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La MaMa Experimental Theatre: a lasting bridge between cultures

Descrizione del progetto

Come il teatro sperimentale Cafè La MaMa ha contribuito nel cambiamento di percezione

Il teatro sperimentale Cafè La MaMa è stato fondato da Ellen Stewart, spesso definita come la creatrice del più antico, e più influente, teatro off-off Broadway esistente, un teatro capace di superare le barriere culturali e geopolitiche per artisti sottorappresentati. Il progetto MariBet, finanziato dall’UE, condurrà uno studio approfondito sulla storia di questo teatro dal 1961 al 1975, periodo cruciale della condivisione artistica tra il La MaMa e gli artisti europei, che includerà una selezione delle sue produzioni storiche dirette dal direttore europeo Andrei Serban. Il progetto si propone inoltre di analizzare l’impegno del teatro nell’affrontare questioni socio-politiche rilevanti e nel promuovere il dialogo interculturale nel passato e nel presente.

Obiettivo

MariBet is focused on the activity of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club of New York, founded by Ellen Stewart (1919-2011) in 1961 in order to give voice to artists marginalized by both the institutional theatres of Broadway and the Off-Broadway scene: a theatre conceived as an integration point in overcoming cultural and geo-political barriers and engaging artists in a common artistical research. Nowadays La MaMa produces performances always addressed to current social issues like immigration and welcoming refugees. The topic of the research is then in line with the current European political situation marked by the debate on migration flow.
Main objectives are: 1. fill the gap in the field of theatre studies with an in-depth study of the history of La MaMa on which there are no exhaustive investigations yet; 2. analyse its engagement in promoting intercultural dialogues both in the past and in the present. These objectives will be reached through an interdisciplinary research, combining the historical and semiological investigation to the sociological analysis of the issues related to the performances presented by La MaMa. This project is timely because the historical distance from the facts allows a critical objectivity in the study of the subject, the emerging interest on the comparison between Avant-Garde theatre and contemporary theatre, the principles investigated by La MaMa over the years still impact on our society today.
The project (36 months) will be hosted at the Department of Cultures and Civilizations (CUCI - UNIVR, Italy) and in the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC, Graduate Center – CUNY, US), involving the non-academic cultural institution La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club of New York. The detailed research and training program will be supervised by prof. Simona Brunetti (main supervisor) and by prof. Marvin Carlson (in US), both renowned scholars of theatre with expertise in History and Theory of Theatre.

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 251 002,56
Indirizzo
VIA DELL ARTIGLIERE 8
37129 Verona
Italia

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Regione
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 251 002,56

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