Panorama

Part of The Public’s Under The Radar Festival, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club co-production with Motus, in partnership with CultureHub, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Vooruit, Gent, Riennale Teatro dell’Arte, Milano, ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Grec Festival, Barcelona, and L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora, Mondaino with support from MiBACT, Regione Emilia Romagna

Video images and simulcasts, as deft as the hands of a three-card monte artist, keep your eyes moving so you often know where sounds and images originate.
— The New York Times
 

Italy’s Motus Theatre returns to direct and devise Panorama, a new work in collaboration with the Great Jones Repertory Company. Contemporary philosopher and feminist, Rosi Braidotti wrote about a “belonging open to Multiplicities” proposing a post-nationalistic identity for all the populations of the world, focusing on the concept of fluid identity and nomad identity. Motus and Great Jones Repertory Company delve into the heart of this issue, interweaving their personal histories of identity, departure, and remembrance to create new existential panoramas in which migration is actually an intrinsic existential condition.

The companies have devised this work together from the present on out, building performance up from interviews, improvisations, and associated research in pursuit of an answer to the core question: how can we move from the dominant force, - we the people - to the process of perpetually becoming - we are the other? Panorama is a dynamic and open exploration upon the human need to be in movement, in flux.


MOTUS
Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò - Directors
Erik Ehn and Daniela Nicolò - Dramaturgs
Enrico Casagrande – Sound Design
Daniela Nicolò – Lighting Design
Lola Giouse – Production Assistant

GREAT JONES REPERTORY COMPANY
Heather Paauwe - Music
Maura Nguyen Donohue, John Gutierrez, Valois Mickens, Eugene the Poogene, Perry Yung, and Zishan Ugurlu - Actors

CULTUREHUB / SEOULARTS
Bosul Kim, Sangmin Chae, and Billy Clark – Video Design
Seoungho Jeong – Set Design
Bosul Kim - Illustration and Animation
Yarie Vazquez – Technical Director
Youngsun Lim – Production Assistant