concept and curatorship Davide Saccoand Agata Tomšič / ErosAntEros
script Ian De Toffoli
dramaturgy Agata Tomšič
direction and music and video design Davide Sacco
with Hervé Goffings, Sanders Lorena, Marco Lorenzini, Djibril Mbaye, Agata Tomšič, Emanuela Villagrossi
costume design Laura Dondoli
technical team, set production, and costume-making Fondazione Luzzati – Teatro della Tosse
production Fondazione Luzzati – Teatro della Tosse, TNL – Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Ravenna Festival, ErosAntEros – POLIS Teatro Festival
in collaboration with Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Campania Teatro Festival
in residence at Teatro della Toscana, TNL – Théâtre National du Luxembourg, OTSE – Officine Theatrikès Salento Ellàda, Tempo Reale
with the support of Comune di Ravenna, Regione Emilia-Romagna
with the patronage of Pietro Valenti, Ruth Heynen, Silvia Pasello, Silvia Lodi, Remo Ceccarelli, Maria Luisa Caldognetto, Eugenio Giorgetta, all’Istituto Universitario Europeo, al Centro di Micro-BioRobotica dell’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, a “Passaparola” e a tutte le persone intervistate, per aver nutrito il percorso di creazione dello spettacolo; a Giuseppe Bellosiper la consulenza sul romagnolo
The profoundly “political” nature of the research carried out by ErosAntEros does not run short in this new project, centred on the eminently political and pressing theme of borders and their complex meaning.
Confiniis the result of a project started in 2018 by a team of international artists (like the young Luxembourg-based playwright Ian De Toffoli and actor Marco Lorenzini). Starting from the migration of Italian miners to the coal basins of northern Europe in the 1950s, the work focuses on the thorny issues of our ramshackle European Union, with intriguing forays into “future history”.
All centres on a few fundamental questions: what is a border? What is it that really separates men? And why, 70 years after the first European economic agreements, do we still not have a common political vision?