Collettivo MINE
Living like I know I’m gonna die

Living like I know I’m gonna die by Collettivo MINE is part of “Swans never die”, a project that invites some young artists to revisit in a contemporary way “The Dying Swan”, originally choreographed by Michel Fokine for Anna Pavlova in 1905.


While we speak, time will have escaped greedily.
Grab this day.

Living like I know I’m gonna die is a dance for five bodies.
Two couples and a single one form a group in reciprocity, a single body made by linked arms unfolds in a network of lightning-fast encounters that cross the space with a progressive and unavoidable rhythm.
The sudden rhythmic character articulates a continuous, intensely dense and intrinsically fleeting movement, destined to change, dissolve and end challenging time and its ephemeral nature.
In this way Pavlova danced the dying swan for Fokine, like a real fight against death, embodying a constant symbol of the transience of existence and of the life’s things.

Collettivo MINE is the result of the artistic encounter between Francesco Saverio Cavaliere, Siro Guglielmi, Fabio Novembrini, Roberta Racis, Silvia Sisto.
MINE is a collective experiment of creation that aims to carry out a research work focused on sharing practices and languages.


choreography, invention and dance: Francesco Saverio Cavaliere, Fabio Novembrini, Siro Guglielmi, Roberta Racis, Silvia Sisto
sound: F. De Isabella
styling: Ettore Lombardi
photos and video: Tonia Laterza
production: Fabbrica Europa, Operaestate Festival Veneto and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea CSC
Living like I know I’m gonna die is part of the “Swans never die” project, with the support of Lavanderia a Vapore/Piemonte dal Vivo, Operaestate Festival Veneto and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea CSC, Bassano del Grappa, Triennale Milano, Teatro Brescia, Torinodanza Festival, Festival Bolzano Danza; “Memory in Motion. Re-Membering Dance History (Mnemedance)” – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia; École Universitaire de Recherche CREATES and Centre Transdisciplinaire d’Épistémologie de la Littérature et des Arts Vivants, Université Côte d’Azur and with the scientific coordination by Susanne Franco



August 23, 2021 | Operaestate Festival Veneto – Sala Jacopo da Ponte, Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza)
September 22, 2021 | Festival Fabbrica Europa – Teatro Cantiere Florida, Florence
November 25, 2021 | Fondazione Nazionale della Danza Aterballetto – Fonderia, Reggio Emilia



[photos: Monia Pavoni]














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