Past event

24 November 2023

Teatro Foce


25 November 2023

Teatro Foce


26 November 2023

Teatro Foce


Written and directed by Anahì Traversi, Amor fugge restando (Loving Kills) is the third chapter of an investigation of love viewed as the driving force of (and in) human relationships that Collettivo Treppenwitz has undertaken and developed since its foundation in 2018, after L 'amore ist nicht une chose for everybody (Love is not a thing for everybody, with a multilingual title in four languages) by Simon Waldvogel and KISS! by Camilla Parini.

Ever since she was a child, Anahì has always played with mirrors looking for someone Other than herself in her own reflection. This is an exercise that relates the training required to transform one’s own Ego in a hypothetical encounter with the Other, in order to discover desire and the various aspects of love. It is an exercise that all human beings go through. For some, it is a conscious and declared practice, while for others it is just imagined, in a game of analogies and suggestions inspired by existing or invented mythologies. But the complexity of a real relationship involves a dynamic of power in which the roles are unequal albeit interchangeable. It is not a question of gender, but rather of an inevitable relationship of strength that feeds on the projection onto the Other of what we desire.
Is it not, above all, the Other who is different from us that can give us access to existence?
The Other, but above all the love that binds us to that person, whatever form it takes, has a transformative power that makes us lose our boundaries. And even when it flees, through its impetuousness it brings about a transformation in us.
This is a transformation which, in Ovid's Metamorphoses, becomes a new possibility, another beginning, an escape from a situation that would not lead to any evolution, a different ending from what we would expect.

idea and director
Anahì Traversi

by and with
Anahì Traversi, Simon Waldvogel

Francesca Garolla

sets and costumes
Marianna Peruzzo

lighting design
Marzio Picchetti

original music and sound design
Alberto Barberis

screen design by
Alfio Mazzei

assistant director
Camilla Parini

Collettivo Treppenwitz

in co-production with
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Südpol Luzern, FIT Festival Internazionale del Teatro e della scena contemporanea

with the support of
DECS Republic and Canton of Ticino – Fondo Swisslos, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Foundation for Culture, City of Lugano, Claudia Lombardi Foundation for Theatre, SIS Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung