Friday, September 8th | Terrace of Teatro Massimo
a performance by Maurizio Saiu
When the body, limited by privations, rages in a desperate cancellation of its own symbols and moral alphabet, there is no time for the redemption. This world is in distress in accepting the unknown and recognizing the diversities that inhabit in there. In our evolution path, we keep on being infinitive. Maybe we have to give up and make us face to our ineptitude to advance by a short step. In our times the human being feels the vital need to end something, acting up obscure forces.
Choreographer, dancer and singer, he funded his dance company in 1992. His research is focused on the interaction between original movement and voice. He has produced several works that have been shown in Europe and North America .He is nterested into one theatrical form able to connect all the artistic languages. For this reason he has collaborated with visual artists, musicians, composers, choreographers, directors, among them: Cornelia Wildisen, Richard Haisma, Maria Lai, Giorgio Tedde, Aldo Tilocca, Julien Bruneau, Aaron Stern, Elena Ledda, Claudio Morganti, Fernando Grillo.Some of principals theatres and festivals where he participate: Romaeuropa (Piattaforma della danza d’autore italiana, Music day world Stoccolma, Contemporary music festival Darmstadt, Maratona of dance Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona, Podewil and Swelle 7 in Berlin, Settlement House University New York, Teatro Vascello Roma, Teatro Carcano Milano, CRT Teatro dell’Arte Milan, Lincoln Center New York Festival Serious Fun, St John Divine New York, University of Boston. From 2007 until 2012 he is artistic director of the festival of performing arts “Il corpo sottratto”.
I am because you are
Live audiovisual performance by Alessandro Olla (produced by Ticonzero)
I am because you are is an audiovisual performance, the outcome of a field video and sound recording research made in Addis Abeba. It is considered as the city with the fastest urban development in the whole world. The project aims to represent the landscape transformation and the related social and acoustic changes. The project has been realized during different artistic residencies at the Italian Institute of Culture of Addis Abeba.
Saturday, September 9th | Terrace of Teatro Massimo
Mike Cooper plays Tropical Gothic
Tropical Gothic examines Gothic within a specific geographical area of ‘the South’…as well as transnational movements of the Gothic…Tropical Gothic includes, but is by no means limited to, a reflection on a region where European colonial powers fought intensively against indigenous populations and against each other for control of land and resources. Gothic – relating to a style of fiction characterized by the use of desolate or remote settings and macabre, mysterious, or violent incidents.
“Mike Cooper, now in his seventies, is making the most adventurous music of his life… incredibly rich and evocative, and as a live performance, it’s utterly flawless. Cooper takes live guitar processing and sampling as his raw material, using it to build something complex and substantive, full of ideas and surprises, not just abandoning it half-formed” (Jonathan Dean, Brainwashed). For the past 50 years, he has been an international artistic explorer constantly pushing the boundaries. He plays lap steel guitar and sings, he is an improviser and composer, song-maker, a visual and installation artist; film and video maker and radio arts producer.
Sunday, September 10th | Terrace of Teatro Massimo
DjSet by Marcello Cualbu e Lazlo Moulton
Marcello Cualbu works in the field of the new technologies applied to design. He is a teacher and co-founder of progettoborca, artistic and architecture residency and research space.
Lazlo Moulton is the editor in chief of The Lazlo Reader, a series of books dedicated to the thematic inquiry. A place of investigation through expression, a platform for debate and creativity.