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A Theatre Cycle

Karina Bisch, Ca c'est Paris!, performance. David Roberts Art Foundation, London. Courtesy of the artist Keren Cytter, Show Real Drama, performance Photographer, Sal Kroonenberg. Courtesy of the artist Ulla von Brandenburg, FĂĽ-fĂĽ-fĂĽ-fĂĽ-fĂĽnf, performance. Courtesy of the artist Karina Bisch, Le TĂ©moin; performance, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

Project by Nomas Foundation in collaboration with Teatro Valle Occupato
Curated by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni
Assistant curator: Ilaria Carvani

March 27th, April 23rd, May 23rd, 2013
Teatro Valle Occupato, via del Teatro Valle 21, Rome

ARTISTS: Karina Bisch, Luigi Coppola & Marzia Migliora, Keren Cytter, Linda Fregni Nagler, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Laurent Montaron, Tino Sehgal, Marinella Senatore, Marcella Vanzo, Ulla von Brandenburg, Clemens von Wedemeyer & Maya Schweizer

Nomas Foundation continues its research on languages within the visual arts by bringing into focus Theatre.
Over a period of three months, and distributed in three live events and two workshops, A Theatre Cycle have reflected on the legacy, dialogue, and discrepancies between visual art and theatre, by focusing on the practice of a selection of artists who address the specificity of theatrical language in its diverse aspects. Dramaturgy, choreography, composition, representation, masquerade, dialogue, interlude, voice, body are some of the issues articulated by the artist’s interventions, which will each, in their specific development, underline the relationship between the stage as an exhibition space, the audience’s position, and the experience of the live act.
A Theatre Cycle is developed in collaboration with Teatro Valle Occupato, which acts both as a venue where the performances take place and as a specific context to respond to, being the theatre a space reclaimed by a community of actors and theatre workers, recently regained for the citizens of Rome.
While reflecting on the mutual dialogue between vocabularies and languages, investigating the relationship and shared dimensions of fields and researches, A Theatre Cycle additionally aims at providing the evidence of an authentic exchange among figures, voices and professions. The project was entirely built through a participated platform and stems from the collaboration between Nomas Foundation, the artists, and the whole collective of the Teatro Valle Occupato.

Teatro Valle Occupato is the oldest theatre in the city of Rome, closed for budget cuts, it has been reclaimed by a group of actors and technicians in June 2011. For the past two years it has offered to the city a continuous programming as well as being an experiment in participatory democracy by the inception of a constitution of a collectively run and participatory based developed foundation.

March 27, 2013 at 9.00pm
Claude-Samuel LĂ©vine, Theremin concert
Ulla von Brandenburg, FĂĽ-fĂĽ-fĂĽ-fĂĽ-fĂĽnf
Julien Discrit, Thomas Dupouy, Claude-Samuel LĂ©vine, Laurent Montaron, Ulla von Brandenburg, Parfums Pourpres du Soleil des PĂ´les
Laurent Montaron, Artillery

April 23rd, 2013 at 9.00pm
Karina Bisch, Le TĂ©moin
Marcella Vanzo, Rumours
Linda Fregni Nagler, Things that Death Cannot Destroy, (Part 6)

May 23rd, 2013 at 9.00pm
Keren Cytter, Show Real Drama
Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances
Clemens von Wedemeyer & Maya Schweizer, Rien du Tout
Tino Sehgal, Untitled

A Theatre Cycle - workshops
Marinella Senatore, Common Archive School
Luigi Coppola & Marzia Migliora, Io in testa (A-Head): a common construction site of the political imaginary

With the support of: Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medici and Institut Français Italia

Press office: Benedetta Cappon