Teatro Il Maggiore, Verbania
from 8.00 PM

Music performance


Francesco Michele Laterza

➣ Platform CROSS Residence

Baby I’m dreamin’ is a performative project based on the idea of dreams in the different meanings it can have. The performer realizes his dream of presenting himself to an audience as a singer and at the same time his songs are built starting from the texts of interviews conducted in a small community of the territory of Verbania on the theme of the dream.
The dream is understood as aspiration, nocturnal entertainment, nightmare, desire and fear. The work is divided into two phases: a first in which informal interviews are carried out to different components of the social fabric present on the territory of Verbania and recorded; a second phase, in which the material is transcribed and the outcome will be a text that will be transformed into songs and musical interludes through the help of a musician.
The words taken from the interviews become ready-made material on which to build the performance and at the same time highly variable element through which to measure and eventually destroy the singing composition strategies. The project involves the collaboration with a composer musician who will accompany the performance live.

Ideation and performer: Francesco Michele Laterza
Production: CROSS Project / Lis Lab, Danae Festival
Duration: 20 min

Francesco Michele Laterza

Francesco Michele Laterza is a performer, director, choreographer and graduate in Economics for Arts, Culture and Communication. After working as an interpreter for several Italian companies including DOM, Teatro Valdoca, Strasse, Famiglia Fuché, Inquanto teatro, he embarked on an authorial path focusing on the relationship between body and processes of identity construction through experimentation with different performative modalities.
In 2015, with the Acquafuocofuochissimo project, he was one of the five choreographers promoted by Anghiari Dance Hub. From 2017 he is associate artist of Danae Festival Milano. In 2018 he takes part of the project E’ IL CORPO CHE DECIDE curated by the visual artist Marcello Maloberti for Furla series#01.