Saturday 1 February 2020 - 9.00 pm
Choreography by Chiara Bersani
Interpreters Chiara Bersani
V UBU 2018 award winner as best performer under 35
Concept, creation and action Chiara Bersani
Music Fra ncesca De Isabella, Lighting Design Valeria Foti, Technical Director Paolo Tizianel, Dramaturgical Consultancy Luca Poncetta, Dramaturg Gaia, Clotilde Chernetich,
Coach Marta Ciappina, Mentoring Alessandro Sciarroni, External Eye Marco D'Agostin, Production Organizer Eleonora Cavallo, Care and Promotion Giulia Traversi, Administrative Consulting Chiara Fav a
Production Cultural Association Corpoceleste_C.C.00 # co-production Santarcangelo Festival, CSC-Center for the contemporary scene (Bassano del Grappa)
Active in the field of theatrical research with contaminations from contemporary dance and performing art, Chiara Bersani - winner of the UBU 2018 prize for best performer under 35 - will present on Saturday 1 February, 9.00 pm , at the Teatro Comunale Antella (Via Montisoni 10, Bagno a Ripoli - Florence) " Seeking Unicorns" . L 'artist from Piacenza, in ffetta from a moderate to severe form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta, is interested for years in the political significance of the bodies. H created this performance to King brings to the stage a marvelous creature and visionary, ironic and disturbing, to reflect on the meaning that a body assumes when it meets with the company and the various readings that can receive.
Nothing is known about the Unicorn. Its roots have been lost in the succession of generations of distracted humans. The unicorn, creature without a homeland and without history, has been used and abused by the human being. Chiara Bersani wishes to compensate him for the wrongs suffered and give him a story. Welcoming his bewilderment through an idea of a political body, a body that responds to his social function when he chooses to immerse himself in society, also imposing on others to be seen.
“ I, Chiara Bersani, 98 cm tall, self-proclaim myself the Unicorn's flesh, muscles and bones. Not knowing his heart I will try to give him my breath, my eyes. I will collect the image of him, I will make him a costume destined to become first armor then leather. In the dialogue between my form that acts and his that dresses, we will discover our movements, kisses, greetings, yawns. I, Chiara Bersani, 32 years old, take responsibility for welcoming her centenary bewilderment ".
Chiara Bersani (born in 1984) is an Italian artist active in the fields of visual and performing arts, she works mainly in the field of theatrical research with contaminations from contemporary dance and performing art. As an actress / performer she has collaborated with important realities of the contemporary European scene including Lenz Rifrazioni (IT), Alessandro Sciarroni / Corpoceleste_C.C.00 (IT), La Tristura (E), Rodrigo Garcia (E), Jérôme Bel (FR), Babilonia Teatri (IT), Marco D ' Agostin. His first choreographic author work, Family Tree, has received several national awards including the 2011 Dance Perspective award and the inclusion of the piece in NID Paltform 2014. Affected by a medium-severe form of Osteogenesis Imperfect, he is interested in political significance bodies, starting a research project divided into three performative experiments: "Tell Me More", "Miracle Blade", "Goodnight, Peeping Tom". In 2018 he made his first solo "Gentle Unicorn" and is among the scholarship holders of the School of Higher Education in Screenplay for Cinema directed by the director Marco Bellocchio. On January 7, 2019 she was awarded as part of the Ubu 2018 Award for best performer under 35.
Corpoceleste_C.C.00 # was born in 2008 from a vision of Alessandro Sciarroni and Chiara Bersani. After a long training and professional career within the Lenz Rifrazioni theater company (Parma), the two artists decided to abandon the Emilian company by joining in the search for their authorial identity. Corpoceleste_C.C.00 # debuts on the international scene with Your Girl, the first work by Alessandro Sciarroni, born from the collaboration with Chiara Bersani and with the performer Matteo Ramponi. The performance immediately established itself on the scene arriving finalist at the International Performance Award (Centrale Fies, Dro) and quickly becoming the attention of the European contemporary dance scene. It is not a company or a collective, but a common and independent space within which the two artists have built up a shared network of relationships and collaborations over the years. Artistic creation is experienced as a collective process, within which each person involved makes available their skills in order to give body to the author's visions. So Bersani and Sciarroni become authors and support for each other's research, collaborators slip between the visions of the two artists allowing the material and reflections to circulate freely. Corpoceleste_C.C.00 # becomes a creative forge in which not only new languages are tested, but also new ways of dialogue and creation between artists, managers, curators and organizers. Among the most important works created within Corpoceleste_C.C.00 # there are "Chroma" (2017), "Folk-s" (2012), "Goodnight, peeping Tom" (2016) and "Gentle Unicorn" (2018 ).
The 2019/2020 season of the Teatro Comunale Antella - Theater of residence of the Tuscany Region, with the artistic direction of Riccardo Massai - is carried out with the support of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Tuscany Region, Metropolitan City of Florence , Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli, Unicoop Firenze, Firenze dei Teatri, Rat.
Municipal Theater of Antella
Via Montisoni 10, Bagno a Ripoli - Florence
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For reservations it is essential to collect the ticket 30 minutes before the start of the show. The theater ticket office is open one hour before the shows begin. On evenings with free admission, access to the room will be allowed while seats last. Tickets can also be purchased at the Box Office Circuit sales points.
Full € 14 / reduced € 12 (under 14 and over 65, Coop Firenze Members, Student Card, Enrolled in Archètipo laboratories).
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