Premier Stratagème - Barbara Matijević & Giuseppe ChicoFORECASTING

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FORECASTING  is based on a collection of amateur videos taken from the world’s largest video-sharing website: YouTube. On stage, a performer skilfully manipulates a laptop which shows videos selected to correspond to a human scale. The result is a dizzying hybrid experience, blurring the lines between the banality of everyday situations and new modes of narration.

Authors: Giuseppe Chico et Barbara Matijevic
Performer: Barbara Matijevic

Video: Giuseppe Chico
Sound: Viktor Krasnic
Patch Max: Niccolo Gallio

Production: 1er Stratagème and De facto
Coproduction: Kaaitheater (Bruxelles) ; UOVO (Milan)
Supported by: DRAC Ile-de-France, Beaumarchais-SACD Association Paris, French Institute Zagreb, Croatian Ministry of Culture, City of Zagreb, PACT Zollverein Essen (residency program).

Special Prize of the Jury at the 56th International Theatre Festival MESS in Sarajevo, october 2016

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Barbara Matijević
Born in Nasice (Croatia) in 1978. She studied literature at the Faculty of Arts in Zagreb and dance at the Hypaxis Dance Centre (N.H./U.S.A.) and at the International Centre for Contemporary Dance and Performance Art - ATHENA, under the artistic direction of Kilina Cremona in Zagreb.

She has worked with Bojan Jablanovec, Bruno Marin, David Hernandez, TRAFIK, and Joris Lacoste. She has also collaborated with Boris Charmatz as part of the project Bocal, and as assistant to Jan Fabre. She taught dance at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Osijek (Croatia). She has been collaborating with Giuseppe Chico since 2008.

Giuseppe Chico
Born in Bari (Italy) in 1974. He studied ancient languages and started working in theatre at an early age with the Abeliano Company under the direction of Tina Tempesta and later with Kismet Theatre, under Robert McNeer. He also worked as a set designer for Paolo Baroni.

After studying theatre in Rome and Milan, he moved to Paris in 2000 and began to train in contemporary dance with Joao Fiadeiro, Vera Montero, Julyen Hamilton, Mark Tompkins, Vera Orlock, Pooh Kaye, K. J. Holmes, Olivier Besson.

He was a performer for Mille Plateaux Associés (Geisha Fontaine & Pierre Cottreau). He has also worked with George Appaix and Joris Lacoste.

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