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A girl

from Bambino by Alda Merini

Over the course of her life, Valeria constantly nourished, listened to, gave voice to, and took by the hand the little girl within her. Valeria accompanied and amplified the amazement of all “her kids” with her own amazement, that never ceased to pulse in her. And this is something we shared.
Every artist has a special place for their child within, who talks, watches, listens, plays, imagines, creates… And this is where happiness is.

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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…

by
Silvia Traversi, dancer and choreographer - Bologna, Italy