by AtticRep

Jun. 08 - Jun. 19, 2016

Performed through aerial acrobatics, dance, words, music, and a stunning visual vocabulary, 14 illustrates the journey of a post-9/11 girl through her first 14 years of life. The piece is a poetic narrative that enacts the challenges of growing up in an era of constant change and terror, one that knows no peace and has lost its way. 14 is a love letter from a father to his growing child, asking her forgiveness for his inability to offer her a better world. Created by Roberto Prestigiacomo in collaboration with Aerial Horizon

“One thing I realized is, after 9-11, the world was different,” Prestigiacomo told the San Antonio Express-News. “She has never seen a time that was without fear, when there was no war.”

Created by Roberto Prestigiacomo in collaboration with Aerial Horizon. Aerial choreography: Julia Langenberg. Dance Choreography by Seme Jatib.


(poster: Attic Rep)



Incorporating, dance, physical theatre, aerial arts and video mapping, 14 is an original work about a girl growing up in a post-9/11 world. As a parent, I am aware that the world my daughter is entering is more dangerous and less stable than the one I experienced growing up. If I cannot give her a better world, I can create one through art. A life with its challenges and its joys, a journey with its obstacles and its victories. A life every parent desires for their kids, a life every young generations should inherit and where each child has the potential to realize his or her bliss. 



14 is the continuation of AtticRep artistic research by creating performances that integrate dance, music, video, and projections in the dramatic narrative. With 14 AtticRep intends to explore new performative techniques, establishing new collaborations, and looking for diverse ways to integrate dance, aerial work, movement, text, and video into a performance. 14 has built in various exciting artistic challenges: Can we tell a story through aerial work? Can we use projections and videos to create the visual and poetic world of 14? How can we integrate movement and dance with dramatic text in a manner that clearly moves forward the story? Ultimately, can we tell a story that reaches the soul and the imagination of our audiences?



In order to answer these questions, I have assembled a strong group of collaborators.   Among them Aerial Horizon for the aerial work Seme Jatib and Mireya Guerra for the movement and dance, and Stefano Di Buduo an expert in Virtual Scene Design and director of Aesop Studio.



Feature in San Antonio Magazine

Feature by Deborah Martin in San Antonio Express-News, June 3, 2016

Feature by Robert Rivard in the Rivard Report, June 3, 2016



Elise Sipos

Cenezca Wessolossky Cortellan

Ycmedu Cortellan

Corie Altaffer

Sarah Renee

Mike Maria

Jenny Been Franckowiak

Mireya Guerra

Rochelle Banuet

Gaby Vazquez

Georgette Lockwood

Julia Langenberg




Created and Directed by Roberto Prestigiacomo in collaboration with Aerial Horizons

Aerial Choreography by Julia Langenberg

Dance Choreography by Seme Jatib

Digital Mapping by Stefano Di Buduo

by Roberto Prestigiacomo

June 08 - June 19, 2016
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX, 78205

June 8, 9, 10, 11, 15 16, 17, 18 at 8 pm

June 11, 19 at 2:30 pm