A dialogue between different aspects of interior
Me-me, “She-be” and “Her-me” are characters that embody different aspects of “I”: the irrational and spontaneous “I” of the child; the conscious “I” of writing and dialogue; and the angry “I”, for all that is unable to be expressed. They come to life with contrasting sentiments on power, love and friendship.
Without rational filters the characters relive childhood memories of defenseless emotions, immersed in joy or sorrow. When the grown-ups, perfect and omnipotent, could easily reverse their decisions. When anger became part of their games and friendships.
As traces of their broken scribbling became conscious, taken and recomposed they formed words. Now the conversation is pacific and also /the mediator/ expresses and reveals that which is divided, creates relationships and is impregnated by the other voices.
Charlotte Zerbey and Alessandro Certini’s artistic projects share a common vision of the body: a subjective yet vibrant physical/spiritual vehicle found within a system of relations and changes that each particular creative project calls fourth.
Within their artistic exploration, conducted in Europe since 1979, they have brought together dancers, musicians, video artists interested in the act of performing in the fragility and precariousness of the present moment. This unique movement language combines formal and instinctive aspects by bringing together choreography and pure improvisation. The company creations are a composed “product”, being defined before each performance as well as a “process”, a system of immediate and direct movement.
The strength of Company Blu’s dance is its tangibility, the capacity to create choreographic relationships while also creating human relationships. Certini and Zerbey bring their creations to a public by using the body as material of intuition and thought, using theme to liberate dance from its usual esthetic confines.
Each project emphasizes a creative relationship with other artistic disciplines often in concert with live music and originally composed scores. The exchange of different poetic and cultural backgrounds makes the interaction between dancers, musicians and visual artists magnetic.
Company Blu’s activities are supported by: Italian Ministry of Culture, Tuscan Region, Florence Province, and City of Sesto Fiorentino.
with and by Charlotte Zerbey
sound design: Marco Canaccini, Spartaco Cortesi
light design: Paolo Magni
video graphic: Federico Bucalossi
recited and sung in English with graphic translation in Italian