September 22, 2023 17:30
at h 21:00
Within the Oltre le mura / Beyond the walls project
“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours”.
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
LEONIA is an itinerant and participatory performance that uses the contemporary circus to build a bridge between reality and utopia. 100 years after the birth of Italo Calvino, the compagnia Quattrox4 pays tribute to his Invisible Cities by building an artistic journey that leads the public to experience imagination, starting from his living, kaleidoscopic and visionary writing.
Calvino’s work opens our eyes to what is, what could be and what we would like our world to be. This love poem to cities feeds our imagination through the paradox, the overturning of levels, the decomposition, the representation of the impossible and helps to create an extra-ordinary space.
Inspired by this narrative richness, the show directed by Clara Storti recovers some visual and thematic suggestions of Calvino’s work to compose a creative and artistic journey starting from scenic elements and small installations, which enter into dialogue with spectators and performers.
The public will participate in the creation of the spaces that will be inhabited by the performers, co-creating worlds made of fragile relationships or multiple constellations. If we consider the body/object relationship to be the origin of the contemporary circus, the objective of this participatory performance is to question the spatial coordinates through the use of unusual places and objects, very different from the proper circus tools, to transform the relationship between artist and spectator in a dialogical and multifaceted artistic experience.