September 2 | 7:00 pm
Reale Accademia di Spagna

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Preview Short Theatre 2021

Short Theatre and the Reale Accademia di Spagna join forces once again for Preview Short Theatre 2021, with a proposal that combines Short Theatre 2021 programme with the activities of the Reale Accademia di Spagna.


7:00 pm | Loreto Martínez Troncoso | breathe in, breathe out

For the Spanish artist and performer Loreto Martínez Troncoso, the words and the voices are spaces for negotiation with the world. Her performances are fluid, rhythmic, replete with overflowing texts that explode syntax. For Short Theatre 2021 she speaks, whispers, moans, holds her breath, exclaims, and ultimately disorganizes the ego system in favour of the rhythmic polyphony that vibrates in every voice.

She tries to hear what is audible/inaudible before, after and between words. What air? Which beats? What murmurs on the verge on breaths?

In her explorations, the Spanish artist Loreto Martínez Troncoso investigates the bodily event that is the voice, penetrating and infiltrating between words, investigating what motivates them, exploring their time, rhythm and silence. Words carry with them what the voice has destined for them.

In addition to presenting breathe in, breathe out at the Royal Academy of Spain, Loreto Martínez Troncoso brings the piece [é-cri-tures]: Alma (first attempts) to WEGIL at Short Theatre 2021.


8:00 pm | Tzaziky & Crack

The project Tzaziky & Crack was conceived on the slopes of the Mount of Sappho, in Skala Eressos bay, as a representation of a Martian ballroom where mutant combinations of past, present and future perfect take place. T&C is a project by visual artist Dafne Boggeri who – together with Dj S/HE – founded Tomboys Don’t Cry, a queer artistic collective based in Milan that includes girls of any gender and all non-binary creatures. The collective has been promoting since 2011 a post-identity agenda through actions and reactions inside and outside of the Club.


10:00 pm | Maral Kekejian | Bacio all’aria

Bacio all’aria is an act of love to Rome and its inhabitants. A poetic gesture that allows a visual contact even in the physical distance between bodies. A public call that resounds throughout the air as a propagating message.  

Bacio all’aria is inspired by continuity and repetition, knock-on effects and by words of mouth among neighbours, its aim being to continue considering the city as a space for complicity and cohabitation.  

The project – included in the commemorative activities for the 150 years of the Reale Accademia di Spagna – celebrates the art of being together in a pandemic-hit Rome.  

Bacio all’aria is part of the larger project URMA. Spazio pubblico e paesaggio contemporaneo nella città di Roma by Maral Kekejian – artist and author of cultural projects, R.A.E.R scholarship and residency recipient – who will inhabit The Royal Spanish Academy for 7 days, from August 30 to September 5. The project has been realised in collaboration with: Pirotecnica Vulcano, Ronchi Fireworks, Aleix Tobias and all the colleagues of the Reale Accademia di Spagna.



© David Jiménez