ON URGENCY is an artistic research project that aims to research how our urges can push us to act, to react, to adapt ourselves through establishing an adaptive dialogue with what surrounds us.
In this period of strong individual and community re-arrangements, we want to use the artistic-theatrical-performative mediums that we are used to working with, to put them at the service of a series of questions related to the meaning of our survival, to the way we inhabit the world.
We want to bring theater in touch with identity questions that now are getting louder and louder.
Urgency in this project is considered the driving force, the inner and innate motivation that can push to act, to react, to change.
The hypothesis is that we don’t make a change if it is not necessary. So, if we work our perception and articulation of urgency, if we enable an embodiment of urgency, can we more clearly embrace a change and re-shape our paradigm of survival?
The main research question of this project is: how does the perception of urgency articulate itself through performative mediums?
To handle these topics and questions, we launched an anonymous survey to collect the urges of the people, the sensations, visions, emotions and feelings related to people' urges.
We’ll study the main impulses of survival and how they are guided and they are generated in dialogue with the surrounding and the role of emotions and feelings in this process.
We’ll work to artistically embody these information, to look for the “impulse source” of a certain urgency in our organism.
TAKE PART TO THE PROJECT - REPLY TO THE SURVEYS !!!
Artistic Research Project by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater, artistic direction by Daniela Marcozzi
in collaboration with Expedition Metropolis Theater, Berlin, and with the collective Al Limite, artistic director Leah Bachar, NYC, and with the supervision of Prof. Jochen Kiefer and Dr. Yvonne Schmidt and the Institute for the Performing Arts and Film of Zurich University of the Arts.
Concept: Daniela Marcozzi, Leah Bachar, Carola Grossmann
Support to the project development: Giorgia Marzetti
With: Jacob Boeno, Elisabetta Chapuis, Luigi De Cicco, Jesús Espuña, Carola Grossmann, Daniela Marcozzi, Giorgia Marzetti, Cecile Rossant, Marta Tirabassi
Poster: Luigi De Cicco
When & Where
Preview: September 15th h 20:00
Premiere: September 19th h 17:00
HofFestSpiele (HFS), Expedition Metropolis Theatre
Olhauer Strasse 41, 10999, Berlin
Special thanks to:
all of you who will reply to the survey