We conceived a sole work, dispersing itself in time, with silent intervals. These intervals are the time of the neverending action and of the reflection to continue both inside and outside the scene: Alto Fragile.
A new theatre practice conceived not for a resulting play to put on stage but aiming to share the space and time of the research with the audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We conceived a sole work, dispersing itself in time, with silent intervals. These intervals are the time of the neverending action and of the reflection to continue both inside and outside the scene: Alto Fragile.
A new theatre practice conceived not for a resulting play to put on stage but aiming to share the space and time of the research with the audience.
ALTO FRAGILE represents the very moment in which creativity takes its form.
Precisely at the time of its birth, at its highest and most fragile apex (‘ALTO’ – high, ‘FRAGILE’ – fragile), it demands being written and lived, through an experience, through a biography. And at the same time, it requires us, all of us, to contribute, to lift ourselves to this new height. The audience can follow performers’ process. The artists offer to the spectator’s eyes a unique and unrepeatable moment – the dilated instant when creation occurs, the peculiar creative process that will generate the future creation. The audience thus penetrates the place where the daily work of the performer takes place. The performer does not show a predetermined result of the work, but instead, he or she offer the pulsing instant of the thematic question: its mutation into an action, a sound, a movement, a word, a sign and the effort the body makes to translate the founding topics of the work, which step after step, throughout this shared journey will find its stage formalisation.

Spectators can leave a thought and/or a question (anonymously) on the creative process they have witnessed. These thoughts are included in the development of the work.
We turn to the audience’s critical eye, to stimulate a critical autonomy by including them in the creative process, thus introducing them to the stage device.
The spectator meets the body of the actor-author in the space of an empty stage, with normal light, with no “theatrical effects”. With Alto Fragile we decided to renounce to theatrical means, the actor is thus seen only for his or her presence on an empty stage. Alto Fragile is this naked, unarmed presence showing itself when no staging tricks can shelter from mistakes and flaws. Yet it is exactly through such extreme fragility, through such vast possibility to wander and roam, through such nerve to start searching together with the audience, that we will try to create a new shared space, a new way of inhabiting such space: a public staging.