June 14, 2019 21:00
Within SECRET FLORENCE
Perpetuo arises from the encounter between the music of Gianni Maroccolo (C.S.I., Litfiba, Deproducers) and the dance of the Indian choreographer and dancer Hemabharathy Palani.
A blend of creative flows that combine movement and sound.
An award-winning choreographer and dancer, Hemabharathy Palani is one of the most promising talents in contemporary Indian dance.
Known for her fluidity and musicality, Hema is a dynamic choreographer and performer. On stage, her focus is hypnotic, drawing her audience into the story she weaves with her gracefully articulated movements.
Hemabharathy Palani’s work is deeply personal and evocative. Her movements are richly textured with elements from her further training in ballet, contemporary dance, Kalaripayattu, yoga and capoeira at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts.
Hema has travelled to some of the biggest contemporary dance venues including the Barbican Centre (London), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and Critical Path (Sydney). She has also completed residencies under mentors like Jonathan Burrows, during her Sadler’s Wells Summer University programme in 2011.
Currently, she is the Rehearsal Director at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bengaluru, where she also works as a choreographer, teacher and performing artist.
Gianni Maroccolo, born in 1960, spent his childhood in Sardinia and moved to Florence in the early 1980s. He studied double bass, electronic music and phonology at the Conservatory and founded Litfiba with Piero Pelù, Ghigo Renzulli, Antonio Aiazzi and Ringo De Palma. In 1990 he produced “Epica, Etica, Etnica, Pathos”, the latest CCCP album. In 1992, with Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Massimo Zamboni, Giorgio Canali, Francesco Magnelli, he founded the Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti (C.S.I.). In 2001, the C.S.I. evolve in the PGR. In 2004, he published the solo album “A.C.A.U. – La nostra meraviglia” featuring Battiato, Pelù, Raiz, Consoli, Donà, Jovanotti, Agnelli and others. He joined Marlene Kuntz for two albums and a tour and participated in several parallel projects: sonorizations (in particular with the Masbedo), the experimental quintet Beautiful (with Howie B) and an independent art label (Al-kemi Lab). With Claudio Rocchi he composed and produced “vdb23”. The album generates the tour “Nulla è andato perso”, documented by the homonymous triple vinyl (best 2017 record for Classic Rock). He is part of the Deproducers, along with Vittorio Cosma, Max Casacci and Riccardo Sinigallia. With them he creates soundtracks for scientific conferences and soundtracks. His most recent project is “Alone”, a “perpetual” album divided into chapters published every six months.
Secret Florence’s core mission is to enhance the attractiveness of the city of Florence from June 10 to 15.
This is achieved through an innovational and high quality artistic proposal intended for an international audience interested in unveiling the connections between contemporary artistic languages and the extraordinary historical heritage of the city.
Secret Florence is part of the “Programma Speciale Fiere Pitti Immagine 2019” (Special Fair Programme at Pitti Immagine 2019) promoted by the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana (Florence Centre Italian Fashion) and supported by Ministero Sviluppo Economico (Ministry for Economical Development) and Agenzia Ice.
The whole project on www.secretflorence.it