Alice Superbrain / The Twin Section A multidisciplinary performance inspired by Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures. Directed by Andrea Lanza
Superbrain / The Twin Section
A multidisciplinary performance written and directed by Andrea Lanza
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s adventures
With Silvia Girardi + Daiane Lopes da Silva
Photo by Weidong Yang
Video by Mateo Verde w/Leaf
Script contribution Maurizio Temporin
Project and Director Assistant Alice Bescape'
What would happen if, following a rabbit in a sunny afternoon, I would fall down a long tunnel transporting me somewhere beyond space and time, among strange creatures and different ways of thinking? And in that place… would that be “me”, or who else? And you… have you ever journeyed to the other side?
Alice Superbrain is the container of a larger vision that will develop over one
year in different cities around the world (Berlin, Paris, Montpellier) and will conclude with a final production
in April 2013 in Turin. Each session will investigate specific themes (The Hatter, She Market, Alice’s Lovers) as well
as technological and staging modalities and will involve different artistic
The Twin Section is the debut of the first chapter of Alice Superbrain. Over a month long intensive process in San Francisco the Italian-American ensemble will explore Carroll’s themes of the double, the twin, and the reflection of oneself.
Alice Superbrain director Andrea Lanza furthers his exploration of language fusion
towards a rarefaction of the theatrical “fact” in favor of new expressive and
empiric forms. His dramaturgy – intended as the sum articulation of signs that
define theatrical language – is created through a series of multidisciplinary
actions where cause and effect move freely from one expressive language to
another: physical action, light, music, video. There is no need to define a
time, a narrative, or a three-dimensional space.
Silvia Girardi and Daiane Lopes da Silva on stage will move freely among characters and scenes, in a playful and technical fusion of performance languages. The musical research, started last summer thanks to the meeting with composer Attila Favarelli, investigates around the spatial allocation of sound and the study of frequencies.
Andrea Lanza is an Italian director and pedagogue. He studied Drama at the Civica Scuola d’Arte Drammatica P.Grassi in Milan. He perfected his professional skills in the European and Asian tradition through the encounters with several artists such as: Marco Baliani, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Jean Daniel Fricker (butô dance), Kuniaki Ida, Umewaka Manzaburo III (Umewaka Kennôkai, Tokyo), Eimuntas Nekrosius, Nyrupama Nityanandam (Théâtre du soleil, Paris), Marco Paolini, Roman Siwulak (Cricot 2 of Tadeusz Kantor), Giampiero Solari, Julie Stanzak (Pina Bauch Tanztheater, Wupperthal), Bruno Stori. Andrea has more than 25 years of stage experience, drama coaching and directing.
Daiane Lopes da Silva, born in Brazil, received early training at the Municipal Ballet School of Sao Paulo. She was later awarded full scholarship to study at P.A.R.T.S (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios), directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. She has performed works by William Forsythe, Anne Teresa, Yannis Adoniou, Enrico Labayen, among others. In Portugal, she worked with Lisbon Dance Company, Almada Dance Company and DancArt. In the Bay Area, Daiane has worked with The Russian Collection, Mambo Reflection, Copious Dance Theater, and Mudita arts. Her creations include Origem de A, Fat Days, Microscopic Eyes and Un(natural selection). Daiane currently works with Kunst-Stoff Dance Company and Labayen Dance.
Silvia Girardi is an Italian performer, director and producer based in San Francisco since 2005. She received her M.F.A in acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts Paolo Grassi Piccolo Teatro in Milan and trained in the European tradition of Grotowski, Barba, Lecoq. With more than 15 years of stage experience, directing, drama coaching in Italy and United States, she is currently collaborating with international artists on the production of original multi-disciplinary performances. In San Francisco Silvia Girardi has appeared at Exit Theatre, Foolsfury Theatre, The Garage, Kunst-Stoff Arts, MoAD, Ragged Winged Ensemble, SFMOMA, Shotwell Studios, TJT, ODC, Women On The Way Festival, Berkeley Playhouse, Marin Shakespeare Company, Counterpulse.
YOU Kickstarter’s donors! Your kind support will help us with production costs: artists' stipends, sets, costumes, and publicity.
Thank you for being on our side,
Alice Superbrain Team
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