Irene Russolillo | Luca Brinchi | Karima DueG
If there is no Sun

If there is no sun is a creation that comes from the collaboration between the choreographer Irene Russolillo, the video artist Luca Brinchi and the Italian-Liberian musician and performer Karima DueG together with the dancers Antoine Danfa, Mapate Sakho (Senegal) and Ilyes Triki (Tunisia).

This project was born in 2020 as part of CRISOL – creative processes, a project designed by a network of Italian and international organisations and created to promote opportunities of meeting and co-creation between Italian and international artists.

Go to the place between our dreams, where all the light is yours. Let your voice be food. May your thougths be muscular. Let us wade in our water.
Ladan Osman, Refusing Eurydice (Exiles of Eden-Coffee House Press 2019)

Fractures open up in languages when speaking about Africa and Europe, about bodies-territories and borders that oppress. We try to share dreams and desires. And a sense of strangeness. We would like to see our rights recognized and free ourselves from our ghosts. On land and sea, among other creatures, a new community emerges from its state of invisibility. And it embarks on a struggle that is a discourse and a journey, in which the environment changes due to corrosion and blurring.


created by Luca Brinchi, Karima DueG, Irene Russolillo
performed by Antoine Danfa, Karima DueG, Irene Russolillo, Mapathe Sakho, Ilyes Triki
music: Drexciya, Kawabate, Karima DueG
textes: Sun Ra, Ladan Osman, Felwine Sarr, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Karima DueG
environment: Luca Brinchi
movement: Irene Russolillo
sound: Edoardo Sansonne / Kawabate
costumes: Marta Genovese
within CRISOL – creative processes, a project for the internationalization of creative processes
supported by the programma Boarding Pass Plus 2019 programme promoted by MiBACT Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e per il Turismo
production: Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Gruppo Nanou, Spellbound Associazione
with the support of Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale, Danza Urbana, Menhir Dance Company / Talos Festival – Ruvo di Puglia
residencies: Centre Culturel Blaise Senghor, Dakar; MADA Théâtre, Tataouine; PARC Performing Arts Research Centre, Firenze
in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute Dakar, Italian Cultural Institute Tunis
CRISOL – creative processes is implemented by a network of Italian and international organisations. Italian partners are: Fondazione Fabbrica Europa – Florence (project leader), CapoTrave / Kilowatt – Sansepolcro, Danza Urbana – Bologna, LIS LAB Performing Arts / CROSS Festival – Verbania, Tersicorea / Med’Arte / Cortoindanza – Cagliari, Muxarte / ConFormazioni Festival – Palermo, Menhir – Ruvo di Puglia. The international partners involved in this section of the project are Cie 5ème Dimension – Dakar (Senegal) and MADA Théâtre – Tataouine (Tunisia).


June 3, 2022 | TenDance festival – Teatro Comunale, Piverno (Latina) | Open studio
June 4, 2022 | TenDance festival – Museo MADXI, Latina | Open studio
July 4-5, 2022 | Teatro India – Sala Oceano Indiano, Rome | Premiere
September 1, 2022 | Armonied’ArteFestival – Teatro Comunale, Soverato (Catanzaro)
September 3, 2022 | Oriente Occidente – MART | Rovereto (Trento)
September 7, 2022 | Danza Urbana – DumBO, Bologna
September 10-11, 2022 | Festival Fabbrica Europa – Teatro Studio, Scandicci

September 15, 2022 | Città delle 100 scale Festival – Teatro Stabile, Potenza

September 20-21, 2022 | Teatro India, Rome
October 25, 2023 | Spazio Rossellini – Polo Culturale Multidisciplinare Regionale, Rome
October 27, 2023 | Teatro dell’Unione, Viterbo
November 20-21, 2023 | Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, Dakar (Senegal)








[cover photo: Giuseppe Follacchio, photogallery: Monia Pavoni]












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