May 5, 2018 18:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT


Also scheduled on
May 6, 2018 17:00


within Firenze dei Bambini 2018


ARTINA&ONNO. Lost in creation is a collaboration between the German choreographer and dancer Anna Till, the Italian choreographer and dancer Martina Francone and the Slovak musician and composer Dalibor Kocian.

It is a dance piece in which two non-human, comical, exagerated characters, ARTINA & ONNO live their routine of life on their planet, when they receive a “golden message” from Earth.

Grotesquely lost and wittily aware of the consequences, they will try as hard as they can to leave their planet and travel to Earth.


Anna Till lives and works as an independent choreographer and dancer in Dresden, Germany. She graduated from HTZ Berlin in “Dance, Context, Choreography” and from the University of Lüneburg in Applied Culture Science. In various collaborations with other artists she develops choreographies that were performed in Dresden, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Hamburg, Prag, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem/ Israel, Jant-Bi/ Sénégal, Kosice/ Slovakia, Maputo/ Mozambique, Santiago de Chile/ Chile and other places. She was awarded the danceWEB scholarship and Goethe-Institut’s young talent promotion in 2012. In 2013/14, she realised the project “undo, redo and repeat” within the Tanzfonds Erbe Grant. The constantly touring piece was mentioned “dance piece of the year” in 2014 and 2015 within german leading dance magazine “tanz”. In 2015, she was a “choreographer in residence” in Kosice, Slovakia, invited by Goethe-Institut. Since 2015, she participates in the long-term project “Shifting Realities” with EKZ HELLERAU, tanzhaus NRW and École des Sables Sénégal, funded within the TURN fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Anna Till is regular part of dance productions by Antje Pfuntder (Kampnagel Hamburg). In 2017 Bettina Lehmann and her founded situation productions, a company for performing arts based in Dresden. Since 2011, she is active part of TanzNetzDresden and Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V.
The freelance dancer and choreographer Martina Francone studied dancing for 15 years in Prato (Italy) before graduating with a First Class Honours Degree from the Laban Dance Centre London in 2009. She has been working as a performer with different choreographers and artists for the last seven years, such as Hrafnhildur Einarsdottir (Iceland), Emelie Wangstedt (UK/Sweden), Tony Thatcher (UK) and Roberto Masotti (Italy). She is a member of the artistic director’s board of international dance companies and collectives such as Raven (Iceland), OAC Collective (UK) and P(h)ur Old Banal (UK), FIKA (Italy). As a choreographer Martina Francone develops productions which are shown in Sweden (Abundance Festival), Italy (Festival Fabbrica Europa, Kilowatt Festival), Austria (B:orders Festival Bleiburg) and England (Siobhan Davies Studios London), among other places.
Dalibor Kocian (Kosice, Slovakia) studied percussion and composition at the Bratislava Conservatory (2004-2008) and has been working as a freelance musician in different genres since. He has composed music scores for several short and feature lms (such as “LSD” by L. Halmová, 2014) as well as for silent lms (such as Fritz Lang’s” Metropolis” and „The Adventures of Prince Achmed” by Lotte Reiniger). As a musician and composer he is part of theatre and dance projects (like “Gejza Dezors” by Jan Ošík, 2015; “Communicating Vessels” by Davide Sportelli, 2014). Kocian won the CIMES Award for “experimental recording“ twice and performed at the opening ceremony of European Cultural Capital Kosice 2013. He is a member of several bands/ensembles and plays solo performances throughout Europe. His recent concert was at the opening nigh of Slov:motion festival in Brussels, where Slovak contemporary dance and theatre were presented.


choreography: Martina Francone, Anna Till
performed by Martina Francone, Anna Till
sound design: Dalibor Kocian
set and costumes: Konstanze Grotkopp
light design and technical direction: Martin Mulik
dramaturgy: Nota Otte
production management: Bettina Lehmann, Zuzana Kotiková
production: situation productions
co-production: Fabbrica Europa, Societaetstheater Dresden, Košice Artists in Residence (K.A.I.R.)
with the support of Slovak Arts Council, City of Dresden Cultural Affairs Office, Cultural Foundation of Saxony and Twin City Partnership Fonds Dresden, HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts Dresden, Tabačka Kulturfabrik Kosice, TanzNetzDresden, Kultopia Dresden and Villa Romana Florence










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