CONSTELLATIONS

The following are decentralised constellations of critical encounters, which have formed part of our collective productions of performance operas and temporary artistic communities over the past years. They inform our understanding of collaborative formats of art-making and are essential in creating opportunities in production and pedagogy. We share a common philosophy of opening, sharing and holding inclusive, safe and brave spaces for radical art production.

 

ANAM CARA COLLECTIVE

Since 2018

A fluid collective of performance artists, sound artists, researchers and writers co-creating in various non-hierarchical constellations, including but not limited to artists from the Northern Hemisphere. We work in poduction and education through performance operas, temporary artistic communities, residential educational programs and performance-based film.

With VestAndPage (DE/IT), Aldo Aliprandi (IT), Marianna Andrigo (IT), Marilyn Arsem (US), Sabrina Bellenzier (IT), Giorgi de Santi (IT), daz disley (UK), Marisa Garreffa (AU/IT), Francesco Kiais (IT/GR), Fenia Kotsopoulou (GR/UK), Ash McNaughton (UK), Enok Ripley (CA), Sara Simeoni (IT/DE), Mauro Sambo (IT), Joseph Morgan Schofield (UK), Marcel Sparmann (DE), Susanne Weins (DE). Cultural associations Studio Contemporaneo (Venice, IT), Live Arts Cultures (Venice, IT), EntrAxis e.V., (Neckarsulm, DE), Atelier Performative Künste (Düsseldorf, DE).

Production highlights

 

 

LA POCHA NOSTRA

Since 2016

La Pocha Nostra is a transdisciplinary arts organization founded in 1993 in Los Angeles around Mexican/Chicano performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, that provides a support network and forum for artists of various disciplines, generations, gender complexities and ethnic backgrounds. La Pocha is devoted to erasing the borders between art and politics, art practice and theory, artist and spectator. For 25+ years, LPN has intensely focused on the notion of collaboration across national borders, race, gender and generations as an act of radical citizen diplomacy and as a means to create "ephemeral communities” of rebel artists.

With Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Balitronica Gómez, La Saula, and many more.

Collaboration highlights

 

ISOLE COMPRESE TEATRO

2005-2011

Applied Theatre group based in Florence, IT, whose very name indicates the aim to integrate and include people belonging to the most disadvantaged categories: young people at risk, disabled persons and former drug addicts living on the margins of society. Through both the training of Applied Theatre actors and dramaturgies that speak about the participants' experiences, Isole Comprese Teatro expresses a method of theatrical research in continuous transformation, in which cognitive,  emotional and social intelligence coexist and act.

Artistic direction: Elena Turchi and Alessandro Fantechi.

Above images © No Limits Festival / Isole Comprese Teatro

 

Production highlights

  • Fondamenti di Difettologia, Cantieri Florida, Florence (IT); Maschinenhaus Theatre, Berlin (DE), 2007-2008

  • Project Redbox, Contemporanea, Prato (IT), 2007

  • The Exterminating Angel, Il Fabbricone Theatre, Prato (IT), 2007Riccardo III, Magnolfi Theatre, Prato (IT), 2006

  • Ex and Ex Requiem, Cantieri Florida, Florence (IT), La Città del Teatro, Pisa (IT), 2006

  • Corpo 1 Prologo, Cantieri Florida, Florence (IT); madness & arts worldfestival II, Pumpenhaus Theatre, Münster (DE); No Limits Festival, Maschinenhaus Theatre/Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (DE); Okkupation! Festival, Rote Fabrik, Zurich (CH);  Open Ohr Festival, Mainz, (DE); Volterra Teatro (IT);  La Fabbrica delle Idee, Racconigi (IT), 2005-2007

  • Hamlet, Emperor's Castle, Prato (IT), Cantieri Florida, Florence (IT), 2005

VestAndPage, Strata, daz disley, Anam Cara Collective
VestAndPage, Francesco Kiais, Sara Simeoni, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Anam Cara Collective, ALexander Harbaugh
VestAndPage, La Pocha Nostra, SIGNUM, Lorenza Cini, Collective Signatures
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