Performance: Shows

At the Frantoio we talk about performance and not theatre. Why? This is because, unlike Theatre, the word Performance is still open, hybrid, it doesn't have masters to emulate. It is a genre which borrows, contaminates and is contaminated. The performance steals and twists but always avoiding masks and crystallized canons descending from more than a century of proscenium theatre. We talk about site-specific locations and not spaces born for theatrical use. The creation becomes a series of dialogues between cultures, space, architecture, environment and contingent life situations.