Chiara Bersani


28/06/2023, Cagliari


⟶ Wednesday 28 June 2023, 7pm
Su Siccu / Monte Urpinu, Cagliari

Sottobosco builds an environment in which impromptu groups of people with disabilities can meet and become a community. Of this environment, so far, we only know the layering. There will be a sky above our heads, inaccessible and horizontal, in which sounds and lights will move with the same inexorable gait as the expanding universe. There will be an undergrowth that will live under that sky and will be inhabited by the performers, by the audience, by other sounds and other lights that will live trembling like bodies and plants. What lies between the sky and the undergrowth we do not yet know. The sound dimension of the performance refers to the multiform and multidimensional path that a meridian can take, from the north pole to the south pole. The evolution of sound during the work hosts a hyperbolic movement through states, spaces of light and darkness, textures of different materials, clean and misty, empty, wide or narrow. Micro-sounds, tiny worlds that inhabit these macro-forms, details that construct a living, listening spatial environment in continuous transformation.

Action / creation / texts: Chiara Bersani
Action / performer: Elena Sgarbossa
Sound and dramaturgical consultancy: Lemmo
Lighting design, stage and technical direction: Valeria Foti
Costumes: Ettore Lombardi
Dramaturgy: Chiara Bersani, Giulia Traversi
Advice and external eye: Marco D’Agostin
Assistant: Simone Chiachiararelli
Workshop curation and production: Chiara Boitani
Promotion, care, booking: Giulia Traversi
Communication and press kit: Dalila D’Amico
Logistics, organisation, production: Eleonora Cavallo
Administration: Chiara Fava
Production: corpoceleste c.c.0#
Co-production: Theaterfestival Boulevard, Carreau du Temple Cultural and Sports Institute of the City of Paris, Tanzhaus nrw, Tanzt Im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Rosendal Teater, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix – Hauts-de-France, Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER vzw / Arts Centre VIERNULVIER, Snaporazverein, SPIELART Theater Festival, Centrale Fies, Fuorimargine – dance production centre of Sardinia
With the support of: MiC – General Direction of the Performing Arts, Santarcangelo
Festival European project BE PART co-financed by the Creative Europe European Union programme, Skånes Dansteater, Homo Novus Festival International Festival of Contemporary Theatre, IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia

Duration_ 30′


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

Winner project of Toscana Terra Accogliente, by R.A.T. Residenze Artistiche Toscane, in collaboration with Teatro Metastasio, Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo, Virgilio Sieni Danza, Fabbrica Europa. Creative residencies at Officine Papage – Teatro dei Coraggiosi, Teatro delle Commedie, Teatro Popolare d’Arte

A group of children with disabilities get lost in the woods. Or maybe they were abandoned. Maybe they were chasing a love. Maybe the forest simply grew around them one day. What could happen? What will become of their bodies? What of their hearts? Of their wheelchairs and crutches? What will their eyes look at? What language will they speak? And those who find them by chance or desire, how should they approach them? Can he do it? Will he be able to ask permission?