An Anthology of Dialogues with other authors, a call to get infected and to evolve, to mix and smooth one’s own boundaries. A long-desired encounter between artistic generations which recognize themselves without being alike. A contamination on both sides that doesn’t deny the original identity. A real chance for a poetic and physical gathering, for a linguistic reshaping and a political discussion about the creation process. Delicacy and ferocity challenging one other, involving bodies and dance and showing their most dramatic truth.
In the first dialogue, the Israeli Sharon Fridman creates an upside down world, a powerful landscape where the company turns into a reinvented and mystical family embodying the personal life of the choreographer.
The second dialogue combines the passionate creativity of Enzo Cosimi and the theoretical irony of Collettivo Cinetico: a sadomasochistic representation of Heinich Von Kleist’s Pentesilea . A never seen Francesca Pennini is the heroine: she is surrounded by male amazons and bears the sign of a tragical, alien, feverish and iconoclastic work.
Finally, the peculiar, sporty and ungrammatical bodies of Collettivo Cinetico are led by Alessandro Sciarroni and close the cycle of "Dialogues" with a work focused on the hula hoop.
Three very different authors and their deep humanity, a fourth territory to be reshaped.
An overview of the dance crossing the senses, the bowels, the nerves.
A 100-minute long triple-bill for seven kinetic bodies.
Let’s meet over there, where high and low touch each other, ancient world and the most brutal everyday life negotiate the signs and invent a new, improbable, beauty.
(translation by Caterina Cavallo)
CollettivO CineticO is an experimental performing arts group founded in 2007 by the choreographer Francesca Pennini in collaboration with dramaturg Angelo Pedroni and more than 50 artists from different disciplines and backgrounds. Their work crosses genders and codes reformatting the rules of the performative event, challenging the relationship with the spectator through a rigorous yet ironic approach and exploring the interstices between dance, theatre and visual arts. They developed strategies for a broad range of bodies and spaces, from the theatre stage to urban context, from mimetic missions in daily life to virtual spaces. CollettivO CineticO is the resident company at “Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado” in Ferrara and member of the International Network APAP - Advancing Performing Arts Project. So far the group has created 37 productions, and won many awards: Giovani Danz’Autori Prize 2008; Rete Critica Award as Best Italian Artist 2014; Jurislav Korenić Award as Best Young Theatre Director 2014; Danza & Danza Prize as Best Choreographer and Interpreter 2015; UBU nomination as Best Interpreter Under 35; MESS Prize 2016 at BE Festival - Birmingham; Hystrio Iceberg Award 2016; Prize of the National Association of Critics ANCT 2016. Their work has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and live streaming in US and Korea. (collettivocinetico.it)
Alessandro Sciarroni. is a long experienced Italian artist, brilliant at performing Arts, visual Arts and theatre research. His works are featured in contemporary dance and theater festivals, museums and art galleries, as well as in unconventional spaces and involve professionals from different disciplines. In 2019 he was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Dance by the Biennale di Venezia. His work starts from a conceptual Duchamp-like matrix, making use of a theatrical framework, and techniques from dancing, circus or sports. In addition to the rigorous coherence and clarity of each creation, his work tries to reveal obsessions, fears and fragilities of the performing act; interpreters act to the limits of their physical endurance, looking at a different dimension of time. An empathic relationship between the audience and the performers is established. His works have been performed worldwide: Europe, South and North America, Middle East and Asia. Among the main events he took part in: the Biennal de la Danse in Lyon, Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Impulstanz Festival in Wien, the Venice Biennale, the Festival d’Automne and the Festival Séquence Danse at 104 in Paris, Centrale Fies, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Crossing The Line in New York, Hong Kong Art Festival, Juli Dans Festival in Amsterdam, TBA Festival Portland, Festival Panorama Rio de Janeiro.
He exhibited his work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Punta della Dogana-Palazzo Grassi in Venice and the MAXXI Museum in Rome. Alessandro Sciarroni is associated artist at CENTQUATRE-Paris and is supported as focus-artist by APAP – Performing Europe 2020. His shows are produced by Marche Teatro in partnership with a variety of national and international coproduction partners. Some of the most popular partners are Centrale Fies, Comune di Bassano del Grappa – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Amat, Biennal de la danse – Maison de la Danse de Lyon, La Biennale di Venezia, Mercat de les Flors – Graner (Barcelona), Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, New Settings and the association corpoceleste_C.C.00# where he’s artistic director. (alessandrosciarroni.it)