As you can see from the picture above, I am splitting apart. In Dialogue is a Lecture Performance with the aim of raising awareness not only about FGM but also about the westerns’ perception of the body, through ages. It is a complex joint venture where I put my art at the service of other people. (To know more about Partners, scroll down).
STYLE AND CONCEPTS
“In Dialogue” challenges the audience to exit one’s comfort zone; to be honest with you, it literally pushes you out of it. Based on a dissertation by Valentina Pacella, “In Dialogue” explores the perception of both our body and women’s role from two opposite point of views.
It is a lecture performance where two scholars share and discuss several topics related to FGM (I perform both!). The audience empathizes with both of them and loses the concept that truth is an absolute idea. The aim is to inform and explore several sides of the same medal, to raise awareness about paradoxes in our society (who are we to judge other people behaviors? Why do not investigate our behaviors first?!).
CAST AND BACKSTAGE
A wonderful team of young scholars helped out during the first part of the job: the research. Valentina Pacella (also a member of CRISALIDI, one of the project’s partners) gave me her dissertation as starting point; Giovanna Capponi and Luca Delle Piane played a fundamental role from London and San Paulo (thanks to the Internet we could work remotely). Professor Cecilia Gallotti also demonstrated interest and shared precious information.
In order to find the characters’ attitudes and in order to employ the scenic space at its best I spent a lot of time into movement research. Have a taste and enjoy it!
Have another taste of In Dialogue! (unfortunately, the entire video ruined and I can only show you this pictures).