IN THE VIGNA MADRE (MOTHER VINEYARD) AT SUNRISE AND AT SUNSET
AT 5 AM AND 7.30 PM
18 MAY 2019
Freies Tanz Ensemble
THE FLUIDITY OF DEATH. THE FLUIDITY OF BECOMING, BETWEEN SPACE AND TIME,
BETWEEN BODY AND SACREDNESS
4 MEETINGS IN MAY
winning project of the open call "Of Death and Dying"
choreographer and director Alessio Trevisani
assistant choreographer and at workshop Matteo Magnabosco
dancers Yuri Fortini, Matteo Magnabosco, Yuko Matsuyama, Giada Palmisano, Thomas Roth, Alessio Trevisani
together with the young and the old of the Lucca community, who participated in the choreographic development workshop during the residency, a cross-generational exercise, from grandparents to grandchildren towards an idea beyond the life-death format
costumes and props Mehrbood Mokarram
MAXIMUM 25 SPECTATORS - RESERVATION REQUIRED
photo by Friedhelm Fett
We are stories contained in twenty centimetres of grey matter located behind the eyes, lines drawn by traces left by our nervous system during its interaction with the things of the world. Memory and our body are the source of our identity. An incredible wealth that makes every individual unique and singular. Instead, the concept of Interbeing leads us to reflect on how to feel part of a whole in an intertwined system of connections where the things of the universe and of nature, as well as those of our life, are not unique and not even separated between birth, life, and death. Interbeing is a term created by the Buddist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, to describe this interconnection and interdependence. In order to understand it, we think of flowers and soil. If we plant a seed in an earthenware pot, water it and, as long as there is heat and light after it germinates, a flower will blossom. Observing with partial eyes, we tend to believe that the flower has a separate existence, a separate self. However, if we look more deeply, we will see that the flower does not exist separately from the soil, sunlight, water and air. If we were to eliminate even just one of these elements, it could not exist. Flowers, soil, water, light and air inter-are. After a few weeks, the flower will wither and return to the soil. There is no end and no beginning, no birth and no death.
4 MEETINGS IN THE MONTH OF MAY
PROVISIONALLY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
8, 11, 12, 15 MAGGIO 3 P.M.- 7 P.M.
Aimed at: the workshop is open to adults (over the age of 55) and young people (aged between 12 and 18) from the community of Lucca and Capannori. the idea of the company is to create a group of "grandparents and grandchildren" to experiment with that particular bond that generally unites these two different age groups, both on an emotional level, as well as to exchange of experiences of life and love. It is not important to have a real parental bond or an existing emotional bond between the participants.
The registration form can be downloaded from this page.
There will be a public feedback on18 May.
Conductors: Freies Tanz Ensemble (artistic direction Alessio Trevisani)
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