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EMOTIONAL ARCHIPELAGO

Theatre Installation for young survivors

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Angelo Facchetti, Francesca Franzè

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Concept and dramaturgy: ANGELO FACCHETTI and FRANCESCA FRANZÈ
Scenography: GIUSEPPE LUZZI
Technique and sound settings: ALESSANDRO CALABRESE
Dressmaker: LAURA MONTEFUSCO
Pictures: MARIO BARNABI  


EMOTIONAL ARCHIPELAGO is a theatre installation played and brought alive by children actions. Children are immersed in a symbolic context in which they can recognize some metaphors within which to orient themselves. A journey that we hope will help children to elaborate emotions and life experiences, sharing indelible traces that some individual or collective experiences may have left in their deepest self.

The operator welcomes children in a first room (or a protected environment) in which he will provide them, through a short ritual moment, some instruction and, especially, suggestions.

At that point, barefoot children, one-by-one, on tiptoe, are ready to go inside another large, dark room where they find a small archipelago made up of many islands: small units scattered on the floor/sea that can accommodate only one survivor at a time. In front of each Island, every child finds a message with a suggestive question or a symbolic request. Some installation previews contact, manipulation, a multi-sensory or tactile interaction. Others are only for contemplation, allowing that what children see or perceive could be a stimulus for an answer or a flow of words. Every child is free to express as he prefers, finding his own answer, aware that he is alone with the element that stands in front of him. Once the experience on a single island is over, every child sets off again for a new stop, another island to explore.

After the exploration, children go back to the first room for a final artistic restitution in which, through symbolic gestures and special sounds, they elaborate what they have seen and done among the emotional islands of their archipelago.

Age: 5+