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Opera Liquida Associazione

Opera Liquida is a theatrical company, an association that, thanks to the theater, promotes social inclusion, promotes legality and prevents risky behavior among young people. Il works in prison.



Presence in: Italy
Focus: Education

Opera Liquida is a theatrical company, an association that, thanks to the theater, promotes social inclusion, promotes legality and prevents risky behavior among young people. It uses the stage as a place to reflect and question, inside and outside the prison, on current social issues, bringing on stage original works that arise from the texts of the detained actors. The experience of theater unites recluses and society in a space of encounter and reflection that can promote change, overcoming prejudices and commonplaces. Opera Liquida works with media security inmates at the Milan Opera House of Reclusion.
Opera Liquida brings theatrical work inside the prison with the aim of transforming liquidity from a negative datum of contemporary life to an important value. The art of the actor represents an extraordinary instrument of evolution for a reclusive individual, who is given a powerful means of communication to convey value, creativity and all that is precious as a human being to the outside world.
There, where the walls and the gates outline the boundaries and the barriers, the liquidity of a work assumes a characteristic of absolute freedom. Creativity is ductile, knows no boundaries or barriers, does not stop in front of locks. The liquid passes through them.
Theatrical work inside a prison is by its nature invisible. We who practice the art of the actor, we are convinced that it represents an extraordinary tool for a reclusive individual. The denied body of the detainee, his staggered relationships, the ever present judgment can evolve through theatrical art and its rules. We have identified in that extraordinary means of communication that the theater represents, the real possibility of transmitting value, creativity and all that is precious inside the prison.

People Associated With This Organization

Ivana Trettel

Italy  
Opera Liquida Associazione
Joined February 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence
Director and Artistic Director, graduated at the DAMS in Bologna with honors, a pupil of Claudio Meldolesi, a forerunner of the theory of theater in prison, she was artistically trained under the guidance of Renzo Vescovi, Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo, deepening the theatrical practice thanks to meeting with several inspiring teachers, first of all Eugenio Barba. She is the founder, director and playwright of Opera Liquida, a theatrical company of the Milan Opera House, a medium security section. In 10 years the Compagnia, which produces original shows constructed from the imprisoned writings, has produced 7 shows on topics of social relevance. She is artistic director of the Festival "Prova a sollevarti dal suolo", for a mixed audience of prisoners and civilians. She is the mother of two boys, who grows together with their dad.
Ivana Trettel is the network champion (main point of contact) for Opera Liquida Associazione.

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