2 - 7 MAY 2018
Ticket 20,00 Euros
Ticket under 30/over 65/groups 15,00 Euros
Students 10,00 Euros
Wednesday-Saturday and Monday 8 pm Sunday 4 pm Running time 80' In English with Italian surtitlesItalian premiere
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
Last year Motus turned 25: a quarter of a century of activity through which Motus has become one of Italy’s most interesting and adventurous theatre companies, performing their works all over the world. Their latest project, Panorama, starts from the idea of developing a reflection on the human need to be on the move and on the right to migration.
The work represents a new stage of the process started with MDLSX, an extremely successful piece which tells of the intrinsic tensions and conflicts of a body.
These themes are now explored from a different angle, moving beyond the limits of the body to address geographical borders. The research engages with people who experienced migration for artistic reasons, such as the actors of the Great Jones Repertory Company, the multi-ethnic group of La MaMa resident performers, the amazing theatre of New York’s East Village founded by Ellen Stewart. Starting from their biographical experiences, Motus, with the help of the dramaturg Erik Ehn, traces new existential panoramas, in which the condition of migration becomes an intrinsic trait of being alive, putting to the test all attempts at defining one’s identity.
Motus was founded in Rimini in 1991 by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò. Besides their artistic creation – theatre plays, performances and installations – their intense cultural activities include conducting seminars, meetings and debates. Their works have been presented in the most famous international festivals among which are Under the Radar in New York, Festival TransAmériques in Montréal, at Santiago a Mil in Chile, at Fiba Festival in Buenos Aires, at Adelaide Festival, and at Taipei Arts Festival. The company has interpreted in truly original ways authors such as Beckett, DeLillo, Genet, Fassbinder, Rilke, Pasolini. They have received various prizes including three Ubu Awards. Among their most relevant productions are the project Syrma Antigónes dedicated to the figure of Antigone as an archetype of fight and resistance. The project was developed in two contests Let The sunshine In, Too Late and Iovadovia and in the performance Alexis, una tragedia greca which was awarded in 2012 the Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Foreign Show” from the Québec Association of Theatre Critics. Other works include: The Plot is the Revolution (2011), an emotional on-stage meeting between the actress Silvia Calderoni and Judith Malina of Living Theatre, Nella Tempesta (2013), Caliban Cannibal (2013), MDLSX (2015), a performance on gender and border identities. Since Spring 2014 Daniela Nicolò and Enrico Casagrande have been holding a teaching atelier of poétique de la scène at La Manufacture – Haute école de théâtre de Suisse romande in Lausanne.
devised and directed by: Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò dramaturgy: Erik Ehn and Daniela Nicolò with: the actors of the Great Jones Repertory Company (Maura Nguyen Donohue, John Gutierrez, Valois Mickens, Eugene the Poogene, Perry Yung, Zishan Ugurlu) assistant director: Lola Giouse music: Heather Paauweset design: Seung Ho Yeong visual design: Bosul Kim video design: CultureHub with: Sangmin Chae technical direction: Yarie Vazquez production: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club with Motus in coproduction with: Seoul Institute of the Arts, CultureHub, Vooruit, Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Grec Festival, L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino in collaboration with: Under The Radar Festival with the support of: Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, Regione Emilia-Romagna photo: Il muro fra Usa e Messico interrotto dal mare © EndDna