Dance + Jazz

May 11, 2016 21:00

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT



Three encounters with dancers and musicians. Independent modules, linked within a single evening, creating a triptych of music and dance outside normal formats to give shape to a variety of choreographic and sound styles evoking one another, seeking and repulsing one another, activating signs and further meanings.
This is not improvisation; each encounter springs from creative residencies, but the flexibility of the sound gesture in jazz creates openings onto movements as well, in a series of dialogues each time new in their uniqueness, resting on research set in motion during previous stages in the work. The dancers involved in the project have their own very personal languages, as have the musicians. The latter, having already had the opportunity to collaborate together, are able to predict certain twists in the course of the live performance which thus becomes a sort of single organism.



Born in Rio De Janeiro, Vittoria De Ferrari Sapetto started with classical ballet in Genoa at the age of 6. In 2002 she moved to Brussels and since then she has been dancing and touring the world for several choreographers like Jan Fabre (Prometheus – landscape2), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Puzzle), Damien Jalet (Les Medusés), Quan Bui Ngnoc (Untold) co-produced by Les Ballets C de la B, Akram Khan (Abide with me, Olympic Games 2012 London), Romeo Castellucci (Uso umano di esseri umani), Arco Renz, Andy Deneys, Davis Freeman, Felix Rukert, Frey Faust.
Since 2013 she started her own projects and collaborations that brought her to be a resident artist at Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai. She created the solo Reborn for the Little Victories gallery and the dance video Closer that was projected at the Biennale of Venice 2015. In 2014 she created the solo 088. In September 2015 she joined the dance company Virgilio Sieni and performed with them in Atlante del gesto (Fondazione Prada,Milan), Ballo 1265 (Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence) and toured with Preludio and Le Sacre. She also teaches classes and workshop in Europe and abroad.

Born in Florence, Simone Graziano studied piano from the age of six; then he graduated, under the guidance of Maestro Stefano Fiuzzico, with the highest marks at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. At the same time he undertook the study of jazz music, attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston. His collaborations in recent years include musicians such as Chris Speed, David Binney, Tim Berne, Gilad Atzmon, Paul McCandless.
In 2009 he released his first album, Lightwalls (Dodicilune). In the same year the album was ranked among the best 100 discs from the Italian magazine Jazzit and was nominated for Top Jazz 2010 between the best talents.
In March 2013 he released Frontal (Auand Records), in a quintet with Chris Speed, David Binney, Gabriele Evangelista, Stefano Tamborrino. Three years after its formation, with the quintet Frontal he embarked on a long tour in Italy that led him to play at Umbria Jazz 2014, Siena Jazz Masters 2014, Concentus Musicus (Florence) and the Casa del Jazz (Rome).

is a production Déjà Donné in collaboration with Fabbrica Europa



Daniele Ninarello, after attending the Rotterdam Dance Academy, had the opportunity to dance with several international choreographers: Bruno Listopad, Felix Ruckert, Virgilio Sieni, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since 2008 he carries forward his own choreographic research and presents his creations Coded’uomo, Man Size, Non(leg)azioni, God Bless You, at different festivals: Inside/Off, D10, InsolitiFestival, Ammutinamenti, Urban Bodies, Es.Terni, Short Formats, Marcher Commun. Winner of DNA Romaeuropa Festival mention at Premio Prospettiva Danza 2012, he worked with Ricardo Ambròzio, dancer from Ultima Vez, for a project supported by Centro de Documentação e Pesquisa em Dança di Rio de Janeiro.
In 2013 he is again finalist at Premio Equilibrio – Rome with Many and in May 2013 he presents Vertigo within CONFLUENZE, a project promoted by Unione Musicale of Turin and Torinodanza Festival / Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino. His production Rock Rose WoW, after having received the support of the project Movin’Up in 2012 for the second session of the international creative residency at Tanztendenz Munchen, was the winner of “Teatri del tempo presente,” supported by LIVE – Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo and MIBAC – Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture. In 2014 with L.A.N.D. Where is my love he won the production prize COLLABORACTION that supports young choreographers, promoted by the network ‪‎ANTICORPI‬ XL and coordinated by Mosaico Danza.

Since moving to Italy in 2005, American multi-instrumentalist and composer Dan Kinzelman has been making a name for himself as an important protagonist of the younger generation. His personal approach as a soloist has been widely requested by Italian stars like Enrico Rava, Mauro Ottolini and Giovanni Guidi, and he has performed with Uri Caine, David Binney and Ralph Alessi.
2010 saw the birth of the Hobby Horse trio, a permanent collective always evolving. The first disc of the group, for Parco della Musica Records, ranked as one of the 10 best albums of 2013 in the referendum held by Musica Jazz. In 2012 he created Dan Kinzelman’s Ghost, a wind and percussion quartet, his only project as a leader. The first disc, Stonebreaker, was recorded during a residency at Correggio Jazz 2012. In 2014 the quartet was voted one of the best bands of the year by Musica Jazz. The Kinzelman projects are regularly presented in the most important Italian and European clubs and festivals: Umbria Jazz, Time in Jazz, Jazz Bergamo, European Jazz Expo, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Unterfahrt (Germany), TAT ( Austria).

is a production Codeduomo and Novara Jazz in collaboration with Fabbrica Europa
with the support of CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa
Artistic residency: CAOS – Terni / with the support of indisciplinarte and Associazione Demetra



Luisa Cortesi, after studying contemporary dance in Italy, Europe and the United States, inaugurated in 1999 began an experimental path in the performing arts field alternating personal projects and collaboration with artists from various disciplines. From 2000 to 2003 she participated in several productions of Compagnia Virgilio Sieni Danza. At the same time she strengthens the collaboration with the visual artist Massimo Barzagli, with the realization of performances, shows and videos presented in contemporary art centres, theatres and Italian and international festivals including Fabbrica Europa, Santarcangelo of Theatres, Rencontres Internationales Chorégraphiques de Seine Saint-Denis, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, SPAF – Seoul Performing Art Festival. Cortesi was selected for the European project “Focus on Art and Science: European contemporary production” (2010-2011) within which she created with Massimo Barzagli two site specific works, Action Figures and Eskaton, presented in Italy, Slovenia, France and Korea. In November 2012 she was one of the choreographers selected for the NID Platform of the Italian dance held in Brindisi. Among the most recent activities, the site-specific project with Massimo Barzagli Fate presto, with the choreographies Dancing and Stand clear of the closing doors together with Marina Giovannini, produced and presented at Fabbrica Europa 2014; the presence at the Venice Biennale with the performances L’Appuntamento and La Trappola (June 2014); the creation Mousing for KNCDC Seoul with the Korean dancer Cha Jin-Yeob (September 2014); Black Landscape with Massimo Barzagli, a production of Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio presented at the SPE in Capannori (LU). In 2015 edition of Fabbrica Europa she presented Mousing and On the other hand.

Gianluca Petrella is one of the most talented trombonist all around the world (winner for two times of the “Down Beat Critics Poll” award as best rising star trombonist). His international collaborations include, among others: Steve Swallow, Greg Osby, Carla Bley, Steve Coleman, Tom Varner, Michel Godard, Lester Bowie, Sean Bergin, Hamid Drake, Marc Ducret, Roswell Rudd, Lonnie Plaxico, Ray Anderson, Pat Metheny, Oregon, John Abercrombie, Aldo Romano, Steven Bernstein and the Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen. He has also collaborated with renowned Italian musicians such as Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani, Giovanni Guidi and many others.
He is also active in the “electronic area” and has collaborated with 9lazy9 (Ninja Tunes) and performed with the worldwide famous avant duo Matmos. In the same music fields an important collaboration is that with Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer for the project Re:ECM. He works also with Nicola Conte and dj Ralf. His first electronic disc, 103 Ep, was released in February 2015 by Electronique.it Records.

is a production Fabbrica Europa / Cab 008
project realized in collaboration with Piemonte dal Vivo, Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare
Lavanderia a Vapore, Centro Regionale per la Danza
with the support of Puglia Sounds


h 19:00 Stazione Leopolda
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