“The Call” is a creative interactive project that combines dance, photography, video and theatrical narration.

The actors and writers will present a behind the scenes look at the production and answer your questions live-streamed on Facebook Sunday April 12, 2020 at 06:30 PM (Italian time).

“The call” was born from the meeting of two photographers: Paola Luciani and Antonio Iannibelli who share their love for nature and wolves. From this meeting the desire to show the wolf with different images was born, breaking the stereotypes that bind this animal to ancestral fear.

Next Sunday 12 April at 6:30 pm inviaggioconlobiettivo.it will present the the actors of the theater show “THE CALL” live on their Facebook page. They will reveal some secrets of how this project was born. And answer your questions.

A project that represents the elements of the wild that is focused on the violence against women and nature, in particular against wolves. The show was staged on November 20 at the Teatro Comunale di Sasso Marconi (Bologna) thanks to the actors, writers, directors and production by Paola Luciani, Antonio Iannibelli, Giuliano Lugli, Davide Lazzaroni, Marika Mazzetti, Kiara Aradia.

The Call is a creative interaction project that combines dance, photography, video and theatrical narration.

The aim is to create a show that regards the theme of nature, released from standardized interpretative superstructures, represented by the imagined wolf described and seen in its original condition.

The recovery of the natural element is intended as a metaphor for the liberation from the conditioned patterns and models, especially in relation to the female figure, that is still a victim of social, human and cultural influences. Women are still seen as subordinates, if not even objects, both in in the private sphere, and in the context of modern society.
A project therefore where “The Call” concept means the recovery of conscious and positive identity, against all forms of abuse and violence.

“The call” was born from the meeting of two photographers: Paola Luciani and Antonio Iannibelli who share their love for nature and wolves. From this meeting the desire to show the wolf with different images was born, breaking the stereotypes that bind this animal to ancestral fear.

Antonio Iannibelli’s photographs tell of the Italian wild wolf, who lives on the Apennine ridge and which he has observed since childhood: the teachings of his shepherd grandfather and the wild nature of the Pollino National Park made him reach a great love for wild animals, in particular the wolf. 

Paola Luciani, on the other side, pays attention to the introspective aspect of women, the freedom and awareness that they find when they can listen to their instinctive part and can follow the “call” of the she-wolf who lives in each of them.

The images mix with the dance, expertly orchestrated and conducted by Marika Mazzetti of the Sasso Marconi School of Dance Ensemble, who brings her young students to the stage. It was also an important moment to celebrate 40 years of the birth of the dance school with a show that highlights the woman in her most intimate and archetypal part.

The narrative voice is by Davide Lazzaroni who leads the spectators into the woods to meet Nature with texts of his composition.

Kiara Aradia is the model in Paola Luciani’s photographs. She has already collaborated with the photographer in the project “Candore violato” about violence against women and author of the award-winning book “My Kingdom for a horse”.

The images of the videos are by Giuliano Lugli and Antonio Iannibelli, while the graphics are entrusted to Simone Lazzaroni – Diemmedi.com
The call is a single act organized by: Danza Ensemble “Gloria Barbieri” – Paola Luciani Photographer – Provediemozioni – ItaliaWildWolf.it – Collegium Lunae.

“The Call” trailer


PAOLA LUCIANI – For the seventh consecutive year Paola Luciani has staged her project for the World Day against violence against women. She has always been sensitive to these issues, this show she mixes visual arts with dance and storytelling, leading the viewer to listen and reflect on the condition of the woman and the she-wolf, a powerful, inner and sometimes forgotten archetype. Those who manage to respond to the call of the she-wolf will be able to heal themselves and to return to running free. The CALL is indeed a project of wild freedom. With Danza Ensemble “G. Barbieri” Paola had previously collaborated for her Open (h) Air project.

ANTONIO IANNIBELLI – He was born and lived in the heart of the Pollino National Park until his early teens, developing a great love for nature and animals and creating the basis for a deep knowledge of the Apennine fauna, nurturing a particular passion for the wolf. He loves to make known the importance of this animal within the ecosystem. He founded the cultural association Provediemozioni.it which deals with photography and environmental education; through the national network Italian Wild Wolf he has given voice to the many volunteers, enthusiasts and wolf scholars; in 2008 he created the Wolf Festival, a biennialevent that debates on the natural role of the wolf in Italy. He devotes part of his free time to voluntary activities in defense of the environment and biodiversity as a Voluntary Ecological Guard (GEV). His photographs and videos all have free wolves in the Italian wilderness.

KIARA ARADIA – She is performer and writer from Carrara. She took part in the project THE CALL working with Paola LucianiPhotographer in the narration of the wolf woman. It is the second consecutive year that Kiara is engaged in projects against violence against women. She is the author of the book “My Kingdom for a horse” presented last year in the project “Candore violato” which saw her starring with Paola Luciani.

MARIKA MAZZETTI – She is the choreographer of the show THE CALL. She is the Artistic Director of “Dance Ensemble – G. Barbieri” and “Studio Danza Ensemble”, so she totally dedicates her time to professional updating and to transmitting to the students, in addition to her technical perfection, her innate and engaging passion for dance. Marika has already worked with Paola Luciani on the Open (h) Air project against violence against women. The CALL was one of the appointments to celebrate the 40 years of life of her school in Sasso Marconi.

DAVIDE LAZZARONI – He is the narrative voice of the show. Reflections, words, emotions and images lead us to get to know the wolf and its partner. Davide is an Olympic and historical fencing teacher, radio host, musician and writer. For 7 years he has been the narrating voice of all Paola Luciani’s projects and has also collaborated with Danza Ensemble for the shows Inferno and the Phantom of the Opera. Although he knows how to live well between fencing halls and stage, his second home is certainly the woods.

GIUGLIANO LUGLI – He was entrusted with many images of the project THE CALL, he dealt with the editing of the digital media that are in the show. Giuliano has been working in the video production sector since 2001. He is fond of cinema, musicand visual arts and started his career in a local television, then undertook his activity as independent video maker. He has been collaborating with Paola Luciani since 2013 and participated in her many social projects.

THE STUDENTS of “Danza Ensemble” school, led by MarikaMazzetti, dance during the show THE CALL.

Translated from Italian by Brunella Pernigotti

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