Furious Diaspora (workshop)

Three people sitting in a car and looking at the camera. Everyone of them are wearing sunglasses.

Baltic Circle – Motus: Furious Diaspora – Photo: end&dna

We aren't born men or women, or boys or girls either. At birth we are a weaving of liquids, solids and gels that are, in turn, covered by a strange organ whose extension and weight is greater than any other: the skin. It is this membrane that takes care of everything it contains, showing the appearance of a single unit that we call BODY.
–Paul B. Preciado

FURIOUS DIASPORA, a quote from Paul B. Preciado’s We Say Revolution is an attempt, at times clumsy, to share a moment of escape from one’s own image, age, social condition, gender; to transform ourselves, to become something or someone else. Sometimes small changes create big transformations. It is precisely these small changes – the habits to move in a certain way, to show off in a certain way, to breathe in a certain way, to feel in a certain way – that we want to explore with the participants.

We ask the participants to come to the workshop with a rather precise idea of a new identity that they will want to take on, with objects and clothes that will help them build it.

It will be through this transformation process, through the work that we will do together in the rehearsal room, that the elements of this new identity will be engaged by steps and degrees; where the appearing and disappearing of gestures and objects will create mirages and transitory illusions.

This is the objective! To find the limit, the border, the critical point where it is possible to glimpse the transformation. We will spend a lot of time on that borderline asking ourselves why as we cross it. Like at the border between two states. From geopolitics to biopolitics.

We will always work in a collaborative way, to build together a forever becoming community, where there won’t be any clear and easily recognizable identities but only moving entities.

Enrico Casagranden ja Daniela Nicolòn perustaman Motus-kollektiivin työ on 25 vuoden aikana ottanut monenlaisia muotoja: teatteri, esitystaide, installaatio, video sekä seminaarit ja työpajat. Kollektiivi on voittanut lukuisia palkintoja sekä Italiassa että kansainvälisesti, ja kiertänyt teoksillaan New Yorkista Buenos Airesiin, Adelaidesta Taipeihin, Moskovasta Tunisiaan ja ympäri Eurooppaa.

Motus ei tee eroa taiteen ja kansalaistoiminnan välille; kollektiivi on aina kuvannut teoksissaan nykyhetken haastavimpia ristiriitoja. Ryhmä on työskennellyt yhdessä vallankumouksellisten taiteilijoiden, kirjoittajien ja aktivistien kanssa; rakentanut yhteisöjä ja osallistunut kamppailuihin solidaarisuuden nimissä.

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With Silvia Calderoni

Direction: Enrico Casagrande, Daniela Nicolò

Dramaturgy: Daniela Nicolò, Silvia Calderoni

Sound: Enrico Casagrande with Paolo Panella and Damiano Bagli

Lights and Video: Alessio Spirli

Production: Elisa Bartolucci, Claudia Casalini
Communication: Marta Lovato

International distribution: Lisa Gilardino

In collaboration with: La Villette – Résidence d’Artistes Paris, Create to Connect, Bunker / Mladi Levi Festival, Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L’arboreto  –  Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Marche Teatro

Supported by: Mibact, Regione Emilia Romagna

In collaboration with Cirko – Center for New Circus

la 18.11. 11.00
su 19.11. 12.00

Taideyliopiston Teatterikorkeakoulu
Haapaniemenkatu 6

Hinta: 30 €
Kesto: 6 h
Kieli: englanti