Ipercorpo 2018 Il Padre

After going through thoughts and actions concerning the idea of inheritance in 2017, it seemed logic to turn our research into a quest for the father. The one that etymologically creates and transfers the inheritance itself. This task is no less difficult because this word recalls founding tensions and questions which intimately have to do with our existence – so things get dangerous. Looking for the father involves going through a territory strewn with numerous, deeply personal words that immediately come to surface. We will try to define at least one of them. This word is: request. What is it asked of the father? And what do we ask of Ipercorpo 2018?

We ask for it to be a multi-ethnic and multicultural space of peace. A venue that embraces Europe and the world without forgetting the neighborhood and the city where Ipercorpo takes place. A location where international artists and operators can go beyond their proximity, not focusing exclusively on issues related to their actions, be they musical, dancing, colloquial or artistic. Where workshops (a lot this year), spaces destined to the transmission and sharing of knowledge, can unfold their artistic process and bring it towards the public while also avoiding concentrating only on the final act, i.e., on the moment of the representation. A place where it is possible to promote the discovery of the unknown, where the different people that cross Ipercorpo can miraculously touch each other. International operators wandering around the social architectures that surround EXATR, regular members of the festival audience, young high-school students dealing with the restoration of a Chilean mural, people who take part in an autumnal symposium, kids that from their home-yard face a theatre stage for the first time, contemporary art lovers, careful or lazy observers of theatre and dance, people taking part in a secular liturgy of a musical nature that totally permeates time and space for a whole Sunday in the month of May, season ticket holders of the local theatre, intellectuals and university students called to observe the festival actions knowing that your point of view can modify what you observe, friends that decide to spend the night at the festival centre in the heart of EXATR without necessarily entering the halls. Is it possible to exchange parts and propensities even only for a moment? Is this the real contemporary artistic fact? We do realize the enormity of the requests. But, in a explicit or implicit way, you can’t ask a father for less, whether biological or chosen.

Claudio Angelini


Seeking and discovering a path around the theme of the father revealed itself as an exercise of listening and attention to details. Details, the ones making the difference, mark quality and identity. They captured our eye and got through this Ipercorpo edition where courageous languages converge, full of irony, deeply connected with traditions, rituality, body and word, sounds and ancestral gestures. Teatro Persona, with Macbettu, plunges the public into the depths of Sardinian cultural inheritance and it regenerates Shakespeare’s work with a powerful material quality. Luna Cenere brings the secret of beauty out of the essence of the naked body and in Kokoro it connects the audience to the pleasure of an aesthetics looking more at classical Greece than at the parameters of globalized society. With TROP, Andrea Costanzo Martini puts in place an ancient and delicate balance of power and constraints, bonding together artist, public and society. Gruppo nanou analyzes the fundamental elements of the scene and designs new expressive borders in Alphabet. Claudia Castellucci explores the rituality of the gesture which is able to build new communities. Muna Mussie, through her work OASIS, achieves an original time-space where it is possible to find out your own identity. This is also what happens in the work of the Israeli choreographer Ofir Yudilevitch, who rediscovers in Gravitas the childish delight for game and challenge, creating an elegant score made of jumps on a gymnastic air-flow mattress.

Claudio Angelini, Valentina Bravetti, Mara Serina


Ipercorpo 15th edition :: The father offers a musical program with two highlight starting points: the subject who gives and the one who receives: “Thou and I, the one thing; before me, thou; that after thee, I. This is the one Power (..) generating itself, increasing itself, seeking itself, finding itself, its own mother, its own father, its sister, its spouse; the daughter, son, mother, and father itself; One, the Universal Root” (Simon Magus). A simple condition that establishes and strongly renovates the theme of listening, in other words, of the ways we filter and incorporate what we hear. The project is articulated into two precise key proposals concerning rituality and spatiality.

Davide Fabbri, Elisa Gandini


As in the past editions, reacting to the title suggestions is an opportunity to think about ways to present artworks inside the spaces of ATR ex deposit and to make them coexist with the festival forms and rhythms as a counterpoint and theoretic counterpart.

This year the problem is twice significant: the suggested theme tests the ability of the works of art to get out of the conceptual and self-referential hinges facing a strictly human dimension (and yet also literary and mythological). A reflection about the father can cause dizziness, create a forever unsolved and potentially inexhaustible exhibition.

So it took shape the hypothesis of a room (that I like to call “the father’s room”) more than an exhibition, a place where to collect some artworks about the father that I met over the years, often diverging from the poetics of the artists who made them. The works in the room belong to different languages and look at the father from different points of view and in various ways: they can be portraits, double portraits, self-portraits, devices able to raise the identity problem in an autobiographic and vaguely narrative way; to develop stories and tales kept inside them as secret figures; to hint at the father in terms of traumatic absence or loss, or force to fight and reaffirm, till redefining its outlines in a more indefinite and archetypal form.

The room is also a space for words. Sunday afternoon Daniele Balicco and I will chair a discussion day – with artists, writers, directors and theorists – with reflections, conversations and stories about the figure of the father, which fluctuates between two poles: the one of the natural father and the one of the chosen father, of the mentor.

Davide Ferri

  • Tutto
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatre

24 May 2018

Space and festival centre opening

18:30 - 23:59


Wine bar a by: Poderi dal Nespoli
Food truck: ASPASSO

The Father's room - opening

19:00 - 20:00


Project and texts curated by: Davide Ferri
Works by: Luca Bertolo, Stefania Galegati Shines, Franco Guerzoni, Flavio Favelli, Maria Morganti, Elena Nemkova, Cesare Pietroiusti, Gianni Politi, Fabrizio Prevedello, Agata Torelli
[exhibition opening]


19:00 - 23:59


curated by: Davide Fabbri, Elisa Gandini
[sound project]

1-minute dance

19:00 - 23:59


Video dance contest - 7th edition
Organized by: COORPI
[video dance]

Family Affair

19:00 - 23:59


by: ZimmerFrei
[video installation]

A titolo provvisorio (on a provisional basis)

19:00 - 23:59


by: Valentina Bravetti and Elisa Gandini

Furore bianco

19:00 - 23:59


curated by: Elisa Gandini

The father's room

20:00 - 23:59


Project and texts curated by: Davide Ferri
works by: Luca Bertolo, Stefania Galegati Shines, Franco Guerzoni, Flavio Favelli, Maria Morganti, Elena Nemkova, Cesare Pietroiusti, Gianni Politi, Fabrizio Prevedello, Agata Torelli

Towards the species

20:30 - 21:30


Project by: Claudia Castellucci/Socìetas

Color becomes space

22:00 - 23:00


project by: gruppo nanou


Internazionational Masterclass “Scena Europa”

Organization and tutoring: Mara Serina – iagostudio

Teaching team: Pia Kramer (O Espaço do tempo – Portogallo), Marta Oliveres (Institut Ramon Llull – Spagna), Vicens Mayans (Agente129 – Spagna)

Promotion and organizational collaboration: Lorenzo Conti

EXATR | Fri 25 / Sat 26 / Sun 27 May

Some of the most brilliant European operators provide their experiential and professional heritage for this international masterclass aimed at young artists and company managers who intend to give visibility and present their shows abroad, to become part of international networks and explore innovative ways in order to activate artistic residences. Conceived and organized by iagostudio events and communication within the program of Ipercorpo festival, the masterclass consists of three days of: 3 lesson modules (10 hours), 1 module of individual advice (1 hour) and 1 module of presentations by all the international operators guests of Italian Performance Platform (3 hours) – an international project that for years has seen the presence in Forlì of some of the most interesting European operators to follow the Ipercorpo festival.


– A look at the European scene: not-to-be-missed festivals, the well-known ones and the less known but suitable for young companies wishing to work abroad. – European projects, international networks and specific projects that can inspire effectiveness in cooperation. – Strategies and techniques for the international distribution of performing arts. – Creative management, when empathy makes the difference. How to develop an alternative promotion. – Management and support of an artist. – Being ready for the international market: how to present yourself, how to present your work, mistakes to avoid. – The system of international residences between new strategies, effective models and opportunities for young creative people.


Friday 25th May: 2.30pm – 6.30pm

MODULE 1 |2.30pm – 5.30pm

Vicens Mayans (Agente 129 – art management agency – Spagna). Are we ready to go abroad? What are the most interesting festivals today in Europe? How to present yourself in these contexts? How to present your show to a foreign operator? Which elements should not be overlooked if you decide to work internationally? A practical exercise is included.


Saturday 26th May: 10.00am -1.00pm | lunch break |2.30pm – 6.30pm

MODULE 2 | 10.00am – 1.00pm

Pia Kramer (Organisation and International relationships O Espaço do Tempo – Lisbon). Residences and networks in Europe. Starting from the experience of O Espaço do Tempo – the Portuguese most important and internationally one of the most reknown centre of residences – models and best practices will be presented in relation to the system of international residences and to the forms of co-production.

MODULE 3 | 2.00pm – 6.30pm

Marta Oliveres (Ramon Llull creative department director and agency Mom & El Vivero director). Creative management. This is the formula born in Mom & El Vivero, one of the most brilliant reality for scouting, enhancement, support and circulation of young artists in the field of live arts at an international level and Marta Oliveres will illustrate the stages of this path also through some simulations.


Sunday 27th May: 10.00am – 1.00pm


Free counseling with the teachers of the course and/or the other guest operators 11.30am – 1.00pm


Masterclass participation fee costs 90 euros. Registration deadline: May 20, 2018 or upon reaching the maximum number of participants. Lessons are held in English. Organization and tutoring: Mara Serina maraiagostudio@gmail.com – mob. 338.3246269. Promotion and organizing collaboration: Lorenzo Conti

Registration feee must be paid by bank transfer to the following bank account. Please send by e-mail payment confirmation to: a maraiagostudio@gmail.com – Account holder: Associazione Culturale Città di Ebla – Bank: Cassa dei Risparmi di Forlì e della Romagna (CARIRO Forlì) – Forlì 47121, Piazza Aurelio Saffi, 33 – IBAN: IT26B0601013222100000003625 – BIC/SWIFT: IBSPIT2F

Affiliated accomodation: hotel Executive Forlì (price information upon request)


Vicens Mayans started his professional activity as a performer and actor working with Rodrigo Garcia and other international companies. He has been artistic director and choreographer of Lalupe company and since 2014 he deals with international management and distribution for the company Agente 129 of Barcelona, for which he follows world-wide festivals and events related to the world of dance, developing an original empathic way of relationship with artists and operators.

Pia Krӓmer. Graduated in Psychology, Dance and Literature at the University of Regensburb (Germany), in 1985 Pia Krӓmer founded Loft, a dance space where to teach choreography also through international workshops. In 1995 she completed a course of studies in Dance Therapy and worked for 4 years as a dance therapist with patients suffering of mental disorders. In 2000 she moved with her family to Portugal and joined university teaching with training. Since 2003 she has been working at O Espaço do Tempo, a multidisciplinary reality based in Montemor-o-Novo, where she curated projects with local community through methods of Creative Learning. Currently she deals with the artistic planning and management of international projects.

Marta Oliveres. In 1991 she founded a historical reality for the promotion and presentation of artists internationally: MOM / Elvivero, an ethical brand that develops creative, original and high-empathy techniques of promotion, summarized in the Creative Management formula that immediately sees a vibrant training activity with courses, masters and festivals. Marta Oliveres complements the distribution activity with the publishing one, publishing for a long time the magazine Artributøs, a precious media to explore new artistic trends. She is currently director of the creative department of Ramon Llull Institute, specialized in supporting Catalan artists.


Mara Serina – e-mail: maraiagostudio@gmail.com mob. +39 338 3246269

For further information: scenaeuropa.blogspot.it



Italian Performance Platform

Ideated and curated by: Mara Serina (iagostudio) and Città di Ebla

EXATR | Fri 25 / Sat 26 / Sun 27 May

Italian Performance Platform represents Ipercorpo’s international eye. Thanks to the increasing number of festival directors and curators coming from all over Europe and and beyond, it offers guest artists an opportunity for confrontation and discussion that allows them to make themselves better known abroad and to face different publics and organizational structures, widening their experience and professional background. In 6 years Italian Performance Platform has received 76 operators of 15 different nations and many of them come back regularly to Forlì because Ipercorpo represents a precious observatory, which also guarantees high quality and warm hosting.

Elenco operatori IPP2018:

Lorenzo Conti, Responsabile progetti formativi Dance Haus, Italia;

Lucia De Rienzo, Co-direttore artistico Coorpi, Italia;

Anna Esdtdahl, Manager Altofest, Italia;

Lenka Flory, Direttore Fillimit e responsabile relazioni internazionali KoresponDance Festival, Repubblica Ceca;

Pia Krӓmer, Presidente European Dancehouse Network e Responsabile Programmazione O Espaço do Tempo, Portogallo;

Màrta Ladjanszki, Direttore artistico L1 DanceFest, Ungheria;

Elia Liloff, Direttore artistico One Dance Week Festival, Bulgaria;

Vicens Mayans, Tour Manager Agente129, Catalonia/Spagna;

Eve Noormets, Direttore artistico Notafee Festival, Estonia;

Kadri Noormets, Management Notafee Festival, Estonia;

Marta Oliveres, Direttore Dipartimento Creativo Istituto Ramon Llull, Catalonia/Spagna;

Léa Poiré, Responsabile della programmazione Studio Le Regard du Cygne Paris, Francia;

Petr Pola, Direzione Comunicazione Novasit, Repubblica Ceca;

Barbara Rivoltella, Project Manager Danae Festival, Italia;

Sara Serrano, Responsabile Progetti Internazionali LEAL.LAV, Spagna;

Lucie Selfova, Responsabile organizzativo Festival Mala Inventura, Repubblica Ceca;

Svetlana Ulanovskaya, Curatore della Piattaforma Theatre + Body, Bielorussia;

Zsolt Varga, Chairman L1 DanceAssociation, Ungheria.

Workshop for architects, designers, curators

Conducted by: gruppo nanou and Daniele Torcellini (Professor of Chromatology for the Fine Arts Academies of Genoa and Verona)
In collaboration with: Ordine degli architetti di Forlì-Cesena
EXATR | 21-23 May, 18.00-22.00; 24 May, 15.00-23.00; 25 May, 18.00-23.30.
Registration is free of charge
Professional formation credits (CFP) are recognized to architects participating
Information and registration: organizzazione@cittadiebla.com | + 39 320.8019226

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Dance seminar

Direction: Claudia Castellucci
Choreographer instructor:
Alessandro Bedosti
Stefano Bartolini

Admission test: Fabbrica delle Candele | 19 May, 10.00
Seminar days: Fabbrica delle Candele | 19-21 May, 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00;
EXATR | 22-24 May, 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00
Public presentation of the dance: EXATR | 24th may 20.30
Registration is free of charge
Information and registration: organizzazione@cittadiebla.com | + 39 320.8019226

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2nd edition

Curated and conducted by: Silvia Mei
EXATR | 24-27 May, full day

A time-space of study, reflection, writing, based on Ipercorpo performative events. A sheltered but permeable place where a temporary community of “observers” is called to attend the festival and to share its singular aesthetic experiences. It is open to young people, university students and to the ones who want to get closer to contemporary scene languages. Daily meetings are mostly oriented to the work of critical writing and they will produce materials and daily papers distributed during the festival days. Observing the works from a privileged point of view, participants will come into contact with all the subjects and actors of the artistic, organizing and technical mechanism, thus getting to live the festival more fully.

Registration is free of charge
Information and registration: organizzazione@cittadiebla.com | + 39 320.8019226


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2nd edition

A project by: Claudio Angelini and Mara Serina
Production: Festival Ipercorpo 2018
In collaboration with: ACER, ATRIUM-Rotta Culturale Europea
Workshops by: Andrea Costanzo Martini, Luna Cenere, Ofir Yudilevitch

Yards of the ACER houses | Thu 24 / Fri 25 / Sat 26 May

The collaboration between Ipercorpo and ACER (Council Houses of Emilia-Romagna) continues through the new project EXATR-Lab / 2nd edition. The particular ACER housing architecture surrounds EXATR, but the action centre will be the buildings’ yards. For three afternoons they will host workshops about movement and dance led by the festival international artists, open to kids and teenagers living in these houses. The idea is to create a game space through art, but also a working time-space about the body. This will lead the participants to an experience that will get them closer to the features of dance as a means of self-discovery inside a changing community.

Workshops are for kids and teenagers from 6 to 15 years old living in the ACER houses of Forlì.

Lorenza Scardovi organizzazione@cittadiebla.com – 320.8019226



- A project by Città di Ebla

In collaboration with:
EXATR, Teatro Diego Fabbri-Stagione Contemporaneo, Case ACER, ATRIUM-Rotta Culturale Europea, Romagna Acque-Società delle Fonti

General direction:
Claudio Angelini

Theatre and dance curated by:
Mara Serina, Claudio Angelini with the collaboration of: Valentina Bravetti

Music curated by:
Elisa Gandini and Davide Fabbri

Contemorary art curated by:
Davide Ferri


IPP – Italian Performance Platform and Masterclass “Scena Europa” curated by:
Mara Serina 
Promotion and Masterclass organizing collaboration: Lorenzo Conti

Observatory on the festival curated by:
Silvia Mei

EXATR-Lab / 2nd edition curated by:
Lorenza Scardovi with the collaboration of: Francesco Tortori

Regeneration of the mural of Via Minardi curated by:
Barbara Longiardi with the collaboration of: Mono Carrasco and the high-school students of “Liceo Artistico Musicale Statale” of Forlì

Organization and administration:
Elisa Nicosanti

Organizational secretary:
Lorenza Scardovi

Thecnical direction:
Luca Giovagnoli with the collaboration of: Stefan Schweitzer, Giacomo Calli, Lorenzo D’Anna, Kebe Abdoulaye

Graphic design:
Domani Studio

Communication and promotion:
Elisa Nicosanti with the collaboration of: Lorenza Scardovi

National press office:
Veronica Pitea

Regional press office:
Agnese Doria and Alberto Marchesani

Photography and video:
Gianluca “naphtalina” Camporesi

Festival centre with food truck ASPASSO and wine bar by Poderi dal Nespoli

Ticket office:
Laura Bertozzi, Anna Maria Barducci, Erica Ferigo, Giorgia Pagano

- Event venues

CASE ACER- Comune di Forlì

- Since 2005 with:

Poderi dal Nespoli

- Thecnical partner:

Hotel Executive

- In network with:

Spazi Indecisi

Press area