Stefania Tansini Turin, Italy

L’ombelico dei limbi

Turin, Italy

One of the most influential playwrights, actors and theorists of the 20th century, Antonin Artaud wrote L’Ombilic des limbes when he was barely 30 years old. The volume was published in 1925, and it brings together a series of composite texts in which we find many of the themes that Artaud would develop in later works: alienation from the world, the creation of a new language and the painful fragmentation of identity. This is the starting point for Stefania Tansini’s new performance – conceived especially for the space of the former Buzzi Unicem cement factory – in which the body and voice serve as a clear testimony of the anguish of reality, a living and carnal reality. This performative journey questions the relationship between things, defleshing the place and the body in a contradictory tension: on the one hand, the desire to free oneself, to tear oneself to pieces, to keep oneself out of the world, and on the other, the desire to reconstitute and share the torment of the body.


Stefania Tansini is a dancer and choreographer who graduated from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi. She has worked for Romeo Castellucci, Cindy Van Acker, Simona Bertozzi, Luca Veggetti, Enzo Cosimi, Ariella Vidach and Motus. Tansini researches the body through choreographic and performance projects, often collaborating with other artists. She won the UBU Award 2022 in the category “best performer under 35” and is supported by the Fondazione Teatro Grande in Brescia.


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progetto, coreografia, danza, costumi Stefania Tansini
musica Paolo Aralla
luci Elena Gui
dramaturg Raffaella Colombo
tutor Silvia Rampelli
vocal care Monica Demuru
direttore tecnico Omar Scala
assistente ai costumi Chiara Sommariva
grazie a MeArTe_ fabrics and tailoring
coproduzione Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia, Romaeuropa Festival, Tpe-Teatro Piemonte Europa / Colline Torinesi, Nanou associazione culturale
con il sostegno di residenza Artisti nei Territori Masque Teatro, Santarcangelo Festival, Teatr Łaźnia Nowa – Dom Utopii nell’ambito di Boarding Pass Plus Dance, Olinda residenza artistica, residenza da Centro nazionale di produzione della danza Virgilio Sieni, progetto Air_Artisti in residenza 2023 / Lavanderia a Vapore

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