concept and direction Antonella Usai and Ali Zaidi
in collaboration with Antonio Pizzo and Vanessa Vozzo (drammaturgia dei sistemi interattivi)
choreography Antonella Usai
media design Alì Zaidi
with Antonella Usai, Vanessa Michielon, Alessandro Tessitore, Antonio Christian Iosco
Crossroads is a performance using body, ritual and new media to trade cultural stories. The stories migrate and morph between medieval India’s devadasis, to women trafficked into the borders of Europe to the borderless sex workers of the world wide web.
Crossroads is directed by two artists of excellence: Ali Zaidi founder of motiroti (UK) and Antonella Usai founder of the Compagnia NAD (IT). Both have worked with students from Politecnico di Torino (Ingegneria del Cinema dei Mezzi di Comunicazione) and from Università degli Studi di Torino (Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione) selected by Officine Synthetic in a work that uses the digital real time interaction.