WeLAND: Contemporary Circus in Italy Tackles Topic of Global Warming

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WeLAND: Contemporary Circus in Italy Tackles Topic of Global Warming

“We would like to sensitize young people, aged 18 to 35, to the climate migration issue through a strong visual impact show of contemporary circus. We want to bring the audience into the center of the problem and, without preconceptions, plunge it into the heart of the decision.Thus spoke Flavio D’Andrea, dramaturge ofWeLAND, the brand new production by MagdaClan, one of the most iconic contemporary circus companies in Italy. 
>” Thus spoke Flavio D’Andrea, dramaturge of WeLAND, the brand new production by MagdaClan, one of the most iconic contemporary circus companies in Italy.  After almost ten years of circus productions under the big top, Italian collective MagdaClan recently embarked on a massive co-production with FLIC Scuola di Circo. It is part of the project #ClimateOfChange, funded by the European Union (#DEAR Programme – Development Education and Awareness Raising). The project #ClimateOfChange is a joint venture of 16 European organizations led by We World,  an Italian independent organization operating in 27 countries, including Italy, to promote and guarantee the rights of women, c...
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Gaia Vimercati

Gaia Vimercati (1990) got a MA Degree in Comparative Literature at Trinity College Dublin and a BA degree in Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Milan. She works as a cultural project manager for Quattrox4, a circus organization based in Milan which promotes contemporary circus through its practice (courses, seminars, residency programs) and its vision (shows, work-in-progress presentations). Together with Filippo Malerba, she created CENSIMENTO CIRCO ITALIA (2015), the first map of circus companies in Italy. Since 2017 she is the curator of FUORI ASSE- circo contemporaneo a Milano, a showcase of contemporary circus shows organized in cooperation with theaters in Milan. Her main research topics revolve around the relations between contemporary circus and dramaturgy. She was among the contributors of Semiotics of the Circus (2015) and in 2018 she attended the project Research Creation Methods in contemporary circus at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).