Damiano Ottavio Bigi | Alessandra Paoletti


October 17, 2023 - October 26, 2023

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT

The choreographer and dancer Damiano Ottavio Bigi and the director and author Alessandra Paoletti are at PARC for a residency at PARC with the new creation That’s all Folks! (working title), co-produced by Fabbrica Europa.

That’s All Folks! is conceived as an ideal continuation of our previous work, Un Discreto Protagonista. And if Un Discreto Protagonista was based on the origin of the universe, the physical and astronomical processes that have been translated into myth in different cultures, this new creation shifts the focus to the arrival of man in the history of the universe, or rather the relationship between man and the cosmos.

It is a work that, on the one hand, sets the objective of investigating the nature of perception and time, questioning the distinction between reality, perception, and representation. While on the other hand, it seeks a connection with something ancestral, with the rhythm of the environment surrounding us through the study of ancient rituals and cultures that sink their roots into the distant past and still emanate echoes of those mythological, astronomical, and geometrical visions that permeated them.
– Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Alessandra Paoletti

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: Rebecca Lena (Un Discreto Protagonista, Festival Fabbrica Europa, September 21 2022, Florence, Teatro Cantiere Florida)










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