INVITATION TO THE PROJECT
A labyrinth. Seven different areas to explore. A heartbeat as a guide. The Blood flows, the Skin invites the viewer and turns it into traveller receptive to the sensations of his own body and the body that which he enters.
Seven women. Each one embodies an organ, tissue, a metabolic process, with their sensory and emotional resonance. Each space is captured with the experience of whom represents it and with the corporal experience of the spectator that explores it.
Vísceras/Entrails is a work that combines physical theatre sensorial theatre, intergrated dance, music and artistic instalations. A personal and collective journey where the spectator follows an itinery composed by seven different spaces, a physical space that is presented as a body a network of impulses, movements, stimulations and information. An encounter with seven women who offer an individual and social experience of their bodies and through their bodies they give another answer to the cultural representations and question the issue of an aesthetic model of the body in order to inhabit the body as an integral system physical, sexual, emotional, mental and sensorial.
The prémiere of Vísceras, how it is untill now will be Sunday the 25th of November, 2012 at the RAI, C / / Carders 12 principal, Barcelona. After this we will work further on the project and we will have another premiere in the beginning of 2013 in a space of Barcelona still to be determined.
LET US INTRODUCE OURSELVES
We are Beneath the Skin,a company which was generated within the path of the open stage event ExpresArte and was founded by Chiara Di Biagio and Maisa Sally-anna Perk in late 2010.
The intention of Beneath the Skin as the name of the company says, is to work with everything what is happening and all that completes us like human beings and that is reflected in every act, through the different artistic disciplines in which the members of the group are involved.
The members of company who embody Vísceras are;
Chiara di Biagio
Maisa Sally-anna Perk.
They all originate from different artistic disciplines such as: singing, writing, performance, sensory theatre, experimental theatre, mime, physical theatre, dance, hula hoop performance, intergraded dance and citizen participatory theatre.
The members of the technical team are;
Direction: Maisa Sally-anna Perk
Teaser: Felipe Ruiz and Jalajala
Teaser music: Amos Piñero
Scenography: Myrna Hoed,Aurora Bosch, Aritz Saez and Maisa Sally-anna Perk
Photo: Ariana Vindici,
Costumes: Amelie Anglebaut and Chiara Di Biagio
Video: Xavier Calvo
Technician: Oscar fruits
Lights: Magda Kozolwska
Poster: Ivan Bosch
Assistant production: Myrna Hoed
Production: Maisa Sally-anna Perk
HOW HAVE WE MANAGED TO FINANCE THE PROJECT UNTIL NOW?
We have come quite a long way thanks to our own personal piggy bank and the voluntary support of several people that have faith in the project, and thanks to the work of many professionals, who didn’t charge us anything. The result of the teaser and poster are good examples of this remarkable support, also the props that have been donated and loaned are a good example.
It’s amazing to see how much people can be mobilized and can put their hearts into an art project without receiving nor asking for anything in return. Unfortunately it’s as well a reflection of the situation in which the culture finds it self today and the difficulties that those who choose to devote themselves to art face. We would like to be able to reward those who have helped us so far, but this request for funding is not for them, or to retrieve what we have invested so far, the price would be too elevated. We do hope that eventually we’ll be able to return to each volunteer what they have given us.
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT?
We have borrowed some of the material and also already self financed part of the purchase of the material, which means that we already have a part of the material. Yet we would like to have obtain all the material we need and have ownership over it and also to complete, adjust, adapt and improve the quality of the scenography and not only of the scenography , but also of the costumes and production in general, as the characteristics of Vísceras requires a specific realization and a production which are costly and laborious.
We need high-quality material, which can be adjust to the external conditions since it has to adapt to the different spaces (theatres, warehouses, industrial buildings, outside environment) where it will be presented. As our objective is to perform our work on different locations, festivals in and outside of Spain in order to give our work the maximum exposure .
Vísceras takes place in seven different spaces, which means that the elaboration of scenography is multiplied by seven and each space requires its elements of decoration, lights and sound.
We also need to acquire fireproof fabrics held by cables of steel, which constitute the basic material with which the labyrinth is constructed, as we need to be able to divide each space/location where we perform Vísceras in seven different, separate spaces. And we not only need the fabric for division of the spaces but also to cover the walls or create walls on each location. So that all the rooms are homogeneous and we can create a particular and unique atmosphere in each and every space.
HOW DO WE SHOW YOU OUR GRATITUDE?
With hugs, kisses and insanity
Ok now seriously; with some very remarkable exchanges as visceral poems, , a Beneath the Skin t-shirt, a poster of the play, tickets for the premiere, a creative workshop group or individual, etc.
Are you up for supporting us and to share this journey with us ?