Laura Stellacci’s work involves dance, performance, costume, textiles and sound. She explores the relationship between everyday gestures, politics of the body and cultural references. By translating textile methods such as knitting, sewing and cutting into other media, Laura choreographs the ties between performativity, temporality and community. Laura studied fashion design, art history and philosophy in Berlin and choreography and performance in Brussels and in Gießen.
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main
Duration: ca. 60 minutes
Language: English, Italian
Solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 7 / € 11 / € 20 / € 35Ticket needed
Close-up photograph of a cellphone leaning against a mirror on the floor. The phone displays an archival image of a group of women with their arms raised in a gesture above their heads. The blurry reflection in the mirror shows a seated person with their arms raised on the left. To the right of and above the phone there are three more figures seated on top of one another, wearing track pants with stripes on the side of the leg.
Information on accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible performance room. (No steps or thresholds higher than 5cm, doors at least 90cm wide, wheelchair-accessible toilet, etc.)
When the Italian autonomist workers’ movements in the 1960s and 70s rejected classic forms of unionised organisation, their collective struggle gave traction to the feminist movement and the refusal of work. A decentralised network of free radio stations throughout the country informed and politicised listeners. “Radio Donna” is a dance-performance that takes its cue from this volatile past. Winding its way through a series of references, tongue-in-cheek gestures and manipulations “Radio Donna” meanders through scenes and sequences like a fictional broadcast or an impossible song. If, as dance “revolutionary” Yvonne Rainer stated in an interview, “the contrast between abstract movement overlaid with facts and history continues to be a challenge,” “Radio Donna” expands the scope of this question by operating through a body-language of contradictions, doubt and pleasure.
Von und mit: Liza Baliasnaja, Dorsey Bushnell, Katja Cheraneva, Laura Stellacci
Lichtdesign: Carina Premer
In Kooperation mit der Hessischen Theaterakademie. Förderer: Hessische Theaterakademie, Kulturamt Frankfurt, La Raffinerie/Charleroi Danse