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A virtual journey along the new Silk Road
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A virtual journey along the new Silk Road

Categories: Music and Performing Arts
Three performative medium-length films dedicated to travel born from collaboration between an Italian company and three Chinese artists.
Un viaggio virtuale lungo la nuova Via della seta

The Italian Cultural Institute of Beijing proposes a trilogy of medium-length films, the result of the long-distance collaboration between Instabili Vaganti and three young Chinese artists: Cai Jialan (Haylin), Jiang Yuwei and Yi Ke. The theme is the journey: memories, impressions, and suggestions related to this difficult historical period that we are going through woldwide, expressed through physical actions, choreography and an original bilingual play (Italian and Chinese).

The series, released on 16 March (first and second chapter: Wuhan and Xian) and 23 March (third episode: Beijing) closes with a talk with the artists moderated by Anna Maria Monteverdi, Professor of the University of Milan and expert in digital performance.

We started from Xi’an, the arrival point of the Silk Road, where we interacted with the video artist and performer Yike. We crossed Wuhan, dancing on its skyscrapers with the performers Jialan Cai and Yuwei Jiange, getting lost in its alleys, to finally reach Beijing, a city that preserves a common memory of the project artists and where distant memories resurface in the form of images with blurred outlines. Like a contemporary Marco Polo, we embarked on a symbolic journey, accompanied by the notes of composers Riccardo Nanni and Andrea Cuppini, crossing natural landscapes and wearing large metal wings, a heavy burden that keeps us anchored to a place and doesn’t allow us to fly, if only with imagination and memory. – Instabili Vaganti

Instabili Vaganti is a multidisciplinary artistic duo founded in 2004 by director, artist and performer Anna Dora Dorno and the playwright and performer Nicola Pianzola.

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