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Wayward Angel – Manu Bazzano – TBC

April 26, 2022 @ 8:18 pm


A talk/performance by Manu Bazzano


What does it mean to redeem the (individual and collective) past? Do catastrophe and redemption go hand in hand? What does it mean to say yes to the future? In seeking happiness, we often want repetition, grasping the evanescent moment of the “not yet” and the unique…

In his 9th Thesis of History, written after his release from the internment camp in France and just before his suicide, Walter Benjamin wrote: A Klee painting … shows an angel looking … about to move away from something he is contemplating … This is … the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. … The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and mend what has been broken. But a storm is blowing … It caught in his wings with such a force that the angel can no longer close them. The storm … drives him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward

Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s 9th Thesis of History, this talk/performance will address some of these questions through movement, song, and speech. Followed by conversation and discussion.

Dr Manu Bazzano is an author, psychotherapist/supervisor, and a student of Zen and Butoh.

His latest book is Re-Visioning Existential Therapy (Ed) (Routledge, 2020)

His forthcoming book, Subversion and Desire (Routledge), will come out in October 2022.



A 2 hours Certificate of attendance will be sent to participants.

Please bring your email confirming your ticket purchase in order to access the theatre.






April 26, 2022
8:18 pm
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Paola Pomponi
Thoraya Alkasab