard ticket: 15€ – Students/under 26/over 65/gruppi: 10€

Part of the subscription shows
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Performers: Silvia Calderoni, Matilde Facheris, Woody Neri and Giulia Salvarani, video design, technical direction and assistant director: Txalo Toloza, sound: Cristóbal Saavedra Vial, graphics: Marie-Klara González, general coordination: Helena Febrés Fraylich, coordination in Morocco: Arts I Love and Ahmed Hammoud, thanks to: DABATEATR (Rabat), Daha-Wassa (Rabat), Laura Gutiérrez, Toni Serra, JMBerenguer and Txiki Berraondo, show produced by Elèctrica Produccions (Barcelona), MUCEM (Marseille), Marche Teatro (Ancona ), Triennale Teatro dell’Arte (Milan), Festival Grec 2017 (Barcelona) and Temporada Alta (Girona), with the help of Les Bancs Publics / Les Rencontres à l’échelle (Marseille)

 

Roger Bernat, a Catalan artist and director, after having started his architecture and painting studies, studied dramaturgy and direction at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona where he graduated in 1996, winning the extraordinary recognition. In the early years he worked as a director, playwright and performer with the General Elèctrica company which he directs together with Tomás Aragay. In 2008 he founded Roger Bernat/FFF and begins to create performances in which the audience takes the stage and becomes the protagonist. “Spectators are immersed in a device that invites them to obey or conspire, and in any case to pay with their own bodies and commitment.” The first participatory performance is Domini Públic (2008), followed by Pura Coincidencia (2009), La consagración de la Primavera (2010), Please continue (Hamlet) (2011), Pendiente de voto (2012), RE-presentation: Numax (2013), Desplazamiento del Palacio de la Moneda (2014), Numax-Fagor-plus (2014), We need to talk (2015), No se registran conversaciones de interés (2016-17) and The place of the Thing (2017 ).

 

 

FOCUS GLOBAL

VALTERS SĪLIS (LV)

The show is canceled, according to the regional ordinance of 23/02/20 and will be rescheduled.

FOCUS: GLOBAL

In the 2020 Theatre Season REALITY comes the new creation of the Latvian director Valter Sīlis, Being a nationalist. It was written by the dramaturg Matīss Gricmanis. It is inspired by Gricmanis’ personal experience as an assistant to a well-known nationalist member of the Latvian Parliament.

What and who is part of the world of a nationalist today? Do the interests of the state or their own interests win? How do you measure friends and who are the patriots?

In the world of a nationalist, the interests of the state are more important than its own. Friends are like-minded people, and they don’t care about small everyday problems or world affairs. The enemies are many, but they are well known. True values ​​are about to rise once again, despite the fact that in today’s materialistic world they have lost their value. But Sīlis tells us that to live in this world full of challenges, one must first wake up in order to change one’s reality.

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c/o ZONA K
To participate you must send a request for the annual membership within the day before the show, click HERE to do it NOW

Info: show • duration 90 min. • in Latvian with subtitles in Italian

Standard tickets: 15 € – Students/under 26/over 65/groups: 10 €

Part of the subscription shows

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Written by: Matīss Gricmanis, direction: Valters Sīlis with: Jānis Kronis, Āris Matesovičs, Ance Strazda, scene: Uģis Bērziņs; light: Lauris Johansons, production: Dirty Deal Teatro

 

Matīss Gricmanis is a writer and a playwright who writes for theatre, cinema and television. From a young age he worked in politics, later conveying his experience in stage writing. In 2018 he won the contest of the new Versmė drama festival of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre with his show “Narrow Margins of a Normative Lifestyle”, based on the diaries of a homosexual who lived during the Latvian Soviet regime. Valters Sīlis is one of the most important directors of the Baltic scene. In his work he always pays particular attention to the complexity of the human experience, bringing the most marginal and vulnerable individuals in the foreground.

FOCUS GLOBAL

REALITY

You don’t want to do a philosophical analysis of realism, neo-realism, modernity and post-modernism.
Neither simplify an English word that by now has entered the common Italian vocabulary and sees Reality only and solely linked to show.

For us, Reality is simply, and perhaps trivially, the reality. That reality which keeps us anchored to the present day, to its observation, to its analysis, to its interpretation. It is the reality of the facts, the matter of reality, which we believe to exist despite the disorientation caused by the overload of information, despite the spread of “fake news”, despite shameless political propaganda that fears neither self-contradiction nor the explicit lie.

It is that reality that in 2018, with the rise of populist movements and a new form of power that disdained knowledge but was built on communication, made us think of Power. That same reality that the following year with Economy led us to turn our gaze to the economic world, its excesses and its distortions.

And it is always the reality that, at the end of the three-year period with Reality, takes the place of honour and, after two years of glossy and metaphorical images, invade with its power, as a quick overview of global reality. An overview that questions the meaning of the world and would like to be “cosmopolitan” following the thought of the German sociologist Ulrich Beck who spoke of the need for a “daily look, vigilant at history, reflective, which arises in an environment in which borders, differences and cultural contradictions vanish […] “.

GLOBAL, VIRTUAL and HUMAN are the three focuses that accompany the season, keys of interpretation to explore the current framework of contemporary society. Three focuses and not four as in previous years, to give more unity and coherence to the autumn programme and to allow a longer holding of some shows.

At the closing, not only of the year but also of the three-year period and of a path that until today has led us to invite the most representative names of that genre defined Theatre of reality, we will dedicate two days to a convention of reflection and discussion on how we view the future of the theatre in relation to the reality.

An important opportunity to take stock of the current situation in Europe but also to bring up new issues and questions. For the occasion, we’ll invite some of the artists we hosted over the years, and the representatives and critics that are the most sensitive to this topic.

 

SPECIAL EVENT
15 February
WIM VANDEKEYBUS/ULTIMA VEZ (BE)
GO FIGURE OUT YOURSELF
[dance performance]
presented in collaboration with and c/o Casa degli Artisti

 

FOCUS #1 • GLOBAL • 27 February – 22 March 2020

27 + 28 February
VALTERS SĪLIS (LV)
BEING A NATIONALIST
[show]
c/o ZONA K

14 + 15 March
GUINEA PIGS (IT)
#NUOVIPOVERI
[show]
c/o ZONA K

21 + 22 March
ROGER BERNAT / FFF (ES)
NESSUNA CONVERSAZIONE DEGNA DI RILIEVO
[show with headset]
c/o ZONA K

 

FOCUS #2 • VIRTUAL • 2 APRIL – 17 May 2020

2 + 3 April
SILKE HUYSMANS & HANNES DEREERE | CAMPO (BE)
PLEASANT ISLAND
[multidisciplinary theatre documentary]
presented in collaboration with Fattoria Vittadini c/o Spazio Fattoria

22 + 23 + 24 MAY
MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX (Canada)
THE LAST MINUTES BEFORE MARS
[multimedia performance]
A project of ZONA K and FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts
c/o ZONA K

13 + 14 and 16 + 17 May
CODICEFIONDA (IT)
PLAY ME (Origins Project)
[multimedia performance]
A project of ZONA K
c/o ZONA K

 

FOCUS #3 • HUMAN • Octobre – Novembre 2020

start October – end Novembre
RIMINI PROTOKOLL (DE)
TURNO DI NOTTE
[travelling urban performance]
A project of ZONA K in collaboration with Casa degli Artisti
c/o places in the city

22 + 23 October
BABILONIA TEATRI (IT)
GIULIO
[show]
c/o ZONA K

12 + 13 Novembre
M. Anderson, I. Kralj THEATRE GIGANTE (USA)
A. Renda TEATRO DELLE ALBE /RAVENNA TEATRO (IT)
IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST
[show]
c/o ZONA K

28 + 29 Novembre
AGRUPACIÓN SEÑOR SERRANO (ES)
THE MOUNTAIN
[multimedia show]
A co-production of ZONA K presented in collaboration with Olinda Onlus
c/o TeatroLaCucina

Novembre
CONVENTION

 

The artists in residence during 2020 are:
Anna Serlenga (IT)
Guinea Pigs (IT)
Muna Mussie (IT)
Yan Duyvendak (CH)
Mats Staub (DE)
Michele Losi (IT)
+ the winner of the IntercettAzioni contest 2020

 

photo ©Michele Borzoni / TerraProject

 

The season REALITY is a ZONA K project – Subject of regional relevance of the Lombardy region – With support of MIBACT Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, ORA! Compagnia di San Paolo – With the patronage of the Comune di Milano, the Belgian embassy in Rome, Istituto Cervantes Milano, Goethe Institut, Italian embassy in Canada – In collaboration with Casa degli Artisti, Fattoria Vittadini, Triennale Milano, Olinda, Stratagemmi, Mare culturale urbano, Claps Circuito Lombardia Arti Performative, Industria Scenica, Teatro delle Moire, Milano Musica – Communication partner: Profili, Neo Studio

 

Próximo

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Per la prima volta in Italia Próximo, ultima creazione di Claudio Tolcachir fondatore della Compagnia Timbre4 di Buenos Aires, considerato il regista e drammaturgo più interessante del teatro contemporaneo.

In Próximo si parla di un amore a distanza vissuto da due ragazzi che nella realtà non si incontrano mai ma si parlano e si vedono solo attraverso pc e smartphone. Uno spagnolo, di Madrid; l’altro argentino, dall’Australia, il pubblico diventa testimone della nascita e della costruzione di questo amore, fatto di parole, di silenzi ed emozioni filtrati da uno dispositivo tecnologico. Lo spettacolo racconta dunque l’esperienza di essere lontano da tutto ma, allo stesso tempo, quella di vivere le emozioni più intense di una vita senza una presenza fisica, nascite, morti, amore, sesso. E indaga tutte le possibilità e i limiti di una relazione costruita sulla connessione di skype in tempi di ipercomunicazione dove parlare d’amore sembra essere un atto di resistenza.

 

Venerdì 22 novembre a fine spettacolo Claudio Tolcachir e la compagnia incontrano il pubblico in una chiacchierata moderata da Sara Chiappori (La Repubblica).

 

Un progetto ZONA K e Teatro Franco Parenti

 

Spettacolo teatrale – durata 70 minuti – in spagnolo con sottotitoli in italiano
c/o Teatro Franco Parenti, via Pierlombardo 14 Milano

 

 

testo e regia Claudio Tolcachir con Santi Marín, Lautaro Perotti luci Ricardo Sica scene Sofia Vicini costumi Cinthia Guerra organizzazione Teatro TIMBRe 4 produzione Jonathan Zak, Maxime Seuge

 

Vai al WORKSHOP DI INTERPRETAZIONE PER ATTORI PROFESSIONISTI con Claudio Tolcachir

EUROPA! EUROPA!

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EUROPA! EUROPA! è il fil rouge di tutta la stagione. Di Europa, oggi, dobbiamo, vogliamo parlare. Ci sembra quanto mai indispensabile dedicare un anno intero a un tema che tocca tutti da vicino e che sta ridefinendo nuove geografie politiche, economiche, sociali e culturali. Noi, nati in Europa, cresciuti con l’idea, con l‘ideale di Europa, pensiamo sia giusto parlarne ancora, e ancora, nonostante o proprio perché si trova in un momento fragile e complesso. E di quell’Europa nata dalla guerra, cresciuta con gli ideali di democrazia, immobilizzata nell’affrontare nuovi scenari di difficile previsione, vogliamo parlare nel linguaggio che ci appartiene.

Vogliamo seguire il flusso di celebrazioni, anniversari e rievocazioni – i cosiddetti re-enactment inglesi – che scandiscono il nostro tempo e la nostra memoria, ma anche immaginare e inventare scenari possibili. Perché dall’Europa abbiamo interiorizzato i confini aperti, le strade culturali, le reti possibili e non possiamo più farne a meno.

WAR, DEMOCRACY, URBAN e NOW saranno i focus che declineranno la nostra idea di Europa, oggi che la Brexit è realtà, che il populismo è alle porte e con esso migliaia di persone. La sfida è aperta, con tutti i rischi che ciò comporta.

Con l’edizione 2017, la stagione teatrale e multidisciplinare di ZONA K giunge al suo 5° anno di attività. Un anniversario importante, per un’attività cresciuta in fretta, così in fretta che ogni tanto travolge e sorprende anche noi. Un anniversario che siamo liete di festeggiare anche grazie al Premio Sandra Angelini assegnatoci da Retecritica per il Miglior progetto organizzativo 2016. E grazie alle collaborazioni con vecchi e nuovi amici che quest’anno ci permettono di realizzare una stagione davvero straordinaria: C.L.A.P.Spettacolodalvivo, Danae Festival, la Casa della Memoria, Olinda, Stanze e Triennale Teatro dell’Arte.

ECONOMY

GO TO THE THEATER’S SEASONAL SHOWS

 

This is the era of the “globalization of the world”, with a single worldwide market. The capitalization success on a global scale affirms that such a big economic revolution never existed.

However this system needs to take in consideration the three problematic phenomena that it may bring: inequity, instability and the environmental cost. These consequently may bring to an ecology crisis, globalization, consumes and social inequality.

According to the capacity or incapacity to get to a solution of the three critical factors, however, it seems incontrovertible that economic growth is a prerequisite to reach a more equal income distribution, given a stability to the system and a full respect for the environment.

“How would you then favor an economic growth that is both durable and sustainable?”

In 2018 the Nobel Prize for the Economy was assigned to Nordhaus and Romer, for their studies that highlight a strong relationship between macroeconomic trends, climate change and new technology. They also bring to the light the contradictions in the capitalism paradigm, underlining the necessity of political decisions in the long hall.

In 2019, with our seasonal theater, we decided to aim our goal into the economic world, to all access and distortion caused by money, to the society influenced by it, to the rebellious and victimized environment, to the technological innovation producing both economic development and social implosions.

ECONOMY is our answer to a complicated science of development models we superficially know and to a present moving so fast we can’t keep up with.

Four focuses, MONEY, SOCIETY, ECOLOGY and TECHNOLOGY. These are four aspects that we retain to be closely related to the interpretation of international artists and Italians that, like us, do not stop questioning the present.

In addition, the year 2019 strengthens the collaborations with numerous urban realities. A further confirmation of the strong necessity for a shared cultural economy. Therefore, the relationships between Teatro delle Moire/Danae Festival, Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Teatro Franco Parenti, Stanze – esperienze di teatro d’appartamento, Olinda/TeatroLaCucina, Stratagemmi/Prospettive Teatrali, Laboratorio Lapsus, mare culturale urbano e Fattoria Vittadini are confirmed.

FOCUS #1
• MONEY •

The cost of money, rating, interest taxes, inflation, deflation, investments, stock market trading, bitcoin …

Financial inclusion passes also from literacy. In Nepal – where approximately 18% of the population is completely excluded from the banking system – Prakash Koirala provides financial education services to inform, involve, motivate and promote responsibility among consumers towards financial independence and discipline.

Would it be necessary to do this elsewhere too?

Today the most recent statistics state that 62% of the wealthiest individuals in the world possess the same wealth as the poorest half of the planet and the global economy gurus imagine a “globalization” 4.0 in favor of a more human-centric growth, more sustainable, more inclusive.

With what means and instruments?

A focus MONEY and four shows that discuss money are our answer. Four different ways to tackle a complex theme from different perspectives.

 

February 22 | 23
KALEIDER (UK)
The Money

at ZONA K

 

March 5
Money makes happiness
curated by Q Code Mag

meeting at ZONA K

 

March 15 | 16
MAURO PESCIO (IT)
Mio cugino (limited edition)

at ZONA K

 

March 22 | 23
ONTROEREND GOED (BE)
£¥€$ (Lies)

at ZONA K

 

March 31
CHRISTOPHE MEIERHANS (CH/BE)
Trials of Money (preliminary hearing)

at ZONA K

 

GO TO THE WHOLE SEASON

Trials of Money
(Preliminary Hearing)

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Il denaro che usiamo quotidianamente può essere ritenuto responsabile dello stato desolante del mondo di oggi? Cosa significherebbe ritenerlo responsabile delle sue azioni? Trials of Money sfida l’idea che il denaro sia solo uno strumento o un mezzo, e lo tratta come un essere complesso, un’entità “semi-umana” che ha acquisito un’operatività autonoma e sfugge al controllo degli uomini che ne fanno uso.

Questa nuova versione della performance si basa sulle testimonianze raccolte di nove testimoni: un ex-banchiere, un impiegato della Suisse National Bank, un senzatetto, un ricco filantropo, un nativo americano, un professore di economia, un abitante di un kibbutz e un criminologo. Invita il pubblico a prendere parte alle azioni di un tribunale fittizio, condotto come esercizio collettivo dove tutti i presenti assumono liberamente la posizione di accusa o di difesa, sulla base delle loro convinzioni e influenzati dallo svolgimento del procedimento.

ll denaro può essere effettivamente processato di fronte a un tribunale umano? E se alla fine l’imputato dovesse essere giudicato colpevole, quale dovrebbe essere la giusta sentenza?

PRIMA
Conferenza spettacolo – durata 120 min. ca – in italiano
c/o ZONA K

 

“Spettacolo realizzato nell’ambito del progetto Teen Time.“

Un progetto ZONA K e Stanze

 

Ingresso: 15 euro (intero)  – 10 euro (ridotto under 26/over 65/gruppi)

 

 

Ideazione e regia: Christophe Meierhans Performer: Christophe Meierhans, Luca Mattei Drammaturgia: Bart Capelle Con la partecipazione di: Shila Anaraki, Jochen Dehn, Adva Zakai Scenografia: Decoratelier Jozef Wouters Decori: Giammarco Falcone Light saber microphones: Alexis Pawlak, Gaia Carabillo Costumi: Sofie Durnez, Valerie Le Roy Disegno luci: Luc Schaltin Consulente monetario: Olivier Auber Produzione: HIROS, Elisa Demarré Co-produzione: AUAwirleben (Bern), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), BUDA (Kortrijk), FAR° (Nyon), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil (Paris), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), Vooruit (Gent), ZONA K (Milan) Con il supporto di: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, ProHelvetia

 

 

Christophe Meierhans (Geneva; Brussels) lavora con e attraverso la performance, lo spazio pubblico, l’installazione, il suono, la musica e il video. Il suo lavoro consiste soprattutto nello sviluppare strategie di intervento nella vita quotidiana, attraverso la manipolazione di convenzioni accettate, abitudini sociali o usi semplici. I frammenti di realtà diventano la cornice per operazioni artistiche in grado di ridirezionare la banalità al fine di farla riapparire sotto angolazioni inattese. Il suo lavoro solleva questioni sulle norme e le convenzioni, confondendo un contesto casuale con altri diversi, e mettendo a confronto lo spettatore con qualcosa di altro, con la stranezza di essere nel posto “sbagliato”, o la possibilità che il luogo possa diventare qualcosa di diverso.

 

FOCUS MONEY

FOCUS #2
• SOCIETY •

Already in the 1930s, Keyens sustained that the true challenge that needs to be overcome is the reconnection of economy and society in an intelligent and non regressive manner.

After a century and another devastating economic crisis, it is understandable to wonder if a mediation between the modernizing push of progress and the needs of society is still possible.

The populist movements of today – whether guided from above or born spontaneously from the bottom – embody a diffused indisposition that contests blocked social hierarchies, as well as stationary social elevators, concentration of richness that is increasingly evident and that no longer allows for the possibility of the acquisition of well being and security in the same way it was assured in the past.

Nonetheless in a panorama so desolating and confused, the voices of those reclaiming the humanistic side of the economy, a social science that needs to occupy itself with the wellbeing of man in the “interest of stability and social justice”, are not missing.

The focus crosses various visions – ironic, disillusioned, worried – of today’s society, that is founded on economy and in which you’ll drown.

 

May 5
KTO THEATRE (PL)
Peregrinus

Traveling Show

 

May 21 | 22
BABILONIA TEATRI (IT)
Calcinculo

at ZONA K

 

May 24 | 25
ANNIE DORSEN (USA)
Spokaoke

at ZONA K and a Private House

 

May 28 | 29
LA BALLATA DEI LENNA (IT)
Human animal. Liberamente tratto da “il re e pallido” di D.F. Wallace

at ZONA K

 

GO TO THE WHOLE SEASON

FOCUS #4
• TECHNOLOGY •

On the date of December 31, 1982, Isaac Asimov wrote in the Toronto Star newspaper. He narrated about how the world would have been in 2019. The focus being on if humanity will have survived a nuclear war, or how technology and IT innovation would have radically changed our way of living and working. The people of 2019 would have just been working on developing and studying implications of Artificial Intelligence and its applications.

Surely, for so many aspects he was right. Nowadays, AI is already part of our reality: domotic or home automation, siri, autonomous vehicles, robots. Are all of these simply tools that can guarantee people more free time and freedom or could they become dangerous antagonists of humankind in a near future? Is it possible that a machine develops wishes and could be looking for its own power or to substitute its own creator?

Scientists and experts are divided, some see such dangers as very probable, while others as not possible. We are not taking a position on this, but we are focusing on how smart technologies are already significantly affecting our life and how we interface with the world.

Is it all just about economic benefits, simplifications, working opportunities not possible before? Or should we also account for the fact that, under the surface of the friendly AI, there are hidden algorithms that already control the vast majority of the global financial transactions……social networks, news credibility, our world vision, as well as the mood – positive or negative – of billions of human beings, that can forecast human behavior and, based on such data, send out personalized promotional ads, manipulate minds, suggest actions to humans unaware of it all” (Luca De Biase)?

 

NOVEMBER

AGRUPACIÓN SEÑOR SERRANO /ANDREA CIOMMIENTO (ES/IT)
ORIGINS
A ZONA K production
Creation and direction Andrea Ciommiento
Original idea and dramaturgical consultancy Agrupación Señor Serrano

at ZONA K

 

SPECIAL TECH RESIDENCES

at ZONA K

 

DECEMBER
RIMINI PROTOKOLL AND STAATSSPIELHAUS DRESDEN (CH/DE)
DREAMING COLLECTIVES. TAPPING SHEEPS (STATE 3)

A ZONE A  and Teatro Franco Parenti project

at TEATRO FRANCO PARENTI

GO TO THE WHOLE SEASON

FOCUS CITIES

Che ruolo giocano oggi le città? Aperte, cosmopolite, incubatori di domani migliori, memoria di culture passate, terreni di sfide ecologiche e sociali? O caotiche, chiuse, provinciali anche se europee, esempio di non-integrazione, uniformate e senza poesia?

Le strade sono diverse, si sovrappongono, corrono parallele a ricordarci che siamo noi a determinare i luoghi che viviamo.

E così torniamo a dedicare un focus alle città, non solo come simboli del potere economico e politico ma soprattutto come esempio della ricchezza del patrimonio culturale tutto italiano e della diversità del tessuto urbano. E di questo patrimonio vogliamo ri-appropiarci: invadendo gli spazi, segnando mappe del paesaggio, costruendo connessioni, abitando luoghi spesso sconosciuti. Usciamo ancora una volta allo scoperto in modo insolito e necessario nel solo modo che sappiamo fare.

 

 

5 | 7 OTTOBRE
OHT (IT)
PROJECT MERCURY – Performance n°3

 

14 OTTOBRE
ELEONORA PIPPO (IT)
LE RAGAZZINE DI MILANO STANNO PERDENDO IL CONTROLLO. La società le teme. La fine è azzurra.

 

18 | 21 OTTOBRE + 24 | 28 OTTOBRE
DOM –  (IT)
L’UOMO CHE CAMMINA
Un progetto ZONA K e  Danae Festival

 

10 | 11 NOVEMBRE

DANCE MAKERS (IT)
LONG-LASTING LANDSCAPES – Itinerari coreografici urbani
Un progetto ZONA K e Stanze

 

GRAZIE a tutt* voi

La stagione 2017 EUROPA! EUROPA! è finita.
Grazie a tutt* voi che ne avete preso parte come pubblico, come collaboratori e sostenitori.
Infine, ma non in ultimo, grazie a tutte le compagnie ospitate, molte dal cuore grande grande!

La stagione 2018 è in via di definizione… 
tieni gli occhi aperti perché sarà POTENTE.

Season 2017 EUROPA! EUROPA! has just ended.
Many thanks to all the audience, the collaborators and supporters.
Last but not least, thanks to all the theatre companies, many of them with a very BIG heart!

New season 2018 is being defined….
stay tuned, ‘cos will be POWERFUL.

FOCUS DEMOCRACY

 

Nel 1988 Gorbaciov vedeva nella Grande casa europea, fondata su valori democratici prima ancora che economici, l’idea e la direzione da seguire per la costruzione di un grande continente europeo.

A distanza di 30 anni, le grandi aspettative sembrano essere implose e il nuovo “grande malato” è sempre più vittima di attacchi populisti.

Quante -exit ci attendono? E’ questo dunque il risultato della democrazia?

C’è chi dice che votare non porti più a nulla, che il potere ormai stia tutto altrove, nelle alte sfere dei potentati economici. C’è chi crede, invece, che ancora si possa fare la differenza. Analisi demoscopiche e sociologiche evidenziano come le categorie più a rischio (poveri, disoccupati, anziani) siano le più distanti dalle urne elettorali, così come il dilagare della democrazia porti a un gap economico sempre più ampio nella società.

Ma allora dove risiede la democrazia? In istituzioni burocratiche complesse senza rapporti diretti con i cittadini che però si ammantano della nomea di rappresentanti del popolo o nella voce di nuovi imbonitori nazionalisti e revanscisti senza sguardo sul futuro?

“Per andare avanti bisogna imparare a guardare lontano”, diceva Tocqueville. Noi vogliamo provare a guardare lontano, con quella forza dirompente che solo l’immaginazione artistica può avere. Vogliamo cercare affinità, accettare i cambiamenti, ampliare lo sguardo mettendo alla prova alternative più o meno possibili in prospettiva del futuro, non solo quello immediato, ma anche quello più distante.

 

 

Gli eventi del FOCUS DEMOCRACY:

17 – 18 marzo 2017 | ore 20.30

SOME USE FOR YOUR BROKEN CLAY POTS
di Christophe Meierhans (CH/BE)

[Performance teatro-video c/o ZONA K]

E’ una performance che coinvolge gli spettatori in un dibattito collettivo attorno a un sistema democratico immaginario.


17 – 30 marzo 2017 | ore 10.00 – 19.00 (lu – ve)

Poster(s) from pro-EU/anti-Brexit campaing! di Wolfgang Tillmans
[mostra fotografica c/o ZONA K]

La campagna pubblicitaria anti-Brexit che invase le strade della GB


19 marzo 2017 | ore18.30

LA POLITICA E’ REALE?
[conversazione con aperitivo rinforzato c/o ZONA K]

NO75 Unified Estonia toccò le paure e le speranze e incarnò le manipolazioni e le delusioni che sottostanno alla politica. Oggi potrebbe accadere anche altrove? Se ne parla con Eero Epner (drammaturgo NO99) e Marcello Maneri (docente di Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi Università Bicocca) modera Danilo De Biasio


19 marzo 2017 | ore 20.30

NO55 ASH AND MONEY di NO99 (EE)
[Film documentario c/o ZONA K]

Nel 2010 la compagnia estone Theatre NO99 creò un movimento politico fittizio accolto come una reale forza politica. Per 44 giorni il progetto è stato filmato per diventare documentario.


23  marzo ogni giovedì fino al 15 giugno 2017 | ore 20.30

EUROPA A DOMICILIO/HOME VISIT EUROPE
di Rimini Protokoll (DE/CH)

[Performance/ gioco da tavolo teatrale per 15 spettatori c/o Case private]

15 persone prendono parte a una performance da salotto, una sorta di role play guidato dalla domanda: quanta Europa c’è in tutti noi? Ogni spettacolo ha luogo in una casa diversa.
In collaborazione con STANZE .


29 – 30 marzo 2017 | ore 20.30

INTIME FREMDE di Welcome Project (DE)
[Spettacolo teatrale c/o ZONA K]

Intime Fremde/Intimi stranieri è dedicato ad una riflessione sul confine, l’identità, il concetto di nazione, paese d’origine, all’incontro/scontro di anatomie fisiche e culturali, emotive.

 

KIDS

19 marzo 2017 | ore 11.00

THE MOVIE BAND La democrazia si fa musica
a cura di ZONA K con Francesca Badalini e Monica Galassi
[Laboratorio 4-7 anni – € 10]

Vieni a comporre dal vivo la colonna sonora di un film d’animazione


26 marzo 2017 | ore 17.00

EUROPA A DOMICILIO/HOME VISIT EUROPE
di Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel) (DE/CH)
[Gioco da tavolo teatrale per 15 persone – 11<14 anni + adulti – 120 min c/o Case private]

15 persone, tra ragazzi e adulti, prendono parte a una performance da salotto, una sorta di role play guidato dalla domanda: quanta Europa c’è in tutti noi? Ogni spettacolo ha luogo in una casa diversa.
In collaborazione con STANZE .

 

 

 

FOCUS DEMOCRACY

Un progetto di

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Con il sostegno di:
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Con il patrocinio del

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e con il patrocinio di

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In collaborazione con:

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STAGIONE
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Tutte le compagnie ospitate durante le prime tre edizioni di PLAY-K(ei)
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PLAY-K(ei) 13/14
“DOVE SIETE?”

Vogliamo ringraziare tutti coloro che sono intervenuti alla  stagione 2013/2014 di PLAY-K(ei).

L’edizione 2013/2014 è stata ancora più estesa e ricca di eventi, improntata su sinergie con realtà esterne affini, generando definizioni come “crossing over”.  ZONA K, con PLAY-K(ei) 13/14, ha collaborato con Danae Festival e con il vicino Teatro del Buratto/TerzoPaesaggio; con Apache/Teatro Litta ha condiviso la cura verso due compagnie che hanno affrontato i palcoscenici di entrambi i teatri. PLAY-K(ei) 13/14 ha ospitato inoltre una tappa del Festival Play With Food, dei torinesi Cuochivolanti, così come gli spettacoli delle compagnie Qui e Ora e delleAli con le quali ZONA K condivide l’importante progetto sul nuovo pubblico Coltivare Cultura, sostenuto della Fondazione CARIPLO.  

PLAY-K(ei) ha scelto il motto DOVE SIETE? Una domanda che renda concreto l’orizzonte cui si rivolge il nostro sguardo: in quale momento storico ci troviamo? Cosa sta succedendo lontano da noi e, non solo, dentro i confini in cui viviamo?
La stagione era improntata inoltre alla costruzione di ponti oltre confine: all’interno di PLAY-K(ei) vi è stato un percorso dedicato all’Europa e all’attuale momento storico, quest’anno tutto incentrato sui Balcani in occasione dell’entrata della Croazia nella UE.

Queste, le compagnie ospiti nella seconda stagione interdisciplinare di PLAY-K(ei): Mala KlineOliver FrljicCodice Ivan, inQuanto teatro, Dehors/Audelà, Cascina Barà, Luca Camilletti, Roberto CapaldoAnna SerlengaSonenaléLa Ballata dei LennaTommaso Arosio/Fedra BoscaroSilvia Girardi, Cesare Malfatti, Tiziano Popoli e Vincenzo Vasi, Michel Donedà e i Takla Improvising Group, Qui e Ora e delleAli.

PLAY-K(ei) 13/14 ha ottenuto il patrocino del Consolato Generale della Repubblica di Slovenia a Milano e del Consolato Generale della Repubblica di Croazia. Ha inoltre richiesto il patrocino del Comune di Milano e della Regione Lombardia.
Il progetto Coltivare Cultura realizzato in collaborazione con le residenze teatrali Qui e Ora e delleAli è stato selezionato per il bando sul nuovo pubblico della Fondazione CARIPLO.

Lo spettacolo di Mala Kline è stato presentato in collaborazione con Danae Festival.

PLAY-K(ei) è un progetto ZONA K, con la direzione artistica di Valentina Kastlunger, Valentina Picariello, Sabrina Sinatti

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