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BODY | Part of the "Four Conversations on a Changing World Between Canada and Italy" Series

Data:

30/09/2020


BODY | Part of the

BODY | CORPO
Wednesday, September 30 | 12:30pm EDT

The body gives us movement and mobility. It is also a locus of pleasure, pain, intimacy, strength, mortality and politics. The physical restrictions forced upon us by COVID-19 have made us rethink our relationships with our own bodies and those of others. Dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata Zab Maboungou and Professor of Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric Chiara Cappelletto in conversation with moderator Sascha Hastings.

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CHIARA CAPPELLETTO | Associate Professor of Aesthetics, University of Milan

2020 09 30 cappelletto chiara 2 websiteChiara Cappelletto is Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Milan, and an associate member of the CRAL – Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her research includes embodiment theories, performance theories, theories subjectivities, performance and public speaking. She has held fellowships at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America in New York, the Institut d’Études Avancées in Paris and the Kolleg-Forschergruppe BildEvidenz Geschichte und Ästhetik in Berlin. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University. She participates in the project IdEM – Identification, empathie, projection dans les arts du spectacle, and runs the permanent research seminar PIS – Performing Identities Seminar at the University of Milan. Her published work includes numerous articles on visual and performance studies, along with three books that deal with visual art and theater, focusing mainly on the notion of fiction. She is currently working on a book entitled Fake (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

2020 09 30 maboungou zab 1ZAB MABOUNGOU | Founder & Artistic Director, Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

Of French and Congolese origin, Zab Maboungou is the founder and artistic director of Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, a contemporary dance company founded in 1987, based in Montreal, Quebec, whose artistic vocation encompasses creation, research and teaching.

Her dance technique has become a model of its kind. Many disciplines are finding a source of inspiration in this technique. Other than dance, these include song, music, theatre, visual arts and circus. Drawing on the rhythmic foundations of African dances and musical forms, this technique, called LOKETO, makes it possible to identify the pathways of breath and how it ensures their transmutation in principles of movement to develop presence in space, flexibility, physical and rhythmic endurance.

In February 2020, Zab Maboungou was awarded the Governor General of Canada 2020 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (Dance).

  SERIES CO-CURATOR / MODERATOR

SASCHA HASTINGS

hastings sascha 1Sascha Hastings is a Toronto-based curator, arts producer, writer and editor. She was a Producer on the CBC Radio national programs The Arts Tonight, The Next Chapter, Wachtel on the Arts, and Writers & Company and the inaugural Curator of Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside. More recently she has worked on several Canada Pavilion exhibitions at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and in 2016 she was Co-Curator and Co-Director of The Evidence Room at the Biennale’s central exhibition, which traveled to the ROM in Toronto and the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC. Hastings has edited and co-written several books, including Logotopia: The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination, The Evidence Room and Building a Northern Design Culture: The Creation of the McEwen School of Architecture. She is currently curating an installation for the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.

 

Alessandro Ruggera
Director, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

alex 3 finSoon after the outbreak first hit China, Italy and the world, it became clear that it was not to be a temporary, superficial disruption. The drastic measures of containment and the strict lockdown imposed by the authorities in order to limit the spread of the virus, as well as the constant exposure to the threat of an invisible danger, have forced us all to abruptly and radically modify our social and daily life habits. Social relationships, work environments, use of public spaces, all the different aspects of our life have suddenly changed in a way that would have once seemed unconceivable. A moment of serious reflection and thought is necessary in order to start drafting a new theoretical framework to respond to the transformations.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto has called upon eight thinkers, each in different fields, to reflect upon the changes and transformations imposed on our lives by the effects of the pandemic.

Together with curators Sascha Hastings and Francesca Molteni, we have chosen to focus on four key concepts: Void / Body / Breath / Care. The Italian and Canadian thinkers will each discuss the transformation from their own perspective as it relates to their individual field of expertise. Using these four concepts as metaphorical cardinal directions, our hope is that the outcome of the discussions will give us a sense of direction as we navigate through this collective experience.

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UPCOMING CONVERSATIONS IN THE SERIES

BREATH | RESPIRO
Wednesday, October 7 | 12:30pm EDT
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CARE | CURA
Wednesday, October 14 | 12:30pm EDT
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Informazioni

Data: Mer 30 Set 2020

Orario: Dalle 12:30 alle 13:30

Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Ingresso : Libero


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