A project about dating app and underground digital bathhouse. The theme comes from an experience that mostly we have in the use of these instruments, that we are bound with.
The use of social media allows our brain to release endorphine into a dopaminergic way that influences our social relationships and skills. The subject is disguised, but his body is exposed and vulnerable: an anonymous figure switches from a profile to another profile on the floor (with the animated projection of Andrea Maurizio Berardi) and tries to show the best parts of his body.
An individual can be faceless when identity not a parameter, when body details are more relevant and everything you can ask for is to get away from the sense of loneliness.
Andrea Zardi, born in Piacenza (IT) in 1987, his first encounter with dance was in his the hometown. Later, he studied in Milan and in Florence, under the guidance of Bruce Michelson, Alessandra Alberti, Robert North, Cristina Rizzo, where he enhanced the ballet and contemporary repertoire. Between 2011 and 2013 he formed in Rome, Berlin, Bruxelles until he got in the Eko Dance project in Turin, with Pompea Santoro and Veli Peltokallio. In Turin he studied in the international training program of Nuova Officina della Danza and worked with Daniele Ninarello, Daniele Albanese, Antonella Bertoni and many others. He danced in Lyric Dance Company, Nicoletta Cabassi/Lubber Das, Artemis Danza, Cie Willy Dorner, Hervé Chaussard, Teatro Regio – Turin, Teatro Comunale – Bologna, Teatro Regio – Parma e in the lyrical operas of Teatro alla Scala – Milan. From 2014 he began his own path as a choreographer, with the first duo Relation_À bout de souffle with Riccardo Meroni for the Festival Coreografie Ad Arte – Spazio Tadini in Milan. The interest for creation and dramaturgy became more deep in 2016, with a first residency at Teatro Gioia in Piacenza for Nóstoi | View Room, with a première show at the Fonderie Limone Moncalieri in Turin. The show was also performed at the Live Art Festival in Rome, at the Pecci Contemporary Art Center in Prato, at the L’Altra Scena Festival in Piacenza and as a site-specific at the Corpo a Corpo of PAV – Parco Arte Vivente in Turin.
concept, choreography, dance: Andrea Zardi
sound: Federico Dal Pozzo
graphics: Andrea Maurizio Berardi
promotion: Valentina Barone
co-production: ZA | DanceWorks and Compagnia ArtGarage
with the support of PARC Performing Arts Research Centre, CasaLUFT/Zerogrammi
[photo: Marta Castaldo]