Continuous cuts to education and culture sectors can’t be accepted as solutions to face an economical crisis, yet it is currently happening all over the world. The common opinion about art is that it is a mere leisure activity, a worthless hobby, that even in its best scenarios can only be seen as an intellectual fiddle for a certain elite. Unfortunately we often forget the major role that art plays when it comes to emancipating the human mind, in developing an alternative thinking instead of adopting the one imposed by political power. We forget that imagination is an essential skill to the human being, skill not to be confused with the more commonly intended day dreaming, but as political act, necessary to regenerate society, in every evolution or revolution it may incur to.
“It is our responsibility not to let ﬁreﬂies disappear. In doing so, we must ourselves assume the freedom of movement, a withdrawal which is not a retreat, a diagonal strength, the faculty to show shreds of humanity, an inﬂexible desire. We must therefore, standing back from reign and glory, in the open breach between past and future, become ﬁreﬂies ourselves and thus renew a community of desire, a community of emitted glimmers, of dances in spite of all, of the transfer of thoughts. Saying yes in the night crossed with glimmers and not to settle for the description of no in the blaring light.”
concept and set design Davide Sacco and Agata Tomsic
direction, music and light design Davide Sacco
dramaturgy and script Agata Tomsic
performed by Greta Mini, Massimiliano Rassu, Davide Sacco, Agata Tomsic
costumes Laura Dondoli and Agata Tomsic
with the contribution of Comune di Ravenna – Capitale Italiana della Cultura 2015
with the support of Residenza IDRA - Brescia; Trasparenze - Modena; Teatro Akropolis - Genova; E, Teatro Onnivoro, Ravenna Teatro - Ravenna
debut Rasponi Laboratori delle Arti, Bologna, March 4th 2016, La Soffitta – Università di Bologna
length 45 minuti
The show is nourished by the thought and words of Antonin Artaud, Julian Beck, Leo de Berardinis, Albert Camus, Georges Didi-Huberman, Tonino Guerra, David Lynch, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luigi Pirandello, Andrei Tarkovsky.
DEBUT (December 2015)
Photo by Dario Bonazza [Ravenna, Palazzo Rasponi Open Space, December 2015 ] © All rights reserved:
1st STUDY (Genuary 2014)
Photo by Gianluca Sacco [Ravenna, Ardis Hall, May 2013 ] © All rights reserved: