The city of Bologna celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motus activity by dedicating to the theatre group - founded by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò in Rimini in 1991, the special project Hello Stranger - 25 anni di Motus (Hellos Stranger - 25 years of Motus). From October to December performances, installations, films, conversations will create a journey across the poetics of the company towards unexplored directions, opening towards any possible “other”.
Bologna has played a central role in Motus tenacious research of their own expressive identity, the company developing there some important collaborations. Therefore, this special project in Bologna, neither retrospective nor even less nostalgic, takes a special meaning. Motus, rather than celebrating its 25 years of existence, intends to catch the urgency of the present and to bring about new questions. Inspired by the title of a Barbara Lewis’s song as well as by a Terry Richardson’s photo in which the writing “Hello Stranger” appears on an abandoned billboard near a border fence, Hello Stranger - 25 anni di Motusis imagined as a journey that tackles many open questions and presents them under new forms, connecting themes, places and people and provoking chain reactions towards unexplored and not always reassuring directions. Here is the programme:
18-22 October 2016| Hotel Carlton, Via Montebello 8 VIE Festival RAF-FICHE RAFALES | MACHINE (CUNT) FIRE dedicated to Splendid’s by Jean Genet direction Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò with Silvia Calderoni (Jean), Ilenia Caleo (Rafale), Sylvia De Fanti (Bravo), Federica Fracassi (il Poliziotto), Ondina Quadri (Pierrot), Alexia Sarantopoulou (Riton), Emanuela Villagrossi (Scott), I-Chen Zuffellato (Bob) radio speaker Luca Scarlini and Daniela Nicolò text Magdalena Barile and Luca Scarlini a production Motus with ERT- Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione with the collaboration of Biennale Teatro 2016; L'arboreto – Teatro Dimora, Mondaino; Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza; Teatro Petrella, Longiano. with the support of MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna, Comune di Bologna www.viefestivalmodena.com
20-23 October 2016 | Atelier-Sì - Via San Vitale 69 ROOMS an installation created by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò based on the performance Twin Rooms by Motus presence in video of: Vladimir Aleksic, Renaud Chauré, Eva Geatti, Dany Greggio, Caterina Silva and Damir Todorovic space care: Daniela Nicolò, Enrico Casagrande video operators: Barbara Fantini, Daniele Quadrelli, Vladimir Aleksic video contribution engineering: Simona Diacci and Giovanni Ghirelli The images which will be screened during the installation were recorded during the performance “Twin Rooms” on January 14th, 2004 at "Le Lieu Unique" in Nantes, (France) Rooms is produced by Motus and Riccione TTV www.ateliersi.it
3 - 4 November 2016 | Teatri di Vita, Via Emilia Ponente 485 Gender Bender Festival MDLSX with Silvia Calderoni direction Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò drama Daniela Nicolò and Silvia Calderoni sounds Enrico Casagrande in collaboration with Paolo Panella and Damiano Bagli lights and video Alessio Spirli production Motus 2015 in collaboration with La Villette - Résidence d'artistes 2015 Parigi, Create to Connect (EU project) Bunker/ Mladi Levi Festival Lubiana, Santarcangelo 2015 Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, MARCHE TEATRO with the support of MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna Gender Bender Festival, in collaboration with Centro la Soffitta - Dipartimento delle Arti - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, also proposes the round table "Ghost in the Shell. Gender and performance", on Saturday, November 5th at Laboratori delle Arti/Auditorium. www.genderbender.it
3 December 2016 - Teatro Comunale Laura Betti Casalecchio di Reno, Piazza del Popolo 1 COME UN CANE SENZA PADRONE idea and direction by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò with Dany Greggio and Franck Provvedi narrator Emanuela Villagrossi texts Daniela Nicolò editing audio Enrico Casagrande shots and video assembling Simona Diacci sound engineer Carlo Bottos technical assistance Valeria Foti production Motus and Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes (France) in collaboration with Teatro Mercadante di Napoli - project Petrolio and the support of Provincia di Rimini, Regione Emilia Romagna www.teatrocasalecchio.it
5 December 2016 | Laboratori delle Arti/Auditorium, Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini 5/b YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS A REHEARSAL (The Plot is the Revolution_ video doc) documentary by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò (with Judith Malina, Silvia Calderoni, Tom Walker and Brad Burgess) www.dar.unibo.it/it/ricerca/centri/soffitta
7 - 8 December 2016 | Laboratori delle Arti/Teatro, Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini 5/b TOO LATE! (Antigone) contest #2 idea and direction Enrico Casagrande & Daniela Nicolò with Silvia Calderoni and Vladimir Aleksic drama Daniela Nicolò sound environment Enrico Casagrande sound engineer Andrea Gallo technical direction Valeria Foti a project in collaboration with Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino e Festival delle Colline Torinesi and the support of Magna Grecia Festival ’08, L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino, Regione Emilia Romagna and Ministero della Gioventù – Progetto GECO www.dar.unibo.it/it/ricerca/centri/soffitta
10 December 2016 | Arena del Sole, Via Indipendenza 44 ALEXIS. Una tragedia greca idea and direction Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò with Silvia Calderoni, Vladimir Aleksic, Massimiliano Rassu, Alexandra Sarantopoulou drama Daniela Nicolò lights and schenery Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò sound engineer Andrea Gallo technical direction Valeria Foti production Motus, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Espace Malraux - Scéne Nationale de Chambéry et de la Savoie - CARTA BIANCA, programme Alcotra coopération France-Italie, Théâtre National de Bretagne/Rennes and the Festival delle Colline Torinesi with the support of Provincia di Rimini, Regione Emilia Romagna, MiBACT www.arenadelsole.it
October – December 2016 | Cinema Lumìere SCINTILLE film programme curated by Motus, at Cineteca di Bologna: documentaries and author films that have influenced the imaginary of the performances included in the programme. www.cinetecadibologna.it
31 December 2016 THISVERYMOMENT XING happening and guests Event which celebrates the 20-year collaboration between Motus and Xing, and that will be involving manifold Italian and international guests. www.xing.it
The project will be accompanied by the release of the book Hello Stranger, written and conceived by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò, curated by Laura Gemini and Giovanni Boccia Artieri, graphics by Damir Jellici (who curates the whole graphics of the project) and published both in Italian and in English by Damiani Editore - Bologna.
Hello Stranger - 25 anni di Motus is promoted by Comune di Bologna e Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione with the support of Regione Emilia Romagna - Assessorato alla Cultura and organized with Comune di Casalecchio di Reno, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Centro La Soffitta - Dipartimento delle Arti - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, ATER Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare - Teatro Comunale Laura Betti Casalecchio di Reno, Ateliersi, Gender Bender Festival, Teatri di Vita, Xing. Motus dedicates Hello Stranger to the adventure companion and irreplaceable collaborator Sandra Angelini, passed away last January 2016.