In Curva Cieca Muna Mussie works with Filmon Yemane, an Eritrean boy currently living in Bologna and blind from the age of 12. Their performance deals with the discovery of Muna’s mother tongue through a dialogue made of words, signs and changes of meaning. Led by Filmon’s voice, we listen to Tigrinya lessons supported by images from an old spelling-book. The artist’s body overlaps with the sinuous lines of the alphabet, suggesting a dynamic mimesis. Curva Cieca is a meta-educational tool that creates an intimate landscape through a didactic format: a biographical narration inspires philosophical reflections and quenches the presence’s thirst: a law-abiding body tries to match a constantly elusive image.
In Italian with english surtitles.
(*Eritrea 1978) lives and works in Bologna. Gesture, vision and word are her elements. Her work investigates stage and performing arts languages in order to shape the tension resulting from dif-ferent expressive poles: private and public, memory and oblivion, visible and invisible. Her artistic journey began in 1998 training and performing with Teatrino Clandestino. In 2002 she attended the European Advanced Training School for Actors directed by Cesare Ronconi. From 2001 to 2005 she was a founding member of the research collective Open.
With Muna Mussie and Filmon Yemane‘s words
Video editing: Lino Greco
Lights: Luca Piga
Production: Short Theatre, ZonaK, Santarcangelo Festival, Spazio Kor, Città di Ebla
Supported by Xing and of Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale within Boarding Pass Plus Dance