Gianmaria Borzillo


September 20, 2023 21:30

Teatro Cantiere Florida di Firenze | IT

within Mappe del Nuovo Mondo

Under the influence is attempting a restoration after a collapse.
It’s rebuilding a moment of splendour, the distant acme symbolising an awakening for these characters that sleep and battle with their intrinsic void.
The surrounding space is but a projection of an inner landscape, and the ordinary rhythm of the action is the expression of what is invisible and unknown.
The subjects on stage are not free, they have not chosen their birthplace nor their name, and their state of being has been marked since the start.
What is missing? How to find a space of freedom?
These questions arise from the hunger to manifest an interiority that crushed everything as it could not find its agent.
Such hunger is mine too and I exorcise it here, trying to capture a mystery and let it be revelation for me and my characters, hoping that we will recover ourselves.

– Gianmaria Borzillo

Gianmaria Borzillo is a dancer, performer and author. He graduated from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan and studied with Ariella Vidach, Biagio Caravano, Enzo Cosimi, Annamaria Ajmone, Cristina Rizzo, Maria Consagra, Ida Kuniaki. While studying, he also had training and workshop experiences with Erna Ómarsdóttir & Valdimar Jóhannsson, Virgilio Sieni, Leonardi Lidi, Dante Antonelli, Collettivo Cinetico and Anagoor. In 2018 he worked with the Israeli choreographer Dana Yahalomi. In 2019 he curated the stage movements of Saul by Giovanni Ortoleva. He is a performer in Augusto and Save the last dance for me by Alessandro Sciarroni and in Nanaminagura by Antonio Ianniello, and was choreographer and perfomer in the Rapture performance for the Rural Dimensions festival in Bellosguardo. His first authorial work, Under the influence, won a special mention in the under 30 directors competition at the Venice Biennale 2020 and a special mention from the jury of the Premio Leo De Berardinis – Teatro di Napoli.

directing: Gianmaria Borzillo
with Elena Giannotti, Matteo Ramponi
lighting design: Valeria Foti
costumes: Ettore Lombardi
sound design: Raffaele Lombardo
assistance: Francesco Cocco
care and promotion: Giulia Traversi

Mappe del Nuovo Mondo (Maps of the New World) is a platform focusing on the new performing arts scene which shows creative processes and outcomes of young artists and international protagonists who work with body languages, music, sound, new technologies and interaction with the public, experimenting new practices and site-specific formats.

photo: Giulia Di Vitantonio











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