An Università Cattolica project

Davide Enia open lesson- Università Cattolica – Thursday 21 November

Davide Enia

THURSDAY 21 from 15.30 to 16.30 in Università Cattolica (room SA116 Schuster – Via Sant’Agnese, 2. Milano) Davide Enia open lesson, accompanied by the musician Giulio Brocchieri

The Open Lesson of DAVIDE ENIA, playwright interpreter and director of the show L’Abisso (with which he won the Maschere Award of the Teatro 2019 as best monologue performer) is part of the “Drammaturgie Performative” course of Prof. Laura Peja and it will be Thursday 21 November 2019 at 15.30 classroom SA 116 Schuster

The abyss taken from “Notes for a shipwreck” (Sellerio editore, Premio Mondello 2018) a show by and with Davide Enia music composed and performed by Giulio Barocchieri production Theater of Rome – National Theater, Biondo Theater of Palermo, Lost Academy / Romagna Theaters in collaboration with Arzo International Storytelling Festival organization Luca Marengo

“When I saw the first landing in Lampedusa I was with my father – writes Davide Enia -. Lots of boys and girls came. History was the one that was happening before our eyes. Over the years I have returned to the island, building an ongoing dialogue with direct witnesses: fishermen, Coast Guard personnel, residents, doctors, volunteers and divers “.
Their words and, above all, their silences have become a story, a historical testimony and an existential path: “From the recording of their voices – continues Enia – fragments of painful and yet hopeful stories have emerged. Their words opened prospects and hid abysses ».
The staging of Davide Enia fuses different theatrical registers and languages: the ancient songs of the fishermen, tuned along the routes between Sicily and Africa, and the Palermo cunto, on the melodies with more voices that intertwine to become prayers full of anger when the sea roars and in the nets, together with the fish, we find the bodies of men, women, children.

Enia is engaged in a long tour with the show, in these days on stage at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan (12-24 November)

Davide Enia Bio

In 2002 he wrote directs and interprets “Italia-Brasile 3 a 2” (Ubu special 2003 award).

In 2003 he won the Tondelli Award at the Riccione Prize with «Scanna» which debuted with his directing, at the Venice Biennale in 2004.

In 2004 he writes, directs and interprets “Maggio ‘43” (first prize for best show at the “Moldavian International Teatrul Unui Actor”).

In 2005 he won the Hystrio Prize and the E.T.I Award as a dramaturgical novelty. For RaiRadio2 he writes and interprets «Rembò». In 2006 he won the Vittorio Mezzogiorno award and the Gassman Award for best emerging Italian talent.

In 2007 he writes, directs and interprets “I capitol dell’infanzia”.

The texts are published by Sellerio and Fandango.

In 2009 he won the Special Jury Prize at the Riccione Prize with “Il cuoco”.

In 2012 he published his first novel, “Così in Terra” (Baldini and Castoldi Dalai), translated into eighteen languages ​​and published all over the world.

In 2013 he was Writer in Residency (Nederlands Letterfonds Dutch Foundation for Literature) in Amsterdam.

In 2014 he published the story along «Uomini e Pecore» (EDT).

In 2015 he is Writer in Residency (Passaporta) in Brussels.

In 2016 with the French edition of “Così in Terra”, “Sur cette terre comme au ciel” (Albin Michel) won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger and the Prix Brignoles as the best foreign novel of the year.

In 2017, in April, he directed “L’oca del Cairo”, an incomplete work by Mozart, at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. In May he publishes his second novel, “Appunti per un naufragio” (Sellerio).

In 2017 he wins the Anima Prize for Social.

In 2018 he won the Mondello Award in the Italian Opera Section.

In October 2018 he will return to the theater with the opera “L’abisso” at the Teatro India in Rome.

With “L’Abisso” Davide Enia won the 2019 Theater Masks Award for Best Performer of Monologue

PLAYING INCLUSION – The Performing Arts in the Time of Migrations

Presentation of the Special Issue “Playing Inclusion. The Performing Arts in the Time of Migrations: Thinking, Creating and Acting Inclusion“. Comunicazioni Sociali, January – April 2019.

Thursday, June 27 2019

MUDEC – Spazio delle Culture – Khaled al-Asaad
6-8 PM
Via Tortona, 56 – Milano

“Playing Inclusion. The Performing Arts in the Time of Migrations: Thinking, Creating and Acting Inclusion is a collection of essays written by theatrologists, sociologists, psychologists, artists, performers, social theatre experts and facilitators, who describe and analyse with their different points of view and methodologies some experiences where performative arts and practices enact reflexive, creative and active processes aimed at taking care of the complex migratory phenomenon”.

IMAGE & IMAGERY Im/migrant passages: Crossing Visual, Spatial and Textual Boundaries

Call for contributions to an e-book.

To emigrate is to leave, to immigrate is to arrive and stay, to migrate is to move, often as a result of forced displacement. Most emigrants, immigrants, migrants and/or refugees frequently face difficult, if not heartbreaking decisions when they decide they must settle elsewhere. According to the latest UNHCR estimates, 65.6 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide by war, poverty, and/or climate change. Many live(d) in refugee/migrant camps where they often face(d) inhumane conditions, discrimination, violence, and racism, while others spend/spent most of their lives in transit camps.

We are inviting scholars and artists to reflect on the im/migrant experience and examine the perspective of the displaced as illustrated/expressed in literatures and/or the arts.  Selected contributions will be published by The Small Walker Press, Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in the form of an e-book ( ).

To submit an article, please follow the guidelines below and send it to Catherine Parayre ( and Tamara El-Hoss ( by August 31, 2019.

Small Walker Press

Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Accepted articles are scheduled to be published in early 2020.


-15 to 20 pages (doubled-spaced), Times New Roman 12, WORD document.

-MLA format.

-Notes: at the end of the document.

-Bibliographical references: in the list of Works Cited (not in notes).

-Language: English or French.

-Quotations in languages other than the one used in the article: translated into the language of the article in the text and original text in a note at the end of the document.

-Images: authors must provide a permission of reproduction from the copyright holders by

September 30, 2019. No image will be reproduced without written permission.


from the editorial staff

Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for an Emerging (Tier 2) Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Media and Migration within the Film and Moving Image Studies program. The goal of the CRC program is to ensure that Canadian universities “achieve the highest levels of research excellence to become world-class research centres in the global, knowledge-based economy.”

We are seeking an emerging Canadian or international scholar demonstrating promising and innovative investigations into the relation between transnational, migratory and diasporic movements and the media forms and infrastructures in their contemporary or historical dimensions, broadly defined.  Candidates eligible for Tier II chair positions must be exceptional emerging scholars within 10 years of their highest degree at the time of nomination (exclusive of career interruptions). Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals, such as the decision to have a family, eldercare, illness, and so forth, in their letter of application. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Possible areas of specialization may include (but are not limited to): the technological, aesthetic, social and cultural dynamics of moving images across media and in global circulation; artistic, experimental, and other oppositional media practices that respond to and represent the intensification of migratory trends (both forced and voluntary); the multiplicity of narratives of migration and ideas about the migrant represented in film and media; labor migration and border-crossing within film and media industries; the entanglements between border regimes and media technologies of surveillance, tracking, and control; relationships between media infrastructures, structures of distribution, and diasporic formations; the mediation of migration patterns beyond South-North vectors; analyses of the shifting terrains of postcolonial and postsocialist spaces and infrastructures, the movement across them, and their articulations in and through media.

Attention to how questions of gender, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, sexuality, religion, class, dis/ability or language intersect with and frame both the patterns and predicaments of movement and the genres of mediation outlined above are strongly encouraged. Accordingly, we particularly encourage applications from underrepresented and minoritized scholars.

The successful candidate will have an important record of innovative or diverse research and publication (with at least one peer-reviewed journal article) and have demonstrated an ability to foster collaborative initiatives in or outside the university, secure appropriate funding, and mentor a diverse body of students. The candidate will also be expected to take a leadership role in continuing to build and expand the research culture of the department and university and its graduate programs, and this with an eye to the multiplicity of forms of media and migration around the globe.

The successful candidate for the CRC in Media and Migration, who will have obligatorily defended their PhD by June 30, 2020, will be appointed to the School of Cinema at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and will be expected to possess expertise in Film Studies with a view of also teaching existing courses in the unit’s curricula. The candidate will work with the Faculty of Fine Arts to prepare the formal CRC application according to CRC program guidelines. The university will nominate the successful candidate to the CRC Secretariat at the earliest opportunity according to the guidelines of the CRC program.

Concordia is located in one of North America’s most diverse, creative and livable cities. The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema – Canada’s largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies – has an international reputation that continues to provide a benchmark for innovation and quality. The School of Cinema’s Film Studies programs are in great demand as a highly interdisciplinary domain of study situated within the globalization of culture, knowledge and technology. A young PhD program, as well as a vibrant MA in Film Studies, provide a rich context for advanced, critical study of the moving image, as well as for innovative and sustainable research programs in a variety of areas crucial to the rapidly changing field of film study.

Submissions must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of recent publications, a one-page research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should address in their cover letter how their research and/or experience contribute to equity, diversity or inclusion.

A detailed five-year research plan, appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, will be required of all long-listed candidates, who will be contacted at the end of October.  Short-listed candidates will be invited for campus interviews in late November or early December.

Applications should be submitted or postmarked on or before September 15, 2019 to:

Mailing and courier address:

Dr. Masha Salazkina

Re: Canada Research Chair in Media and Migration – Film Studies

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University

1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, S-FB 319

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

Fax: 514-848-4255

Civic address for in-person delivery:

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Faubourg (FB) Tower

Sir George Williams Campus

1250 Guy Street, S-FB 319

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 2T4

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr Masha Salazkina, Search Committee Chair


For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema:

Faculty of Fine Arts:

Academic Services for Fine Arts faculty:

This position, linked to the CRC appointment, will begin July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately after the application deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 4323.

Eli Ohna – Land of the people

dalla Redazione

Il 3 e 4 aprile 2019 alle ore 21.00,  lo Spazio Teatro No’hma Teresa Pomodoro organizza lo spettacolo Eli Ohna – Land of the people della compagnia nigeriana Emage Dot Com Global Theatrein occasione della X edizione del Premio Internazionale “Il Teatro Nudo” di Teresa Pomodoro.

Lo spettacolo ripercorre alcuni momenti della storia africana: protagonista Emage Dot Com Global Theatre, compagnia di attori Ikwerre, una delle venti etnie del Delta del Niger, la regione più ricca di riserve di gas e petrolio della Nigeria. La narrazione si interseca inevitabilmente con la storia recente: attraverso scene essenziali, scandite da danze e canti tradizionali, sei performers raccontano la ribellione dalla schiavitù e la trasformazione dell’area, un tempo fertile e piena di risorse, in luogo degradato, sfruttato e in rovina.  Invocati, si materializzano sul palco grandi personalità della cultura africana, da Nelson Mandela, passando per Chinua Achebe, scrittore di etnia Igbo sino a Ken Saro Wiva, attivista e leader degli Ogoni, condannato a morte a seguito di un processo sommario: esortano il popolo (e il pubblico) a riconoscere la bellezza del patrimonio culturale africano e a ritrovare forza e speranza nell’emancipazione.

Mercoledì 3 e giovedì 4 aprile 2019 alle ore 21

Eli Ohna – Land of the people

Regia di

Ovunda Chikwe Ihunwo

Movimenti coreografici di

Sampson Kelvin Melvin

Arrangiamenti per la versione italiana di

Elisabetta Jankovic


Edward Egbo Imo

Blessing Igweagu Ngozi

Diepreye Precious Omuku

Gloria Ada Ogbuka

Deinmoara Profit James

Mabel Clara Egede

Con la partecipazione di

Bennet Adele Worgu – re degli Ikwerre

Stella Nkechi Worgu – regina degli Ikwerre


Emage Dot Com Global Theatre

Ingresso gratuito su prenotazione fino ad esaurimento dei posti.

A World in Transition. In-between Performing Arts and Migration

dalla Redazione

Il 7 marzo presso il DAMSLab di Bologna, il Dipartimento di Sociologia e Diritto dell’Economia dell’Università di Bologna in collaborazione con il Dipartimento delle Arti e Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, organizza il convegno internazionale “A World in Transition. In-between Performing Arts and Migration“. Il Convegno “vede studiosi e artisti internazionali confrontarsi sui diversi linguaggi in grado di costruire immaginari e narrative alternative sulla migrazione, alimentare la definizione di strumenti scientifici trasversali, dare corso alla creazione di spazi simbolici e fisici in cui sì manifesta il carattere dinamico e produttivo della diversità”.

Al convegno ci saranno tra gli altri interventi di Ruggero Eugeni, Laura Peja, Roberta Carpani, Giulia Innocenti Malini, Martina Guerinoni, ricercatori del progetto “Migrations-Mediations“.

Credits: A World in Transition. In-between Performing Arts and Migration.

Qui il programma completo.

A World in Transition. In-between Performing Arts and Migration

Costruire ponti tra la ricerca teorica e le arti performative, oltre le mura del teatro e dei settori disciplinari, in un movimento di andata e ritorno tra dimensione locale e transnazionale. Mettendo in dialogo chi fa ricerca sul campo e chi opera attraverso pratiche performative, la conferenza A World in Transition. In-between Performing Arts and Migrationvede studiosi e artisti internazionali confrontarsi sui diversi linguaggi in grado di costruire immaginari e narrative alternative sulla migrazione, alimentare la definizione di strumenti scientifici trasversali, dare corso alla creazione di spazi simbolici e fisici in cui sì manifesta il carattere dinamico e produttivo della diversità. Alternando interventi teorici e performativi, la conferenza si divide tra una sezione plenaria mattutina, in cui verranno presentati alcuni progetti innovativi sul tema, e sei panel tematici di approfondimento.

Conference Programme

Morning Session

9.00-9.30 a.m.: Registration

9.30-10.15 Welcome Speech
Mirko Degli Esposti, Vice- Rector of University of Bologna
Marco Castrignanò, Head of Department of Sociology and Business Law (University of Bologna)
Giacomo Manzoli, Head of Department of the Arts (University of Bologna)
Claudio Longhi, Director of ERT (Emilia-Romagna Teatro Fondazione)Chair: Roberta Paltrinieri, Head of DAMSLab (University of Bologna)

10.15-11.30: Round Table “Performing Arts and Migration: projects at large”
Piersandra di Matteo, Atlas of Transitions
Ruggero Eugeni, Laura Peja, Migrations Mediations
Katerina Antonaki, Alien
Giulia Musumeci, Exoduses and Acting Together #WithRefugees
Chair and discussant: Pierluigi Musarò (University of Bologna)

11.30-13.15: Parallel panels

Fernando Battista, Migrants Souls – Pedagogy of the Border
Zheng Ningyuan, Liu Jing, Yan WenWUXU project
Cristina Balma Tivola, Cultural Identity in Almateatro’s Discourse: Are the Times A-changing?
Irene Gutierrez Torres, Participatory Filmmaking as a Performative Collective Practice of Self-representation and Dissidence Creation
Chair: Elena Lamberti (University of Bologna)

Marta Pachocka, Magdalena Proczek, Ewa Osuch-Rak, The Design Thinking Method in Solving Selected Problems in the Field of Migration and Refugee Studies
Amanda Da Silva, The Art to Talk on Immigration: a State of Emergency
Silvia Gasparotto, Marcello Ziliani, Out of the Storm. Design for Migration
Kirsten Forkert, Janna Graham, Victoria Mponda, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Federico Oliveri, Refusing the Demand for Sad Stories
Chair: Pierluigi Musarò (University of Bologna)

13.15-14.30: Lunch Break

14.30-16.00: Parallel panels

Jonas Vanderschueren, Towards an Emancipatory Space in Theatre
Antonella PuliceHow Theatre Can Change Our Perception of Being: Being Human and Being in a Place
Nela Milic, Embodied Narrative
Maria Luisa Parisi, Political Role of Performing Arts
Chair: Laura Gemini (University of Urbino)

Agnese Cornelio, Free to Work
Emilie Da Lage, Morgane Marqué, Lena Pasqualini, Marie Glon, Béatrice Micheau, Towards a Policy of Refuge.
Kamila Fialkowska, Olga Cojocaru, Anna Rosińska, On the Migrants or with the Migrants? De-bordering in a Bordered World
Alessandro Carboni, Unleashing Ghosts from Urban Darkness
Chair: Melissa Moralli (University of Bologna)

16.00-16.15: Coffee Break

16.15-17.45: Parallel panels

Giulia Grechi, As Far As My Fingertips Take Me. Colonial Hauntology, Embodied Representations
Anna Serlenga, #COMMONS – CARTOGRAPHY OF DESIRE. Participatory Performative Arts as a Tool of Political Change
ZimmerFrei, Homeland Tales
Guerinoni MartinaArt or Rite? The Female Performativity in the Foreigners’ Organizations of Forum Città Mondo, Milan
Chair: Paola Parmiggiani (University of Bologna)

Giulia Allegrini, Reframing and Questioning Solidarity, Citizenship and Cultural Production Process
Agapi Kandylaki, Maria Malamidou, The Power of Theatre for the Unaccompanied Minors’ Social Inclusion
Roberta Carpani, Giulia Innocenti Malini, Playing Inclusion. A Comparative Analysis of Theatrical Performative Practices.
Valentina Musmeci, The Vibrant Silk: The Butterfly Effect.
Chair: Annalisa Frisina (University of Padova)

During the conference, the collective 181-1 (Jakub Adamczyk, Magdalena Drąka, Tomasz W. Miśtura) will invite the audience to perform “Interrogation”. Information available at the registration desk.

Download the programme here. 

Migrazioni e comunicazione politica – Franco Angeli

dalla Redazione

E’ disponibile sul sito dell’editore Franco Angeli la pubblicazione “Migrazioni e comunicazione politica Le elezioni regionali 2018 tra vecchi e nuovi media”, a cura di Marina Villa.

Il volume raccoglie i risultati di una ricerca sulla Rappresentazione dell’immigrazione durante la campagna elettorale per le Regionali 2018. L’analisi delle elezioni in una dimensione regionale permette di andare in profondità su alcune questioni importanti nel dibattito sulla comunicazione politica, come il peso dato al tema delle migrazioni nei programmi elettorali o come questo è trattato dai candidati nella propria comunicazione, tra vecchi e nuovi media

La Rassegna stampa del Convegno Nazionale Migrations/Mediations

dalla Redazione

Nei giorni 17-18 gennaio 2019  presso l’Università Cattolica (Milano) si è svolto il Convegno Nazionale “Migrations/Mediations. Media e arti performative nelle politiche di inclusione”. Il convegno ha avuto un ottimo riscontro di pubblico e un ampio eco sui mezzi di informazione.

In particolare le uscite totali sono 20, di cui 9 su testate – cartacee e on line – nazionali.

Oltre l’elenco è possibile scaricare il pdf con il contenuto degli articoli sui quotidiani e i siti online

Sommario Rassegna Stampa


1. Corriere della Sera – Buone notizie, 15 gennaio 2019, I migranti e la rappresentazione nei media e nei discorsi politici. Se ne parla in Cattolica

2. Il Giorno, 17 gennaio 2019, Contro i migranti si attira consenso

3. Il Giornale, 17 gennaio 2019, I politici e l’immigrazione? In Lombardia ne parlano poco


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“Sensi dell’immigrazione”: la serata di performance del Convegno “Migrations/ Mediations. Media e arti performative nelle politiche di inclusione”

Giovedì 17 gennaio, in occasione del Convegno Nazionale “Migrations/ Mediations. Media e arti performative nelle politiche di inclusione”, si svolgerà la serata di performance SENSI DELLA MIGRAZIONE, una festa del teatro, delle arti e della convivialità.

La serata è a cura di Claudio Bernardi, con performance e proiezioni
e la partecipazione di:

  • Kenneth BOLAÑOS: Compositore e chitarrista – Orchestra dei Popoli “Vittorio Baldoni”
  • Andrea CIOMMIENTO: Coordinatore Istituto Pratiche Teatrali
    per la Cura della Persona diretto da Gabriele Vacis
  • Gigi GHERZI: Attore, direttore artistico Progetto Teatro
    degli Incontri
  • Mohamed HOSSAMELDIN: Filmmaker – regista di Yousef, Italia 2018
  • Paolo MASINI: Ideatore e curatore Progetto MigrArti
  • Elia MOUTAMID e Valeria BATTAINI: Regista cinematografico e attrice teatrale, ideatori e realizzatori di Arabiscus – le conseguenze dell’invasione

Seguirà aperitivo etnico a cura di Casina Casottello

L’appuntamento è a Giovedì 17 gennaio 2019, ore 19.30 presso Cascina Casottello – Centro internazionale di quartiere via Fabio Massimo 19, MM3 Porto di Mare