October 25, 2020 12:00
a project by
Compagnia Simona Bucci and Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le arti contemporanee
funded by Città Metropolitana di Firenze
with the support of MiBACT- Dipartimento dello Spettacolo dal vivo and Regione Toscana
MEMORIES_an archive of gestures is a project by Giovanfrancesco Giannini, Fabio Novembrini, Valentina Zappa. Born within by the “Crossing the sea” project (supported by the “Boarding Pass Plus” programme promoted by the Italian Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities) in collaboration with Er Gao dance production Guangzhou, it is a reflection on the encounter, on the possibility of relying on the other and recognizing oneself in a common point by presenting one’s own diversity.
In a negotiation with memory, with its consolidation and stratification in the bodies, the choreography dialogues with oblivion, with the dynamics of resistance towards it but also with the space left by its right.
The body here is intended as a political body that absorbs and returns the signs of the present, responding to those political forces that aim to amplify the fear of the different, fueling racism and xenophobia. The project aims to choreographically verify if a new positive globalization based on the exchange between cultures and visions is possible and if dance can witness new glimpses of humanity.