July 17, 2016 23:00
Casual bystanders is based on the choreographic reconfiguration a corpus of “not-extraordinary” gestures proceeding from kinetic and verbal fragments of casual bystanders observed in public places. Between 2014 and 2015 Salvo Lombardo has been observing and writing into a series of notebooks progressively numbered, their postures, their gestures, the rhythmic pace of their movement as well as sound fragments and parts of speeches.
The contexts where this material was collected are the most various places: squares, streets, shops, libraries, museums, stadiums, railways and metro stations. In parallel the artist also formed an archive with environmental recordings and samples.
Casual bystanders is a project launched in 2014 that has led to the creation of B-side, a triptych of visual and sound installations curated by Isabella Gaffè and Salvo Lombardo.
Salvo Lombardo, performer, choreographer and director, studied modern philology at the University of Catania, and performing arts at the University La Sapienza in Rome. In 2009 he graduated at the Scuola d’Arte drammatica of the Teatro Stabile in Catania. Over the years he has collaborated with several artists of the Italian and international scene such as Claudia Castellucci, Chiara Guidi, Ferruccio Soleri, Mamadou Dioume, Emma Scialfa, Vincenzo Pirrotta, Ewa Benesz, Lina Werthmuller, Lamberto Puggelli, Nair Karunakaran Kalamandalam, Marise Flach, Massimo Foschi, Alexander Zeldin, Joan Morey. He is co-founder of Clinica Mammut, whose productions have been presented in many Italian festivals and theaters. He has taught at the Istituto Europeo of Design in Rome, Teatro Stabile di Catania and Indaco Art Camp of Cesena.
In 2015 in Rome he started ‘Struttura fine’, an independent project of education and research for dancers and performers. For the implementation of the project Casual Bystanders he was resident choreographer at Anghiari Dance Hub.