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Act 2 Implosion

The teaser

You can find here the teaser of the project "Implosion.

Edited by : Adriana Buonfantino

Production : YEAP

The videos

You can find here some videos of the project "Implosion" which will show you how they work during the workshop. Click on the photos.

Edited by : Adriana Buonfantino

Production : YEAP

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The press kit

You can find here the french press kit for the project "Implosion".

The exhibition

These women, their work and their aims have inspired the exhibition "Enlightened women's bodies and their freedom".

You can find out more here.

Theme and aims

"Implosion is a project with french, italian and colombian artists. It's also a project which combines different arts as dance, music and poetry. During the workshop, four young women and a musician create together their performance under a professional choreographer advise.

The project is about the social and political theme of women's identities throughout their bodies and their freedom. How a woman could be free when she's pressured by the society's judgements in every aspect of her life ?

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Artistic and political aims

 

To offer means to question and deal with both political and cultural issues trough a way both playful and artistic thus uniting two dimensions that are separated too often.

 

To enhance the status of protest theatre which is too often seen as an intellectual and aesthetic object, compelled by elitist culture.

 

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Social and cultural aims

 

To raise political awareness among young artists as far as their craft and cultural policies are concerned unabling them at the same time to professionalize trough positive cross-cultural dialogue.

 

Artistic cooperation and dialogue between young artists in order to create a common show resulting from a united collective process.

 

The publishing of an innovative text and an exhibition about rarely dealt with issues in order to inform and raise both intellectual and artistic curiosity among the young and the professionals from the culture community in Europe.

 

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A pamphlet for a protesting performance

 

The main goal of this artistic form is to use satirical polemical and critical writing to understand and make understand current political and social issues. Since the 50's protest theatre turned to performance to bring to light and denounce an oppressive social system. But provocative performance has less impact today as it seems to have lost its ability to change. Provocation kills provocation if it fails to renew itself. If we don't want to fall in boring standardisation we have to adapt to a compelling new artistic and social demand.

 

Nowadays the audience turns away from protest theatre. Seeing the same things on stage today as twenty years ago cannot but tire the audience off. The audience is not tired of political and social issues though, it is just asking for renewal. Prostest theatre took the path of intellectualization toward social issues becoming an art for the elite moving away from the ideal of a democratic theatre. The divide between elitist theatre and consumer theatre growing wider ends up becoming a grave to put the ideal of an useful popular protest theatre and forget about it.

 

We have to face it, we have entered a century of speed, change and immediacy. Therefore theatre have to change, now and fast. If theatre is to transform, Artists have to grow aware of their own responsibility toward society. They have to join both their creative and protest energy drained from theatre itself in order to put an end to the institutionalization of performance and provocation itself on one hand, and, on the other hand to keep the essence of performance and provocation to balance abstruse intellectualization.

 

Multiple points of view will arise from different conceptions of art and ethics following the cultural background. Some intellectualize theatre, others believe in a performative provocation. The project will convoque the opinions of artists from multiple parts of Europe and non-Europe only to better create an artistic union gathering muliple cultures toward a common goal.

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From the 28th of March to the 18th of April 2017 : the workshop

On the 19th and the 21st of April 2017 : the performances at Confluences, 190 boulevard de Charonne, 20e arrondissement, Paris

On the 19th of April 2017 : meeting and conference with Dr. Ghada Hatem-Gantzer who runs the feminist organization "Maison des femmes" in Saine Saint-Denis and interviewed on the television program ARTE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnieqmv1Vi8)

Aicha Khenissi

Assistante chargée de production

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