Notes on a Pebble

Cristina Caprioli / ccap

May 5, 2016 - May 15, 2016 19:00

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT

Free admission

Cristina Caprioli has worked for many years on the Scandinavian scene, developing the concept of expanded choreography. She presents a laboratory investigating text, gesture, narrative, body and translation which leads up to the installation Notes on a Pebble.
Set within the film Yellow Labor, this installation-performance work sees the workshop participants and the audience present writing the choreography (text/book/novel) investigated during the laboratory on pebbles.

One word per pebble, one pebble after the other, the novel is transferred onto the floor of the Stazione Leopolda and, imbuing the space with sense and meaning, it creates a high-impact image. A stunning image, partial view that covers/invades the territory of visited space, yet that leaves its “horizon” intact. And tangible display of collective Labor of precision, of scripture/reading as long-term micro-displacement, and of translation as report/return from one materiality to the next, or rather, of the passing of signification from a narrative to a multitude of other materiality, in pieces.


From Monday 9 to Friday 13 May 2016, Fabbrica Europa will host the intensive workshop Yellow Labor led by choreographer Cristina Caprioli, linked to the creation of the interactive installation Notes on a Pebble.

The laboratory will investigate the notion of expanded choreography by performing a series of transferences between text, gesture and image whereby narrative proliferates signification.
The work will provide insight in the art practice of Cristina Caprioli and the ccap company, where choreography and transference are indistinguishable, and one another constitutive.

The workshop will be structured in two parts:
from 10.00 to 13.00 : lectures and discussions
from 14.00 to 17.00 : working on the installation Notes on a Pebble

Applicants must send their CV, ensuring the presence for the entire period, to within April 25, 2016.
Selected candidates will be contacted by April 27.


Born and raised in Italy, Cristina Caprioli studied in Sweden and the US. After a dance career in Switzerland and Germany, she moved to New York to focus on contemporary dance studies and worked with choreographer Douglas Dunn. Back in Europe in the early 80’s, in 1998 in Stockholm she founded the independent dance company ccap for which she has produced over 30 works, among which Trees and Omkrets that were presented at Fabbrica Europa last year.
Her choreography is marked by clarity, stringency and precision as well as complexity and strong physicality.
Her interest in theory marks all of her work, on stage and beyond. To practice, investigate and develop her matters of interest, she has curated and produced the festivals Talking Dancing (1997) and Movement is a Woman (2002), the research projects t.lab (2004) and after cover (2009-2011), published the dance anthology Choreographies (2008), and most recently curated and produced the Weaving Politics symposium (2012).

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