10€ - 7€ (under 30 - over 60)


I Giardini di Kensington. Il litigio | il rifugio | il trasloco

10 september | h 8:30 pm
La Pelanda – Teatro 1

A living room. Just a few elements delineate the space. An unidentified object hovers over the room. Two figures thrown into space; bored, tense, elegant, sweet and quarrelsome, their presence close yet distant, in the intimacy of having nothing to say to one other, as they come to terms with the habitude of being close by. The passing of an unspecified time – a day, a year, a lifetime – opens up gaps in everyday life; the most obvious displays of domestic living are loaded with inexplicable and unexpected elements. The room then turns into a series of corners, intimate and sheltered miniatures; sometimes in a desert, in which measures and coordinates disappear. The perception of an altered space allows the emergence of an elsewhere, while the social model – binary and rational – to which it was thought possible to adhere to, teeters and silently explodes.

Elisa Pol and Valerio Sirna are both ‘independently active’ artists in the field of performing arts. Within their respective companies, Nerval and DOM, both work through personal journeys as both actors and authors. They met during the 2011 Biennale of Scritture per la danza contemporanea (Writing for Contemporary Dance) directed by Raffaella Giordano. Together with other artists their collaboration continued with the establishment of the Agostino Bontà collective, whose primary activities were focused on the creation of performance-based installations in private homes and domestic environments. Their first creation was Hiroshima mon amour. They established themselves as an artistic duo in 2017 specifically for the I giardini di Kensington project, their common desire to deepen the relationship between scenic writing and choreography, investigating the dynamics of cohabitation and proximity within a domestic space.

a show by and with Elisa Pol and Valerio Sirna
lighting Design Mattia Bagnoli
sound designers Flavio Innocenti and Valerio Sirna
sculpture work by Mattia Cleri Polidori and Giulia Costanza Lanza
technical Partners Nikki Rodgerson / Mutoids
with the help of Armunia Residenze Artistiche Castiglioncello, Nerval Teatro,
Santarcangelo Festival, Atto Due – Laboratorio Nove,
Spazio ZUT! Progetto Cura, Florian Espace Progetto OIKOS
with Thanks to Barbara Bessi
finalist for the Scenario Prize 2017