Here we are. In this 2023 that is coming to an end, the Creative Europe Wall Dialogue Resistance project comes to an end too.
So much has passed since the summer 2020 when, during and because of the pandemic, the need for change and, at the same time, the desire to find ourselves all in public space, gave us the impulse to write the project, meet the partners and then to implement it.
It’s with pleasure that we made a short film, talking walls, writing bodies, as a visual narrative of that adventure journey: an open itinerant creation, – through workshops, meetings and performances, – which started from Robilante to arrive in Marseille, then to Madrid to reach the village of Noviercas and after Saragoza, finally by train join Porto, the extreme edge of Europe, to end in Cagliari.
It is composed of chapters representing each of the five residences that make up the entire journey from 21 August to 1 October 2022; plus a final chapter for the project’s final event in September 2023.
Each chapter is a sentence written with water on a wall:
1. IL MURO “Riguarda noi e le cose invisibili”(Sara Marasso) Robilante, Italy
2. LE MUR La force de l’eau sur les rochers (common knowledge) Marseille, France
3. EL MURO “El mundo no se ha hecho para que pensamos en él, sino pourque lo miremos y estemos de acuerdo” (Fernando Pessoa, trad. Nicolas Lange) Noviercas & Zaragoza, Spain 4. O MURO Água mole em pedra dura, tanto bate até que fura (popular expression) Porto, Portugal
5. MURI “Solo i bambini sanno far piovere” (Nicolas Lange) Cagliari, Italy
6. THE WALL is what you can’t see (Sara Marasso) Cagliari 2023
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With gratitude we dedicate the film to all those who with curiosity, sensibility, attention have taken part, in presence and relationship, in this adventure.
More info about the project and all the artistic output here
and before Christmas … Let’s meet in Turin:
YOGA and sound workshop
23 December 2023
from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
conducted by Sara Marasso
with double bass player Stefano Risso
who will accompany with live sound some moments
Yoga sul Fiume
Corso Moncalieri 18, Turin
c/o Amici del Fiume
For info and registration
see you soon!
“There is no memory of the future. We always act in the dark.”
Wall Dialogue Resistance came to an end last June with a three-day meeting at Sa Manifattura, Cagliari during the Respiro Festival that brought together the entire network: Sardegna Teatro Il Cantiere Noau Les têtes de l’Art Colectivo Noray Hacendera Balleteatro Spaziodanza Pares Sueltos with all the involved artists.
The project has been ambitious, complex, intense, but we are very happy that it made it possible to create many great artistic works and as many connections and meetings. As at each stage, a work in progress performance was presented to the public, a sort of restitution in performative language of the guiding intention of the project. The theme of the wall was realised as an experience of darkness through a black box and a blindfolded walk in the open air.
Elements that characterised this open process shared with the talented dancer Giulia Cannas from Fuorimargine and realized with the support of the Sardegna Teatro’s technical staff. The audience was invited to see the dance through an exploration of darkness: a symbolic and physical environment that helps to expand our perceptions, suspending the usual hierarchies of the senses and questioning the most recognised ways of sharing signs and meanings. Finally bringing to the fore the Space itself inhabited by our bodies with their tactile and kinetic qualities.
A special thank to Real_Pelagio company and Giulia Marasso
all photos @LauraFarneti_Fuorimargine
Many original works were presented during the Wall Dialogue Resistance project’s final event:
In addition to the premiere of Stefano Odoardi’s Film, which poetically reworked in the form of images and words the whole experience of journey and the residencies, the large hall of Sa Manifattura hosted a multimedia set up that included: Nicolas Lange’s Podcast, the CD with original music by Stefano Risso and Lalli and a collection of photographs to be listened to by Stefano Risso, Miriam Tello‘s original drawings in the form of the project’s Storytelling, and Rossana Mendes Fonseca’s video, part of the Portuguese performance. Special collaboration on the performance was offered by dancers Violeta Fatas, Cyril Limousin and Carlos Silva, while Stefano Risso and Sims Simone Longo collaborated on the original sound design.
News !! 16 September 2023 9:30 pm at the Confraternita in Robilante, CN Italy presentation of the film Wall Dialogue Resistance by Stefano Odoardi director of photography Michele Garau for Festival Imaginè Free entrance with reservation, click on the film link to reserve a place.
“And how much nostalgia we will have for the human. As we now have of the infinite.
But we will not have hands.
We will not be able to make caresses with our hands.
Nor cheeks to touch lightly.
A nostalgia of imperfect will swell our shining photons…”
( from a poem written by Mariangela Gualtieri/ freely transl.)
summer is just around the corner…
and after 16 months since the beginning of the European cooperation project Wall Dialogue Resistance, which has seen us engaged in several residencies, we are about to meet again all, partners and artists involved,
for the final event in Cagliari from 25 to 27 June
to share, after a period of time apart, stories and new explorations, echo and treasure of an intense and very dense experience, through thematic meetings and an installation that will gather all the elaborated artistic products: storytelling, podcasts, films, music, videos plus an itinerant and immersive performance around the experience of darkness.
An opportunity to give space to sensitive actions through the languages of performance arts that highlights all the vulnerability and necessity of our bodies in presence and connection. Let’s the irreplaceable experience of the encounter make us surprised, as a rare and precious thing, a perfect conclusion of a project born during and in response to the pandemic.
©️Laura Farneti / Sa Manifattura 2022
MAY / JUNE 2023
for the preparation for this final event, we have to thanks Real Pelágio company in Lisbon, which opened the doors of its headquarters, the historic TEATRO da VOZ. It has been a precious place and time, allowing Sara to put ideas about performance into movement in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Violeta Fatas from Pares Sueltos company, dancer and author Giulia Cannas from FuoriMargine, and thanks to the close relationship with Stefano Risso’s sound research, through long-distance meetings between Lisbon, Zaragoza, Cagliari and Turin.
a special thanks to Sílvia Real and Susanna, Rodolfo and all the staff for the availability and care!
Soon we will be back in person!
June 21-25 a short residency, as part of the closing event of Wall Dialogue Resistance, will allow, on the 25th the dancer and choreographer Violeta Fatas from Zaragoza, the sound designer Simone Sims Longo from Cuneo and the dancers Cyril Limousin, Marseille and Carlos Silva, Porto to join us!
Ready for the final public event, here is the program:
25-27 June 2023
Sa Manifattura – Cagliari
Wall Dialogue Resistance Installation
An installation that brings together materials produced as part of the two-year project:
Nicholas Lange’s podcast, Miriam Tello’s graphic storytelling, Sara Marasso’s performance format, Stefano Risso’s music and Rossana Fonseca’s video.
A work in progress performance:
A body-sound-movement immersive performance for a darkened site and an open space to be connected through a walk
27 JUNE h 6:30 pm
Public opening at the end of the Cagliari residency (June 21 – 24) for 25 people available for an experience that crosses light/dark, individual/group dimensions and includes a blindfolded walk (reservation required).
The central themes of the project – the wall as limitation and opportunity in close relation and connection with the body in presence, public space, and a playful approach to creation – have brought to light a new research engine: darkness. An intimate and frightening context will guide this last phase, inviting the exploration of darkness as a symbolic and physical environment, so as to question perceptions, hierarchies of the senses and the usual way of sharing signs and meanings. The residency will process materials to communicate primarily through sound and kinesthetic rather than visual channels, with the aim of producing a hybrid narrative around a silent element with liquid qualities not immediately associated with force, as is water, connected to a feminine and relational principle.
Concept, corpography, dance: Sara Marasso
Original compositions and live music: Stefano Risso
Dramaturgical assistance: Violeta Fatas (Noray/Pares Sueltos)
In collaboration with the dancer Giulia Cannas (FuoriMagine), Simone Sims Longo (Noau) for live sound, with Carlos Silva (Balleteatro) and Cyril Limousin (Les Têtes de l’Art/Wrong Time) for the blindfolded walk and with Sardegna Teatro staff: Loïc Hamelin (light design), Serena Trevisi Marceddu (setting up) Giorgia Mascia (sound design).
Wall – The Film
26 JUNE h 9 pm
As well, all project partners together with the participating artists will meet to share and give back in presence thoughts and considerations on the project themes. We share a few photos of dinners and chats we had together during last year’s trip, looking forward to seeing each other again soon!
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