Giannini | Novembrini | Zappa

MEMORIES_AN ARCHIVE OF GESTURES

September 13, 2020 16:30

Cascine Park in Florence - Le Otto Viottole | IT


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Within SECRET FLORENCE 2020_Cascine Edition

 

MEMORIES_an archive of gestures is a project by Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Fabio Novembrini, Valentina Zappa. Born following the Memories project supported by Crossing the sea, SETA, Er Gao dance production Guangzhou, it is a reflection on the encounter, on the possibility of relying on the other and recognizing oneself in a common point by presenting one’s own diversity.
In a negotiation with memory, with its consolidation and stratification in the bodies, the choreography dialogues with oblivion, with the dynamics of resistance towards it but also with the space left by its right.
The body here is intended as a political body that absorbs and returns the signs of the present, responding to those political forces that aim to amplify the fear of the different, fueling racism and xenophobia. The project aims to choreographically verify if a new positive globalization based on the exchange between cultures and visions is possible and if dance can witness new glimpses of humanity.

 

Giovanfrancesco Giannini, born in Naples in 1990, currently collaborates with Alessandro Sciarroni, Cia Aiep Ariella Vidach (Milan), Cie Eco Emilio Calcagno (Paris), Fabbrica Europa (Florence), Cia Korper (Naples), ZA Danceworks. His works have been presented in the festivals Nao Performing Festival, FOG Triennale performing festival, Fabbrica Europa, Romaeuropa, CCDC festival Hong Kong, Korperperformer Napoli.
Fabio Novembrini is a freelance dancer based in Florence. He worked as a performer for the exhibition The Cleaner by Marina Abramovich, with Collettivo Cinetico in the production How to destroy your dance and with Masako Mastushita in Trusted Device. In parallel he is also developing a personal research and in 2018 he created his first solo When I was in Stoccolma selected by the platform of the young author dance, Anticorpi. He danced for the Balletto di Roma directed by Roberto Casarotto. In 2015 he was selected as an artist for the European project Dancing Museums and in the same year he created his first work, Shelter, with the artist Roberta Racis.
Valentina Zappa, born in Siena in 1992, trained as dancer at “Scuola del Balletto di Toscana” and “Opus Ballet” in Florence. As a freelance dancer she collaborated with Philippe Talard, Jean Guillame Weis, Hannah Ma, Giovanni Zazzera, Saeed Hani and Sang Jijia. She also worked in a short movie directed by Maurice Lai and choreographed by Noel Pong.

 

concept and choreography: Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Fabio Novembrini, Valentina Zappa
with the contribution of the artist Dianling Zhang
dramaturgy: Fabrizio Massini
produced by Aiep Ariella Vidach, Compagnia Korper, Compagnia Simona Bucci, Fabbrica Europa
with the support of Crossing the sea, SETA, Er Gao dance production Guangzhou, Compagnia Virgilio Sieni

 

SECRET FLORENCE 2020_Cascine Edition is a special edition that includes a path of open air artistic performances, curated by Fabbrica Europa, Musicus Concentus, Tempo Reale, Centro nazionale di produzione per la danza Virgilio Sieni, and the creation of a video documentary produced by Lo Schermo dell’Arte in collaboration with Istituto Marangoni, Florence.
These Florentine organizations have chosen a symbolic place of sociability, the Cascine Park, to populate it with contemporary dance and music.

 

[photo: Gianluca Trusso Forgia]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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