LEME Circus Festival– In the Beginning, There Was Matter

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LEME Contemporary Circus Festival 2020 – In the Beginning, There Was Matter

“In philosophy, matter is the manifestation of reality, as opposed to the idea (Plato). Embracing reality. We chose matter as a motto in a festival that increasingly appropriates the territory, taking advantage and making the most of its peculiar strengths to be different. A body is defined with a limited portion of matter. We reject boundaries and transform ourselves into a volatile body, ephemeral yet infinite in its manifestation and strength. Matter as a deformed scenery, things as they are not, flesh uncertain if it is body or scenery or history. LEME is in place.”
The second edition of LEME Contemporary Circus Festival took a fresh look at what is happening in contemporary circus and bound it all together with a strong theme– matter, as a solid, organic force present on stage. Following the laws of physics, through objects or external connectors, the performers became the opposite force of matter, and played with these forces in many different ways. Throughout the festival, the theme held strong to this focus on matter, either the need to control ma...
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Valentina Barone

Valentina Barone is a freelance project manager based in Turin, Italy. After completing a degree in artistic techniques for the performing arts in Venice, she has been working as a press office assistant and coordinator for many music and cultural venues, festivals, and events in Italy. She is the international promoter of Kolektiv Lapso Cirk, La Belle Journèe, Piergiorgio Milano, and head of content for the Italian Juggling Magazine.