A view of Peeping Tom’s La Visita/Triptych
On Saturday 11 June, Arianna Arcara’s exhibition in the Sala Verdi will close at 5.30 pm (instead of 8 pm). Last entrance at 5.10 pm
Theatre and photography come face to face once more in the new project that Fondazione I Teatri – together with Reggio Parma Festival and Collezione Maramotti – entrusted to Arianna Arcara, inviting her to interpret the work of the dance company Peeping Tom at the Festival Aperto Reggio Emilia 2021.
The site-specific work La Visita, staged at the Collezione Maramotti, as well as the spectacular trilogy Triptych at the Teatro Municipale Valli are the two performances that become the two faces – albeit very different from each other – of a single work, one investigating the disturbing oneiric hyperrealism of the Belgian dance company.
Portraits, installations and sequences are the three focal points Arcara has developed for this exhibition, which shifts between shows that seem to be at the antipodes from one another: the extreme minimalism of La Visita and the sheer excess of Triptych.
Arcara followed the creative process, first at Collezione Maramotti, where the company staged the performances, acting for the first time inside a working museum space: then, moving to Teatro Municipale Valli for the trilogy The Missing Door, The Lost Room and The Hidden Floor: a unique setting with visible changes reminiscent of a film set, where the eight dancers/performers live midway between reality and imagination, guided by natural forces that lead them towards an uncertain destiny.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a photobook, published by Cesura Publish, with essays by Marinella Guatterini and Monica Poggi, as well as an interview with choreographer Gabriela Carrizo by Silvia Bottani.