Antonio Montanile


May 17, 2009 19:00

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT

within the project MOVING_movimento


At the beginning, a musician comes to the front of the stage with his cello, sits down and starts to play. Soon the dancer takes his place beside him.
But what promised to be a duo is quickly interrupted by the increasingly impetuous gestures of the dancer that in the end cause the musician to move away.
The whole piece fluctuates between a possible “togetherness” and “singleness”.
Constructing his piece around the paradigm of pain and loneliness, Antonio Montanile deals with what makes him dance, the after-affects present in his body and the traces of violent suffering experienced in the past.
Un fascio di nervi develops as a kind of relation in dialogue in which the rhythm, poised between suspension and relief, underlines the hesitations of the two protagonists in their tentative approach.
Robert Suermondt


Antonio Montanile studied dance at the Accademia Isola Danza of the Venice Biennale and then became a dancer in Carolyn Carlson’s company, with which he took part in a number of shows. He later worked with the Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni and with Caterina Sagna for the shows Relation Publique, Heil Tanz! and Basso Ostinato. He was choreographer for Quduo (2001), Punto con Fondo (2002) and Niedich (2003).


a project by Antonio Montanile
interpretation, choreography: Antonio Montanile, Thomas Luks
cello: Thomas Luks
accompaniment and light creations: Jean Baptiste Bernadet
production: Antonio Montanile
creation: Summer Studios, Bruxelles; Depianofabriek, Bruxelles















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