Writing – Colours

Giovanni: Do you make use of different colours when you write? Elisa: I don’t really mind. I tend to use a pen, but I’m not very specific when choosing what instrument to write with. My priority is to work on a stream of ideas, something that is lodged in my mind at that time. This… Continue reading Writing – Colours

Writing – Associations

[This is an excerpt transcribed from the interview to Elisa Sbaragli and Sara Sguotti: you can find the video interview here] Giovanni: When I say the word ‘writing’, which associations come to mind? Elisa: The associations which come to my mind are: notes, drawings, signs, trajectories and archives. Writing is dominant during the flow of… Continue reading Writing – Associations

There is no need to invoke hidden structures

When thinking about dance dramaturgy, one might think at some black-boxed process happening in some transcendental space. I think dramaturgy is nothing but practice. Entering the dramaturgical process is entering what Karen Knorr Cetina calls “lack of completeness”, referring to research objects. Our research object in the dance and dramaturgical practice is constantly unfolding before… Continue reading There is no need to invoke hidden structures

What is it like to be a dramaturg?

Report during the Fabulation for Future conference. September 2021 Exploring the dramaturgy of things I refer explicitly to the paper by Thomas Nagel “What is it like to be a bat”. The dramaturg is seen as a strange animal. The problem is here how we can be conscious to be dramaturges and to practice dramaturgy… Continue reading What is it like to be a dramaturg?

Before the pandemic

It has been a long time since I last posted something. September was a pretty full month: the conference Fabulation for Future (my very first conference as a speaker!), a 5-days-workshop about the programming language P5, the Festival Venere in Teatro in Venice and Wam! in Faenza, which I co-curated, and on the top of… Continue reading Before the pandemic

Das Ding dingt

Recently I have been busy with things. What are “things”? Where do they come from? A bottle? A piece of paper? A pen? A shoe? A stone? A tree? Dead leaves? Ideas? Screens? Words tipped on a smartphone? Movements? Directions?  Is time a thing? Are algorithms things? Some do think things “thing”. That is: to… Continue reading Das Ding dingt

What is for you dance dramaturgy?

During the month of August 2021 I had the chance to organize a first attempt of dramaturgy workshop within a research context. As preliminary assignment, I asked the participants to come with five keywords they could instinctively connect to the practice of dance dramaturgy. Here is what they come up with. I grouped them in… Continue reading What is for you dance dramaturgy?