Young adults with intellectual disabilities tell their vision around Sexuality and Relationships for them and for the world.
Where is the human within the artist?
How can we create a safe and transcendent space where
both the human and the artist within ourselves can come together without expectations and
Humartist is a research project that investigates the relationship between the human and the artist. Of course they are not separated, but how they coexist on stage and in front of the others?
The identity as artist is more than a name, what one does, the role one has. When outside commitments drop then one drops as well as one has identified himself with a role within a structure.
Humartist offers what is vital for him to offer. Humartist serves himself so then he/she can serve the world.
When Humartist performs, gives and receives, he/she is alive.
The project is a theatre – dance, visual art, interactive performance co-created by Five Artists around the story of a domesticated Little Chick that is pushed by an environmental disaster, into the wild where has no choice but to find his strength in order to survive and like a hero, save other fellow wild animals. The theme is about the opportunity Life gives us to understand who we truly are to fulfill ourselves and be able to be creative with others.
The Artistic Vision spirals around the point that each individual is now called, by urgency, to find the own authentic voice, the connection with the own Creative Potential to bring real changes in the World and co-create with others new ways forward. Life always evolves, it is up to each of us to open the consciousness and integrate the vision of interconnected living beings.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way” by Viktor Frankl.
People with disabilities speak about the right to work. They are not a specific character, they are the voice and the body of any disable person who finds difficult in life to find a job, to work, to express the own value and creativity.
Opening Doors Malta, directed by A. Grancini. Performed by A. Bettoni, C. Bajada, J. Spiteri, J.P. Fenech, F. Galea, J. Abdilla, L. Fenech, L. Muscat, P. Vella, C. Mifsud
The 3 Street Tombola performers invite passers-by to play. Sue Ellen is the superwoman she is very good at attracting people to play and pay for the game. Simon and Tony, work hard to please Sue Ellen. Simon acts like the Boss as he knows how things must be done and orders Tony to do it. Tony executes it but he is more interested in looking good. The combination is cahotic! This family moves around the island playing Tombla, that's their job, they look for the right place and right crowd to play. That's how they earn a living which they share but not always in a fair way!
Opening Doors Malta, directed by A. Grancini. Performed by C. Bajada, L. Fenech, L. Muscat, L. Caruana, J. Abdilla , I. Meli,
The electricity transforms darkness into light. Electricity is energy that brings power and life.
Antoine Grima’s favourite exhibits - at Explora The Interactive Science Centre - is the plasma ball, which sends electrical sparks flickering and flowing towards your hand when you touch it.
That day remains a remarkable day for Antoine because he could see and touch the real power of electricity! That “touch” has become for us a metaphor of transformation: when we get that energy we transform ourselves into powerful creatures.
Opening Doors Malta, directed by A. Grancini. Performed by
Freely inspired by "Momo". The most important thing we have is our time. But we end up sacrifice it now with the illusion of getting more in the future. Unfortunately it is not like that and we realized that the time lost now, can't come back. But it is never late, and once we get the importance to spend time for our passions and the things and people we love, we are able to appreciate more how beautiful and unique is the gift of Life.
The performance has been collectively devised by a group of youth during The Fan Factory summer school organized by Helen O' Grady Malta.
Directed by A. Grancini.
Ahdar id-Dezert follows the journey of a young man called Gilbert and his best friend, a puppet, Mik, across the seas, new friends and mysterious islands - all in the pursuit of an adventure that touches upon the themes of love, hope, and new experiences.
Opening Doors Malta, co-directed by A.Grancini, S. Mifsud, L. Baldacchino. Performed by dancer - actors- musician of Opening Doors.
"My Name Is" is a multimedia performance of physical theatre with active participation of the audience, video projection and puppetry. The piece is about a forced journey into the unknown and the discovery of new set of rules to follow. When we move in a alien culture we need to adapt and reshape ourselves. What is left behind? How to preserve our identity? How to be able to use all our potentials?
Creation by S.R.Quang and A.Grancini
One man, one plant, love.
He speaks to her, kiss her, care for her,
They are inseparable and they support each other.
Opening Doors Symposium 2014 organized at S.James Cavalier, Valletta .
Directed and performed by A. Grancini.
Shaping my own myth: a work in progress as part of the artistic and individuation process that I engaged in at LISPA during the course Integral Movement and Performance Practice in 2014-2015.
Two man in the street. Cardboard for the cold. Second hand shoes. All around the city: people passing by, pigeons and pavements. Time flies, accumulates things, mania and memories. The day of two alienating homeless, from morning till evening. Uchi, “indoor”. Tokyo because in Japan many people end up in that way. A show at the limits of the silent. Will to give substance to invisible stories. Refined poem with a bitter smile. M.Malanchini, A.Grancini, artistic direction G.Goisis
Freely inspired by "the smile at the foot of the ladder" by Henry Miller and "Trout quintet" by Thomas Berhnard. Four absurd companions, in attempt to play an unlikely concert that never really starts, show their surreal artistic coexistence in search for the perfect number that will enchant the audience. In the unpredictable rhythmic of movement that characterized every single scene of the show, the four companions, don't communicate but show , through their maniac uniqueness, aspects of human nature that make them close to anyone.
Badanai, devised and performed by M. Malanchini, A. Grancini, F. Malanchini, C. Pellegrinelli.
Freely inspired by "LA passeggiata di Buster Keaton" F.G. Lorca.
Badanai, created by M. Malanchini. Devised and performed by Badanai ensamble.
First production of the theatre group Badanai, freely inspired by the book "Il Gabbiano Johnatan Livingstone". What happen to the rest of the seagulls when Johnatan leaves the flock? He has broken the uniformity and repetitiveness of his and their life because he had a dream. Now their life can't be the same as before. Johnatan has showed them that Life is an adventure and the flight can be as adventurous as unpredictable.
Badanai, directed by N. Trovesi, devised and performed by Badanai ensamble.