A wave that never stops
from El peix i l’oreneta by Joana Raspall
Once a year, like a swallow, Valeria migrated to Sant Esteve de Palautordera.
It somehow turned into a habit, because Valeria knew that, in that small village near Barcelona, she would find a window that was always open.
We worked together, inspired by this poem we like so much, and to which Valeria gave her Italian heart.
In all its forms, art can act as a channel, or an open door.
Valeria didn’t set limits, either in front of the children or about our offering for the professionals who attended Visioni in the past (and we hope they will continue to do so). Everything can be put on stage, all you need is a clear dramaturgy and an interesting challenge.
But this is probably easier said than done.
We would like to propose an ambitious challenge that we would have with no doubt handed over to Valeria, and that will be carried out instead by some of her fellow artists, imagining that she is right in front of them.
So, we thought we could bring poetry and children together: I (the artist) will tell you a poem with my art; it doesn’t matter that you (child or grown-up) hear me recite it, what matters is that you “see” it and share it with me, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and connection.
We think poetry suits the challenge, even with the youngest ones. Because poetry likes to slip from our understanding, but it sometimes can be captured in art, in all its forms.
Six poems, six special moments interpreted by national and international artists through dance, voice, images, music…