Radio feature on “Playing with Goalball” by Alessandro Sciarroni
Feature, editing and mixing by Anna Trevisan
Photo by Matteo Maffesanti
B Motion -24 August, 2014
Does it make sense to reimagine a sport by performing it in a contemporary art context? What’s the intention behind moving a competitive game from its usual space into a theatrical one? Alessandro Sciarroni put these questions to himself and to the audience during a recent public presentation at Bassano, on the occasion of the B Motion Festival. Temporarily entitled “Playing with Goalball”, Sciarroni’s work is still in development. He is preparing it for his new show, which will premier in 2015. The focus is on a sport called “goalball”, which was invented for blind or visually-impaired athletes. Indeed, the sport is a paralympic game, and four paralympic athletes (in a competitive game there would be six) demonstrated how to play the game for the audience. We saw the discussion afterwards. Here is our radio feature on it.
She is currently a writer, a blogger and a free-lance journalist. She graduated in philosophy in Venice, where she also worked with the Venice Biennale - D.M.T. (Dance Music Theatre), Art and Architecture for 7 years. From theatre, her first passion, she migrated towards the world of visual arts, writing reviews and critiques for almost fifteen years. After her master’s degree in Communication at Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper in Milan and, subsequently, her masters degree in Intercultural Studies at the University of Padua, she has continued to write for several different publications.
She is editor and contributor for Finnegans online and contributor for CULT-Web TV.
Her blog is: Multiculti. Just another day on earth.
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