This work by Italian choreographer Michele Di Stefano, who was awarded the Silver Lion for innovation in dance at the Venice Biennale 2014, is a reflection on the modes and meanings of oracular and divinatory messages.
It investigates their exactitude and ambiguity, their ability to communicate and confuse, interpreting their compositional potential by constantly changing bodily states and shuffling their sequences to create signs.
choreography: Michele Di Stefano
performers: Damiano Artale, Philippe Kratz
music: Paolo Sinigaglia
light design: Michele Di Stefano
1999 production: mk/Festival Teatri 90/Ref.
première: February 1999 Teatri90 festival – Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan
performers: Biagio Caravano, Michele Di Stefano
2015 production: mk, Aterballetto, Fabbrica Europa
reconstruction curated by Biagio Caravano and Michele Di Stefano
choreography, lighting and costumes: Michele Di Stefano
Reconstruction within the project
Reconstruction Italian Contemporary Choreography
conception and artistic direction: Marinella Guatterini
organization and communication: Silvia Albanese
in collaboration with:
AMAT | Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali / ARTEVEN Circuito Teatrale Regionale Veneto / TPP | Teatro Pubblico Pugliese
in co-production with:
Fondazione Teatro Grande di Brescia / Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee / Fondazione Milano Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi / Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazioni / Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Ferrara “Claudio Abbado” / Torinodanza | Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino
[photo: Nadir Bonazzi]