The Italian Independent Scene – A Systematic Chaos

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Italian IPA

It is necessary to imagine the Italian independent performing arts scene not as an archipelago but as a closely related component that sometimes perfectly matches and sometimes clashes with the whole cultural system. The only way to represent this system is to refer to the concept of modern physics of complexity, that is, a multi-component dynamic structure made up of different subsets that interact with each other, following the rules of chaos and probability. With this specific point of view in mind, we certainly cannot speak of a coherent and stratified system but of a chaotic jumble of events and paradoxical production processes.

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Author: Davide D’Antonio
© Picture: Simone Cecchetti