8th September | 6.00 pm – 3.00 am
La Pelanda – Outdoor Area
Tropicantesimo has existed for five years and has evolved into its current form over the course of numerous events, during which it has delineated its unpredictable musical dramaturgy. Like with any natural phenomenon, it is impossible to say how long it will last. Like an earthquake, a storm or a tornado. It catches you by surprise when you’re already in it, whether you like it or not.
Tropicantesimo gives life to a musical ritual dilated over time, through the celebration of sound and dance. It offers the colours and heat of a tropical rainforest, the flowers and the flavours of the fruit, the humours of the earth scorched by sun and sweat; but, above all, it incarnates the sounds and tribal rhythms of the Equator, imagined and dreamed, carved out and discovered. Tropicantesimo is a cocktail of swinging hips and shaking maracas. With its sonic experiments, floral installations, dreamlike visions of gardens counter to nature, it is the natural construction of an artificial paradise. Tropicantesimo has no home, it is situated beyond the known world, between a mythical El Dorado and a crumbling speak-easy during Prohibition.
Tropicantesimo is a beautiful and evil carillon, white magic and chicken feathers, mutable in form and size, all of it torrid and chilling. The unpredictable, the accidental, the marvellous, the imminent and the immobile. Tropicantesimo revolves around itself, nothing has happened, it was just some noise and some nursery rhymes. What was it, where did it come from, why?
As part of the Tempo Libero of this edition of Short Theater, the Tropicantesimo crew (Hugo Sanchez, Lola Kola, Rocco Bartucci) will also hold a workshop on the “open sound”, an invitation an invitation to the backstage of the “machine” of the Tropicantismo sound.