Homo Ridens_Birmingham is an experiment on a sample. The ‘guinea pig’ audience is put through a test: they are asked to react to a given stimulus, exploring laughter and its driving mechanisms. The purpose: to analyse the human approach to laughter; to measure its limits and complexity; to ask – above all – why are we all laughing? A sizzling, audacious show that makes us examine our darkest and most delightful impulses.
Florence-based performance collective Teatro Sotterraneo was founded in 2004. They have toured Europe and beyond, winning awards for their uniquely experimental and accessible work that always seeks to create a fresh relationship with the audience.
Choreographer / Director
Devised by the company
Laura Dondoli & Sofia Vannini
Armunia, Centrale Fies
Teatro Sotterraneo is part of the Fies Factory project
with the support of
IYMT and Warwick Arts Centre
Comune di Firenze – Assessorato alla Cultura e alla Contemporaneità, Le Murate, Suc (Spazi Urbani Contemporanei)
in collaboration with Santarcangelo 41
BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham, 1st Prize and ACT Festival Prize (2012)
Eolo Award, Italy (2012)