A limit to be crossed
Curated by Emanuele Aldrovandi
26 October from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm
27 October from 10 am to 2.30 pm
Starting from the exhibition Il disegno di una mostra that presents a selection of works by Lisa Ponti (1922-2019), the participants in the Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe workshop will work in small groups on the realisation of “unidentified objects” that, starting from the scenic dynamics of theatre, are able to move onto multimedia supports, mixing with other forms of visual and performing art.
On the one hand, the workshop will be an opportunity for professionals or aspiring professionals to explore the dynamics of dramaturgical/directorial creation starting from a “subject”, on the other hand to get to know the work of an artist such as Lisa Ponti, and finally to experiment with formal hybridisation and to broaden one’s knowledge by putting oneself to the test within a work team that is heterogeneous in terms of training and skills.
EMANUELE ALDROVANDI (Reggio Emilia, 1985) is an author and director for theatre and cinema. After graduating in Philosophy, he studied theatre at the Paolo Grassi Academy in Milan and immediately began working as an author, writing numerous plays, including Homicide House (Premio Riccione-Tondelli), Farfalle (Premio Hystrio and Mario Fratti Award), Felicità (Premio Pirandello), Il Generale (Premio Fersen), Scusate se non siamo morti in mare (Finalista Premio Scenario and Premio Riccione), Allarmi! (Finalista Premio Testori), Isabel Green, La donna più grassa del mondo and L’estinzione della razza umana, which have been staged in some of Italy’s leading theatres and have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Slovenian, Czech, Romanian, Catalan and Arabic. He is the founder and artistic director of the Associazione Teatrale Autori Vivi and has worked with national theatres such as ERT and Teatro Stabile di Torino, with Teatro Elfo Puccini in Milan, Teatro Carcano, Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Teatro dei Filodrammatici, Teatro del Buratto and with companies such as MaMiMò and ATIR. He is one of the Italian authors selected by Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe and has participated in international projects with, among others, Beijing Opera, LAC Lugano, Sala Beckett Barcelona and The Tank Theater New York. In 2021 he made his directorial debut, directing his text Farfalle, and in 2022 he directed L’estinzione della razza umana. He has also worked on translations, adaptations, museum installations and site-specific projects. For cinema, he has written and directed several short films including Un tipico nome da bambino povero and Bataclan (Premio speciale RAI Cinema at the Festa del Cinema di Roma and Nastro d’argento 2021 as best Italian short film), presented at numerous national and international festivals. He is currently working on his first feature film. He teaches at the Paolo Grassi Academy in Milan and the Holden School in Turin.
To take part in the workshop you will need to send a presentation and CV to email@example.com.
Participation in the workshop is free and attendance compulsory.
The project, promoted by Roma Culture, is the winner of Avviso Pubblico Contemporaneamente – Roma 2020 – 2021 – 2022 edited by the Department of Cultural Activities and is realised in collaboration with SIAE.