18th and 19th November 2018




"The wind is drawn by the petals of a cherry tree that gently fall to the ground."



 Two young women with the essentials in their suitcases.

Departed from different places and for different reasons, they end up on the same path, toward the same horizon, unknown and desired. One is connected to the past that she had to leave behind, the other projected tenaciously towards the future. Their encounter changes the rules of the game, opening a path that will lead them to a bittersweet point of no return.

Love and death constantly alternate on their path, appearing in different forms: through passion, violent repression, freedom, defeat, joy and fear. Just as they alternate in the garden curated by Pina, old wise and crazy woman at one time: a garden where the forces of creation and destruction trace the path of this journey through the four seasons of the year.



"Elegant, poetic, delicate. AMARSIAMORSI is a constant succession of these three adjectives.

The scene is naked, only inhabited by a white tree that in its simplicity dominates the space and marks the passing of time.

The two protagonists travel across a sophisticated narrative arc, intertwining a love story based on silence and stolen looks.

The feeling is that of a constant expectation that leaves you breathless throughout the piece.

From the first moment, you realize that these two fascinating figures will surely lead you to a tragic destiny.

Sounds, colours and smells drag you inside the piece, until you realize that this game of seduction will evoke a direct confrontation with Death: a Death that has the body of a beautiful woman and the face of tradition.

AMARSIAMORSI is a delicate Renaissance painting."

Federica Amatuccio

Artistic Director PoverArte Festival Bologna, Italy





Silvia Ribero

Angie Rottensteiner



BILOURA Intercultural Arts Collective



 Vita Malahova



Alessandro Beata



Sophie Brunodet



PoverArte Festival Bologna



Angie Rottensteiner



PoverArte Festival, Teatro Ridotto, Lina della Rocca, Vita Malahova, Federica Amatuccio, Giulia Savorani, Sophie

Brunodet, Andrea Gianessi, Marta Trivellato, Alessandro Beata, Comune di Alice Superiore, Le Erbe di Brillor





AMARSIAMORSI [Latin composition of the words "amor" (love) and "mors" (death), which differ from one letter to another] is inspired by some events that deeply touched us in these years of work in the Collective.


The first element is the migrations from sub-Saharan Africa to Italy, which BILOURA met through the project ODI, developed with asylum seekers from Nigeria. ODI has created a show and an ethno-anthropological video-documentary. During this experience, BILOURA collected stories of many immigrants, when one touched them in particular: the escape of a Nigerian engineer who had to leave his country because his homosexual love put him in danger of death.


The second element is a book: "I haven’t told my garden yet" by Pia Pera. The author, who wrote this book while dying of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosi, continually links her disease with the garden, creating a metaphorical image of great beauty. That of the garden as a place of balance between life and death, of the necessity of this cycle and of the useful but not indispensable presence of human beings. Overall, the book offers the chance to step over the illusions of Western modern life, describing in sublime and simple words what is essential for happiness in the here and now in a beautiful garden, which is available to everyone.


The artistic language of the performance maintains the identity of BILOURA, always looking for a development of a theatre that integrates different expressive and communicative languages of the human being. Physical action and musicality, therefore, are source of narrative content and never mere decorations: sound landscapes and choreographies are stage actions as are the words.