Meeting with the artist
Following the performance Die like a country, meeting with the artist Gemma Hansson Carbone and Alessandro Iachino.
Alessandro Iachino, born in Florence in 1984, graduated in Philosophy at the University of Florence. He is a theatre a dance critic, ad he is member of the editorial board of “Stratagemmi”, a quarterly theatre studies magazine and peer-reviewed webzine. As part of the Association’s activities, he conducts courses that seek to activate the encounter between artists and the public: among these, he has led workshops for Piccolo Teatro, MilanOltre, Direction Under 30 – Teatro Sociale Gualtieri, Teatro Metastasio di Prato, Kilowatt Festival, Città del Teatro di Cascina, Sosta Palmizi/Invito di Sosta, Fuori Luogo La Spezia, Il Lavoratorio. He writes regularly in “La Falena” and “Doppiozero”.
Gemma Hansson Carbone is an Italian-Swedish performer and theater director. She studied Theater and Stage Arts in Italy, Sweden and the UK. She met and worked with international artists such as Romeo Castellucci, Theodoros Terzopoulos, Mixail Marmarinos, Rodrigo Garcia, Tomi Janesic, Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper (Nature Theater of Oklahoma), Julie Stanzak (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch), Chiara Guidi, Fabrice Murgia, Dead Center and Elli Papakonstantinou. Between 2013 and 2014, she collaborated with Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio for Natura e Origine della Mente (Biennale di Teatro di Venezia, Theatre de la Ville – Paris and XING) and Uso Umano di Esseri Umani (La Volpe disse al Corvo – Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna, a Socìetas Raffaello sanzio and XING production). In 2015 she founded Naprawski, a trans-national platform of artists. With this new ensemble, she directed YOU ARE HERE (so don’t take things so seriously), a sci-fi musical show based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels, co-produced and supported by Cinnober Teater of Göteborg (SW), PIT Festival and Grenland Friteatret (NO); GUL – a shot in the dark a thriller performance about the murder of the Swedish PM Olof Palme, written together with the Italian author and Assize’s judge Giancarlo de Cataldo and co-produced with Armunia and Teatro Koreja (IT); TU – ovvero chi è quella stronza? created together with Riccardo Festa and the Italian theater critic Attilio Scarpellini and based on Ennio Flaiano short novel Melampus. She is awarded by the Italian national grant DE.MO./MovinUp, by MiBACT Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali and GAi – Associazione Giovani Artisti Italiani and since 2017 she is supported by the Swedish National Art Council Konstnärsnamnden. She played in some of the most avantgarde and prestigious stages in Europe, such as Piccolo Teatro di Milano (IT), Ancient Theater of Epidaurus (GR), Biennale di Venezia – Teatro dell’Arsenale (IT), the Ibsen Festival of Oslo (NO), the Athens and Epidaurus Festival (GR), Operadagen Festival (N), IRCAM – Centre de Pompidou (FR), Romaeuropa Festival (IT), Göteborg Stadsteater (SWE), Göteborg Dans&Teater Festival (SWE), National Theater of Rome (IT), National Theater of Napoli (IT), Teatro Elfo Puccini (IT), Festival Castel dei Mondi (IT), Istituto della Enciclopedia Treccani (IT) and Armunia – Festival Inequilibrio (IT), In 2018, she participated in an international project for young pupils in Iran about theater practices and freedom of expression, she was called by the International School of Teheran to put on stage The Birds of Aristofanis and to lead a one-month theater workshop. Since 2018 she has collaborated with Pontus Stenshäll and Göteborgs Stadsteatern as assistant director, especially curating the international productions. In 2023, for the European Capital of Culture Eleusis 2023, she will curate and direct “Narrative Archeology – a project for fragments and shadows across time and space”, a site specific experimental work based on the dialogue between archeology and performing arts.