Francesco Marilungo


June 30, 2023 19:45

Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo di Roma | IT

As part of Fuori Programma – International Dance Festival

After a residency from June 26 to 30, Francesco Marilungo presents a further development of Stuporosa.

Stuporosa takes as reference the study “Death and ritual mourning” by Ernesto De Martino to develop a choreographic study on the so called ‘lament without soul’ on the figure of the mourner. The title of the project is a quotation of De Martino: stuporosa is the groggy stupour, that state of catatonia that can manifest itself in the individual attempt to overcome the mourning for the loss of a loved one.
A reflection on the act of crying, on the state of mourning and on the importance of a funeral ritual – religious or secular – to give meaning to death.


Francesco Marilungo is a choreographer and performer. After graduating in Thermo-Mechanical Engineering and a research period at the Von Karman Institute in Brussels, he attended the DanceTheater Atelier at Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan. Since 2010 he has studied/worked with internationally renowned dancers and choreographers – Lisa Kraus and Elena Demyanenko (Trisha Brown Dance Company), Julie Anne Stanzak, Juliana Neves and Quan Bui Ngoc (Les Ballets C de la B), Masaki Iwana, Gabriela Carrizo (Peeping Tom), Yasmine Hugonnet, Jan Fabre, Gisele Vienne and Romeo Castellucci. He has worked as a performer for Enzo Cosimi, Mara Cassiani, Antonio Marras, Jonathan Burrows/Matteo Fargion and Alessandro Sciarroni. Parallel to the activity as a dancer, he has begun his own authorial journey, focusing his research on creating atmospheres as the result of the juxtaposition of images structured on multiple levels of representation. In 2013 he created his first solo, Emily, and in 2014 he was selected by Anticorpi XL network for “Vetrina della Giovane Danza d’Autore” with Siegfried. His work Paradise, winner of NEXT 2015/2016 announcement by the Regione Lombardia, premiered at Danae Festival 2015 and was selected by Anticorpi XL network for “Vetrina della Giovane Danza d’Autore” 2016. New Horizon, a project supported by the European network Open Latitudes, made its première at Danae Festival 2016. Love Souvenir, awarded the Inteatro Festival call and NEXT 2017-2018 announcement by the Regione Lombardiay, premiered at Inteatro Festival 2018.  His last work, Party Girl, was awarded the Premio Prospettiva Danza 2020 and Cross Award 2020 and was selected by NID New Italian Dance Platform 2021.


direction and choreography: Francesco Marilungo
with Alice Raffaelli, Barbara Novati, Roberta Racis, Francesca Linnea Ugolini, Vera Di Lecce
music and vocal coaching: Vera Di Lecce
space and light design: Gianni Staropoli
costumes: Lessico Familiare
photos and video: Luca del Pia
production: Körper | Centro di Produzione Nazionale della Danza
co-production: Fabbrica Europa
with the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia
and Short Theatre Festival, Fuori Programma Festival, Teatro Akropolis &
Dracma Teatro – Progetto CURA, Did Studio, Base Milano, Qenhun



[photo: Luca Del Pia]











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