Simone’s Storia di Carica
Simone Al Ani, performer and illusionist, told us about the path that allowed him to follow his greatest passion, so much so that it became his profession. But now it reveals something more…
What have martial arts disciplines taught you?
They taught me to find “my center”, to sit on my own weight, to be independent and always take the opportunity.
You told us about that moment when, during a Kong Fu exercise, you visualized the movement of the blade in the air and realized that it would change your life. What fascinated you about that movement?
I felt an emotion that I immediately called “passion”: it happens when you feel you have no other choice and that what you are doing represents your path.
Where did you get the energy for such a drastic change?
I believe that the energy for change always comes from positive and negative sources. Passion like suffering are emotions that give us a color: it is up to each of us, each composer of his own art, to use these colors to paint his own picture.
The ideal stage for your performances?
I really like arenas: I like that my audience is frontal in front of me, because it gives me the feeling of experiencing an exchange, not only giving but also receiving energy. I would like it in a natural context, or in a classic theater, one where you can breathe the history and the true magic of the show.
Your magic for a more sustainable world?
I believe a lot in contact between people, in fact in my show there is also some Tango, even if in this period of forced distancing talking about hugs and dances for two is really difficult. I strongly believe in listening, even from a distance. My magic for a more sustainable world is to listen to the world itself, and to teach my audience to do so too. Nature feels the vibrations of our emotions, and thanks to listening I am sure we would be able to avoid many forms of tension that are harmful to us and to the planet.
Your profession has led you to visit more than 30 countries, which is the “greenest” city you have visited?
Berlin and Copenhagen, no doubt.
The next step to make your city even more sustainable?
I trust that Be Charge can make an important contribution in this regard! From my point of view, a widespread network of support for electric mobility would do a lot for environmental protection.
“Change” for you is…
Presence, patience and meditation. Pushing events often offers more resistance than letting them flow. Always putting the right charge into it, change is being open to what comes.