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