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Play-Back#8 T.I.N.A.


Teatro contemporaneo italiano / Contemporary Italian Theatre

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Melbourne / Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne

Cura di / Curated by Elvira Frosini e Daniele Timpano





concept and performance GISELDA RANIERI
artistic collaboration SANDRO MABELLINI
production ALDES
with the support of MIBAC – MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Direz. Generale per lo spettacolo dal vivo, REGIONE TOSCANA / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo
in collaboration with Teatro della Contraddizione (MI)


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(The videoplay will be available from 1 September until 30 September 2021 – click here)


A short piece, neither serious not funny, involving speech and gesture, epic and ordinary, orderly and chaotic. Inspired by the acronym coined by M. Thatcher (that stands for “There is no alternative”), T.I.N.A. reflects on a situation that brought those premises completely upside down: we moved from that “There is no alternative” to the nowadays situation, where we are submerged by a multitude of opportunities, information, data, indexes, likes…

We claim for the silence, but, at the same time, we are terrified by it. A reality that provokes anxiety: a condition of confusion that disturbs the subject up to the dissolution of its point of view. T.I.N.A. does homage to those who are sharing this emotional state.
A tribute given with criticism and irony in order to create a conscious distance to better balance our reality and to come back to a certain self-awareness.


ALDES is a no-profit association of artists and cultural workers, established in 1993, which produces and fosters experimental choreography using dance, visual arts, and new technologies under the artistic direction of its founder Roberto Castello. ALDES creates performances, installations, events, and videos dealing with body, movement and the way they are represented.
Particular attention is paid to how choreography and audiences interact, and therefore to all forms of contemporary dance which attempt new space/time relationships between works and their audience.

ALDES is a political proposal to manage culture and artistic action in a responsible way, in connection with its own territory. ALDES rounds up some of the most interesting and imaginative Italian authors, experimenting organizational structures to ease the artistic process and free it from bureaucratic burdens.

Since 2008, ALDES is carrying on in Lucca province, the project “SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee”, organizing residencies, several programming events, a multidisciplinary Season, workshops, public meetings, and didactic activities.


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    T.I.N.A. Watch the trailer:



  • Organized by: IIC Melbourne