Cinema Imaginaire in Italy
This saturday at Short Theater Festival Rome the co-production of Lotte van den Berg and Daria Deflorian / Antonio Tagliarini will premier. Cinema Imaginaire will visit three Italian cities in September.
Cinema Imaginaire is a performance made by spectators. They are challenged to make an imaginary film that will only exist in their own mind. Cinema Imaginaire gives you a lasting, new perspective on your own presence in the city – among others. The project is an invitation to experience reality in an unusual way, to look for new perspectives. Suddenly, without anyone noticing it, reality becomes a fiction.
Cinema Imaginaire Italy
Cinema Imaginaire premiered for the first time on May 16th, 2014 during the SPRING Performing Arts Festival in Utrecht. Read more about Cinema Imaginaire
De Volkskrant – This time Van den Berg goes further than ever: Cinema Imaginaire has no decor, no spots, no film footage, no play, not even actors. We must do the he-le-meal ourselves. […] The theater maker emphasizes that everyone always adds fiction to reality. “We see the same thing, a plastic bag in a tree, but experience it differently. We all manipulate and interpret differently; you can influence that. “She even means politically:” Participating is not a buzzword, but a necessity. When King Willem-Alexander speaks about the venture capital company, he himself must not stay at a distance. Then he must also participate.” Read more (only in Dutch)
Theaterkrant – A dozen people scatter at the Oudegracht in Utrecht, near the wide bus lane. The next ten minutes everything that happens on the street is made especially for them. Their eyes are the camera, the street and the buildings are the film set, the passers-by who pass the shopping street on this warm summer evening are the extras. Read the review here (only in Dutch).
The Italian version of the project was born from the artistic encounter of Lotte van der Berg with the duo Deflorian / Tagliarini.
Photography | Kris Dewitte