LIBERI DA... (FREE FROM...) Participatory Performance n°1
LIBERI DA... is a founding and fundamental piece of BILOURA's history and identity. It has had two versions, the first in 2013, as first performance of the collective, and one in 2021, just beyond the pandemic period and repeated lockdowns in Italy, as a rebirth of a participatory performance practice, within the newly born performing arts festival in Valchiusella POLIMORFA. Since then, the collective has been organizing a participatory performance action on a regular basis, involving international artists-in-residence and local inhabitants in an experiment of collective creation on a commonly chosen theme. Below we tell you about the first version, to learn more about the most recent participatory performance action visit the SENDEROS DE FUGA page.
25 April 2013 - Liberation Day - first performance by the Collective
The start of BILOURA was marked by a gathering of around 20 artists in Valchiusella (Piedmont Alps), where actress Silvia Ribero obtained the concession of a communal space: the Ex Società Operaia di Alice Superiore (today Val di Chy) to give life to an experimental, semi- nomadic performing arts project. After a period of residency and artistic exchange, LIBERI DA… was presented. It expresses the elements that will characterise BILOURA in the future: transcending theatrical genres, interculturality, transdisciplinarity, commitment to socio-political issues. The performance combines theatre, circus, music and dance in a path of performative stages that each look at a concept of "freedom", facing the complexity of this word and its use, investigating its value and strength in a democratic but highly individualistic society, where personal and collective interests often come into friction with each other. After the staging of LIBERI DA..., the DreamProject will lead to the first year of the collective's life, spent in Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland, and during which the group founded its experimentation and innovation of scenic languages.
LIBERI DA... 2021
Luca Benedetto, Chiara Bosco, Elena Brea, Elisa Giovanetti, Gabriele Luttino, Silvia Ribero, Angie Rottensteiner + 15 Partecipants to the workshop LIBERI DA
MUSIC AND ARRANGEMENTS
Luca Benedetto, Gabriele Luttino and Angie Rottensteiner
BILOURA Intercultural Arts Collective
LIBERI DA... 2013
Anna Rita Anselmi, Andrea Barzaghi, Serena Bavo, Vittorio Bestoso, Chiara Bosco, Massimiliano Ciavarella, Miguel Garcia Pablo, Silvia Ribero, Angie Rottensteiner