To celebrate Danae’s twentieth anniversary, Matteo Lanfranchi, mastermind of Effetto Larsen, has created Stormo® Flusso, a new format of the project Stormo (Flock) featured at Danae in 2010: an artistic, social and scientific experiment, a high-impact participatory performance based on movement rules borrowed from birds. A work that brings to light resources hidden in the body memory, allowing the individual to feel part of the group and the group to perceive itself as a single, self-governing body. When entering the venue, the participants are given three basic rules, which alone will generate a system constantly redefining and reproducing itself from within. For this event Effetto Larsen is backed up by the outstanding contemporary music project 19’40” created by Enrico Gabrielli and Sebastiano De Gennaro, multi-instrumentalists who worked, among others, with Calibro 35, Baustelle, PJ Harvey and Afterhours.
concept and conduction Matteo Lanfranchi sound design direction Roberto Rettura sound designers Carlo Carcano, Matteo Lo Valvo, Roberto Rettura light design Stefano Mazzanti special guests 19’40’’ artistic assistance Beatrice Cevolani project management Daniela Sabatini organizational assistance Isadora Bigazzi performers Isadora Bigazzi, Beatrice Cevolani, Laura Dondi, Liber Dorizzi, Elena Fontana Paganini, Elena Friso, Matteo Lanfranchi, Erica Meucci, Daniela Sabatini, Dario Sanna, Laura Triscritti production Effetto Larsen with the support of Danae Festival, Campo Teatrale, La Fabrique de Théâtre (BE), Bothnia Biennale (FI), La Diagonale Paris-Saclay (FR), Politecnico di Milano, Assab One, Fondazione Milano, Scuole Civiche di Milano, Spazio MIL
duration 4 hours
*The public is free to arrive at any time and it can leave and return
Born on stage, at least artistically, we are a research group on performing arts founded by Matteo Lanfranchi in Milan in 2007. Our work has always centred on human relationships: there’s not much more to talk about, after all. During these years, we have been carrying on with our research in a very original and unusual way, thus widening our perspectives on the theatre tradition and focusing on site-specific as well as participatory projects worldwide. Since 2015 we have been part of In Situ, a European network dedicated to arts in public spaces. Our work has obtained important accolades but our biggest satisfaction comes from the accomplishment of projects involving thousands of people in our artistic process. Our working methods, our points of view and our activities are constantly evolving. Free from whatever bonds, we love to open to other disciplines, places, people, in an endless confrontation with the world surrounding us.