Paola Bedoni / Compagnia Xe


September 22, 2020 21:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT

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(paraphrase on the discovery of a body)


A personal gift to Francesca Woodman
Seven small scenes inspired by her work:
Some disordered interior geometries / Untitled / It must be time for lunch now Self Portrait /
Charlie the model / On being an angel / Postcard to mum and dad

What am I? Wich is my identity?
A multitude of contradictions for only one woman.
A self portrait as a concession to catch and not be deleted.
A domestic architecture for an interior space.
The imaginary is staged on the body.
(Paola Bedoni)


Some disordered interior geometries is inspired by the work of the photographer Francesca Woodman and investigates the main artistic nuances as a pretext for study and translation through dance.
Mimicry, self-portrait, citations to classical art, iconographic and cinematographic references become creative inspiration and emerge on the body of the only one woman.
A study of the body as an expressive tool through with to filter the performer’s imagination and inner world, find the real dramaturgical need of a body, its creative urgency and tell it in an essential way. The choreography is rhythm, space, breath. It’s the restitution of a gesture that arises from feeling and that shows itself as a real testimony of a story.


Paola Bedoni, choreographer and dancer, started studying classical and modern dance at five years old. Subsequently, she has deepened the study of contemporary dance and tip tap. Graduated from the School of dramatic art Paolo Grassi, teather-dance atelier, in 2006, she Graduated from the school of dramatic art Paolo Grassi, teather-dance atelier, in 2006, then she graduated in scenography from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.
She has worked with Luciana Melis, Reinhild Hoffmann, Sarah Taylor and Long Min Cho, Lucinda Childs and Susanna Beltrami, Avi Kaiser, Sergio Antonino, Tino Segal.
Since 2007 she has been a dancer in the Company Xe with Julie Ann Anzilotti and worked in all the productions. She also has worked in numerous short films as a dancer and actress.
She is choreographer assistant with Luca Veggetti and Julie Ann Anzilotti and choreographer in some productions of Paolo Grassi School.
Since 2012 she has taught improvisation and choreographic composition at theater-dance atelier and actor course of Civica scuola Paolo Grassi.
Some disordered interior geometries (paraphrase on the discovery of a body) is her first choreographic work entirely directed and danced by herself.


choreography, interpretation: Paola Bedoni
with Clara Consolandi
light designer: Andrea Margarolo
video: Emanuele Giorgetti
production: Compagnia Xe
Compagnia Xe is supported by the Ministry for cultural heritage and activities and tourism, the Region of Tuscany and the Municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence).


[photo: Lucia Baldini]













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