In coproduction with Perypezye Urbane
In collaboration with NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, Ente di Gestione dei Sacri Monti / Sacro Monte di Orta San Giulio
Il bosco che non c’è is a path of research and co-creation that, through the poetic language of performance and dance, aims to address the theme of perception in the relationship with the natural world. The performance (digital & live) illuminates the natural forces that surround us and invites participants to navigate in an elastic (timeless) space using their extra-daily sensory perception. In this space the physical world is removed to reveal networks, processes and systems that are both sublime and fundamental to life on earth. The performance/installation has the power of a meditation and the depth of an abyss; it is a path to approach the practices of the body and the spiritual dimension of man and the world around us, starting from an accompaniment to individual and collective reflection on the fragility of human existence and climate change. Through sensory exploration, meditation and contemplation of the forest, we experience the world around us and its hidden nature (made up of flows, energy and abstract elements).
Concept: Antonella Cirigliano e Hamayl Angelo
Text and Mantra: Hamayl Angelo
Video: Stefania Carbonara
Creative technologists and electronic rituals: Riccardo Mantelli
Assistant creative technologists: Soham Das
Sound designer: Guido Tattoni
Assistant sound designer: Natalia Polvani
Performers: Elisa Sbaragli and Sabrina Saporiti
Sets and objects: Giulio Marco Olivero
Assistant stage designer: Sabrina Saporiti
Angelo Benedetto Cafà He studied fashion at the Academy of Fashion and Costume in Rome and worked for several years in the fashion industry.He then retired to a Buddhist monastery where he acquired awareness and specialised in meditation techniques. For some years he applied himself to the study of neuroscience. He went through various work experiences, from creating design objects and furniture from recycled materials to studying spiritual and holistic practices and self-care and awareness. For several months he has been collaborating with CROSS Project for the creation of spaces and environments dedicated to performance on the themes of sustainability and respect for nature.
Antonella Cirigliano lives and works between Milan and Verbania on Lake Maggiore. Graduated in Philosophy, for over 20 years she has been professionally involved in theatre research and performing arts. She is director and curator of sensory pathways, and Artistic Director of Festivals and Exhibitions with the theme of interaction between various expressive practices. She teaches Performative Techniques for the Visual Arts at Naba, the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, where she insists on research into the languages of contemporary and performing arts. She directs CROSS Project in Verbania and Ameno with a programme of Festivals, Residencies and Awards.