Elena Francalanci: LO SCHIACCIASENI / THE TITSCRACKER: A Chant for Hollows and Holes

Zahájení performance: 

19. 01. 2023 / 19:00

20. 01. 2023 / 19:00


Kurátorky výstavy: Natálie Kubíková, Mia Milgrom

Umělkyně: Elena Francalanci

Performeři: Elena Francalanci, Madeleine Albert

Design: Elena Francalanci, David Eder

ENG// Titscracker, a torturing device used in the Middle Ages becomes a tool for the exploration of the body together with its limits of feeling pleasure and pain. The melancholic body moves through space, investigating human fears and obsessions. Unfolding and continuously readapting to the narrative, the audience follows the performers, navigates through a limited area and eventually circles back to the beginning. The sound of accompanying chants and instrumental music reminds us of the vulnerable game between interaction and exploitation.

Elena Francalanci is an Italian performer and artist based in Berlin. She started her career in ballet and then continued into performing arts. After her first experience in Balletto Teatro di Torino she decided to start freelancing, embracing her freedom of choice and disciplines, in which she created her own performances and explored different ways of expression such as installations and clothing. She performed for international artists such as Ohad Naharin , Shahar Binyamini, Leila Hekmat, Anna Halprin/ Anne Collod and others.

Madeleine Albert is an opera singer and performer. After finishing a degree at Université de Moncton she continued her studies at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) in Berlin. Albert is currently based in Berlin.