Giselda Ranieri, Anna Serlenga, Rabii Brahim
Spring 2019

HO(ME)_project is developed at a condominium in the Sassonia district of Intra, in piazza Mercato. This is a multidisciplinary project that is in dialogue with local communities. HO(ME) wants to start from people and go back to people. The focus of the project is to investigate the concept of home not only as a physical place, but also, and mostly, as a symbolic, iconic and intimate space.
House, here understood as a locus or a conceptual and imaginary place, but always real. The final project HO(ME) will be a live show whose main languages ​​are dance and theatre with the involvement of compositions in live scoring and a dramaturgical work on images (video mapping/projections).
Alongside the theatrical production there are the other two sides of the work: the workshops with citizenship and the collection of materials during the creative process that will give life to a mobile installation connected to the theatrical performance.
The reasons from which this work starts are strictly personal, but they have led us to notice and reflect on a feeling that we have discovered to be shared in this precise historical moment. What is home? What does it mean to build one? How you do it? Where do you start from? Is it an absolute or relative value because it is cultural? How does it change according to geographic and generational targets? What is the difference between home and house? But above all, what does it mean to feel at home?

A project by Giselda Ranieri, Anna Serlenga, Rabii Brahim // with: Rabii Brahim, Giselda Ranieri // choreography: Giselda Ranieri // direction: Anna Serlenga // video: Alessandro Penta // live music: Luca Maglio, Rabii Brahim // assistance: Irene Pipicelli // production ALDES in collaboration with Corps Citoyen // with the support of MiBACT and Regione Toscana
participants: Sara Fradusco, Rosa Angelica and Carmine // Giulia Rodari and Luca Maglio // Claudia Poggia // Ines Cannata // Giovanni Miele and Elisa Miele with the generous participation of the inhabitants of the neighborhood Sassonia (Intra, Verbania): Giovanni Massimo Baffari, Gabriella Corsi, Livio and Giovanna Serafini


Giselda Ranieri is a classical and contemporary dancer, specialized in Dance at the DAMS in Bologna with Eugenia Casini Ropa, dance historian. Since 2008 she researches in the field of instant composition, collaborating with the group Takla Improvising Group (winner of the competition ‘Caccia all’Artista’, Piccole Meraviglie, PULSI Festival) and with several musicians (Director and Maestro of Orchestra Enrico Intra, Giovanni Falzone, Filippo Monico, Giancarlo Locatelli, Cristiano Vailati, Sergio Prada, Elia Moretti, Emanuele Parrini). Since 2010, paired with the musician Elia Moretti, she has been performing in various theatrical and museum contexts. Since 2010 she has been a dancer in the company ALDES/Roberto Castello and since 2014 she has been an associate author of the same.

Anna Serlenga is involved in theatrical and performance practice and theoretical research. Doctor of Cultural Studies (University of Palermo), she successfully dedicates herself to theatre direction for which she has been selected for national awards (Kantor Award 2010, CRT, Milan, Premio Scenario, semifinalists, 2013). Since September 2012, she lives and works in Tunisia where she directs numerous workshops and shows such as “MOUVMA!”. She teaches at the Faculty of Human Sciences at Sfax and has collaborated with the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art (ISAD) And the Italian Culture Institute in Tunis.

Rabii Brahim, a graduate of ISAD (Institut Supérieur d’Art Dramatique de Tunis), is a professional actor in several productions, including Hafiz Dhaou and Aïcha M’Barek’s “Mon corps est mon Pays” and Jaafar Guesmi’s “Richard III”, which won the award for best show in the Arab world 2013; “La vie est un songe” by David Bobée and Chata collective (Hafiz Dhaou and Aicha Mbarek) produced by the National Theater of Tunis and the Théatre National of Rouen. In 2014 he founded COLLECTIF CORPS CITOYEN, a multidisciplinary collective of artists, composed of young professionals in the field of theatre and art. Since 2016 Rabii Brahim has been living in Italy. He worked in the production of the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria “L’ora di ricevimento – Banlieu, Il Fidelio” at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan
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Credits foto: Paolo Sacchi, Irene Pipicelli