FRITZ Company Bigi/Paoletti


February 22, 2024 21:00

Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma | IT

as part of Equilibrio 2024

That’s All Folks!, with a precise reference to the world of cartoons, is the irreverent title of the new creation by Damiano Ottavio Bigi and Alessandra Paoletti / FRITZ Company.

A quartet of international performers, composed of Bigi himself and Ching-Ying Chien, Issue Park and Faith Prendergast, moves in a set design with an incisive and minimalist line, putting dance, science and myth into dialogue.

Inspired by the concept of the “event horizon”, That’s All Folks! tells of the physical vertigo towards the unknown, the fall, the feeling of suddenly being in a time and place where there is no longer an axis or a central perspective, but where everything changes depending on where we look.

FRITZ Company Bigi/Paoletti is an artistic project and a dance theatre company founded in 2020 by Damiano Ottavio Bigi, dancer and choreographer, and Alessandra Paoletti, actress and director. Their work is born in a dialogue with languages of different nature, moving between the genres of dance, theatre and visual arts.
From the Rome Opera to D.Papaioannou, Damiano Ottavio Bigi passes through several companies (CNDC d’Angers e il CCN di Nantes) before becoming a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (2005), where he still works as a guest artist. In 2010 he participated in the film PINA by W. Wenders.
The encounters of his career led him to confront different experiences and visions, enriching his world and inspiring his path. In 2016 he received the Capri Danza International Award and in 2020 the “Premio Sfera d’Oro per la Danza”.
Alessandra Paoletti is an actress and director who graduated from the National Academy of Drama “Silvio D’ Amico” and is active in research theatre, dance theatre and contemporary dance, moving through different languages and visions.
Among the most significant encounters and collaborations in her artistic career are those with A.Knapp, J.A.Stanzak, T.Ostermeier, J.Muller/Fura dels Baus, J. Sanchis Sinisterra, R.Garcia and L.De Bei, winning with the latter “Le Maschere del Teatro Prize” and the “Golden Graal Award”. She has long collaborated as a foreign director with the Istanbul Municipal Theater.

concept, direction and choreography: Damiano Ottavio Bigi / Alessandra Paoletti
with Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Ching-Ying Chien, Issue Park, Faith Prendergast
sound design: David Blouin
set design: Tzela Christopoulou
co-produced by Festival Equilibrio Roma, Compagnia Simona Bucci/Degli Istanti, FRITZ Company, Fabbrica Europa PARC
supported by Pina Bausch Zentrum (Wuppertal), 2 WORKS/Dimitris Papaioannou, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Colonia in collaboration with NID Platform, CHATHA Lyon, AMAT

photo: ©Fondazione Musica Per Roma / foto Pasqualini & Fucilla / MUSA, detail










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