Kashimashi - X Transit Festival


08. June 2022




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

Teatro Nucleo, Italy

Performer and director: Natasha Czertok


Sound design: Vincenzo Scorza - Mask: Beatrice Piz- zardo


Kashimashi is a new study carried out by the actress and director Natasha Czertok, of Teatro Nucleo, born within the framework of a research on the themes of women and gender representation. The title ironically resumes a stereotypical and discriminating use in the Japanese language: Kashimashii means in fact “noisy, chaotic” gift of a traditional perspective that makes a women’s shed as the source of confusion and disorder. Gender determines our daily actions: gestures, behaviour, social rituals. With the magnifying glass of theatrical research, Natasha Czertok’s “private bestiary” insinuates itself, with a substantial dose of self-irony, into the dynamics linked to what we usually define as “normality” and to the stereotypes in which we recognise ourselves / that we reject / in which we feel compelled. One woman merges all women into one, every day, in each and every moment of their lives. All the sound environments are designed by Vincenzo Scorza, an attentive “sound sculptor”.

Natasha Czertok works as actor and director with Teatro Nucleo since 2001. She is graduated in Public Communication of Culture and Arts and has studied classic and modern dance with Gladiola Orozco of Ballet Teatro del Espacio (Mexico D.F), and contempo- rary dance numerous teachers. She founded Garabombo Teatro (1999-2001) and urban art festival Urbanica in Ferrara. For Teatro Nucleo, she curates Totem Arti Festival (2012-2018) and Totem Scene Urbane (first edition 2019) and the project of artistic resi- dencies Cose Nuove, and she works with pedagogical projects for young people and adults, and in different environments of social and psychic suffering.

TEATRO NUCLEO, Italy. In the beginning of the 1970s, Cora Herrendorf and Horacio Czertok are co-founders of the Comuna Baires group. In February 1974, following the kidnapping of Czertok by an armed commando of the Three As, Comuna Baires decided to flee to Italy, while Czertok and Herrendorf remained in Argentina, founding the Comuna Nucleo and the magazine Cultura. In 1975 in Buenos Aires the Comuna Nucleo created Herodes, by Horacio Czertok. The performance stages torture, terror, dictatorship, Argentina, and presented in Italy, causes a strong uproar. Cora Herrendorf’s performance directed by Horacio Czertok, Chiaro di luna, was on a European tour when, in March 1976, the military dictatorship broke out in Argentina. Forced to live in exile, the actors decide to work in Italy. The group settled in Ferrara in 1978, in a former department of the Psychiatric Hospital managed in agreement with the Municipality. In addition to the performances, the group deals with numerous collateral activities. In 1989 Teatro Nucleo moves to the ex-Cinema Po in Pontelagoscuro transforming it into an artistic and cultural meeting place, a crossroads of experiences. In its forty years of activity, Teatro Nucleo continues to stand out for its contribution to social issues, staging performances born from workshops, from collaboration with other theatrical realities and obtains various national and international awards.

3 - 12 June 2022

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is
The Splendour of the Ages
Theatre - Women - Courage

The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.