Direction: Sol Picó. Dramaturgy: Roberto Fratini. Dancers: Julie Dossavi, Minako Seki, Shantala Shivalingappa, Sol Picó. Music performed by: Adele Madau, Lina León, Marta Robles.
Intimate, intercultural, artistic: these words define Sol Picó’s encounters with the women who join her in this show. In previous works, she has explored issues around the world of women: she now approaches the subject head-on, asking a number of artists from countries as diverse as India, Benin and Japan to reflect, from their different perspectives, on identity and gender barriers. The show is part of a collaborative project on women and their situation in the world today, and the performers employ different techniques and languages which, while not necessarily mutually intelligible, serve to pose the same questions. Why is women’s contribution to art so easily forgotten, and why does their legacy disappear? What is our experience of the clash between tradition and modernity? How is it possible, in the 21st century, that there are still traditions that permit the abuse of women?