June 9, 2015 19:00
within the International showcase of young choreographers
Baby is the creative effluence that arises from the encounter of young choreographers and performers Frida Giulia Franceschini and Viktoria Andersson, a creature/energy that is both an abstract/conceptual being and a physical presence on stage, a third element that slowly possesses and moulds the characters’ rhythms and behaviors.
This work isn’t only based on dance: it is also the result of an experimentation that deeply delves into the realms of performative exercises, role play, night walks, karaoke and funny compositions.
The desire to maintain a delicate simplicity has left a certain amount of hollow fertile space inside the projects core, creating a balance between full and empty. The naked dramaturgy is preciously encrusted with almost imperceptible misunderstandings, little innocent mysteries that show themselves from time to time, winking sympathetically towards the audience through a fog of poetry and naiveté.
On stage, a few objects, a few songs, a few bodies wrapped up into a simple, tragicomic, bare setting.
Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Frida Giulia Franceschini is a young freelance dancer/performer. She began her artistic career in the field of visual arts and she also trained in ballet and contemporary dance. At 18, she moved to Rotterdam and enrolled at Codarts. In 2008, she performed for Rita Villena’s Baila Louca Improvisation Event, Rotterdam. She joined the first year of BODHI project at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) and worked with Rob M. Hayden, Matej Kejžar and Jozef Frucek. Following this formative experience, in 2010 she worked in the Netherlands for a new production with Rita Vilhena and at Ainsi Theatre in Maastricht. The same year she moved to Brussels where began working on her solo Villa Metaphora and performed it at Chien Perdu and Magic Mirrors. She joined the group piece Nous, vous, les autres for the Cie Boug’art and worked for Tupperware Collective(Garage 29) in the piece Monsters. After these enriching and formative experiences, she based herself in Italy. During 2013 she joined the Biennale of Venice to have a research period with the coreographer Michele Di Stefano, participated to SMASH_Berlin (an intensive training program in experimental physical performance) and began working for Alias/Guilherme Bothelo Cie. At the moment she is performing for the Stadttheatre of Konstanz in the tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires, for Alias Cie in Antes and working on the duo Baby with Viktoria Andersson.
Viktoria Andersson is a young Swedish dancer/performer. After attending Theatre High School, she studied at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). At SEAD she had the opportunity to work with a lot of talented choreographers and dancers such as Rob Hayden, Linda Kapetanea, Jozef Frucek, Salva Shanchis, Les Slovaks Collective, who positively influenced her formation and movement research. After graduating she has been working with several projects and companies as a dancer, choreographer and an actress. Between 2010-2011 she joined Avart Dans & Rörelse, where she acted and danced in the performance Stenkär. During this period she also did collaborations with Zsuzsa Rozsavolgyi, Makkan Iloll and Ida Hellsten for the pieces Playground, Images of villages and Tuttifrutti. In 2012 she joined Kubilai Khan Investigations, a France-based dance company with whom she is still working and touring with for the pieces Tiger Tiger Burning Bright, Volts face and Comme la main. In 2014 she joined Nomodaco Dance Company for the performance Embrace. At the moment she is performing for the Stadttheatre of Konstanz in the tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires and parallely working with Frida Giulia Franceschini.