Fionde is a score for the ones who walk at night. A performance and an adventure, it arrives to you as a postal package and is something to experience alone or together, when the night falls.
The piece is born in a time marked by altered formats of community, and parties and rituals that have fallen silent. Fionde opens connections by transporting its spectators through a hum towards a new time and novel ways of experiencing.
Fionde does not call for hurry. The performance can be taken in at once or over several encounters – there is no right or wrong way. You get to dictate the rhythm and the duration, because you are both the performer and the audience. Fionde brings you the miracle of the premiere if you allow it.
Chiara Bersani is an Italian performing artist and choreographer whose work in theatre and contemporary dance explores the politics of the body and how the images we create interact with society’s narratives. Her research as a performer and author is based on the concept of the Political Body and the creation of practices aimed at training its presence and action. As an activist Chiara works on the inclusivity of disabled artists in the performing arts scene. For the rigor in embodying this study in 2019 she received the UBU Best Newcomer Award for Performers under 35.
Ilaria Lemmo is an Italian composer and sound researcher in the field of electronic and experimental music as well as a sound designer working for theater and audiovisual arts. She is currently attending a Master’s degree in Electronic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Turin. Her research explores the possibility of the algorithmic composition and the relationships within the spatial acoustic.
Concept and words: Chiara Bersani
Sounds: Ilaria Lemmo
Dramaturgical advice: Giulia Traversi and Marco D’Agostin
Vibration research: Federico Primavera and Attila Faravelli
Desert stories: Marta Montanini and Francesco Cerza
Sounds advice: Edoardo Bonavires
Special thanks to first performers: Silvia Calderoni, Attila Faravelli, Elena Griggio, Viola Lo Moro, Enrico Malatesta, Irene Pessino and Silvia Jill Léa Curreli
Produced by: Samara Editions & Black Box teater
Translation: Nicola Paccagnani
With the support of: Kone Foundation and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Fionde is the first performance in the Samara Editions – performances by post series. It is brought to Helsinki by Baltic Circle and the Moving in November.