Thank You for Coming!

2011

[5 Posters spread in an advertising campaign, Performance, Sound-piece]

[ideator and director: Eva Frapiccini /
choreographer: Veronica Olivotto Skiba /
graphic designer: Lucas Rampazzo /
musician: Enka /
performers-breakdancers: Natha Gouverneur, Hicham Mahdoufi, Darnel Raphael]

The project is in two parts: firstly it proposes a study of the different Dutch Iconographies, part of the figurative production of the XVII Century it produces a series of posters to challenge the traditional identity of the Dutch iconography and comparing the different communities.
Secondly, it explores the alternative skills of expressions used by a third or second generation of immigrants youths, through a performance. This may make use of theatrical expedients such as the tableau vivant (literally “living picture”) and working with “gradi di tension” (literally “degrees of tension”) a technique used to explore inner and outer tensions of the body.
We organize a laboratory to work on the performance with 3-4 people, from different communities, who expresses themselves with an alternative kind of language, like music or dance, outside any regulation or educational system (breakdance, rap).The final project was the production of the posters to be displayed in the neighborhood of Charlois and other parts of Rotterdam, in order to promote also the final performance.