May 12, 2012 20:30

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT


Jules Verne’s novel – and its stolid circumnavigation of the globe amidst every kind of accidents – offers a glimpse of a premonitory place for the exertion of view and vision, a place which is nowadays sandwiched between the outstanding space of contemporary tourism and the exclusive space of global capitalism.
This dance piece reflects the complexity of a journey where any destination is replaced by the “Everywhere” and every encounter with the others becomes a negotiation towards a hybrid space of translation.
The bodily presence is redefined into a strange milieu, which seems at the same time a golf club, a supposedly authentic rural village, an Universal Expo or a colonialist party.
The margin between here and elsewhere is the space where everything happens in terms of bodily dynamics.
Choreography is set as a perturbation of sightseeing, an “atmospheric” condition of the body: as if it would be possible to define choreographic systems through a climatic perspective, on the side of steam and meteorology.
The cast’s format is accumulatory and hosts an interchangeable number of performers and visual artists. Every performance could differ in format, set, dance evolution media and cast.


Established 1999 in Rome, the group mk moves along an autonomous and auto-poietical research line, focusing on body research, choereography and sound matter.
Soon engaged by distinctive international festivals for new dance and theatre, MK is considered as one of the most interesting research ensemble of the Italian scene.


choreography: Michele Di Stefano
with Philippe Barbut, Biagio Caravano, Haithem Dhifallah, Laura Scarpini
guests: Michele Di Stefano, Cristina Rizzo
music: Lorenzo Bianchi – coreografia Michele Di Stefano
light design: Roberto Cafaggini
pollution: Lorenzo Bazzocchi
organisation: Anna Damiani/PAV
web: Biagio Caravano
video documentation Anna de Manincor/ZimmerFrei
production: mk2011, festival Torinodanza Torino, ZTLpro Provincia di Roma/Assessorato Politiche Culturali
in collaboration with Fondazione Romaeuropa/Palladium, Mosaico Danza/Interplay Festival
supported by MIBAC – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali


[photo: Andrea Macchia]













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