September 2, 2021 20:00
A creation for the Arno river, DéRives (dRift), opening event of Fabbrica Europa, brings together the elements of water and wind to give life to new horizons.
An actor-musician, in the image of the flute player in the Brother’s Grimm, sets the scene with the sound of an amplified flute; casting all away with the current, perhaps even the people.
Behind the musician a host of drifting transparent figures follows on, swaying at the will of the wind and current. These silhouettes set on the water, which light up by night, glide on the surface of the river : a people of transparent bodies that slowly descend the river.
Three actor-shepherds flank and accompany this big, bright vagabond troupe. As guardians of the transhumance, it is their role to keep the troupe in the current’s flow, and to spot the stragglers.
This perpetual dance expresses the diversity of individuals, and the herd instinct of a social group.
From 3 to 5 September Ilotopie also presents the installation Danse solaire pour un couple de cristal in the Fontana del Re in the Cascine Park, where some mysterious and ethereal silhouettes will inhabit the surface of the water.