Panorama: Part 1

December 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018

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The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street

Wednesday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 2PM

Regular: $25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors | Previews [12/29 and 12/30]: $20 Adult Tickets; $15 Students/Seniors

World Premiere
Devised and Directed by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò

Dramaturgy by Erik Ehn and Daniela Nicolò
Media & Light Design by CultureHub & Andrew Sempere

With the actors of the Great Jones Repertory Company

Previews Begin Dec 29th & 30th | Opening January 3rd

Italy’s Motus Theatre returns to direct and devise Panorama, a new work in collaboration with the Great Jones Repertory Company. Contemporary philosopher and feminist, Rosi Braidotti wrote about a “belonging open to Multiplicities” proposing a post-nationalistic identity for all the populations of the world, focusing on the concept of fluid identity and nomad identity. Motus and Great Jones Repertory Company delve into the heart of this issue, interweaving their personal histories of identity, departure, and remembrance to create new existential panoramas in which migration is actually an intrinsic existential condition.
The companies have devised this work together from the present on out, building performance up from interviews, improvisations, and associated research in pursuit of an answer to the core question: how can we move from the dominant force, - we the people - to the process of perpetually becoming - we are the other? Panorama is a dynamic and open exploration upon the human need to be in movement, in flux.
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club co-production with Motus, in partnership with Seoul Institute of the Arts (KR), Kunstencentrum Vooruit vzw, Gent (B), Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Milano (I), ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (I), Grec Festival, Barcelona (E) with support from MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna.
As part of the Under The Radar Festival, NYC

 

About the Artists

Italy’s provocative and dynamic Motus Theatre Company was founded in 1991 by Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò. Motus sculpts its projects through action and reaction to everyday facts, both large and small. Like litmus paper, Motus feeds on contradictions of the contemporary, translating them into active material for reflection and provocation. Motus has produced numerous theatre shows and space-specific events/happenings conceived for unusual venues. 
More info on their website