Africa – Community


Community is a theme that in recent years has assumed great importance in European choreographic research because dance, as an artistic expression, increasingly shifts its function from the representation to the relationship with a context, a territory, a community, building paths of meaning and shared experiences in opposition to the homologation and conformism processes of the global village and to the overproduction of representations, plausible or not, that the technological devices have triggered.
In the African continent dance is still a living collective expression which belongs to each community and influences and connotes codes, aesthetics and poetics of contemporary choreographers.
Analyzing the theme of the community from different perspectives and cultures becomes a way to better understand what function it assumes in the current historical context and to investigate how choreic art can perform the function of connecting a community to its territory, its history and its culture.

The path dedicated to Africa involves different foreign partners: the Association MADA Theatre in Tataouine (Tunisia), On marche – Festival International de danse contemporaine and Cia Anania in Marrakech (Morocco), Dakar in Mouvement and 5th Dimension Company in Dakar (Senegal).
Together with these partners, some artists have been selected to work in residencies in Italy, Tunisia and Senegal.
The Italian choreographer Irene Russolillo and the videomaker Luca Brinchi will meet the artists Mapate Sakho and Antoine Danfa from Senegal and Ilyes Triki from Tunisia in a creative path during which they will develop a collective creation process starting from the theme of the community through residencies, the meeting with local communities and open presentations of the work in progress.

In the stages in Italy CRISOL Africa will open up to collaboration with various other artistic realities to create more opportunities for discussion and dissemination of this experience. The artists will be followed by a tutor who will accompany them in the research and creation phases. In each stage of the work there will be one or more mentors, or artists, operators, academics or experts, to offer participants a plurality of viewpoints and an in-depth analysis on the proposed theme or on specific aspects of the creation process.










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