CollettivO CineticO / Francesca Pennini Ferrara, Italy

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Ferrara, Italy

“Manifesto Cannibale” is a strange organism. It stems from a reflection on the plant world that calls us to re-read the location of the human, the texture of time, and the forms of perception and thought. The creation was abandoned by the author (Francesca Pennini), who kept herself in a state of blindness by entrusting its staging to a communication system filtered only through poetic clues. Franz Schubert’s Winterreise Lieder cycle, performed live on piano and magnetic tape, accompanies a perceptual transformative ritual towards conditions inaccessible to human bodies, between microscopic dances, dangerous games and choreographic hieroglyphics. The hierarchies between dark and light, sound and silence, black and white, naked and clothed, awake and asleep, motionless and kinetic, are dismantled on stage. It is an invitation to a tactile gaze, to an immersion in loud silences. The key roles of theatre are transformed by continuously incorporating other substances in a cannibalism that makes the proscenium the threshold for mixing bodies. A panorama into which the gaze of a disarmed author bursts, vertical and unpredictable, in front of a motionless scene, like a crack of reality outside all representation.


CollettivO CineticO was founded in 2007 by choreographer Francesca Pennini, and it involves more than 50 artists from different disciplines. The collective’s research investigates the nature of performing events with playful and rigorous formats that move in the gaps between dance, theatre and visual arts. The collective has produced 64 creations, receiving numerous awards, including Jurislav Korenić Award for Best Young Theatre Director; Rete Critica Award for Best Artist 2014; Danza&Danza Award 2015 to Pennini for Best Choreographer and Performer; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016; MESS Award at BE Festival Birmingham 2016; National Theatre Critics Award for Dance Theatre 2016; UBU Award 2017 as Best Dance Performance for “Sylphidarium”.


Accessibility: accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

piazza Ganganelli, 25 - entrata da Via Mazzini, Santarcangelo



concept, regia Francesca Pennini
messa in scena Angelo Pedroni
azione e creazione Simone Arganini, Davide Finotti, Teodora Grano, Carmine Parise, Angelo Pedroni, Francesca Pennini, Emma Saba
musiche Franz Schubert
cura del suono e dispositivi tecnologici Simone Arganini
playlist Spettatrici e Spettatori
organizzazione e cura Matilde Buzzoni, Carmine Parise
co-produzione CollettivO CineticO, Fondazione Romaeuropa, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
con il supporto di Fondazione I Teatri, Centrale Fies | Art Work Space e ATER Fondazione / Teatro Comunale Laura Betti
con il sostegno di Regione Emilia Romagna, MIBAC

segui l’evoluzione di questo organismo su:

nell’ambito di DanzER, network promosso dalTavolo Regionale della Danza e costituito dall’Assessorato Cultura e Paesaggio della
Regione Emilia-Romagna, ATER Fondazione, Emilia-RomagnaTeatro Fondazione, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza e Rete Anticorpi

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