A Theatre Cycle – Teatro Valle Occupato/Nomas Foundation
After ‘A Painting Cycle’ (2012), ‘A Film Cycle’ (2011) and ‘A Performance Cycle’ (2010), 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 reflects 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 build through a participated platform and stems from the collaboration between Nomas Foundation, the artists, and the whole collective of the Teatro Valle Occupato.
A Theatre Cycle – program
March 27 – 9.00 pm
Claude-Samuel Lévine, Theremin concert
Ulla von Brandenburg, Fü-fü-fü-fü-fünf
Julien Discrit, Thomas Dupouy, Claude-Samuel Lévine, Laurent Montaron, Ulla von Brandenburg, Parfums Pourpres du Soleil des Pôles
Laurent Montaron, Artillery
April 23 – 9.00 pm
Karina Bisch, Le Témoin
Marcella Vanzo, Rumours
Linda Fregni Nagler, Things that Death Cannot Destroy, (Part 6)
May 23 – 9.00 pm
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