Anticipation of the Night

The transmission of knowledge as well as the relationship between aesthetics and performativity as political action are both at the centre of Anticipation of the Night, a discursive space that comes to life each day during late afternoon, accompanying the festival as it flows through different locations. Conversations, meetings, book presentations, masterclasses and informal talks.
All these Anticipation of the Night appointments expand the forms of reflection in dialogue with the artists present throughout the Short Theatre 2023 programme and involving researchers, theorists and critics, all intertwining issues spanning philosophy, physics, activism and literature. This afternoon space distils exchanges of knowledge rooted in experience and intervals of conviviality close to artistic practices, it promotes the connection between worlds and languages, all the while feeding tangents and aesthetic interferences capable of building an environment.

Friday 8 September

La scuola ha riaperto come dopo una nevicata
Sara Leghissa & Maddalena Fragnito + Valerio Mannucci (NERO)

book presentation
La Pelanda – Mattatoio | 5.30 pm

Saturday 9 September

Saidiya Hartman: parentele oceaniche e fabulazione critica
Annalisa Sacchi in dialogue with Kwanza Musi Dos Santos and Adil Mauro

La Pelanda – Mattatoio | 5.30 pm

Monday 11 September

Denti di latte
Silvia Calderoni in dialogue with Viola Lo Moro

book presentation
Tuba bookshop | 7 pm

Wednesday 13 September

Una coreografia fuggitiva
Ligia Lewis in dialogue with Johanne Affricot and Piersandra di Matteo

proiezione e talk
Cinema Troisi | 5.30 pm

Thursday 14 September

Ecologie dell’ascolto
Diana Lola Posani in conversation with Piersandra Di Matteo

Real Academia de España en Roma | 7.30 pm

Saturday 16 September

Piegare l’orologio: la disabilità sovverte le arti
P.A.C. – Performative Arts Contemporanee

Teatro India | 5 pm 

Sunday 17 September

Fireflies (Lucciole)
Pauline Curnier Jardin & Feel Good Cooperative
co realized with Locales / If Body
screening + talk
Teatro India | 5 pm