Below are the shows that will be hosted at Crashtest 2021.
Remember that to see the shows, reservations are required and can be made here.
direction: Livello 4
with the participation of the students of the theatrical laboratories of the Vicenza's high schools Boscardin, Galilei, Quadri and Trissino.
SOTTOVETRO was born from the will to tell how in this difficult period our habits, the conception of loneliness and isolation, inside and outside, have changed, and how this situation has amplified our limits in reading and telling the world. What we are and what we know about reality are based less and less on concrete experience and encounter, and rely more than ever on digital mediation, which filters the world for our eyes.
SOTTOVETRO wants to be an occasion of real encounter, of real and pure theatre, an interactive experience for the spectator, inhabited by high school students. Questioning the responsibility that everyone has towards the world and towards words, we try to become aware that it is we who choose the lens through which we analyse the world, but a lens is only a lens: it cannot be the truth. The lens makes the vision more comfortable for our eyes, it gives us a privileged point of view, from which the shapes, sizes and distances of things are as we want them to be, as we manage them. But what happens when the glass cracks?
The opening performance of CrashTest, as usual, was created during a three-day summer residency, which brings together boys and girls from all high schools and creates a performance from scratch. The Mixer project, now in its fifth edition, is curated and run by Livello 4 and this year it has dedicated itself to the theme LESA REALTÀ (Injured Reality)
Livello 4 is a theatre collective founded in Valdagno (Vicenza) in 2010 with the purpose of contaminated the territory through arts and offering cultural alternatives. The association pursues three vocations: the theatre company, the organization of cultural events and theatre education in schools and other contexts. Since 2012 the association has been active in the organization of CrashTest Teatro Festival, hosting over the years more than thirty young theatre and dance companies, as well as experts, critics and artists, with performances, meetings, and workshops for actors, youngsters, and audience. Livello 4 also promotes educational activities, believing that theatre and contamination can be fundamental tools for working on identity, group, expression, emotion management, and relationships with others. Since 2010, Livello 4 has held more than 100 workshops at all levels of school and for adults and has received numerous awards. The work of theatrical education in schools results in intensive summer courses that give life to the opening performances of the festival.
performer: Michela Negro e Simone Baldo
videomapping: Federico Fracasso
sound environment: Eros Dalla Barba
sand artist: Gaia Marangon
consultancy and direction: Alessandro Sanmartin
co-production Trendeventi, e20danza e Livello 4
We are social animals who base our identity on encounters with others and the world around us. We are the information we receive, what we learn about the world, we are the reality we tell ourselves, and the language with which we communicate. But 'encounter', 'communication', and even 'body' have become unstable concepts that have undergone unprecedented evolutions in recent decades. Yet our identity is tied to these concepts, and so it becomes increasingly difficult for anyone to answer the question: "Who am I?".
#binarycode investigates the relationship between the human body and the digital universe. It's a journey into the virtual sea aboard real bodies, to draw maps and routes, to launch buoys and lifeboats, to attempt, in short, a reconnaissance and reflect on how not to get lost, or rather find oneself, in this immense square of data, profiles, promotions and algorithms.
To this purpose, #binarycode stages two mature dancers, representatives of the generation that perhaps less than others has had the tools to relate to the digital world, the so-called boomers. Together with them, video mapping, sand art and sound environment build a live dialogue, leading to an immersive shipwreck for the spectator, who will have to rely on his or her own tools, make choices, and ultimately find their own course.
A sound engineer, light designer and video mapper with twenty years of experience in theatre, he developed his technical skills by also collaborating on artistic creations, particularly with video mapping, in the context of experimental theatre.
Michela Negro e Simone Baldo
Dancers, dance and Qi gong teachers, choreographers; they direct the cultural association e20danza, and together they investigate movement connected to the psychophysical well-being of the person, combining aesthetics with caring. Michela is co-founder of the 'nolimitsactions' network and they are both teachers of 'DanceWell - movement and research for Parkinson's' a project of Operaestate Festival and of the 'I dance the way I feel' project for cancer patients and ex-patients by N. Meneguzzo.
Eros Dalla Barba
Sound Artist and Sound Designer, he works as Sound Director at Invisibilio, a visual and sound branding agency. He works in the world of sound in different areas: mainly in the theatrical, musical and communication worlds, always investigating the processes of the relationship between the elements that touch, act and modify the sound.
Trainer, director and actor, he directs the company Livello 4and is artistic director of the festival CrashTest. His research is based on the contamination of languages and on the civic sense of doing theatre. He is mainly dedicated to working with adolescents and exploring collaborations with different realities of the territory.
Dancer, student and collaborator of the association e20danza, she is part of ilGruppo_compagniadanza in Montecchio Maggiore and participates in many projects proposed by Operaestate festival, including the courses for teachers 'DanceWell movement and research for Parkinson's disease.
Conception and irection: Cristel Checca
Dramaturg: Paolo Scarpelli
with: Anna Carla Broegg, Francesco Figliomeni, Cristel Checca
Oblio tackles the phenomenon of slut-shaming. A very topical context in a world where the right to be forgotten (right to oblivion) is a privilege. Victims of the web, replaced by virtual personalities imposed by the network, more real than reality itself, killed by likes, views and comments. Oblio is an interactive performance experiment. With the dramaturgical artifice of a surreal television quiz show, the public actively participates in the narration, orienting it. Guest of the evening: a girl victim of slut-shaming who committed suicide. A presenter and the public as contestants. By retracing the choices of the protagonist, the spectators will have to avoid the tragic ending. For each question there are three alternatives from which the spectator will vote from his or her smartphone, then see the consequences on stage. Given its bifurcated structure, each performance of Oblio will be unique. The interactivity, the web imagery, the theme of virtuality, find their natural landing place in the hybridisation of theatre and video.
CERBERO TEATRO (Latina)
CERBERO TEATRO was founded in 2014. Currently the theatre company is made up of Cristel Checca, (actress, director and dramaturg) and Paolo Scarpelli (screenwriter and dramaturg), in collaboration with artists of various kinds. The work of the company has always been structured around original texts with elements of scenic dramaturgy. The themes range from the investigation of the human being, through narration of life stories, to topics related to the social and civil sphere. The scenic language comes to life from a careful and accurate work on the analysis of the text from which the aesthetic form of the staging is developed. A peculiar feature is the creation and use of evocative images linked to the stage objects. In the company's work, pop theatre (sometimes using dialects) blends with performance and experimental elements.
Conception and direction: Claudia Caldarano
Dramaturg: Alessandro Brucioni
Dance: Claudia Caldarano e Maurizio Giunti
Music: Filippo Conti guitar and electronic music
Scenes realization: Alessandro Brucioni, Giacomo Masoni, Monica Filippi
Production: mo-wan teatro
Riflessioni è is a performance that takes place on a self-supporting structure of deforming mirror that solicits the spectator on how and where to direct his gaze, mobile between the living flesh and its simulacra, the reflections. An installation that alters its content according to the point of observation, which translates the concrete body into an abstract image according to the viewpoint of the spectator.Riflessioni is an autopsy of the creative act, to "see with one's own eyes", to question the commonplaces on the vision of the body and the notion of reality, it's a performance on the appropriation of creation, reflecting on the banality of art, on the sense of uselessness of creation in the consumerist hyper-vision, and on the body as raw material to "build" our notions of reality and illusion, on the body as both artistic object and subject together.
CLAUDIA CALDERANO (Livorno)
She works in choreography, performing arts, acting. She collaborates with C. Catarzi and with Teatro dei Gordi with whom in 2020 she produced two shows that were hosted respectively at the Biennale Danza and the Biennale Teatro, and since 2014 with Compagnia Virgilio Sieni and mo-wan teatro with whom she organises the Deep Festival. Since 2010 she has been producing his own creations that can be interpreted in different forms and fruitions and without limits of linguistic genre, and that have been awarded, supported and hosted by important theatre institutions and museums. Her research originates in the body as an intimate and subjective place, an indication of relativity, an instrument of distortion and paradox, and key to establishing contact and empathy. It understands art as a matter of revealing his sense of antagonism, and as a multiplier of meaning, so it develops a pact with the specific user of each work, and dance as a tension between the possible and the impossible, and as an attempt to retract one's own "presence".
Direction and coreography: Angelo Egarese
Dancers: Elena Alessia Hodor, Anna Pesetti, Francesca Piergiacomo e Riccardo Zoppi
Music: Francesco Giubasso
Costumes: Costumeria Kinesis
Scenography: Saul Rescigno
A choreographic project inspired by the famous novel ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell, 75 years after its first publication, the show is not intended to be a description of the book or an audiovisual description of the book or an audiovisual narration, but a series of evocative images and a reflection starting with bodies. Hu|Or|ME starts from a question about the moral of the Orwellian fable: would an animal put in the place of a human being behave better? Hence the construction of something very articulated both at the level of dramaturgy and at the level of choreographic composition, avoiding falling into clichés.
KINESIS CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY (Firenze)
KINESIS CDC was founded in 2012 by Angelo Egarese and Elena Salvestrini. A Florentine reality with the need to express its concept of contemporary dance, in which research and experimentation merge into a unique and increasingly indistinguishable expression, which allows to propose to a heterogeneous audience a boundless and constantly evolving language between choreography and theatre. The company is committed to the construction of new audiences, thanks also to the involvement of the younger generations of dancers, who have unequivocally inside a new body language and new visions, capable of contaminating the creative and productive direction. Since 2017 the artistic direction has been entrusted to Angelo Egarese, resident choreographer of the company. Since 2019 the company has been supported by the Tuscany Region for the production activity, and from 2020 by the Fondazione CR in Florence.
L'ECO DELLA FALENA
Scenes and direction: Ciro Gallorano
With: Sara Bonci e Davide Arena
Light design: Federico Calzini, Ciro Gallorano
Production: Cantiere Artaud
L'eco della falena is a research on time and memory. Waiting souls, inspired by the life and works of Virginia Woolf, materialise on stage, revealing their melancholic nature. Despite the literary references, the performance has no narrative thread, it is a non-descriptive tale. A woman guides us through the meanders of her room, which represents her inner world. Every movement is always aimed at making something happen, the gesture hides in itself something ancestral. At the back of the room, there are two large doors: the closed doors ideologically represent the future, a suspended space-time that invites us to imagine what lies beyond. Each time the doors open, they bring the past to light. Another important presence is water, an element that corrodes and rusts objects over time, which immediately makes us think of rivers flowing and waves crashing on a shoreline.
CANTIERE ARTAUD (Arezzo)
CANTIERE ARTAUD is a theatrical research collective founded in Arezzo by Sara Bonci and Ciro Gallorano. Since 2016 it has been involved in productions and theatrical training in schools and in the private sector. In 2020 the company was recognised by the Region of Tuscany as a young prose formation. Among the most significant works are 318: better together, a show produced by the City of Figline and Incisa Valdarno, Teatro Comunale Garibaldi, Cantiere Artaud and Arca Azzurra Formazione; I brandelli di luce che ci rimangono; Frammenti, selected for the project "Cantieri" promoted by Teatro dei Venti and staged as part of Trasparenze Festival 2018; L'eco della falena, winner of the programme "Per Chi Crea" promoted by MiBACT and managed by SIAE, selected for Bando Opera Prima 2020 and finalist of Direction Under 30.