My name is Bianca Falco, I am a choreographer/director.
I are proud to announce that La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club has invited Terra dei Fuochi / Land of Fires received its world premiere in March 2017, as part of their 55th season, and in doing so lend their support to the mission of the project.
We have been granted a residency as well by prestigious Chashama Org.. The residency took place December 7-20, 2016 with the opening reception on December 16 and performances on December 15, 16, 17, 18 at Chashama / XOCO 325 West Broadway in Soho, NYC.
After watching a collection of interviews with the suffering mothers of Campania, I was moved to act. As a trained choreographer and dancer, I began work on Terra dei Fuochi / Land of Fires, a performance project that blends the conventions of documentary theatre with modern dance to tell the story of the mothers of Campania. I started a dialogue with Marzia Caccioppoli and with the association Noi genitori di tutti www.noigenitoriditutti.it (We are the parents of all), an association of mothers and fathers from the region who have lost their children to cancer. Marzia lives in Casalnuovo di Napoli. Her family left Naples looking for a pleasant place with clean air in the countryside. Instead, her son Antonio died of cancer at the age of nine.
I am happy to collaborate with my brothers Alberto (composer) and Marcello (lighting designer) on this project. We have been raised in the arts and we enjoy working together and keeping alive our family traditions.
We are descended from Raffaele Calace (1863 – 1934), a famed Italian mandolin player, composer, and luthier. He and his brother Nicola were instrument makers in the Neapolitan mandolin family and their atelier continues to this day.
To accompany the performance, I created this blog to accompany the performance “Terra dei Fuochi/Land of Fires” in the hope to start a dialogue about toxic waste afflicting our world and its devastating effects on health and nature. The goal of the dance project “Terra dei fuochi/Land of fires” is to share the story of the suffering mothers of Campania. In that area the children cancer mortality is very high. I wish to invite everybody to comment, post and compare my homeland disaster to others around the world and to research solution to the issue, maybe we can decontaminate earth. Maybe kids can survive and live their lives in a cleaner environment? https://terradeifuochilandooffires.wordpress.com
I write to extend an invitation for you to join us in our mission to address a devastating environmental issue facing the residents of Campania, Italy, where for years, due to toxic waste and carcinogenic contaminants in the land and water supply, mothers are battling the loss of their children to cancer. As a native of Campania, this is a deeply important and emotional issue for me. I wish to bring the show and related seminars around the world, to festivals, Universities, Schools, Museums, Site specific locations and more. Contact me if you want to host our project, we are ready to travel!
To donate and help the project to tour go to the support page and follow the instructions, thanks a million, Grazie: