SANG JIJIA

RE-MARK

May 5, 2018 22:30

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT


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Also scheduled on
May 5, 2018 24:00
May 6, 2018 18:00 and 23:00
May 7, 2018 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00
May 8, 2018 19:00, 20:00 and 23:00

 

A Fabbrica Europa’s production within Maggio Fiorentino

 

Re-Mark is the site-specific creation of dance and multimedia by Chinese choreographer Sang Jijia. A first world performance, it opens this XXV edition of the Festival at the Stazione Leopolda.

Four years after the successful As If To Nothing put on in collaboration with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the choreographer comes back to Florence to work with eight young dancers selected for the occasion. As in the 2014 work, Jijia investigates the relationship between body, spatiality and memory through a project which is both strong yet refined and many-facetted in the languages it brings into play.
The live shots show the dancers from varying viewpoints and create a play of multiple perspectives at times glimpsed again in the choreography, with different sequences that are developed one alongside the other through a system of associations and gestural geographies, which turn from a single into a choral movement for the on-looker.

Re-Mark will officially open the City Contemporary Dance Festival in Hong Kong in November 2019.

 

Born in Gansu, Chinese-Tibetan Sang Jijia has been dancing and choreographing professionally since 1993, following his studies at the Music and Dance Department of the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, China. He began his career as a dancer and choreographer with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company. In 1999, he left to join City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong.
In 2002, Sang was selected by The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative in its inaugural year to study choreography under William Forsythe in Germany. He continued with Ballett Frankfurt and later the Forsythe Company as assistant choreographer and dancer until 2006. He has been Resident Artist with Beijing Dance / LDTX.
His major works include Blue in Show Your Colours365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism (co-choreographed with Willy Tsao and Xing Liang), Happening Continuous for Movement Fiber, Unspeakable and Standing Before Darkness for BeijingDance / LDTX, Sticks for Guangdong Modern Dance Company, and As If To Nothing for CCDC, Pa|Ethos, coproduced by Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Fondazione Milano Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Marche Teatro – Danza alle Muse, Bejing Dance Festival, Guangdong Dance Festival, As it were for Göteborg Opera, that premiered on last May.
His works have been presented in Korea’s Chang Mu Dance Festival, Swiss International Dance Festival, International Computer Music Festival, Taipei Arts Festival, Holland Dance Festival, Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts in Singapore, Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Beijing Modern Dance Festival, and Dance Salad Festival of Houston.
He is currently choreographer at the CCDC in Hong Kong.

 

choreography: Sang Jijia
video direction: Tommaso Arosio
live music: Spartaco Cortesi
performed by Carolina Amoretti, Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Isabella Giustina, Claudia Mezzolla, Fabio Novembrini, Pietro Pireddu, Violeta Wulff Mena, Valentina Zappa
light design: Andrea Narese
costumes: Rebecca Ihle
technical support: Alfea Cinematografica
production: Fondazione Fabbrica Europa
in co-production with City Contemporary Dance Company-Hong Kong*, The Dance Industry/Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Versiliadanza
* City Contemporary Dance Company is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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