Collective residences

SONIA ANTINORI

From Tuesday, 2 November 2021 to Wednesday, 10 November 2021

SONIA ANTINORI
Playwright, theatre actress and director
Italy

Bio

Sonia’s texts have been translated in several European languages and have been presented in Italy and abroad. Since 1996 she has been teaching playwriting and acting in public and private institutions. In 2006 she founded the Company MALTE and has since served as its artistic director. With MALTE, she has produced and organised performances, projects, artistic and cultural events. In 2018 she has been awarded with the Premio Internacional La Escritura de la/s Diferencia/s en Cuba. Her winning play has been staged in La Habana by Irene Borges in 2019. In the same year she dramatised the essay Teoria della classe disagiata by Raffaele Alberto Ventura. Sonia’s last work is Naufragium, that will be performed in autumn 2020 by Silvia Gallerano and under the direction of Daria Lippi at Teatro Fabbricone in Prato. Her theatrical work has been recognised by various awards in playwriting and theatre, both at national and international level.

Project

Polarization in our societies grows thanks to the widespread lack of dialogue.

In the fragmentation of the European territories, performing arts can play a mediating role. Theatre, like other community practices linked to philosophy and the arts, offers platforms to build strong counter-narratives promoting a more accurate perception of the contemporary reality. Artistic strategies can give room to all possible voices, which are not heard yet. I am working on a new project that intends to react through a multilingual theatre training initiative aimed at identifying new forms of expression connected to a more diverse and inclusive society.

The Linguistic Rights residency held at Faberllull in Olot was a unique opportunity to explore multilingualism as a living and necessary practice for a society facing a profound transformation of its identity. The possibility of meeting and exchanging, in a non-formal atmosphere, but of great scientific, artistic and human quality, has allowed the organic development of project ideas that can nourish actions in many levels and sectors. The residency programme with its moments of individual study, the presentations of the projects of the individual participants, the opportunities to open up to a wider community thanks to the online activities, the visits and meetings with the actors of the territory have made it possible to open up different horizons. This extreme openness, also made possible by the wide variety of profiles of the participants (academics, artists, activists, conlangueurs) increases the idea of a world that is as open and welcoming as possible, reflecting the underlying principles on which the very idea of trancluturalism is based. Last but not least, the human component of the host team, the wonderful Pepa Pasaramón and Gavina Freixa, who were able to create a climate of family affection among all the participants. Personally, I am sure that this experience, as well as the previous one (2018 Linguistic Diversity in cooperation with Linguapax), will be the basis for future collaborations, so I cannot but declare my gratitude for being involved in this project. I hope that the Faberllull model can be imitated in a wider European field and I promise to explore this possibility in my country.

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