Extract #1 of Manifesto of the Now: Acts of (non) Resistance

Performances at La Dama di Capestrano in Italy

An extract of Manifesto of the Now will be shared at the multidisciplinary space La Dama di Capestrano in Italy and will consist of two parts:


The first part is a live performance by dancer Tomaž Simatović and musician Chris Dahlgren, performing an extract from the 4-hour long original work. In this extract, the performers present two performative manifestos – one, welcoming the audience to join in a world of imagination and phantasy. The other, inviting them to contemplate the nature of impermanence.

Through dance, poetry, and music improvised to the Haikus by Japanese poets Basho and Santoka Taneda, the two artists reclaim the time and space lost to an increasingly fast-paced life.

Performance dates: 2nd & 7th July 2024


The second part is a week-long exhibition consisting of some pictures and a film titled “Making of a Manifesto”, documented by Romanian filmmaker Mircea Sorin Albutiu and edited by Nayana Keshava Bhat, and the manifestos written by the eight participating artists.

The film, made in 2022 as a part of the artistic research for “Manifesto of the Now”, documents the creative processes of three improvisers, following the thread of an idea, an impulse and thereby unravelling a universe. Being authentic, transparent. In this process, the fragility, freedom and the constraints of improvisation are being reflected upon by the artists involved.

Exhibition date: 2nd – 7th July 2024

Find out more about Manifesto of the Now.

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Jul 02 2024




La Dama di Capestrano
Via Aquila 7, Capestrano

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