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CIES Onlus has developed a specific form of awareness-raising and involvement, with a strong impact on the audience: it consists of interactive theatre performances based on life-size set design and the role-play methodology.  These performances revolve around topics such as migration, interculturalism, fair trade, and environmental rights.

 

In order to engage the audience at a deeper level, CIES has also created “sensory” theatre experiences, some of which are based on Theatre Forum and Theatre of the Oppressed methods and require active participation by the audience.

 

CIES has carried out theatre workshops since 2012 in the Youth Centre and Art School MaTeMù. The workshop experience has brought about the creation of an actual theatre company, led by Gabriele Linari, which has staged several shows in Rome and other European cities. Art activities, such as music, theatre, dance, have provided a voice to people who did not know Italian well or were trapped in past trauma due to a challenging social background or suffering during the long migration journey, or were simply too shy or lacking motivation.

 

After the MaTeMù Theatre Company was created, the theatre workshop in the Research Centre has changed and is now led by Valentina di Odoardo and Paolo Crisi. The workshop has already allowed to stage several performances.

CIES Onlus has organised interactive theatre performances based on role-playing for more than 20 years. These performances are designed so as to assign the audience an active role: thanks to the role-playing mechanism, the audience re-lives the condition of refugees, migrants, victims of human trafficking, unaccompanied foreign minors, or (as is the case with “Io viaggio equo e solidale”), exploited workers in the countries of the Global South.

Pianeta Migrante” (Migrant Planet) is the interactive theatre performance we have designed for the SAMEWorld project. It has been designed so as to assign the audience an active role; thanks to the role-playing mechanism, the audience re-lives the condition of refugees, migrants, victims of human trafficking, unaccompanied foreign minors, with a special focus on environmental migration.

FOR MORE INFO:

Pino Giordani – p.giordani@cies.it – 0677264639

Valentina Di Odoardo – v.diodoardo@cies.it – 0677264661

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN OUR INTERACTIVE THEATRE PERFORMANCES?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ORGANIZE ONE IN YOUR SCHOOL OR AS A PART OF YOUR EVENT?

Contact us or write an e-mail to our Event Coordinator:

Pino Giordani – p.giordani@cies.it – 0677264639

or to our Coordinator of Theatre Activities:

Valentina Di Odoardo – v.diodoardo@cies.it – 0677264661

THEATRE SHOWS, PERFORMANCES, AND FORUM THEATRE

CIES Onlus organizes traditional theatre performances, Forum Theatre Performances (one of the Theatre of the Oppressed techniques) and “sensory” theatre performances, actively involving the audience.

STORIES AND POEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH CLOSED EYES

This “hearing performance” was designed to allow participants to experience a short yet intense “music vision”, a “journey in the dark” through stories and poems by foreign authors and representatives of migration literature. In a relaxed atmosphere, participants are blindfolded, to allow them to focus on listening to the stories we will whisper in their ears…

FOR MORE INFO:

Valentina Di Odoardo – v.diodoardo@cies.it – 0677264661

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN OUR PERFORMANCES AND SHOWS?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ORGANISE ONE?

Contact us or write an e-mail to our Theatre Coordinator:

Valentina Di Odoardo – v.diodoardo@cies.it – 0677264661

MATEMÙ

THEATRE COMPANY

CIES has organised theatre workshops at its Youth Centre and Art School MaTeMù since 2012. We have created and staged several shows such as “Altrove” (“Somewhere Else”), “Nella tempesta” (“Through the Storm”), “Ecco dove” (“Here’s Where”) and many others, hosted by theatres in Rome and several other Italian cities. Our theatre workshop experience has led to the creation of an actual theatre company, led by Gabriele Linari and composed of young professional actors.

#LORO

#Loro – Uno di questi giorni prenderemo qualcuno e lo sbraneremo” (#ThemOne of these days we will take somebody and eat him”) is a show revolving around on-line hate speech and hate practices, especially on social networks. The show stages images and situations reflecting existential boredom, which soon turns into rage and blind hatred. Some conversations in the show were inspired by real comments read by the protagonists on various social networks. #Loro is the first theatre show of the new MaTeMù Theatre Company, written and directed by Gabriele Linari with the collaboration of Marco Andreoli and the actors themselves.

FOR MORE INFO:

Gabriele Linari – gabriele.linari@gmail.com – +39 338 219 1548

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE SHOWS OF OUR THEATRE COMPANY?

Contact us or write an e-mail to the Company Director:

Gabriele Linari – gabriele.linari@gmail.com – +39 338 219 1548

MATEMÙ THEATRE WORKSHOP

The theatre workshop of the Youth Centre and Art School MaTeMù is active and led by Valentina Di Odoardo and Paolo Crisi. The workshop participants have created and staged several performances.

IL TUFFO

Il Tuffo” (“The Plunge”), is an experiential performance staged for a limited number of participants, who are directly involved in the show. In the first part, the actors and the audience come together, both from the physical and the visual point of view. In the second part, participants are blindfolded and accompanied through a journey made of words and sounds, aimed at restoring contact with others and a dimension of deep listening.

FOR MORE INFO:

Valentina Di Odoardo – v.diodoardo@cies.it – 0677264661

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN OUR THEATRE WORKSHOP?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART IN IT OR JUST GET MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PERFORMANCES?

Contact us or write an e-mail to our Theatre Coordinator:

Valentina Di Odoardo – v.diodoardo@cies.it – 0677264661

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