Carlo Massari Bologna, Italy


Bologna, Italy
January 17, 2023 9:00 pm
full 10 € / reduced (under 30, E' Bal Card) 5 €
full 10 € / reduced (under 30, E' Bal Card) 5 €
January 17, 2023 9:00 pm

event organised in collaboration with Cantieri Danza – Ravenna

Are we ready for the sacrifice? Obviously not our own! It will always be up to someone else to sacrifice themselves for the good of the community; perhaps to a virgin, the most fragile and naive… And who has got the right of choice? The old, wise and elect ones, obviously. But are we sure the elderly hold within themselves the power of absolute wisdom and the authority to decide what is right for others and what is not? By what right? It is about justice and someone will be executed, one more time, in order to honor the Gods.

We are just there facing the delicate concept of morality: a (hereditary) principle handed down to us from the past generations through the invention of myths and narratives, useful for controlling the masses. They “hide” statements such as this is right and this is wrong, that’s good and that’s bad, this is moral and this is immoral. And we take them as truths, proven and irrefutable facts: that’s how it is. It follows that, at the end of a war, the winners will be the Righteous, just because we have been taught that Justice always wins and the massacres are justified for good, while the losers will be forgotten from the books. The result is: concentration camps and mass exterminations of human and animal species (see: the abomination of intensive farming and slaughterhouses). When it happens we have been deprived of our rights, we simply believe we can take justice in our hands. And therefore it follows that a popular jury can decide the evidence of guilt of an accused one, just according to its own subjective concept of morality. And if we want to keep a clear conscience, we can always refer to the orders straight from the top.

History does not change. It is curious, funny and weird how many meanings the english word right contains! This begs the reflection on us as human beings, our contemporary society, the relationship with power and the trust we place in it. How much do we actually delegate big decisions for us and for others, again for good purposes? In a fragile society weakened by events, cataclysms and pandemics, it is too easy to rely on the new savior, delegating him to the power of deciding in the name of the community. Perhaps we do it without even paying too much attention and then we complain about the consequent outcome.


Carlo Massari is an transdisciplinary performer, choreographer and creator active in the Italian and international contemporary scene. Always in search of new languages, he deepens the hybridization and blend of the various performing disciplines, defining a clear and recognizable distinctive feature in an “amphibious” form. In 2011 he became the co-founder and Artistic Director of C&C Company, a research and production company specializing in the field of dance-theater, and has created It’s award-winning pieces. In 2020 he was awarded with the CollaborActionXL prize by AnticorpiXL Network and became an Associate Artist of Oriente Occidente Festival.


Accessibility: venue accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. Facilitated access from side entrance through via A. Costa.

via Ruggeri, 16



creazione originale Carlo Massari / performer Aura Calarco, Sofia Galvan, Ginevra Gioli, Stefania Menestrina, Giulia Orlando, Giuseppina Randi, Rebeca Zucchegni / collaborazione coreografica Emanuele Rosa / disegno luci Francesco Massari / assistenza tecnica Laura De Bernardis / collaborazione ai costumi Milena Parmisciano / collaborazione scenografica TECNOFRA / effetti speciali I.M.A. Sfx Studios e Grazia D'Amaro / Coordinamento progettuale Rosanna Brocanello / consulenza generale Laura Pulin / contributo organizzativo Federico Grilli / segreteria di produzione Margherita Fantoni / segreteria amministrativa Benedetta Carmignani / produzione C&C Company e COB Compagnia Opus Ballet

in co-produzione con Teatro Stabile del Veneto Carlo Goldoni, Oriente Occidente Dance Festival, Associazione Culturale Mosaico Danza - Interplay Festival / con il sostegno di Progetto internazionale Étape Danse, realizzato grazie a Mosaico Danza - Interplay Festival in partnership con Lavanderia a Vapore – Centro di Residenza per la Danza - Piemonte dal Vivo – Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare e Festival Torinodanza, Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale e Fabrik Potsdam / e con il sostegno di Centro di Residenza Intercettazioni - Circuito CLAPS Progetto vincitore del Premio CollaborAction#5 CollaborAction XL | azione Network Anticorpi XL supporto per la danza d’autore

direzione artistica C&C Company Carlo Massari
direzione artistica COB Compagnia Opus Ballet Rosanna Brocanello

con il sostegno di MIC - Direzione Generale Spettacolo dal Vivo

evento inserito all'interno di E’ BAL - Palcoscenici per la danza contemporanea
un progetto sostenuto da ATER Fondazione e condiviso con Associazione Danza Urbana, Associazione Liberty/Stagione Agorà, Cantieri Danza, Comune di Rimini, Cronopios - Teatro Petrella e Casa della Cultura Italo Calvino, Istituti Culturali della Repubblica di San Marino, L'arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Masque Teatro, PDK - Piacenza Cultur Dom, Riccione Teatro, Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Sillaba Soc. Coop. (Villa Torlonia Teatro), Teatro del Drago - Teatro Comunale di Gambettola

ATER Fondazione, oltre a essere l’ente capofila, partecipa al progetto di rete con due Teatri del Circuito multidisciplinare regionale, il Teatro Laura Betti di Casalecchio di Reno e il Salone Snaporaz di Cattolica