Chiara Bersani

Chiara Bersani Workshop

26-27-28/06/2023, Cagliari


⟶ 26-27-28 June 2023
Sa Manifattura, Cagliari

26 June: 4 to 6 p.m. in the hall
27 June: 4 to 7 p.m. outdoors
28 June: 3 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium and outdoors
and return to the public at 7 p.m. – Su Siccu (CA)

The artist and choreographer Chiara Bersani, in the spaces of Sa Manifattura in Cagliari from 26 to 28 June, will lead a workshop – with a final presentation to the public on 28 June – aimed at persons with motor disabilities aged 14 and over.

Conceived as an integral part of the Sottobosco art project, the workshop follows the desire of Chiara Bersani and her team to meet people with motor disabilities in the space of the stage to answer the question together: what is the relationship of a body with a disability with ‘nature’? What space can we imagine and thus create thanks to the collective presence of our bodies? What new and accessible undergrowth can be built by our gestures? What mysterious and silent language allows us to communicate, listen and understand each other in this space?

Chiara Bersani is an Italian performer and author active in the fields of performing arts, research theatre and contemporary dance. Her works, presented in international circuits, originate as creations in dialogue with different spaces and are mainly addressed to an audience ‘close’ to the stage. Her research as performer and author is based on the concept of the Political Body and the creation of practices aimed at training its presence and action. The “manifesto” work of this research is Gentle Unicorn, a performance included in the Aerowaves circuit. For the rigour in embodying this study, she is awarded the UBU Prize as best new actress/performer under 35 in 2018. In August 2019 during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Gentle Unicorn and Chiara Bersani win first prize in the dance category of the Total Theatre Awards. Chiara Bersani is an artist supported by the apap circuit – Advancing Performing arts project – Feminist Future, a project co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe Programme, until 2024.

Artist selected as part of Tandem 8 #Connecting Dots, of the European large-scale project Stronger Peripheries