Jacopo Jenna

IF, IF, IF, THEN

October 3, 2021 18:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT


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IF, IF, IF, THEN is a dance performance for three dancers, created by Jacopo Jenna for different environment.
The choreography aims to culturally re-contextualizing the different grammars of movements, thus producing an abstract form of observation and definition of contemporary dance. The result is a deep stratigraphy of images upon images: one on top of the other, one after the other, they give rise to infinite layers of visual data drawn from the iconographic deposits of our repertoires, archives and, finally yet importantly, our memetic influence.
The body yearns to be presented in a form of the virtual potentiality of innumerable material states, of which only a few come into being or take shape over time through an endlessly re-definable process. The dancers are the heralds of post-modernity and contain a bundled baggage of references, they have an hybrid background from street dance, hip-hop techniques and contemporary dance practices, making it easy for them to take on and move between different approaches and genres, making impossible to find a stable common ground and breathing space.
The dance develops in dialogue with the music of the composer Caterina Barbieri who explores the psychophysical effects of repetition, studying the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers to draw complex geometries in time and space, creating patterns of immense grace inducing a sense of ecstasy and contemplation.

 

Jacopo Jenna is a choreographer, performer and filmmaker creating stage works, video pieces, and installations. His works are oriented towards research concerning the perception of dance or choreography as an extended practice generating a variety of performative context to reframe the body in relationship with movements.
A graduate in Sociology, he also studied dance at Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy). In Europe he has worked with dance companies, various choreographic research projects, visual artists and musicians. He deals with training and educational programs for various age groups experimenting with new ways of relating to performance art.
His works have been presented in festivals and venues including Centrale Fies, Virgilio Sieni, MART Museum, Contemporanea Festival, Pépinières européennes pour jeans artistes / Young Video Creation, Palazzo Strozzi, Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Fabbrica Europa, LeMurate contemporary art project, CROSS International performance award, Short Theatre, Dansem Marseille, Bipod Festival Beirut, Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana, Chantiers d’Europe – Théâtre de la Ville, Do Disturb – Palais de Tokyo.

 

concept, direction and choreography: Jacopo Jenna
music: Caterina Barbieri
dance and collaboration: Nawel Nabù Bounar, Sly, Andrea Dionisi
technical direction and lights: Giulia Broggi
print designer: Caos et Blue
costume: Eva Di Franco
organization: Luisa Zuffo
production: KLm – Kinkaleri
co-production: Centrale Fies, Danae Festival in the framework of Next 2018
with the support of Bolzano Danza

 

[photo: Jacopo Jenna]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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