Riccardo Fazi, in collaboration with Jessie Mill and Elise Simonet, develops for the first time in Italy the research and sharing format of Les Cliniques Dramaturgiques, conceived by the TransAmériques Festival of Montreal.
Five international dramaturgs are invited to share practices, theories, issues, tools related to their dramaturgical practice. A week-long space-time of shared work during which dramaturgs from different countries, contexts and artistic practices discuss together their current projects, their individual practices and the artistic, theoretical and political scenes within which they are developing. At the center of the whole investigation the role and the functioning of the dramaturg in contemporary artistic creation, in relation to institutions, company practices, teaching in the context of performing arts; the way she or he “accompanies” the artist/student/institution in carving the best made-to-measure context for project and ideas to emerge. Traces of the materials produced during the meetings will be collected, edited and then published: in paper format and in the form of “sound capsules”, short audio podcasts for online platforms.
The research will also open outwards, through a series of “private consultations”.
The invited dramaturgs will, in fact, offer daily their attention, their listening and their presence to a group of local theatre, dance and performing arts artists, in a series of “one by one” meetings dedicated to the care of the creation processes linked to dramaturgy and the writing of unpublished projects.
Invited dramaturgs: Piersandra Di Matteo, Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi, Riccardo Fazi, Sandra Noeth, Elise Simonet
work hours: from the 8 to the 12 of September, every day from 10:30 to 13:30
Private consultations – go to Tempo Libero
Do you have a creative project in the pipeline, in the process of completion or development? Questions, creative blocks, unformulated wishes? Take advantage of a private exchange with one of our invited dramaturg(s).
A conversation free of production imperatives, to take a step back, to gain momentum.
What? 1H30 private meeting, in person, in English or Italian, with one of the invited dramaturg(s)
When? September 9-10-11, in the afternoon, by appointment.
For who? Professional theatre, dance and performing arts artists(s) (10 places available)
What? The consultations are free of charge and can be booked online, while places last, by filling in the attached form (you can download it from here) do and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
an idea by FestivalTransAmériques
developed at Festival Short Theatre by Riccardo Fazi / Muta Imago, Jessie Mill, Elise Simonet
cooperation on the territory Carrozzerie n.o.t
project carried out within Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe, and co-financed by the European Union
©Les Cliniques Dramaturgiques
Notes on Short Theatre 2020
What else is your work about, besides what is already told in the synopsis?
This is not a job, but it is a job. Daily and extraordinary at the same time. It tries to keep the distant close. It tries to weave textures that resist time and space. It tries to bring people together for the first time.
What do you imagine you will say about this work in fifteen years time? Would you ever have imagined making such work fifteen years ago?
Fifteen years ago I certainly dreamed of it.