TRICKS FOR GOLD (DE/SE 2023) 12’50”
TRICKS FOR GOLD (T4$)
photo credit Gerhard F. Ludwig
The performance studies the concept of tricks and their ability to manipulate our experience of space and time, researching the spectacular aspects of stage magic and erotic performances, specifically looking at camming. By borrowing their specific vocabularies and dramaturgies, tenderly revealing their secrets, techniques, fragilities and the humanity behind contortions and virtuosity, the piece unraveled the empathic potential of what is typically seen as an act of “service” and highlighted the melancholia of tricks as not simply a mode of deceiving and entertaining the audience – but also as a tool of transformation and survival of the performer.
An infinite striptease whose scenography includes draping objects and an array of costumes to expand the performing body into endless layers of suspense. Dressed-naked for the audience, dancing on the noise of coins. A living piñata, ready to cum cash.
Director, Choreographer & Performer: Frida Giulia Franceschini
Costume Designer & Performer: Lea Kieffer
Outside Eye & Performer: Dani Brown
Music & Sound Designer: Ksenija Ladić
Light: Susana Alonso
Producer: Natalia Sookias
Dramaturgical Support: Isabel Gatzke, Luca Libertini
Research Assistant: Sophie Vitelli, Andrea Speranza
Co- produced by Sophiensaele Berlin and Callies Berlin. With the support of Macao Milano IT, AtelierSí Bologna IT and O Espaço do Tempo Montemor-O-Novo PT.
BE WATER MY FRIEND
Idea: CM Gratitude
Directors and Performers: CM Gratitude (Marion Goix and Costanza Candeloro), Sophie Vitelli & Frida Giulia Franceschini
Music: Marion Goix, Sophie Vitelli
Costume: Sabrina Röthlisberger, Frida Giulia Franceschini, Costanza Candeloro
Light & Tech: Giovanni Brunetto
Produced by Theatre de l'Usine, Gèneve CH. With the support of AtelierSí Bologna IT.
An odd performative duo about absence and precence.
Baby is the creative effluence that arises from the encounter of these two young performers, a creature/energy that is both an abstract/conceptual being and a physical presence on stage, a third element that slowly possesses and moulds the characters’ rhythms and behaviours.
This work isn’t only based on dance: it is also the result of an experimental - tion that deeply delves into the realms of performative exercises, role play, night walks, karaoke and funny compositions. On scene, a couple of objects, a couple of songs, a couple of bodies wrapped up into a simple, tragicomic, bare setting.
The desire to maintain a delicate simplicity has left a certain amount of hollow fertile space inside the projects core, creating a balance between full and empty. The naked dramaturgy is preciously encrusted with almost imperceptible misunderstandings, little innocent mysteries that show themselves from time to time, winking sympathetically towards the audience through a fog of poetry and naiveté
Between spring and autumn of 2014, they started conceiving their first project: tirty-three minutes of original material, created for specific contexts that detach themselves from the classic and claustrophobic theatre box - a huge gym/ swimming pool in an old abandoned hotel in Lapland, a former slaughterhouse that is now a theatre in Certaldo, Italy.
Baby was presented at Fabbrica Europa’ 15 at Le Murate Firenze, at I Macelli (Certaldo) in February 2016 and at BLOCKPARTY FESTIVAL'17 in Cork.
Directors and performers: Viktoria Andersson & Frida Giulia Franceschini
Dramaturgical support and outside eye: Dani Brown
Light: Lorenzo Marini
Music: Phil Collins
Co-produced by NO! Norrlandsoperan Umeå SE and I Macelli di Certaldo IT. With the special support of beloved Tiziano Massaroni.