THE CONCEPT and PROJECT DESIGN
The WALL DIALOGUE RESISTANCE is a project, co-funded by the European Union under the Europa Creativa cooperative programme, with Teatro di Sardegna as main partner and under the artistic direction of Sara Marasso and Stefano Risso that aims to recreate a different way of experiencing performing art and public space through involvement of local people in the creative process, describing a landscape and a community through a contemporary narrative. The project uses the image of the wall, both a physical and mental limit, as a practical and symbolic guide to an open creative process with the aim to develop a performance-format that can creatively elaborate the encounter with a territory and its inhabitants.
The participative character of the project is realised during single short residencies of 3/5 days in which some actions are proposed:
1. a movement/sound workshop to discover that the strongest limits are the invisible ones we carry ourselves as positions in space, postures, ways of speaking and gestures in which prejudices and values are hidden such as the expression: stand up straight/right as a self-made man
2. an open-air appointement to play a game in a public space in front of a wall (1,2,3 Stella)
3. a final performance as a moment to open the process, partecipate and share.
The structure unfolds through five artistic residencies hosted by the partners involved and realized through a single journey linking them all, which takes place from August 21st to October 1st 2022. The residencies will use action tools such as workshops, thinking laboratories and the popular cross national game.
Each residence will end with a PERFORMANCE as a collective emotional experience of a common space. After this, a period of reworking and post-production of the multimedia and textual contents produced will follow, and it will include a FILM, a PODCAST, a GRAPHIC STORYTELLING and a PERFORMANCE FORMAT.
The project focuses on the open process, emphasizing the work of questioning and research, on the eco-sustainability and the human impact that will resonate with the people of the four Mediterranean countries involved: Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.
The project wants to stimulate the dialogue / participation / interaction of European citizens through a human site-specific participatory approach to the creation in performing arts, to apply the creative process for overcoming separations from each other, and to disseminate a methodological creative format to make culture more inclusive.
The history of the project can be found here
THE PROJECT’S NETWORK
WALL DIALOGUE RESISTANCE | co-funded by CREA-CULT-2021-COOP n. 101055870
THE JOURNEY and THE RESIDENCIES
(After the map, click on each residence’s name to open the photo’s gallery)
Robilante | August 21st – 26th
Le Comptoir de la Victorine | August 30th – September 4th
Noviercas + Etopia Center | September 6th – 11th
Casa da Arquitectura | September 13th – 22nd
Sa Manifattura | September 24th – 30th
SARA MARASSO & STEFANO RISSO
Director, choreographer and dancer & composer, musician and videomaker
Director, screenwriter and producer
Writer, theatre director and performer
Interdisciplinary artist, designer and activist
SIMONE SIMS LONGO
Sound and visual designer
WRONG TIME COLLECTIVE
Dancer and videomaker
WRONG TIME COLLECTIVE
Dancer and videomaker
Dancer and teacher
ROSSANA MENDES FONSECA
Photographer and visual artist
VIOLETA FATAS & PARES SUELTOS DANZA
Dancer and choreographer
artistic director ‘s assistant
director of photographie
The project ended last summer 2023. An IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE has been presented at the end of a short residence (21- 25 June 2023) during the final event of the project.
An in-situ project conceived by Sara Marasso, a work in progress research in collaboration with the dancer Giulia Cannas with the music composed by Stefano Risso and Sims Simone Longo.
The performance was part of a wide set up in the beautiful Sa Manifattura building that has offered to the audience all the wide and beauty artistic productions developed during the 2 years project ( a film, a podcast, a storytelling, a cd, a video, a methodology format….and more)
Click to watch: the TEASER of the final event 25th-27th June 2023
@Laura Farneti_ Fuori Margine Click on each image
Wall Diaologue Resistance THE FILM by Stefano Odoardi premiere in June 26th at Festival Respiro, Cagliari in collaboration with Sardegna Teatro and Sardegna Film Commission. Director of photography Michele Garau
THE METHODOLOGY FORMAT written by Sara Marasso click here to download the pdf
+ the 5 in situ PERFORMANCES presented at the end of each residence:
in Robilante, Marseille, Noviercas/Saragoza, Matosinhos/Porto + Cagliari:
Here the TEASER of the of the long journey’s last step in September 2022.