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Antonella Cirigliano (IT)

Giardini di Villa Taranto

02.06.2024 | 9AM - 11.30 AM
Price: free donation (admission to Villa Taranto is free for meditation session participants)

I have been practicing meditation for a number of years and I combine artistic and spiritual research. This meeting was created as an opportunity to dialogue with the CROSS audience and perform an act of communion based on relationship and in the possibility of an energetic exchange. The inner dialogue between artists and audience produces a circuiting of vital and transformative stimuli that results in a transformation of the level of perception, which is the very meaning of artistic activity. It is an open dialogue and confrontation that develops around the search for “small forms” and the utopian idea of the wonder of becoming one again. The moment a fragment joins another fragment, a more subtle possibility is shared, an understanding of a possibility of a more complete knowledge.
The meeting is an attempt to leave space around ordinary gestures to open ourselves to our consciousness and awareness, and the gardens of Villa Taranto are the ideal place to meet, to walk and be, to welcome the ordinary and meditate, to patiently follow the breath, to know and listen but without thinking.
Antonella Cirigliano

Antonella Cirigliano lives and works between Milan and Verbania. Graduated in Philosophy, she has been professionally involved in theater research and performing arts for over 20 years. Her artistic training began at CRST – Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski – in Pontedera, since 1996 she specializes in sensory theater techniques with Colombian director and anthropologist Enrique Vargas and travels all over the world participating in the most important European, Asian and South American festivals. She is director and curator of sensory pathways and Artistic Director of festivals and reviews with the theme of interaction between expressive practices. She is founder and Artistic Leader of CROSS Foundation and has produced numerous performing arts projects with the LIS LAB collective and as an independent artist. She also teaches Performing Techniques for the Visual Arts at NABA where she directs research on contemporary languages and performing arts. He has been practicing meditation for years and is interested in spiritual disciplines aimed at inner growth. She is a practitioner at the Healing Meditation Center in Albagnano (Vb).