A dialogue on the city of L’Aquila, destroyed but which continues to survive thanks to a single look that gives it the strength to become itself again.
Trenodia per uno spaesamento is a love letter, composed in free verse by Caterina Serra, a meditation on the city of L’Aquila, destroyed but which continues to survive thanks to one woman’s perspective that gives it the strength to become itself again. While she was in Abruzzo, Serra found traces of a life interrupted in the ruined rooms of houses and she suffered from the emptiness left by the disappearance of bodies. This is also political event since the city’s reconstruction was farmed out to speculators while marginalizing people who were living in the city. Serra’s Trenodia is a funeral lament which rejects nostalgia for the past. There is no trace of longing for a lost world, but the work distances itself from the city’s obscene capitalist rehabilitation: banks and hotels don’t rehabilitate but pervert and alienate.
audio direction e sound research
LAC Lugano Arte e Lugano
in partnership with
Università IUAV , Associazione Laboratorio Corpo (Venice)
Budding performer and technician, in 2013 he graduated from the scuola del Teatro Metastasio di Prato, and is one of the founders of the company Prospettiva Capaneo with which he won the 2014 prize Giovani in scena with his performance in Leonce e Lena. Conti has always been keenly interested in the effects of hyper-connectivity on our society and in 2018 he completed a three year “Laurea” in New Technologies in Art at the Accademia ABAC. Currently, he is attending the Masters course in Theatre and Performing Arts at the IUAV in Venice. In search of a time different from our own, his days are divided between work in the theatre and studying at his desk.
Serra is an author and screenwriter. In 2006 she won the Paola Biocca prize for best literary journalism with Chiusa in una stanza sempre aperta, which later engendered the novel-reportage Tilt (Einaudi, 2008). Her second book Padreterno came out in 2015 again published by Einaudi. She is the screenwriter of documentary films like Napoli Piazza Municipio (Bruno Oliviero, prize for the best documentary film at the Festival del Cinema di Torino, 2008), Parla con lui (Elisabetta Francia, 2010) and she authored the subject and screenplay for Piccola Patria (Alessandro Rossetto, Venezia ’70 section Orizzonti, 2013). With the same director she worked on the film screened at the 76th Mostra del cinema di Venezia Effetto domino , based on the novel by Romolo Bugaro, Einaudi. She worked on the conception of Immemoria with dancer and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, May 2010. She is also the creator and writer of the performance Somapolis, MACRO, Rome 2019. She is the author of Displacement - New Town No Town, (photographs by Giovanni Cocco), a photographic and writing project, exhibited at MACRO in Rome as part of the Festival Internazionale della Fotografia 2015 (Quodlibet 2015), and shown at Geneva’s Centre de la Photographie in 2020. She writes regularly for the weekly magazine L'Espresso, contributes to Il Manifesto, La Repubblica and the online magazine Minima&Moralia. She created and is author of Rivista Virale Alcol/:id 19. Serra is currently writing her third novel.
Tomassini teaches Dramaturgy, Choreography and Queer Theory at the IUAV University in Venice, and performance theory at the Scuola di teatro Luca Ronconi del Piccolo (Milan). He writes about dance for Artribune and during the years of his training studied the Italian Baroque as a counter-culture. He is writing a book on the choreographic reception of the music of J.S. Bach in twentieth century theatrical dance.