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India and Nepal next steps of Instabili Vaganti's Asia Tour 2022

Between November and December, two shows and workshops in Pune, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kathmandu, New Delhi, Goa

Instabili Vaganti’s tour in Asia is going on. After the stage in Indonesia in October, between November and December the theatre company will be in India and Nepal, engaged in important international events with an intense programme that includes several performances of Made in ILVA and the Indian debut of the new show Dante Beyond Borders, as well as masterclasses and workshops of their international project "Beyond Borders" (recently awarded again by the Ministry of Culture as part of the "Boarding Pass Plus 2022-2023-2024" call). Moreover, the company will be at work for a new co-production connected to the project, that will involve a group of actors under 25 of age.

Made in ILVA turns 10, and the Indian tour is an occasion for celebrating the anniversary. 
The award-winning show based on the real story of the biggest steelwork in Europe, tells the alienating contemporary production system in a universal key.

Already staged in four languages in twenty countries around the world, the show was a guest of the IAPAR International Theatre Festival in Pune (November 6), that in this edition presented the works by artists from Mongolia, Burkina Faso, United States, Germany, Italy, and India. Moreover, Anna Dora Dorno and Nicola Pianzola held the masterclass The Organic Body (November 5).

Made in ILVA is staged also in Mumabai (November 11) at the del Tata Literature Live!, the multidisciplinary event organized by the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai that is now globally recognized as one of the main literary festivals, where authors, thinkers, writers, visual and performative artists from all over the world meet (among the guests, also another company from Emilia-Romagna, Artemis Danza, with the choreography in homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini).

The celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the show will continue in Nepal on December 1st, at the NITFest – Nepal International Theatre Festival in Kathmandu, and again in India on December 16, at the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa, that will also host the masterclass The Organic Body (December 15).

The tour in India includes the premiere of Dante Beyond Borders, the co-production between Instabili Vaganti, the Italian Cultural Institutes in Mumbai and New Delhi, and Ahum Trust created on the occasion of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death of the ‘Sommo Poeta’.

The performance was born as a transposition of the seven episodes designed for the web series VideoDante#India, and from an experimentation on different artistic languages ranging from traditional Indian dance to physical and experimental theatre, from video art to electronic music, to carry the audience into the otherworldly journey undertaken by Dante.

Dante Beyond Borders will be staged in Ahmedabad (November 11) within the Sunday to Sunday Theatre Festival by the Natarani Amphiteatre, the centre of the city's performative culture directed by Mallika Sarabhai, well-known Indian performer who played, among others, the role of Draupadi in Peter Brook's film The Mahabharata. The Festival also hosts a workshop of Instabili Vaganti’s 'Beyond Borders' project (Millenial foot steps, November 10).
On December 12, it will be the turn of the Indian capital New Delhi, where the performance is staged at the India Habitat Center Auditorium.

Among the engagements of the long tour in India, there is also a residency for a brand-new co-production with Thespo and Q Theater Productions (QTP), organizations committed to promoting young talents and young spectators.
Anna Dora Dorno and Nicola Pianzola will work with a group of actors under 25, and the creative process will explore the themes of “Beyond Borders”, the Instabili Vaganti’s project that through a broad reflection on the concept of border and its nuances, aims to trigger new artistic and creative strategies for overcoming the many geographical, political, social, gender, interpersonal, and between the arts borders. The performance will premiere at the Thespo 24 Festival (December 6-11, Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai).

Instabili Vaganti’s whole tour is supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture, Emilia-Romagna Region, ATER Fondazione. The stages in India are supported by the Italian Cultural Institutes in New Delhi and Mumbay.

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