How to Sing a Prophecy
May, June 2017 London and Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Italy.
Enchantment, attachment, lava, saliva, proximity, women, women, translation, foundation, liberating rhythms. By way of presenting, meaning the placing before someone, writer Giulia Damiani delivered images and etymologies which cut through the words above and more. This included a manifestation of the feminist collective Le Nemesiache and her soliloquy emerging from the encounter with the group. With performer Helena Rice.
This performance-lecture offered a meditation on the effect of archival research on a writing practice. Starting from a set of ideas which inspired the feminist collective Le Nemesiache, the two Lecturers performed an open rehearsal. Both the text and the presentation of this were experiments for a longer script, expressions in search of a dramaturgy.
You encounter figures of women, volcanoes, laments and attempts at making prophecies and fables. What happens when prophecy becomes a method for dramaturgy, when prediction and disbelief are the hinges of performative composition?
With the support of Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Italy.
Find extract below.
How to sing a prophecy with performer Helena Rice, Santarcangelo dei Teatri