Monthly Archives: September 2014

Performance and installation “Caliban’s cave”

Similar to a journey, spectators had been encouraged to explore the real and literary islands to which the “savage” Caliban has been confined in an attempt to investigate those factors that contribute to the production of stigma and “otherness”.

 

Both the installation and the performance were created by the City Ghettos of Today’s workshop participants which, in turn,  led by the international artistic team:
Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna) direction and dramaturgy
Silvia Baldini (Teatro degli Incontri) direction and dramaturgy
Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), direction
Linda Fahssis (Cie Check Points, Paris), actors training and dramaturgy
Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), playwright
Marek Płuciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), video artist
Alejandro Olarte (University of Arts of Helsinki – Center for Music and Technology), music and sound design

 

Artistic workshops “Creating Caliban’s Cave”

A group of the international artists coordinated by Pietro Floridia were leading workshop participants in the creation of texts, dramatic scenes, choreography, videos and sounds based on the Shakespearean text that is arguably the most appropriate a collective reflection on encounters and conflicts between different cultures: “The Tempest”. Once king of the island before the arrival of Prospero and Miranda reduced his status to that of a slave, Caliban served as the focal point for these collective workshops. In this optic, Caliban’s cave was both a ghetto to which the marginalised were banished and an inclusive “outsider” space that could filled – as can the island – with whispers, sweet noises and harmonies that only a “monster” such as Caliban can discern.

Workshops led by the artistic team of the project:
Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna) direction and dramaturgy.
Silvia Baldini (Teatro degli Incontri) direction and dramaturgy.
Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), direction
Linda Fahssis (Cie Check Points, Paris), actors training and dramaturgy
Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), playwright
Marek Płuciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki), video artist
Alejandro Olarte (University of Arts of Helsinki – Center for Music and Technology), music and sound design