Chiara Bersani Piacenza, Italy
(nel) SOTTOBOSCO site-specific version
No, there is no alliance between bodies now. Silence has fallen in the bones, and the folds of the joints create hollow caves. Touching you and making love is subversive, and I gaze ferociously at those asking me for words of comfort.
A group of boys and girls with disabilities get lost in the forest. Or maybe they were abandoned. Perhaps they were chasing love. Perhaps the forest simply grew around them one day. What could happen? What will become of their bodies? What about their hearts, their wheelchairs and crutches? What will their eyes see? What language will they speak? And those who find them, by chance or desire, how should they approach them? Can they do it? Will they be able to ask permission? “(nel) SOTTOBOSCO site-specific version” builds an environment where impromptu groups of people with disabilities can meet and become a community. There will be a sky above our heads, inaccessible and horizontal, in which sounds and lights will move with the same relentless pace of the expanding universe. An undergrowth will live under that sky, inhabited by the performers, the audience, sounds and lights that will tremble like bodies and plants. Micro-sounds, tiny worlds that inhabit these macro-forms, details that build an ever-changing living and listening spatial environment.
Chiara Bersani is a performer and author active in the performing arts, research theatre and contemporary dance. Her works are presented internationally and originate as creations in dialogue with spaces of various kinds aimed at an audience close to the stage. Her research as a performer and author stems from the concept of the Political Body and the creation of practices aimed at training its presence and action. “Gentle Unicorn” is the work-manifesto of this research. For her rigour in embodying this study, Bersani was awarded the UBU Prize as best new actress/performer under 35 in 2018.
Accessibility: accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.
via Santarcangiolese, 809
duration: 60 minutes
Due to the nature of Chiara Bersani's show, the staging of "(nel) SOTTOBOSCO site-specific version" requires particular environmental conditions: we ask all spectators to arrive at Podere Acerboli well in advance to allow the show to start as punctually as possible. To reach the performance location by car, we suggest leaving from the centre of Santarcangelo at least 30 minutes before the starting time indicated on the programme.
Podere Acerboli is a wheat field that has just been harvested; we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
To reach the location, follow the dedicated signs and posters along Via Santarcangiolese: the pedestrian entrance and car park are located 500 metres after street number 809.
Other car parks are available nearby: Via Gavine and Via Giovanni Paolo II.
azione, creazione, testi Chiara Bersani
azione, performer Elena Sgarbossa
suono e consulenza drammaturgica Lemmo
disegno luci, scena e direzione tecnica Valeria Foti
costumi Ettore Lombardi
drammaturgia Chiara Bersani, Giulia Traversi
consigli e occhio esterno Marco D’Agostin
assistente Simone Chiacchiararelli
cura e produzione del workshop Chiara Boitani
promozione, cura, booking Giulia Traversi
comunicazione e press kit Dalila D’Amico
video e foto Alice Brazzit
logistica, organizzazione, produzione Eleonora Cavallo
amministrazione Chiara Fava
produzione corpoceleste c.c.0.0#
con il sostegno del MiC – Direzione Generale Spettacolo
versione site-specific sviluppata per Santarcangelo Festival all'interno del progetto europeo BE PART Art BEyond PARTicipation co-finanziato dal programma Creative Europe
in collaborazione con Elisabetta e Tommaso Campana
© Giulia Agostini