Studio #1: Connection
UMANAMENTE is energy
we are carrying out an experiment
we seek and respect the fugitive truth
when we see the truth, we blush
if we have said "truth", forget it
here we have cancelled a phrase, because it was not necessary
we feel the possibility of liberation from the useless
we see also what we can't see
we look at the ocean and recognize ourselves
we are unreasonably feeling good
we push our inner landscape and provoke the movement of the inside towards the outside
it's a fact that we share oxygen and molecules with threes and fishes
we perceive the organism as a channel of energy
we believe that the artist lives in the continuous urge of being, struggling to survive, instant by instant; pushing the borders and look always for his jungle and her salvation
The performance is essentially based on the interactive and mutual connection between performer and the audience. Specific people from the audience will engage in the performing process by tapping into their energetic core which will become the platform for an emotional dialogue with the performers.
It’s a mutual exchange where the emotional vibrations travel from the audience to the performers and vice versa.
The performance is based on a series of embodiment techniques which, on the one hand, facilitate the audience active engagement and, on the other, strengthen the performer’s receptivity allowing the creation of a dialogue between audience and performers.
Performers will make improvisation choices based on texts, songs and other material, and based on the energetic connection with the audience and the space.
A performance produced by Marcozzi Contemporary Theater in collaboration with ACUD MACH NEU Berlin
Concept design and development: Daniela Marcozzi
Concept support: Silvia Prolunghi and Elena Galliano
Ilaria Di Maio
Live drawing: Carlo Bortolini
Première: Performing Arts Festival, Berlin, June 2018
UMANAMENTE is a project aiming at creating a performance format triggered by some biological principles and by the theory of Biochemistry of emotion by PhD Candace Pert: “We’re not just little hunks of meat. We’re vibrating like a tuning fork — we send out a vibration to other people. Webroadcast and receive.”
UMANAMENTE is an "open door" of the Workshop The Urge of Being, an innovative training for performing artists designed by artistic director and performer Daniela Marcozzi and being developed within the framework of her “Master of Arts in Artistic Research” at the Academy of Art Dimitri in Lugano, Switzerland.
The training concept originates from the fusion of Life Sciences with Performing Arts and brings together elements from the latest biological theories on the biochemistry of emotions and the neurosciences.