With the collaboration of ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI MADRID
Created & Performed by: VITTORIA FRANCHINA & GIOVANNI LEONE
Music: Alva Moto & Sakamoto “Aurora”, Alex Mein Smith “Mars”
“Our brain is loaded daily with 34 gigabytes of content, which is the equivalent to around 100,000 words. One of the main characteristics of the digital era we live in is the fact that our senses are constantly stimulated. The Internet gives us simple, free and unlimited access to any information, making us always ask for more. We spend large amounts of time searching and collecting data that eventually we will not be able to handle. This problem is known as “information overload” and it occurs when our attention is continually hampered and interrupted as we have to deal with an excessive quantity of facts; this may lead us to the impossibility of separating what is valuable from what is worthless. The mind goes blank and disconnects from reality, it starts to flow freely as water through unknown times and places. It gets lost in a stream of words and images that manipulate our attention and inhibit our ability to think and feel. Is it possible to bring our brain and life back under control? Or are we destined to be overwhelmed by this situation?”.
Created by: SOFIA NAPPI
Performed by: Paolo Piancastelli & Adriano Popolo Rubbio
Music: Tractor’s Revenge “The Cause”, Anouar Brahem “The Astounding Eyes of Rita”, Max Ritcher “Path 3”
“The way up and the way down are one and the same. He had to descend to the depth of himself and stay there: in that inner darkness without refuge, without hope. This was the only path that would lead him upward. […]” ‘Joseph and The Way of Forgiveness’ by Stephen Mitchell.
“ ‘Dodi’, from the hebrew “gift; my beloved”, starts from the exploration of overcoming the constant state of grief and unsatisfaction that mostly shapes our human existence. The constant desire of that something more in our lives can often cause us to feel lonely and therefore fearful. With their encounter and mirroring in one and other, two entities go through a journey of self-exploration and acceptance by sharing honesty of expression, which requires profound transformation and avoidance of cultural stereotypes. The duet deals with intimacy, trust, sensuality, human connection, delicacy, lightness and passion. ‘Dodi’ offers a sense of depth in our existence to discover the subtle poetry within human connections, to find profound listening and open possibilities in this reality: grief is actually one of the most precious gifts that we all share, and the awareness of it helps us to go deeper, find acceptance and ultimately freedom”.
VICINA DISTANZA (15’)
Created & Performed by: GIORGIA GASPARETTO & PRISCILLA PIZZIOL
Original Music: Alessandro Cortini “Finire”, Pierre Jodlowski “Dialog – No Dialog”, Brian Eno “New Space Music”
«Each individual identity is constructed in relation to its otherness and passing through the other» Jean Luc-Nancy.
“ ‘Vicina Distanza’ is a work that investigates the relational nature of the human being, the theme of the ‘other’ and its importance in our existence. For Jean-Paul Sartre, the only possible way of relating to someone ‘other than me’ is through a relationship that is essentially conflictual. The other is seen as mirror capable of reducing me to an object and depriving me of my freedom. The intent of the piece is to raise reflective behaviors on the precarious balance of relationships: encouraging a deep listening as a tool to nurture an authentic encounter. Exploring a space of intimacy, capable of preserving the unfolding of personal dynamics, fears, insecurities where we can give voice to some parts of us that we tend to avoid. The travel to discover our deep complexity, the uncertainty and ambiguity of the ‘we’ “.
«… The day in which we become aware of the distant but suddenly perceptible presence of other living worlds, it will bring us closer to each other by transposing the category of otherness.» Marc Augé
Created by: Pablo Girolami
Performed by: Guilherme Leal & Lou Thabart
Music: Jota Karloza & Hey Furtila (hey Perky) “Ugate Sooraj”, Jota Karloza & Hey Furtila (hey Perky) “Miss Clo”, Holed Coin “Demaso”
“ ‘Manbuhsa’ was created by imagining two kids playing in an Asian rice field. Fueled by a fascination for foreign civilizations and inspired by the rhythms of their music, a relation is built between the dancers. Through movements, one invites the other to discover his natural instinct and vibrations that will guide them in their journey”.