A new perspective is defined, that is to work even on the side of the artictic process that is more linked to culture and to the image in its absolute sense. A different path of art and knowledge takes shape, the one that goes throught the other side of the crossroads, through the accursed share.

(Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio, La parte maledetta, in Teatro Akropolis. Testimonianze ricerca azioni XI)

The accursed share: Journey to the edge of theatre is a cycle of documentary films dedicated to protagonists of contemporary art and culture who put in crysis the distinctions between disciplines with their work. Performing arts, philosophy, the very idea of performativity reveal themselves for what they are: representations questioning the present day uncompromisingly.

THE FILMS OF THE SERIES

PAOLA BIANCHI (46′)

Directed by: Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio | With: Paola Bianchi, Ivan Fantini | Photography and editing: Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio, Luca Donatiello, Alessandro Romi | Shooting and audio: Luca Donatiello, Alessandro Romi | Production: Teatro Akropolis, AkropolisLibri (2020)

Walking through some of the performances and the many collaborations of Paola Bianchi with musicians, directors, theatres and festivals, the film delves into the heart of choreographic creation. Paola Bianchi tells the tale of an inner animal capable of subvert the order and criticize the rules of theatre, reaching the most extreme experimentations of performativity.

Paola Bianchi is dancer and choreographer. She started her career at the end of the ‘80 on the independent scene of Turin. In thirty years of work she conceived, directed and interpreted more than fifty performances. The politic dimension of the body, the distopy of the gesture, the trasmission of dance through the descriptive word are the main themes of her research.

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MASSIMILIANO CIVICA (19′)

Directed by: Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio | With a writing of: Massimiliano Civica | With the voice of: Bobo Rondelli | With the friendly participation of: Enrico Borgo | Photography and editing: Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio, Luca Donatiello, Alessandro Romi | Shooting: Luca Donatiello, Alessandro Romi, Daniele Zampelli | Audio: Luca Donatiello, Alessandro Romi | Production: Teatro Akropolis, AkropolisLibri (2020)

Bobo Rondelli reads a text about art and theatre by the director Massimiliano Civica. Does a work of art lose its effectiveness through its completion? Is the creation process a truthful experience? Is theatre just fiction? In the film, entirely shooted at the Natural History Museum of Genova, taxidermy becomes a metaphor of the relationship between what can be experienced and what, in its doing, vanishes.

Massimiliano Civica is a theater director. He starts his directing carrer in 2004 with Andromaca by Euripides. He won three Ubu Prizes as Best Director. He teaches Acting and directing techniques at the Dramatic Art Academy “Silvio D’Amico” and he is artistic director of Metastasio Theater in Prato. His scenic works derive from a vision of thatre as a game and a ritual.

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CARLO SINI (41′)

Directed by: Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio | With: Carlo Sini, Florinda Cambria| Music performed by: Carlo Sini | Photography and editing: Clemente Tafuri, David Beronio, Luca Donatiello, Alessandro Romi | Shooting and audio: Luca Donatiello, Alessandro Romi | Production: Teatro Akropolis, AkropolisLibri (2021)

Presented in the scope of the collateral award Cinema&Arts at the 79. Venice International Film Festival

Meeting one of the most important philosophers of our time is an invite to rethink the relationship between philosophy and writing, political action and arts. A journey that brings us to a radical confrontation with different forms of knowledge, and the chance they provide to tap into a lost wisdom.

Carlo Sini is a philosopher. He had the chair of Theorethical Philosophy at the State University of Milan. For many years he was member of the board of the Italian Philosophical Society, of the Institut International de Philosophie of Paris e of the Husserl Archives in Leuven. He is national associate of Accademia dei Lincei. The bibliography of his publications counts more than fourty volumes.

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