"Goalball players are my heroes. They have the capacity to transform their disability into a superpower" - Sciarroni
Aurora introduces us to a game of goalball – a Paralympic team sport played exclusively by the blind or visually impaired. Participants compete on teams of three and all players are required to wear eyeshades. The aim is to throw the ball, which is the size of a basketball and weighs over one kilo, into the opponents' goal. Offense players are only allowed to use their hands, while defense players may use their whole bodies. The ball is embedded with little bells, allowing them to hear where it is.
Alessandro Sciarroni is recognized for his use of rhythm, and claims it to be a more fundamental aspect of dancing than what is visible to us. In his last three performances he has brought already established sports and games to the theatre as a form of readymades, in an attempt to test them against the theatre's conventions. Aurora means dawn, the time of day when the light appears, as opposed to the hereditary disease retinitis pigmentosa, where the light slowly vanishes and disappears. This performance is a study in the task of seeing in the dark and how to work around fundamental limitations, turning them into impressive strengths and skills. It has also been well received by the blind community.
- from www.bit-teatergarasjen.no
- Last Updated: 10/12/2017
- Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
Thu, October 19, 2017 7:30 PM
Fri, October 20, 2017 7:30 PM
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