LINA MAJDALANIE/RABIH MROUÉ/THÉÂTRE DE VIDY > HARTAQĀT
14 October 2023 at 9 pm., 15 October 2023 at 5 pm., Teatro Astra
Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroué stage three texts written by three Lebanese authors, who tell about their exile but who also describe some episodes in their lives spent in a country they had to leave. Towards new countries, different social classes, languages, religions, sexual identities
LINA MAJDALANIE/RABIH MROUÉ > SECOND LOOK
15 October 2023 at 9 pm., Fondazione Merz
In their video-installation Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroué deal with collecting. You col-lect a lot of things until the day you look at them more carefully. Lina and Rabih look again at their collection made of pictures with different subjects and from different times. A conflicting vortex.
COMPAGNIA LICIA LANERA > CON LA CARABINA
17 e 18 October 2023 at 7 pm., Fondazione Merz
A funfair and a flat are the places where a rape and a revenge take place. An unforget-table past and a harsh present. A play written by the enfant prodige Pauline Peyrade, winner of the Ubu Award for the best foreign text, staged by the Ubu Award winner as best director Licia Lanera.
MUTA IMAGO > ASHES
23 October 2023 at 9 pm., 24 October 2023 at 7 pm, Fondazione Merz
Is it possible to travel through time by means of sounds? Is it possible to create a sound dramaturgy which takes place only in the audience’s mind? Muta Imago’s pro-duction is an Aleph made of moments which drown out before disappear, a concert of voices and music.
SOCIETAS/ROMEO CASTELLUCCI > IL TERZO REICH
25 October 2023 at 7 pm., 26 October 2023 at 7 pm and 9 pm., Teatro Astra
A frantic stream of words taken from the dictionary. Some of them remain imprinted in the visual cortex; some others – the majority – are lost. Before the projection, created by Romeo Castellucci, a ceremonial to “switch on” the language. The sound track has been composed by Scott Gibbons.
SERGI CASERO NIETO > EL PACTO DEL OLVIDO
31 October 2023 and 1 November 2023 at 9 pm., Fondazione Merz
Why should we forget Spanish Civil War and Francoism? How can we explain what Francoism was to new generations, born after dictatorship? Sergi Casero Nieto’s effort is to do that, re-calling his family memories and combining them with his researches, documents, stories; and trying to go further the amnesty granted in 1977.
ALAA ABD EL-FATTAH > NON SIETE STATI ANCORA SCONFITTI
3 and 4 November 2023 at 9 pm, Fondazione Merz
Massimiliano Speziani’s theatrical reading focuses on the judicial persecution which has hit the Egyptian writer, computer scientist and blogger Alaa Abd el-Fattah, who was a key figure during the Arab Spring. On 2nd April 2022 Alaa started a hunger strike which lasted more than seven months.