TALK SHOW. Sotterraneo meets Jacopo Jenna

May 7, 2019 21:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT


within Little Fun Palace
a project by OHT


What do we talk about when we talk about live art?

This format responds to our need to meet other artists – in particular, artists who not only create works but also stop to ask themselves what is the point of doing this job in an era of digital revolution. We will be sitting around a table with some of the most rigorous contemporary theatre playwrights to talk about the world of theatre with a due healthy of self-irony. What’s more, we will do this in a public arena as there is no such thing as ‘live art’ without the People’s Republic of the Audience.

A bit of reasoned talk and a bit of amused show, an hour of a cultural gym on theatre, the fabulous invalid – as Orson Welles puts it – who is always on the verge of dying and never does.


Sotterraneo theatre company began working as a research collective in Florence in 2005. The group is comprised of long-term members as well as a cluster of collaborators whose numbers vary according to the project at hand. The resulting working group aims to investigate the linguistic possibilities of theater – a place characterized by a physical and intellectual time, both old and hopelessly contemporary. Sotterraneo like to experiment with different formats, producing cross-cutting and stratified pieces in search of form and content. These range from front shows to site-specific performances, and tend to focus on today’s contradictions and dark sides. Further, Sotterraneo’s avant-pop approach seeks to narrate our times whilst striking a balance between the collective imagination and the most unconventional thinking.
Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker creating stage works, video pieces and installations. The works are oriented towards research concerning the perception of dance or choreography as an extended practice generating a variety of performative context to reframe the body in relationship with movements. As a graduate of Sociology, he also studied dance in Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy). He deals with training and educational programs for various age groups experimenting with new ways of relating to performance art. In Europe he has worked with dance companies, various choreographic research projects, visual artists and musicians. His projects are produced an supported by spazioK/Kinkaleri. His work partecipated to festivals and venues including Centrale Fies, Cango, MART Museum, Contemporanea Festival, Pépinières européennes pour jeans artistes / Young Video Creation, Palazzo Strozzi, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Fabbrica Europa, Le. Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea, CROSS International performance award, Short Theatre, Bipod Festival Beirut, Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana.


concept and direction: Sotterraneo
on stage: Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri, Daniele Villa
guest: Jacopo Jenna
set-up: Marco Santambrogio
props: Francesco Silei
graphic design: Isabella Ahmadzadeh
production: Sotterraneo
in collaboration with AttoDue
with the financial support of Comune di Firenze, Regione Toscana, Mibac


[foto: Matteo Tortora]

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