Puntata Zero is an idea of encounter between contemporary circus artists that seeks to develop models and practices to integrate artistic research in the circus field and to create a foundation, a common ground where circus artists can develop research processes which aren’t necessarily aimed at artistic production. Puntata Zero was born from the experience that some elements of the company were able to experiment by participating in the pilot project “Workspace Ricerca X”. Arriving as a need of the company’s artists and as a proposition to the current dispersed circus community, Puntata Zero envisions a platform for exchange and confrontation between artists working in the Italian contemporary circus. We wish to meet professionals interested in artistic research, ready to exchange and develop their thoughts, methodologies, ideas and discoveries with other practitioners.
A SHARED HERITAGE OF ERRORS
We start by creating a working environment where artists can investigate and err, and where the exchange model is based on time and knowledge sharings. We are venturing into a well-defined time of pure research, far removed from the production time of a show or performance. Puntata Zero is an encounter intended to develop and recognise the importance of artistic research in Contemporary Circus in Italy. The ambition is to promote the work of contemporary circus artists, create moments of encounter, inclusivity, stimulate reflection and critical thinking.
Puntata Zero arose from the experience that Francesco Sgrò and Teresa Noronha Feio had taking part in the pilot project Workshop Ricerca X.
developed by Fabbrica C and thanks to the support of Cordata F.O.R., La Corte Ospitale, Kilowatt Festival, Teatro Asioli di Correggio e Flic Scuola di Circo