Casual Bystanders

Salvo Lombardo

June 27, 2016 - June 28, 2016 20:30

Teatro India in Rome | IT

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June 28, 2016 h 22:00


Within the showcase Il Teatro che danza

Casual bystanders is a project launched in 2014 that has led to the creation of the homonymous performance and of a cycle of urban actions, workshops, a video installation, a photography exhibition, a sound installation and an online sharing platform.
Secondo Souvenir is the second study based on a 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.
These fragments are now reassembled and overlapped with parts of Petite symphonie intuitive pour un paysage de printemps by the composer Luc Ferrari who in 1973-74 created this work from “sounds fixed” during a hike on the plateau Causse Méjean.


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. He is currently involved in the implementation of the project Casual Bystanders, that he is developing as a resident choreographer at Anghiari Dance Hub.


concept, choreography and direction: Salvo Lombardo
with Lucia Cammalleri, Daria Greco, Salvo Lombardo
on music by Luc Ferrari
sound overlaying: Salvo Lombardo
sound design: Fabrizio Alviti
light design and video: Luca Brinchi and Maria Elena Fusacchia
photos: Stefano Ridolfi, Spence Siss, Andrea Settanni, Michele Leccese
co-production: Fabbrica Europa, CapoTrave/Kilowatt, Progetto Goldstein, Pierfrancesco Pisani
with the support of Anghiari Dance Hub; Inteatro Festival_Polverigi; CID Cantieri/Oriente Occidente_Rovereto;
DiD Studio/Danae Festival_Milan; Teatro Spazio Electa/ACS Abruzzo_Teramo; Villaggio d’Artista_Verbania;
Verdecoprente Residenze_Umbria; Centro di Palmetta_Terni; [Non] Museo_Cesena
distribution: Elena Lamberti for Karamazov Associati
project selected for Movin’Up_GAI
runner-up of Premio Arte nel Giardino di Irene_Ass. Irene Brin | GNAM
selected for Artefatto10_Reset; GAI – Civico Museo Schmidl, Trieste
[photo: Stefano Ridolfi]




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