Culture (/ˈkʌltʃər/) is the social behavior and norms found in human societies. Culture is considered a central concept in anthropology, encompassing the range of phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies. Some aspects of human behaviour, social practices such as culture, expressive forms such as art, music, dance, ritual, religion, and technologies such as tool usage, cooking, shelter, and clothing are said to be cultural universals, found in all human societies. In the humanities, one sense of culture as an attribute of the individual has been the degree to which they have cultivated a particular level of sophistication in the arts, sciences, education, or manners. The level of cultural sophistication has also sometimes been seen to distinguish civilizations from less complex societies. Such hierarchical perspectives on culture are also found in class-based distinctions between a high culture of the social elite and a low culture, popular culture, or folk culture of the lower classes, distinguished by the stratified access to cultural capital. (from Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia)
Performa festival try to stay connected to the present, creating a platform where ideas can be exchanged and spread. Invite all the citizen to participate in this collective exchange of expressions and ideas to make recognize this community into common aesthetics, dialogue, reflections, sense. Not looking for a meeting, a share, means the will to stay in a virtual comfort zone - not dealing with reality.
Performa is a multidisciplinary platform that invite artists and audience to share ideas and reflect over our present times: choosing new ways, adopting changes, letting us get inspired to reach new personal goals. By sharing ideas, people can use different ways of expression such as dance, theatre, performance in specific spaces, music, plastic forms, virtual modality, video, installations and every form of communication mind can produce. During a few days, Performa aims to create a particular environment to give the audience the chance to experiment its own reality in a different way.
In human interactions, people aggregate and groups sharing common interests are naturally created by. Ideally, Performa tries not to address a specific group, but has the ambition to address his content to a broad audience.
Meetings and encounters with others is what sparks exchanges and possibilities for development, in a way that would never be possible for a single person or closed group. From this idea, the word ‘society’, that encloses all individuals of an heterogeneous community.
Armati Artistical director Performa