That intimate bond between us

It’s humbling to feel a rope between your hands, when you are connecting with another human being. It opens up the door to an existential dimension and it requires attentiveness and trust to deal with it. It’s like holding onto a piece of life that changes with every little movement you make. As if it […]

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Francesca Lombardo and the Perfect Imperfections

Initially “Borderlight” was intended to be a duo between Francesca Lombardo and Pablo Tapia. The concept of “glitch art” where mistakes are used as the starting point to develop a visual idea had inspired the performers to portray the unpredictable and imperfect aspect of relationships. But (unpredictably) Tapia had to cancel due to an injury. With […]

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New Space for Young Choreographers in Florence

The building in which PARC (ex Scuderie Granducali in Florence) resides was originally constructed as horse stables for the grand duke of Florence. PARC stands for “Performing Art Research Center” and is situated in the luxuriant 3,5 km long Cascine Parc landscaped in the renaissance by the grand duke Cosomo I di Medici. In these historical surroundings […]

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Alda Merini locked up in Poetry

“The blessed years of punishment” was what the italian poet Alda Merini (1931-2009) in a TV interview called her 15 years of being locked up in a psychiatric hospital. “A delirium where I could finally unravel myself”. To Merini the many years of confinement lead to a sort of unrestrained introspection which continued even after she was […]

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