Tutte le ricette ( t.i.p.)

Team Kruse-Zwerger-Selenko
Spring 2020

Tutte le ricette investigates the relationship between a community and its favorite dish through the creation of a multimedia performance involving choreographic action, musical composition and video installation. The artists intend to highlight the different aspects that intertwine the kitchen, the culinary tradition and the meal as a social moment in an open dialogue with the community, creating an immersive space within which the gestures and his of the kitchen are transfigured into dance, song and music. All the recipes are the result of work done in contact with the community of Verbania, from a series of interviews with citizens. They are invited to talk about their favorite dish (or typical of the place) describing its preparation in detail, but also to evoke their relationship with the kitchen in a more general sense. The audio, video and poetic material is then re-elaborated by the artists: the recipe most frequently mentioned in the interviews is chosen as the basis for the performance, from it spring the choreography and the musical composition. 


A project by Carmen C. Kruse, Ariane Stamatescu, Manuel Zwerger // direction, dramaturgy and choreography: Carmen C. Kruse // video, set and costume design: Ariane Stamatescu // original music: Manuel Zwerger // a CROSS Project production


Carmen C. Kruse is an Austrian-German opera director. Today her work focuses on choreographic creation and performance. She analyzes the creation of meeting places, creating a series of works that explore the relationship between art and community. Manuel Zwerger is a composer from South Tyrol. He studied composition at the Conservatory of Innsbruck and the Royal Academy of Music, Århus. In his work he strives for interdisciplinary collaborations and exploration of sounds, scenes, movements and stages. Ariane Stamatescu is a freelance set and video designer in Berlin. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. His work consists of stage and opera sets and videos, video installations and photographs, concert installations, music videos and collective works. 

They have worked at important theaters and festivals in Europe and around the world (Osterfestspiele in Baden-Baden; Deutsche Oper Berlin, Parc André Malraux Lehár Festival Bad Ischl, Kammeroper Wien and Musikverein Graz) and received important prizes and scholarships (Akademie Musiktheater heute, Hilde-Zach-Kompositionsförderstipendium – Innsbruck).


photo credits: Irene Picelli